Accounts & Admin Assistant

Job Details

Resort: Morzine

We are looking for someone to join our team as an Accounts & Admin Assistant for the upcoming winter season. Following a brief training period in our head office in Bath, UK, the role will then be based in Morzine, France for the duration of the season (mid-November 2022 to end of April 2023).

Your primary responsibility will be to work under the guidance of the UK-based Finance Manager to help ensure that the accounts systems within The Boutique Chalet Company are accurate and up-to-date. You will be a member of our French office team (along with our In-Resort Concierge) and will be interacting with the resort team frequently, particularly the Chalet Managers, to ensure effective reporting and the smooth running of the business. 

The role would suit either an experienced bookkeeper or someone looking to gain experience in an accountancy career. We are a small and dynamic team, and what brings us together is our passion for the mountains and the incredible chalets we operate. We are split across our head office in Bath, UK, and our office in Morzine, France. As such, you will need to be an autonomous worker and able to manage your time effectively, whilst also keeping a high level of communication with the team, regardless of location.

Main Responsibilities

  • Help enforce resort team compliance with financial procedures to improve accuracy of financial records

  • Help with the processing of resort spend on card/accounting systems

  • Assist and support the Finance Manager/Operations Director with the processing of weekly chalet packs, helping to review chalet team performance and ensure that operational working practices are being followed

  • Assist with the analysis of spending patterns

  • Accurately input supplier bills in our accounting systems with correct account and tax information

  • Assist the Finance Manager in maintaining bank accounts and preparing regular payment runs

  • Assist with the monitoring of stock levels in resort, identifying and helping to resolve any discrepancies and ordering sufficient replenishments

  • Help prepare tourist tax submissions

  • Assist with any other ad hoc accounting and administrative issues as required

Skills & Experience

  • EU passport and/or the right to live and work in France

  • A high level of numeracy and accuracy is essential

  • Prior bookkeeping experience would be highly desirable

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - fluency in English is essential, French language skills are advantageous but not essential

  • Experience with any of the following systems would also be advantageous: Xero, Soldo, Chalet Manager, Google Sheets / Excel

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines

  • An eye for detail and good concentration skills

  • Flexibility – able to cope well with varied and changing tasks and environments

  • A valid EU driving licence and confidence driving in winter conditions is advantageous

Benefits

  • French Contract with 40 hours per week and 2 full days off each week with a mixture of shifts to ensure you enjoy plenty of time on the slopes

  • Excellent pre-arranged seasonal accommodation (private room allocation) if required

  • Flexible working environment with lovely office in The Hive in Morzine across the road from our optional accommodation

  • Seasonal lift pass loan scheme and winter equipment hire (e.g skis and boots)

  • Comprehensive training programme and ongoing professional development opportunities

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