Cost Controller

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Compute and analyze cost data to maintain accurate records of costing and expenditures.
  • Report the actual cost of food and beverage sold during the month and summarizes the information in daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Calculate the estimated cost of food and beverage whenever requested, especially for food & beverage promotional activities and new menu introduction.
  • Adjust and correct outlet costing by ensuring compliance with cost transfer practice. 
  • Monitor the expiry date of all perishable goods in the store. Ensure all near-expired goods are either used up or exchanged with supplier accordingly.
  • Maintain an updated spoilage and damage / loss report for all items.
  • Regularly update the unit packing and unit pricing for all items.
  • Report any unjustifiable variance or discrepancy found to the attention of Finance Manager, F&B Outlet Manager, General Manager.
  • Audit and review the work of F&B cashiers and guest checks pricing, update daily cashier report and cash count. Check, control and safeguard measures against unauthorized food & beverage leaving the kitchen and bar.
  • Prepare various daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports, including but not limited to cost reconciliation, revenue and covers, budget comparison, officer checks analysis and slow moving stocks, based on stipulated timeline.
  • Ensure effective inventory management system is in place, including storage policies, issuance policies, as well as record-keeping updates.
  • Conduct month-end physical inventory for all stores and kitchen storage area and outlet bar. Carry out spot checks regularly.
  • Coordinate with Housekeeper and Food & Beverage Manager in carrying out monthly physical inventory for linen and operating equipment for the outlets and hotel guest rooms. 
  • Work closely with F&B Outlet Manager and Chef in ensuring effective control for all food & beverage items usage and minimize wastages.
  • Maintain a proper filing system for all documentation, both in hardcopy and softcopy.
  • Assist the Purchasing, Receiving and Store personnel is their daily routine tasks when the need arises.
  • Monitor the disposal of items being written off. Ensure proper records are maintained.
  • Fully aware of proper food handling technique, kitchen hygiene standards. Ensure the cleanliness and tidiness of receiving bay, purchasing office and all stores are well maintained.
  • To comply with the hotel’s rules and regulations. Maintain a very positive working attitude, self-discipline and grooming standard.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance and/or equivalent/relevant degree
  • Excellent knowledge of all finance & accounting and the ability to work in the hotel industry
  • Excellent English, particularly in verbal communication skills
  • Be honest, trustworthy, respectful, and helpful,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, time management and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours and on weekends, as reasonably required
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