Primary Location

South Africa-Ballito-Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Employee Status






Under the business supervision of the Director, Finance and Business Support and the General Manager, and within the limits of Accor Hotels policies and procedures and local requirements, the position is responsible for the supervision of all colleagues within the Finance department.

The Accountant will support the Director, Finance & Business Support and provide strategic leadership, functional guidance and valuable insights to operations for optimal business decisions; interacting with the hotel’s legal counsel, insurance companies, tax consultants, auditors, commercial and government banks to effectively control the assets of the business. The Accountant must be a highly motivated team player with strong accounting, communication, business presentation and analytical skills. Strong systems background needed.


Hotel Overview: On KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast, under an abundant forest canopy, you will find Zimbali - Zulu for “valley of flowers.” A sanctuary unlike any other in South Africa, this charming and unspoiled region is a nature lover’s wonderland. Dappled shadows from the lush vegetation and cool breezes from the Indian Ocean leave their mark on your soul. Endless beaches and clear skies invite you to relax and dream. Within this subtropical paradise, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve, you will find the highest expression of exclusive hospitality: Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Fairmont Zimbali Resort.


Summary of Responsibilities :


Reporting to the Director, Finance and Business Support, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following :

  • Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service
  • To lead and manage the day-to-day activity of the Accounts Department and ensure all standards are followed
  • To compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual reports
  • To ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • To ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • To ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • To establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • To balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
    To continuously manage and support budget and forecast activities and assist Departmental Leaders as required
  • To oversee the financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process
  • To ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • To analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • To analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • To follow departmental policies and procedures
  • To follow all safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Leadership experience in accepted Accounting practices and principles required
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications and / or relevant computer applications required
  • University / College degree in a related discipline required
  • AccPac and / or Pastel experience (both are preferable)
  • Experience with body corporates and hotels accounting procedures
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible and reliable with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift


Visa Requirements: All candidates must be eligible to live and work in South Africa


APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!



At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits !


Job Level

Management / Supervisory




Day Job



Closing Date

22.Aug.2017, 3:59:00 AM

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