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Hospitality

Welcome to the home of hospitality finance and management accounts training!

The team at arena4finance have had many years of experience developing and delivering one day, online and more extensive courses in hospitality finance for both finance professionals and operational heads of department in hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities.

We regularly provide training support for recognised industry bodies including the Institute of Hospitality, the MasterInnholders, TUCO and the Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA). All courses are based on the recommendations of the 11th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry.

Debra Adams, founder at arena4finance, has been involved with the hospitality / hotel industry for almost 30 years and has delivered courses and training to numerous organisations in the hotel and restaurant sector including world renowned hotel schools such as Ecole Hotelier Lausanne and Glion Institute in Switzerland. She is the author of the highly acclaimed text book 'Strategic Management Accounting for the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Industries'. She is also a regular speaker at hotel conferences and business seminars.

We offer a range of short courses and longer for the hotel industry, including:

    • Financial Awareness for Head of Departments
    • Book keeping and financial accounts preparation for Hospitality
    • Management Accounting and Benchmarking for Hospitality
    • Strategic Finance Skills for General Managers
    • Financial Awareness for Revenue Managers
    • Cost Control for Food & Beverage Operations
    • Asset Management and Capital Investment Appraisal for Hotel Developments
    • Understanding and implementing the USALI
    • HOTS Business Simulation - a course based on the highly acclaimed hotel management game ideal for universities and business

These courses are available both for workshop delivery and online via our very own learning management system.

What our clients say:

"Debra Adams is simply amazing at helping non-financial managers to not only understand, but actively engage with, the commercial and financial aspects of their operation. She has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of both operational and strategic finance, specifically in the hospitality industry where margins are tight and cash flow imperative. Knowing the content is one thing, but knowing how to teach others is what Debra excels at, with her years of experiences as a professional lecturer, trainer, coach and teacher.

For over 10 years, she has been my go-to person for training any group of managers at all levels to explore and understand the financial story of their business. She is an invaluable member of our delivery team for the Award-winning Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma and the MIDAS series." Dr Hilary Cooke, Founder at Merlin Business Consultancy Ltd

“On behalf of CMAE England, may I thank you so much for a very successful finance seminar. The seminar was a triumph and we have received some of the best feedback from our members. These include: ‘Fantastic course for a day session’ ‘Excellent course, very informative’ ‘Training given with enthusiasm and presented in a very professional way’ ” Alastair Curbbun CMAE England Education

For more information contact us for an informal discussion at hello@arena4finance.co.uk or on ++ 44 (0) 1202 849691.