Senior Duty Manager Plettenberg bay

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client in Plettenberg Bay

As the Sen Duty manager the candidate should be able to cover and assist the GM and Dept GM in their duties to reach the hotels objectives. A solid all rounder would be great here.

  • Provide full operational and some administrative support when working on either the day shift of the evening shift
  • Ensure the smooth running of shift which includes: staff/ guest Reception duties / guest liaison /
  • Stock management with the Rest Manager
  • Previous Experience in a similar 5 star hotel for at least 3 – 4 years
  • Computer Literacy of stocks and invoices
  • Contactable references
  • Live in, meals on duty, uniform provided

Job ref 5016

Financial Manager

Our client, is looking for a FINANCIAL MANAGER to join their team in Tanzania:



  • Finance reporting function for all business units
  • Balance sheet reconciliations & process monthly journals
  • Monthly management account reporting for regional business units and variance analysis quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and high level forecasts
  •  Treasury management and cashflow forecasting
  • Fixed asset register maintenance
  • Debtors age analysis and bad debt provision
  • Revaluation and authorisation of all bank reconciliations
  • Review and approval of payment obligations (creditors)
  • Maintain commercial focus through preparation & review of detailed budgets, forecasts and input into management decisions
  • Investigate and report variances and implement controls to reduce variances where relevant
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the responsibilities of subordinates to ensure they are performingin line with expectations, including regular lodge visits
  • Manage External Audit and field queries with Audit Team
  • Co-ordinate regional annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Completion and submission of relevant tax returns, including VAT, Income Tax, PAYE and Withholding Tax
  • Maintain procedures for custody and control of assets and records in order to ensure safekeeping
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal customers and provide assistance when problems may be encountered
  • Monthly preparation of payroll and reviewing regional payroll


  • Consider review and support investment and commercial opportunities that arise from time to time
  • Ad hoc projects as required from time to time


  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Packages and be able to demonstrate superior MS Excelabilities
  • Experience in Accpac or Tourplan a plus
  • Must be able to work in a challenging environment
  • East African Tax & Accounting experience an advantage
  • International experience is a plus
  • Luxury lodge and / or Touring finance experience an advantage
  • Willing to relocate to Tanzania
  • Willing to travel  to the Tanzania based lodges


  • Must be highly numerate in financial reporting, internal controls, taxation, relationships with key stakeholders and problem solving.
  • Strong Commercial focus
  • Able to prioritise and balance Commercial and technical financial requirements
  • The ability to generate and maintain a positive momentum and focus.
  • Consistently maintaining a high productivity level whilst demonstrating drive, stamina andthe capacity to work hard.
  • Maintains ethical and professional norms in all activities and including a willingness todevelop oneself further.
  • Able to coach and facilitate the development of others’ knowledge and skills, providingtimely feedback and guidance to help them reach goals
  • High emotional intelligence to be able to balance the highly driven work ethic that is in placecoupled with a sense of ‘fun’ and enjoying work


  • Negotiable

To apply for this position, kindly forward your CV in Word Format together with a head and shoulders photo to

Job Ref#5033


Head Chef for Property in Addo National Park

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client, a Lodge in Addo National Park, Eastern Cape

Important for this candidate to have a depth of knowledge in the 5 star lodge environment, have creativity in the kitchen and strong management skills to carry out the following:

Briefing General Manager
Menu Planning
Staff Monthly Rostering
Stock ordering & control
Cost & price controlling
Staff Training
Kitchen equipment serviceability
Live in Position, meals on duty
Contactable references

Previous experience in a similar 5 star lodge environment and a clear understanding of a lodge kitchen
Must have held the position of Head Chef previously and have worked in a lodge
Needs to have excellent management skills with produce, orders with being in a slightly

To apply send your cv in a Microsoft word format and attach your head and shoulder photo, food pictures, qualifications and written refs to

Proof of current salary will be required

Job ref 4043

Deputy GM for 5* Property in Plett

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our in Plettenburg Bay for a Deputy GM

As the 2IC the person should be able to cover the majority of the GM’s position and work hand in hand with the GM to achieve the hotel’s objectives.

Briefing General Manager
Provide full operational and some administrative support to the GM
Managing and rostering staff
Dissemination of delegated duties to HODs
Staff training
Stock management
Live in Position, meals on duty
Contactable references
Previous experience in a similar 5 star hotel environment
Must have held the position of Dept GM
Salary neg DOE incl accommodation (Proof of current earnings will be required)

To apply send your cv to in a Microsoft word format, with current salary, head and shoulder, written refs and qualifications

Job ref 4042

Reservationist Cape Town

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client for a Reservationist in Houtbay, Cape Town.

The ideal candidate must have at least 3 years’ experience in Reservations. They must be solution & customer service orientated.

The Cape Town office is based in Hout Bay, would need someone from the area.

Basic salary of R 14 000

Duties & Responsibilities:

Check availability and send quotes on all booking requests received – email & phone

Convert provisional bookings to confirmed bookings

Liaise up with agent or direct guest for all booking information

Build relationships with clients

Follow up on deposit payments and bookings payments

Communicate all booking information to Lodges

Build relationship with Lodge Reservations/Reception

Update all booking info on Res Request

Keep stats of bookings made

File and keep all relevant documents relating to bookings
To apply send your cv in a microsoft word format and attach head and shoulder photo and written refs to

Job ref 4041

Guide needed for Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client in Madikwe Game Reserve for a Guide

FGASA Level 2 with trails a must

All papers in order

Must have experience as a Guide for a Game lodge

PDP a must
To apply send your cv with head and shoulder photo, all qualifications and written references to

Job ref 4040

Executive Chef required for Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client, a Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve

4 years Executive Chef Experience

Fine dining experience a must

Maintaining a level head with strong strategic leadership skills, Maximize the productivity of kitchen staff

To apply send your cv in a Microsoft word format and attach a head and shoulder photo, food pictures (2 starters, 2 Mains, 2 desserts), qualifications and written references

Job ref 4027

GM Couple

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our Client in Sabi Sands reserve Kruger National Park

Requirements –
Qualifications and Skills
• Grade 12 (essential)
• Degree/Diploma in Management/Finance/Tourism (advantageous)
• At least 5 years’ experience in senior Lodge Management positions
• MS Office Suite
• Proven track record of having made targets
• Valid code 08 driver’s license & own reliable transport

We are looking for a strong General Manager or Management Couple for this position and salary is High end DOE + accomodation

To assume responsibility for the daily operations ensuring fiscal discipline, five-star guest experience and effective management of the EXCO team.

Key Focus Areas •

General Management
➢ Maintain and ensure the good will of the company brand at property level
➢ To be a key ambassador of company and its brands, including hosting site inspections, communicating with the market and hosting journalists
➢ To ensure the developed set of company and property standards are upheld and maintained
➢ To ensure the management personnel is up to the Company standard, ensuring a streamlined and effective management structure in line with hospitality trends
➢ Ensure effective monthly departmental meetings take place
➢ Assist in achieving the best procurement agreements for the company
➢ Keep property innovative in Guest experience and up to date with competitors, trends etc.
➢ Be readily available to deal with all Guest queries and complaints

• Development and Staff Management
➢ To earmark and develop individuals who show potential to grow into positions
➢ To implement training plans
➢ Provide effective leadership through professional man-management and encouragement of all subordinates, including mediation

• Communication and Systems
➢ To maintain the use of existing systems in line with Company standards
➢ To ensure both verbally and through effective communication platforms that the front-line staff communicate accurately and articulately with all guests.

• Human Resource and Community
➢ To ensure HR policies and procedures and disciplinary code are upheld
➢ To ensure all statutory requirements in the “Basic Conditions of Employment Act” are maintained by the lodge

• Financial and Compliance
➢ To compile all operational expenditure budgets during the annual budget setting process for presentation to Company General Manager of Operations
➢ To ensure compliance with set operational variable costs
➢ To attend monthly meeting with Company Financial Manager
➢ To ensure correct operating licenses are in place and current

To apply send your cv

Job ref 4026

Bookkeeper position available for well know lodge group

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client, who forms part of lodges national and international.

The Vacancy is for a Bookkeeper in the Accounts Department, which is based in Johannesburg, Randburg.

Salary Package offer
▪ Permanent Employment (Subject to 3-month probation)
▪ Basic monthly salary – market related
▪ 50% Company Contribution on Medical Aid
▪ 50% Company Contribution on Pension Fund

Personal Availability
▪ Johannesburg based Office (Hyde Park)
▪ Monday – Friday: 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm (can be discussed)
▪ Own Transport needed, as it is necessary from time to time to run errands
▪ Flexible working hours as may be required to work overtime to meet deadlines
▪ Availability preferably Immediately
▪ Notice Period is one month

Please note – the candidate must live in Johannesburg, so this is not a position based at the Lodge in Sabi Sands itself.

Position is based in Albury Office Park, Hyde Park, Randburg.

The Bookkeeper will be responsible for Debtors and Creditors book control, reconciling and query resolution in a timely and professional manner with the goal to achieve accuracy and meet deadlines accordingly.

▪ Minimum of 5 years’ experience in overall accounting
▪ Sound experience in all aspects of accounting up to trial balance
▪ Sound experience in Debtors and Creditors reconciliation
▪ Proficient knowledge of Pastel Accounting
▪ Experience on Property Management System, Protel would be an advantage
▪ Computer Literate in Microsoft Package ie. Word, Excel, Outlook
▪ Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel particularly (setting up and editing spreadsheets)
▪ Good command of English language, verbal and written

Here’s what you’d do
▪ Small Debtors book control, reconcile and send out documentation adhering to strict credit collection control
▪ Follow up and ensure receipt of prepayments for Reservations
▪ Accurately allocate and capture receipts on Protel and Pastel
▪ Process staff accounts – transfer information from Protel/emails received onto Pastel
▪ Close off staff accounts on Protel
▪ Capture of purchase and service invoices on Pastel, accurately allocate to relevant expense codes
▪ Reconcile Creditors and prepare for payment instruction, strict payment control
▪ Resolve Debtors and Creditors queries timeously
▪ Ensure paper flow system is followed and meticulously and promptly file records ensuring easy access
▪ Control airstrip charges and generate invoices on Pastel
▪ Invoice few other miscellaneous charges
▪ Monitor company phone bills monthly
▪ Reconcile income and cost of sales as well as balance sheet control accounts monthly
▪ General office administration – controlling and ensuring availability of refreshments, consumables, printing and stationery supplies
▪ Assist accountant where needed
▪ Assist in answering phone for reservations and accounts
▪ Promptly take care of postage and courier for reservations and accounts
▪ Keep store and filing orderly and ensure archiving annually

To join this wonderful company and start your new exciting career, please email your cv in a Microsoft word format and attach your profesional head and shoulder photo, all qualifications and written references to

Job ref 4011

Front desk attendant needed for a lodge in Sabi Sabi

Cedar Wood Recruitment is currently recruiting for our Client in Sabi Sabi for a Front desk Attendant


PACKAGE: R5,500 – R6,000 gross per month, Accommodation, food, uniform

Discovery Health Medical aid (50% of monthly contribution)

Provident Fund (company matches your contribution monthly)

42 day working cycle followed by 14 days off (at company’s discretion according to staffing requirements)

The right candidate will:

Have strong linguistic and inter-personal skills

Be 5-star service orientated

Have the ability to work with figures and handle cash (some accounting experience / training an advantage)

Have the ability to work under pressure and prioritise

Have organisation and coordination skills

Enjoy and be good at clerical and admin work

Have excellent telephone manners

Be well presented and agile

Have minimum education: Grade 12

Be PC literate – Microsoft Word and Excel-Panstrat knowledge an advantage but will be trained on this

Reception / Hospitality experience would be preferred

To apply send your cv in a microsoft word format and attach your photo and written references to

Job ref: 4010