Hospitality Audit Services Ltd

Hospitality Audit Services was founded in July 2012 by Chris Pearson.

The Company

Since it was formed, Hospitality Audit Services has gone from strength to strength.

In the last twelve years we have visited over 1,000 hotels in the following countries; UK, USA, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Greece, France, Monaco, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Morocco and Switzerland

In 2022/23 alone we visited over 150 hotels carrying out financial and operational audits, providing interim finance support, mystery guest visits, investigations, training and writing SOP’s. We have visited hotels from Shetland to Monte Carlo and Belfast to Prague.

We work with some of the largest hotel groups and hospitality asset management companies in Europe

Hospitality Audit Services offer the following services;

• Hotel Audits – Financial and Operational
• Interim Finance Support to Director of Finance level
• Writing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures
• Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Reviews
• Internal Controls Advice
• Management accounting and stock control for small businesses
• Test purchasing and Mystery Guest visits
• Training and Support
• Financial investigations
• Ad Hoc help with specific projects

The advantages of using Hospitality Audit Services

• Professional service provided by experienced industry professionals
• High quality recommendations and reporting
• Much more cost efficient than having a full time audit department
• Payment is only for work done. Holidays, sickness etc are not part of any contract.
• Easier to target specific areas of concern
• Truly independent advice with no vested interests
• We don’t have a hierarchy of senior and junior auditors. All auditors are experienced industry professionals

The Auditors

Team HAS 2024

Chris Pearson – Owner

Chris began working for Thistle Hotels as a Hotel Financial Controller, progressing to Hotel Internal Auditor. In 2007 he moved to Mint Hotels and progressed to Head of Internal Audit. This company owned eight hotels in the UK and Amsterdam that were noted for their quality and high standards. The largest had over 500 bedrooms with extensive Food and Beverage operations. In February 2012, these hotels were sold for £650M and have since been re-branded as Doubletree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Hotels.

Chris Pearson

As owner of Hospitality Audit Services, Chris has carried out financial and operational audits at over 600 hotels in the last eleven years; from small country house hotels, to large branded properties. This has taken him all over the UK and Europe. He has also carried out test purchases, written group SOP manuals as well as carrying out financial investigations.

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Mike Anderson – Hotel Finance & Operations

Mike Anderson is an associate consultant who founded HRCI (Hospitality Risk Consultancy International) in 2006, and has worked with several clients including a major resort hotel operator in the West Indies, a leisure resort operator in SE Asia, and most recently with a catering services company in the Middle East, North and West Africa.

Mike Anderson

With 35 years of experience in the hotel and catering industry, Mike has worked at every level within the industry, including seven years as internal audit manager at Thistle Hotels Plc, two years as Head of Corporate Risk at Unwins Wine Group, and four years as Operations Director with Sortcrown UK.

Mike has provided, at his clients request, a full bespoke audit and risk assessment service, has written user friendly manuals for Hotel Accounting and Internal Controls, has advised upon acquisitions and disposals and introduced cost monitoring for refurbishment and expansion projects. He has also managed several IT implementations in resort hotels. Innovations in hotel audit processes have won him two awards and have been widely replicated throughout the industry.

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Sue Petre – Hotel Finance & Operations

Sue has over 35 years in the Hospitality Industry with extensive experience in Finance, Front Office & Management positions both in leading UK Hotel Groups and independent properties.

Sue Petre

With twenty five years in various Finance roles, she worked for Guoman & Thistle Hotels for seven years where she progressed from Financial Controller for one hotel to Area Financial Controller covering Scotland & the North of England – 14 hotels. During this time she gained experience in a companywide project of review and change by assisting in the setup of Cluster Finance operations.
She has been responsible for over 10 years for managing the finances of two independent hotels (Yorkshire & London) in terms of policy making, management accounting, cash flow, VAT returns etc. and has experience in HMRC & VAT routine compliance visits.

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Hani Atallah – Hotel Finance & Operations

Hani gained a Bsc in Hotel Management in Cairo, Egypt, CPD Cornell, USA. Hani brings a wealth of experience working as a Finance manager for and with International and national brands such as Hilton International, Melia and Thistle hotels, just to name a few.

Hani Atallah

His work has taken him to Paris, Egypt, UAE and other countries, which has given him a great deal of International exposure, in addition to his national experience within the UK hospitality & catering industry. His most recent assignment was as interim Director of Finance at the Lanesborough Hotel, Park Lane London for six months in 2022

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Greer Church – Hotel Finance & Operations

Greer has many years experience in the hospitality and leisure industry with a variety of roles from Regional Finance Manager to Group Auditor to Hotel Financial Controller.
Consequently, he has seen the business from different points of view.
He has worked with brands such as Macdonald Hotels, Rank Organisation, Hallmark, Accor and Jurys Inn. He also spent several years at Celtic FC as business accountant.

Greer Church

Latterly, he has worked at the Lanesborough Hotel, Park Lane London as assistant Director of Finance in an interim capacity.
His aim is to continue to offer a professional service to clients.

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Tim Brown – Hotel Finance & Operations

Having started my career in practice in 1980 I have held various financial and managerial roles in the hospitality sector. These include Financial Controller and internal audit for Hilton International, Financial Controller for Le Meridien, Q hotels, Handpicked Hotels, Forte Collection and Holiday Inn to mention a few.

Tim Brown

I then spent 10 years as a hotel General Manager covering all aspect of operations before moving back into the finance sector as a Financial Controller for Drayton Manor Hotel and contracting to Q hotels before staring my own food led business in Norfolk. I now enjoy being an auditor for HAS auditing international and UK hotels.

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Duncan Cameron – Brands Standards & Guest Journey

Duncan is a guest journey and quality specialist who has consulted at over 2000 hotels, restaurants and coffee shops working with some of the most prestigious hospitality brands in the world. Major projects have been completed throughout the UK and Europe with leading brands such as Marriott, Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Hilton in addition to numerous other projects completed with smaller and independent properties.

Duncan Cameron

Drawing from experience gained in managing a diverse portfolio of properties in the hospitality industry, Duncan is able to identify key weaknesses in service delivery to develop a consistent and industry leading guest experience in any guest focused business.

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Shirley Newman – Health & Safety and Eco Audits

Shirley Newman MSc, MCIWM, AIEMA is a Chartered Waste Manager and an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). She has over ten years’ experience as an environmental manager with experience of waste management, environmental auditing and training design and delivery. As a registered Trainer she delivers the Waste Awareness Certificate Workshops on behalf of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

Shirley Newman

Shirley can provide a range of Safety, Health and Environmental services to help your business. She can you in developing systems that are practical, easy to use and that enable you to improve your environmental credentials with your clients and suppliers.
Shirley has extensive experience in the development of Environmental Management Systems and can offer the following service
• Environmental Management Systems Development and Support Training to ISO14001, BS8555 and EMAS
• Environmental and Legal Compliance Auditing
• Environmental Reviews and Reports
• Health and Safety
• Waste Management Advice
• Training
• Assistance with Health, Safety and Environmental Sections of PQQs
CIWM WasteSmart
• QG Business Solutions Management Standards
• Working with your supply chain to meet standards

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