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Careers at Hills Balfour

If you've got a head for destination marketing and the heart to handle heaps of client love, you could be a perfect fit for the superstar shaped holes we sometimes get on our team.

We should mention, that we look for the best of the best, so with that in mind, if you've got a super positive attitude, solid experience and real problem-solving depth, it's definitely worth starting a conversation.

Simply send us a copy of your most up to date CV, along with a brief covering letter that includes your current salary and notice period. Then send it to [email protected] and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.

1. Executive Assistant We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced EA to support the President of Hills Balfour, Europe and the Middle East.

This role requires a driven and efficient assistant who is at ease with multi-tasking and can work with absolute discretion in a service led environment. We are looking for someone with immaculate attention to detail, great at working under pressure and who is willing to go the extra mile to support the President, on both work and personal levels. 

With a varied workload and wide remit of responsibility, you will be the gatekeeper to a very busy and in-demand business leader. The rewards are many in this fun and friendly office, working for a wonderfully creative and charismatic entrepreneur who inspires loyalty and professionalism in all those who work for her.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years as a PA/EA from within a creative environment. You will be well presented with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with advanced IT skills. You will pride yourself on your organisation and ability to plan and execute travel management seamlessly, particularly when working across different time zones. You will be resilient and tenacious, with a sense of urgency and able to work accurately under pressure, displaying a proactive and can-do attitude - always be thinking of future events and being one step ahead. You will need to maintain diplomacy and discretion at all times and, above all else, have a friendly and helpful personality with a big smile. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the highest level of administrative and logistical support to the CEO
  • Extensive diary management with ever-changing, busy schedules across multiple

time zones

  • Booking international travel
  • Preparing correspondence and documentation for internal and external audiences
  • Compiling and managing expense claims
  • Scheduling conference rooms, setting up a/v, conference calls
  • Providing HR and office support

Salary: Competitive salary with benefits

Hours: 37.5 hours per week with flexibility

Must live within reasonable travelling distance of our offices

If you think you have what it takes to make a success of this role, get in touch! Please send your CV with a cover letter stating your required notice period, salary expectation and why you would be a perfect fit for the business to: [email protected] quoting reference AH1916

2. MMGY Global - Qualified Management Accountant This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and commercially astute Management Accountant to join a brand within the forefront of the travel marketing space.

Our group has grown quickly in recent years and therefore offers plenty of scope for future development. You will interact with Senior Management, develop systems and processes, work with Operational Managers and clients on client RFP’s, P&L’s and contracts. This would be a great role for someone who has a strong understanding of International GAAP, Revenue Recognition and some ability to understand client contracts. This will likely be your first or second role in industry.

Main duties include:

  • Partnering with Operational Managers for financial support and queries on the P&L and client billing/profitability and client contracts.

  • Producing monthly management accounts including month-end journal entries and analysis.

  • Managing the annual statutory audit

  • Preparing corporation tax computations 

  • Weekly cash flow reporting

  • Completing annual budgets and quarterly forecasting

  • Assisting in systems implementation and development

  • Developing and implementing new policies

  • Assisting in payroll

  • Preparing various quarterly and annual returns to HMRC/ONS 

  • Ensuring balance sheet reconciliations are prepared on a monthly basis

  • Producing the periodic VAT return

  • Managing fixed asset register and capital expenditure reporting

  • Identifying new value for money initiatives

  • Ad hoc analytical work as required by Senior Management


Key skills & experience required:

  • Newly Qualified Accountant (up to 2 years, preferably ACA)

  • Strong technical ability including experience of UK GAAP (particularly FRS 102) and US GAAP required, IFRS exposure would be beneficial.

  • Excellent communication skills, with the confidence and ability to discuss numbers with all stakeholders including non-finance personnel.

  • Strong Excel (At least sum-if, v-look-up etc) 

  • Systems’ ability (Paprika would be beneficial)

  • Self-starter, someone who can use their initiative and proactively push things forward

  • Enjoys working as part of a close-knit team, keen to get involved in company activities and events


If you feel like you meet the criteria for this role please email your CV with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to [email protected].


3. MICE Account Executive Looking for the next step in your career? Join our exciting, dynamic and expanding MICE team based in central London. You will be educated to a degree level and ideally have at least one year’s experience working within the UK MICE and / or Association sectors, either for a hotel, event agency or DMC.

The successful candidate will provide administrative support and assistance to the MICE account team to develop sales and implement key activities to ensure excellent market penetration for our destination convention bureau clients. As part of our energetic team, key activities will include sales meetings, educational forums, trade shows, b2b networking and hospitality events with primary objective to generate business enquiries to our destination clients. You will be expected to maintain an up to date trade database in the MICE market and accurate records of all sales & marketing activities to include in monthly and quarterly year reports, whilst keeping abreast of industry developments and market trends, reading key industry media outlets, as well as researching new potential clients for sales appointments.

The candidate will need to be highly presentable, have a high attention to detail and ability use their own initiative. A European language (preferably French, German, Spanish or Italian) would be an advantage.

To apply, please send a covering letter including your current salary/ expectation and notice period, enclosing your CV to [email protected] quoting ref HR1915.