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Business Controller - ME LISBON

Área:  Administración

Lisboa, PT

Business Controller - ME LISBON



“The world is yours with Meliá” 


Joining Meliá is to embark on a journey without borders because the possibilities of growing and training here are endless. It is knowing that the world is yours and that you can work in many countries. And all with the feeling that you are part of a big family. 


It means knowing that you have started one of the most exciting journeys of your life, a journey in which inspiration will always accompany you. Do you dare to be the owner of your professional career in an inspiring world? 😉🌟


MISSION: Responsible for the implementation of the Administration and Dry Storage processes for the hotel (non-centralised processes). Ensures the correct functioning and compliance with procedures in the assigned business units, implementing the tasks delegated by the Business Partner in the Operations Centre.



Ø Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures for the Administration and Dry Storage areas of the Hotel. 

Ø Detects and transmits any needs and opportunities in hotels under their responsibility to the Business Partner

Ø Provides support to the Business Partner, analysing relevant information (financial or otherwise) and advising the Hotel Manager and others responsible for operational departments in the assigned hotels.

Ø Transfers any incidents in administration and dry storage services in the business units to the Business Partner.

Ø Participates in the process of opening or disaffiliating business units within their OC.


Ø Reviews with the assigned business units the budget guidelines to resolve any doubts.

Ø Participates in the preparation of the budget for the assigned hotels.

Ø Monitors the budget for the assigned hotels and reports any relevant deviation or incident to the Business Partner.

Ø Participates in the definition of corrective measures and monitors compliance with them.

Ø Carries out local processes for the close of accounts in assigned hotels. Analyses and reports any deviation compared to forecasts to the Business Partner.

Ø Participates in the preparation of forecasts for operational departments in the assigned hotels together with the Hotel Manager.


Ø Applies and ensures compliance with the Hotel Administration and Accounting rules, processes and procedures in the assigned hotels.

Ø Assists with the internal audits in the assigned hotels.

Ø Coordinates cash control activities, checking the general status of administrative processes. For hotels not served by MHS, sends a monthly summary of the hotels’ cash control registers to the BP.

Ø Coordinates cost control duties, analysing and optimising them in the assigned hotels.


Ø At the request of the Business Partner, they may prepare or assist in the preparation of reports for hotel owners/joint ventures.


Ø Ensures the implementation of processes and tools in the General Stores and leverages synergies between the business units.


Ø Handles the required documentation for (sub)leasing and space leasing contracts, ensuring that all documents in place are valid. Deposits security deposits with the competent body in a timely manner. Invoices the agreed leases, calculating variable rents, scaling such as CPI updates, as well as other expenses that need to be re-invoiced. Follows up in case of non-payment.


Ø Be knowledgeable of their department's budget

Ø Support the head of department in the preparation of projections.

Ø Is knowledgeable of the economic results of the hotel and the economic results of their department, as well as the deviations vs. budget/projection.

Ø Ensure the fulfilment of the economic goals established in the department and being aware of the economic goals of the hotel, as well as their fulfilment.

Ø Support the head of department in the placing of orders following the established procedure, as well as in the control of materials and services.



What are we looking for? 

  • Minimum 2/3 years of experience in the role 
  • High Level of English and Portuguese will be a plus 
  • University education in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting or similar.
  • Knowledge of hotel business management and their specific requirements
  • Knowledge of projections, budgeting, financial results reporting... etc.
  •  Knowledge of accounting and financial regulations
  •  Management of economic and financial systems.
  •  Knowledge of hotel operations · Tool management: PMS, SAP, Office Package
  •  Knowledge of risk management, change management and people management
  •  Leadership and negotiation, planning and organisation, results oriented, teamwork
  •  Communication, influence, critical thinking, innovation, agility in decision-making




Because belonging to the great Meliá family is being VIP 


You will enjoy My MeliáRewards which is the exclusive loyalty programme for our employees with exclusive benefits and advantages. 


In addition, enjoy the My MeliáBenefits programme: with flexible remuneration, exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services, active and healthy lifestyles, and charitable initiatives. Be as proud to belong to Meliá as we are of you 😉 


At Meliá we are all VIP 🌟


Great professionals who make everyday life easier and exceptional. From the junior to the most senior, all of them have unique and important qualities that make working at Meliá an opportunity for constant growth and a passport to create your future wherever you want.  


Our warmth, proximity and passion for what we do make working at Meliá an unforgettable experience, full of emotional moments and always with the feeling that you belong to a big family where we have people like you, VIP People. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, religion, age, or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success as a global company. 


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