Financial Controller €60k to €65k Plus Bonus Galway Four Star Hotel - Onsite Only

  • fulltime
  • Galway, H91 CYN3
  • EUR 60000.0 to 65000.0 Annum

Recruitment Needs Consulting is currently recruiting a Financial Controller to work in a luxurious Hotel Property in Galway City. This Hotel is part of a large group of high-end prestigious properties around Ireland. They are looking for a strong, innovative, and passionate manager to join our progressive hotel group. Previous Hotel FC Experience whilst an advantage is not essential. This role will be in the office with the possibility of one day from home after an initial period in the role to be discussed at the interview. Salary €60k to €65k

Reporting to the Hotel General Manager and with the support of Group Finance within our client’s Hotel Group, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the Finance function with the support of a Finance team within the Hotel while contributing to the overall achievement of business goals. 

Guided through this process you will be introduced to management relevant to your new role and to our business. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and progressive Irish hotel group and be part of our client’s Galway Finance team that is instrumental in growing their Hotel brand and its individual hotels.

Financial Controller for Galway 

The Financial Controller functions as the property’s Financial Business Leader. As a member of the Executive team, reporting to the General Manager and Group Finance function the incumbent will develop and implement hotel-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of guests, owners, and the management company. They will create and execute a financial business plan that is aligned with the hotel’s business goals with a primary focus on the execution of financial and accounting activities and the delivery of financial results.



  • Complimentary meals whilst on duty.
  • Excellent Salary and Bonus Structure
  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and friends & family.
  • Death in Service benefit.
  • Employee Discounts – we offer both accommodation and food discounts for employees and family members at Group Hotels.
  • Career Development – we promote development and promotion opportunities within our hotels and transfer across our client’s hotels. We are committed to the continuous development of all our employees.
  • Training – we offer a full training programme for all new employees including a full days Hotel Induction where you are introduced to the policies and procedures of the hotel and meet with our managers.
  • Tax Saver commuter tickets and Bike to Work Scheme – we can provide commuter tickets where employees can save on their travel costs, and we offer the Bike to Work Scheme to all employees.
  • Recognition awards for employees & managers, Recommend a Friend recruitment bonus, Birthday present, Hotel Awards celebration
  • To be part of a group of hotels and to work with well-known international brands
  • Free car parking in some of our hotels.
  • Complimentary provision and laundry of uniforms in some of our client's hotels

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 


  • At least 4 - 5 years of experience as a Financial Controller, and industry experience would be essential.
  • Ability to provide the senior management team with strategic and financial guidance that will ensure the hotel’s financial targets are met.
  • Expert-level attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent finance, accounting, and analytical skills, including experience with cash management, forecasting, revenue management strategies, capital expenditure planning and budgeting, and project management
  • Knowledge of and the ability to operate computer equipment, Microsoft Office, and accounts packages. Previous experience with hotel systems including Opera and Micros is beneficial but not vital.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • A drive to succeed, excel and grow with the company.


General Work Overview:

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the accounting office and team
  • Weekly and monthly forecasting/budgeting.
  • Financial analysis and reporting.
  • Production of monthly Profit & Loss accounts and balance sheet reconciliations. 
  • Audit and control.
  • Manage working capital, cash flow, capital, and overall expenses to obtain highest value.
  • Ability to control costs and payroll in line with budgets/ revenues.
  • Identify risk exposure and effectively manage financial risk to create and preserve value, ensuring effective systems of controls are in place.
  • Must have a knowledge of and a willingness to assist in all accounting functions as required.



If you believe that you have the experience that we have outlined above, please send your CV for consideration for this role.

Please apply in the link below, or you can speak with Ian Devoy of Recruitment Needs Consulting about this role or any other hospitality roles on 0851319973. 

Due to our client’s instructions, sponsorship will not be available for this role and those who require a sponsorship visa to live and work in Ireland.

Recruitment Needs Consulting operates as a recruitment agency in the provision of this role.

Recruitment Needs Consulting prides itself on providing the highest quality permanent recruitment solutions to our candidates and business partners.


We consider every application; however, due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact successful applicants for interviews. We offer our sincerest apologies in this regard.


  • Profit and Loss
  • Management Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Cashflow Management
  • Forecasting