Friday, 11 September 2015

2015 Lilizela Awards, MyPond Hotel #1 4star Hotel

Put your hands together…
Drum roll please…

and the award for the best 4 star hotel in the Eastern Cape goes to…. MYPONDHOTEL! *applaud* We have just won the Lilizela Award (South Africa’s premier Travel and Tourism Awards). These Awards recognize and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness.

   We are incredibly proud of being voted the number one 4 star Hotel in the Eastern Cape. We would like to express gratitude to our guests for voting for us, thank our incredible staff for the service they provide and all at the Lilizela Award committee for the recognition and for raising the bar of excellence in South Africa *Applaud*





Tuesday, 8 September 2015

2015 Boat Race

  On the 10th – 12th September, Port Alfred will be host to the biggest University Festival in South Africa. Over 9 of the country’s top rowing universities will be competing for gold in a 6km race down the Kowie River.
  A few of the acts performing at local venues include: P.H. Fat, Grimehouse, Skullmonkey, Hyphen and Chunda Munki.
  MyPond Hotel has the best view of the race, join us for a cocktail and posh burger along the river and watch the race in style.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Position Available

We at MyPond Hotel,  have a position available as Financial Controller. The position is to be filled immediately.
Please note that the deadline for CV submission is the 18th of September 2015.

Location: Port Alfred, Eastern Cape 
Purpose: Responsible for the hotel’s accounting and financial management requirements.
Responsible to: General Manager 
Responsible for: Financial Control 
Liaises with: General Manager and Heads of Department

       Minimum degree or equivalent 
       5 Years hospitality experience 
       5 Years financial management experience 
       Proficient in Pastel and Excel
       Knowledge of Micros Opera necessary 

Managing the accounting department, procurement function and electronic data processing systems. To provide head office, the general manager and unit management team with meaningful and timely information on the status of the hotel’s performance. To assist proactively with cost containment, revenue enhancement, and profit improvement opportunities

To maintain proper and complete accounting records of the hotel;
To ensure that the accounts, records and transactions of the hotel are accurate and correct at all times.
       Monthly management reports
To prepare and interpret the monthly management reports of the hotel.
       Management information
To provide financial information to management as tools for maximizing profits and planning for the future. Reports which should stimulate management action
       Budgets and forecasts
To assist with the compilation of budgets and forecasts covering all activities of the hotel.
       Controls and procedures
To ensure that the established controls and procedures in respect of the controller’s areas of responsibility are being complied with at all times.
       Electronic data processing systems
To ensure that the hotel’s computer systems and their software are fully utilized, well safeguarded and properly maintained;
To implement future changes/additions to the electronic data processing systems of the hotel.

       Stock takes
To ensure that physical inventories of all supplies are being taken on a bi-monthly basis.
To ensure that there are, at all times, proper procedures and controls for all cashiers in the hotel, notwithstanding the fact that these areas are not the direct responsibility of the controller;
To ensure proper controls for food and beverage cashiers.
       Purchasing & receiving
To ensure that there are, at all times, proper procedures and controls for purchasing and receiving of food and beverage stock.
To check and approve expenditures (via purchase requests, expenditure approval forms and purchase orders) in accordance with established procedures.
To prepare payments in accordance with established procedures, and submit payments to head office.
To prepare daily cashup reconciliations from various system reports;
To ensure that all revenue, per the daily cashups, is reconciled to the bank statements.
       Income audit
To ensure that all revenue due to the hotel is properly accounted for and reconciled daily; To prepare daily revenue reports and submit to relevant parties, where required.
       Petty cash
To ensure that the petty cash float is secured at all times;
To ensure the reconciliation of the petty cash float on a regular basis; To ensure that a petty cash voucher is completed for all petty cash claims.
       Bank account
To ensure that bank account statements are checked on a daily basis; To ensure that all cash received is banked on a daily basis; To ensure that the bank account is reconciled monthly.
To ensure that proper records are kept for all inventory items.
       Accounts receivable
To ensure that all receivables are collected within the hotel’s credit periods;
To follow up and allocate customer payments;
To monitor customer accounts for non payments, delayed payments and other irregularities; To investigate and resolve customer queries communicating with customers via phone, email, mail or personally

       Accounts payable
To ensure that payments are made for all goods and services on a timely basis; To ensure that all payments are adequately supported by documentation, and properly authorised;
To ensure that suppliers’ accounts are reconciled to the hotel’s records on a regular basis.
To prepare the monthly payroll schedule, and submit to head office for payment.
       General ledger
To ensure that all revenue and expenditure are properly recorded in Pastel; To ensure that all balances are reconciled on a regular basis.
       General cashier
To ensure that disbursements made by all cashiers are properly authorized and adequately supported by documentation;
To ensure that the floats of all cashiers are verified daily.
To liaise with internal and external auditors in compliance with the company’s requirements.      Insurances
To administer insurance claims.
       Statutory accounts
To assist in the preparation of the year end statutory accounts.
       Finance director
The following require the approval of head office:
o    Any expenditure (including capital expenditure) not within budget (excluding food and beverage purchases)
o    Account receivable write offs

Send CV’s to
Commencement of duties: Immediate 
Closing Date: 18th September 2015