Amy Kimbel < back

 Finance Manager Plus Rooms

Winner: Stage Three Financial Management, February 2018

Amy’s hospitality pedigree is very much in her blood, having followed her parents into the industry, which, combined with her love of travel, made her feel that it was the right path for her.

Initially starting out as a health club assistant whilst at university, Amy moved into a switchboard role on hotel reception, before seizing the opportunity to become a finance assistant.

Having always had an interest in finance, Amy was keen to learn more and worked in the role for 1 and a half years. However, with a front desk management opportunity arising, Amy stepped back from finance for a time before, having realised that finance was her preferred career choice, she then took the opportunity to become an Assistant Financial Controller for Plus Rooms – where she’s been for a year, and it’s while in that position that she’s embarked on her HOSPA qualification.

Of her time as a HOSPA learner, Amy said:

“The course has opened more doors for me professionally. It’s a widely-recognised qualification that I’ll have on my CV for life, and it’s given me a full and broad understanding of the finance function within the hospitality industry. It’s also helped me relate to other industries, and has boasted my confidence with every module that I’ve completed.”

Following her HOSPA experience, Amy hopes to learn as much as she can to keep progressing within a finance role, and has her eyes on a CIMA qualification.

To enrol on the next programme for Financial Management or Revenue Management 

Make contact with HOSPA today to find out how you can kick-start your career in hospitality - call the Professional Development Team on +44 (0)1202 889430 or email

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