Cost controller
JOB TITLE: Cost controller
EMPLOYER: Intercontinental Hotel Baku DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-08 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2021-05-08

Welcome. Now that you’re part of our family, let’s explain the role you'll play.

What’s the job?

Cost controller primarily responsible is calculating costs of F&B items and the short and long-term planning of the F&B controlling and pricing aspects, periodically to helps to maintain a suitable inventory of food and beverage items for the entire hotel

Your day-to-day

• Liaise closely with the Food & Beverage Department on various operational and cost related issues.
• Assists the Director of Finance with month end procedures

• Prepare the costing for recipes, menus and beverages prepared by the Executive Chef and F&D Manager and suggests the selling price.
• Prepares monthly statements by collecting data; analysing and investigating variances; summarizing data, information, and trends.
• Prepare inventory variation report. To prepare cost controller’s report. To advise all concerned, raise alarms when expenses and costs are high and are not in line with revenues generated.
• Perform test checking on the receiving of goods at the hotel and to see that the procedures are followed correctly.
• Prepare general store issue reports on weekly basis. To perform market surveys once in 6 months, necessary amendments should be made to the standard list of suppliers for food & beverage, in liaison with the Executive Chef, Purchasing Manager and Director of Finance.

Guest Experience
• Help guests - you’ll be happy to help if someone needs assistance with a request or complaint

Responsible Business
• Verify daily outlet void control sheets. To verify outlet open item report to see that correct pricing has been applied and take necessary action in input the recurring items in the POS system.
• Analyse and prepare entertainment, complimentary, employee relation & employee meals cost at month end
• Perform random test counts in the Stores.
• Prepare Daily Flash Report of food costs.
• Minimise waste and reduce slow-moving items
• Other ad-hoc duties – unexpected moments when we have to pull together to get a task done
• randomly test the inventory of outlets by reconciling the opening stock with the closing stock, taking account of store issues and sales.

What we need from you

• Previous experience or current working experience with minimum of 2-3 years experience in a similar environment
• Previous experience cost control function within a hotel environment.
• Computer literate, with good MS Excel skills, Micros, FBM, Material Control
• Computer literate, with good MS Excel skills, Micros, FBM, Material Control
• Must speak English.

We genuinely care about people and we show this through living out our promise of True Hospitality each and every day. It’s what connects every colleague in all hotels.

Each hotel delivers True Hospitality in their own way, and at the heart of it all are specific, core service skills.
• True Attitude: being caring, wanting to make a positive difference, and building genuine connections with guests
• True Confidence: having the knowledge and skills to perform your role, and giving guests the confidence that they can trust you, to help and support them during their stay
• True Listening: focusing on what your guest is saying, picking up on body language that is often overlooked, and understanding what the guest wants and needs
• True Responsiveness: is about providing guests with what they need, and doing so in a timely and caring manner

The statements in this job description are intended to represent the key duties and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job.

If you are interested in it please send your resume to with the subject “Cost Controller

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