Kapok Hotel Employment Opportunities

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      Kapok Hotel Employment Opportunities

      Kapok Hotel Employment Opportunities

      Kapok Hotel Employment Opportunities

      Accounting Assistant


      To provide assistance to the Accounts Department. Process information from Front Office daily Audit Packs and Restaurant Daily Summary Slips.


      • Daily processing of information from Audit Packs – ensuring that information balances.
      • Verification of postings in Opera and entry of data of Front Desk taking in excel sheets.
      • Provision of weekly summary excel sheets to the Accountant.
      • Verification of Direct Bills for onward transmission to Clients
      • Daily processing of information from Restaurants’ Sales summary Slips.
      • Verification of Sales information (Revenue, Value Added Tax, Service Charge, Cash and Point of Sales settlement) with posting from Micros data entry information in excel sheet.
      • Provision of weekly summary excel sheets to Accountant.
      • Data Entry of restaurant checks for Managers meals, complimentary items and staff query items in excel sheet.
      • Verification that data entered matched postings in Opera. Provision of monthly summary to Accountant.
      • Data entry of point of sales (POS) transaction from POS terminals at Front Office and Restaurant’s for monthly submission to Accountant.
      • Conducting spot checks f cash floats, lobby shop, restaurants’ stock and other areas as assigned.
      • Assists Accounts Payable Clerk with verification (call back) procedures of requisitioned stock items by each department in the Hotel.
      • Removal of depositary envelopes form Hotel safe in join custody with another accounts team member for onward submission to Banks via contracted Security Company.
      • Data entry of American Airline A A Advantage Miles to guests’ A A miles Accounts. Assist with guests’ queries regarding allocation of A A miles.
      • Assist with month end stock count exercise in each department
      • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

      Knowledge, skills and Experience

      • ACCA Level I
      • Experience with Dynamics
      • Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
      • Accuracy
      • Problem-solving skills
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Self-disciplined, with the ability to work on your own or as part of a team
      • Flexibility and availability to work extended hours including weekends and holidays when the need arises



      The Accountant will be responsible for maintaining the financial health of the Company. He/she will have direct oversight of Finance, Administration, Accounting, Procurement, Inventory. He/she is responsible for producing financial reports to facilitate strategic analysis and decisions.


      • Leadership and oversight of the Accounting Department, including Payroll, Procurement, Warehousing, Administration, and related functions
      • Review and recommend systems for each of these functions
      • Review and restructure the Accounting Department so that efficiencies of processes and work flows are completed according to guidelines and meet deadlines
      • Supervise, train and evaluate accounting and support personnel
      • Budget, forecast and efficient cash management
      • Analyse procedures and controls in the operational and financial areas to ensure there is proper accountability and internal controls to minimise potential shrinkage and exposure to fraudulent activity
      • Perform cost control activities, monitor revenues and expenditures
      • Provide timely and accurate financial statements to the Executives and Board
      • Analyse the Company’s financial health to identify opportunities for improvement, cost reduction and profit maximisation
      • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
      • Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports as required
      • Income Auditing: monitor all transactions in all areas as they contribute to or detract hotel revenue and to ensure appropriate accounting procedures are followed
      • Keep abreast of and adhere to relevant financial regulations, reporting and legislation
      • Oversee the Company’s tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial requirements
      • Ensure compliance with standards and company policies
      • Lead assigned projects as requested
      • Perform as Manager on Duty and/or Late Manager on Duty when requested
      • Report any health and safety concerns/issues to Management and/or HSE Committee and act as the department’s representative for HSE Meetings
      • Perform other related duties as assigned or required


      • ACCA certified
      • 7-10 years’ direct experience
      • A practical approach to problem-solving, and the ability to make clear and concise decisions
      • Ability to assemble, analyse and understand integrated spread sheets and complex technical information, superior organisational skills, with an eye for detail
      • Prioritisation skills necessary to meet deadlines
      • Effective relationship management skills
      • Excellent computer literacy skills, including GP Dynamics, advanced MS Excel skills, MS Word and MS Outlook
      • Self-disciplined, with the ability to work on your own or as part of a team
      • Flexibility and availability to work extended hours including weekends and holidays when the need arises

      Facilities Technician II


      The incumbent is required to provide general maintenance and some preventative maintenance work ensuring the Hotel’s quality maintenance standards are achieved and maintained. He /She utilizes a daily call log and Room Maintenance forms to perform his/her daily functions. These are completed daily and returned to assist in follow up.


      • Assist with some preventative maintenance and repairs in accordance with preventative maintenance procedures.
      • Check electrical systems such as air-conditioning controls, refrigeration systems, kitchen equipment, television or cable system, lighting and make minor repairs and/or replacement.
      • Perform checks and make minor repairs on general plumbing systems and fixtures such as pipelines, toilets and sinks, kitchen and laundry equipment.
      • Perform general maintenance on property grounds which includes some masonry and carpentry
      • Conduct routine inspections throughout the Hotel’s compounds, identify any potential health and safety hazards and take appropriate action in keeping with the organization’s standard operating procedures.
      • Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards, anticipate and address guests.
      • Respond and attend to guest repair requests.
      • Conduct all duties in conformance with Health and Safety (H&S) requirements.
      • Perform any other related duties as required


      • Technical Diploma from a recognised institution (electrical, masonry, carpentry, plumbing)
      • At least five (5) O’ Level passes including Mathematics and English Language.
      • A Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a related field.​

      Facilities Technician III


      The Facilities Technician – III performs major repairs and performs preventative maintenance work to ensure Hotel quality maintenance standards are achieved and maintained.


      • Performs checks and makes major repairs and/or replacement to plumbing systems and fixtures such as pipelines, toilets and sinks, faucets, kitchen and laundry equipment.
      • Performs checks and makes major repairs and/or replacement to electrical systems such as air-conditioning controls, refrigeration systems, kitchen equipment, television, cable, telephone systems.
      • Checks and makes major repairs to electrical systems such as power and lighting systems.
      • Perform minor repairs to building, furniture, bathrooms, guestrooms, pools etc., as needed.
      • Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, and cavity walls to reach fixture outlets; then position and terminate cables, wires and strapping
      • Ensure that all equipment is functioning properly and that preventative maintenance measures are performed in a timely manner and recorded in the hotels Facilities Management software to preserve the hotel and keep product quality standard.
      • Monitor mechanical, electrical and water usage to ensure effective energy management.
      • Ensure that all the critical areas of the Hotel are functioning properly by utilizing the Daily Property and Refrigeration checklists to check all the main areas of the hotel and perform any repairs needed.
      • Utilize the Preventative Maintenance Schedule and the Preventative Maintenance Monthly and weekly sheets to keep track of maintenance performed on various pieces of equipment
      • Maintain records of parts used, time spent and repairs performed.
      • Record maintenance performed in the Facilities Management software.
      • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance in guest rooms, meeting rooms, and/or public spaces as required, including touch-up painting, minor furniture repairs, replacing light and plumbing fixtures, inspecting and repairing grout and caulking and ensuring that all necessary hardware and appliances are present in the room and in working order.
      • Maintain, repair and clean all guest rooms in accordance with the hotel guestroom room preventative maintenance checklist, procedures and standard guidelines.
      • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, and support team to reach common goals.
      • Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards and address guests’ service needs.
      • Follow all company policies and procedures, ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional, maintain confidentiality of proprietary information, and protect company assets.
      • Ensure the hotel and other properties meet health, safety and environmental requirements and complies with legislative and statutory requirements
      • Ensure the Company provides an environment that is healthy, safe and secure to all guests and employees
      • Promote safe work practices among on-site staff and ensure ‘safe system of work’ programs are implemented and followed
      • Follow all Company, safety and security policies and procedures; report maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries.
      • Ensure that work conditions and practices comply with the OSH Act
      • Report all health and safety concerns
      • Adhere to all Company standards, policies, and procedures
      • Perform any other related duties as required


      NEC Technician Diploma -Electrical/Mechanical/Air Condition/Refrigeration
      • Must be computer literate
      • At least 2 years’ prior experience in a related field will be an asset
      • Certification in a related trade will be an asset
      • Excellent customer service skills
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills

      About Kapok Hotel & Restaurant Company Ltd.

      Kapok Hotel is an independent boutique hotel- locally owned and perfectly located- just outside the capital city of Port-of-Spain in Trinidad.

      We are a 94-room hotel located seconds away from the famous Queen’s Park Savannah—home to Trinidad’s Carnival. Putting us in strolling distance from major attractions like The Magnificent Seven, the President’s House, the Emperor Valley Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.

      Jump in a car, and our hotel taxi can have you in downtown Port-of-Spain in minutes. Pending Trinidad traffic of course. Or turn around and head to Maracas Beach on the idyllic North Coast. It’s a worthy option. When it comes to staying in Trinidad, Kapok Hotel has you closer to everything.

      Our range of hotel rooms suit travellers with different needs, from Balcony Suites with separate living areas to cosy Studio rooms with kitchenettes. Each floor features original art by local artists. Check with us for special offers and upcoming events.

      Our hotel amenities include room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and a gym. There’s also a guest computer room and an outdoor swimming pool. Visit KAVA, our new lobby bar & pizza restaurant. It’s open late. Or enjoy an evening fine dining or eating Dim Sum at Kapok’s own Tiki Village. Our 10-storey building provides outstanding event spaces for corporate events.

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