What an income auditor do in Hotel?

Could anybody tell me the main tasks an income auditor has to do in a hotel?
What is a typical working day for him?

The future career path for an income auditor in a hotel?
The salary range for him in a hotel like in full service hotel?

Responsibilities include analysing the night audit work for accuracy and completeness, verifying allowances and miscellaneous postings for proper authorisation and coding and preparing the daily sales journals and reports. The incumbent will assist the Income Auditor in researching and resolving all discrepancies that is revenue related and developing procedures to eliminate such discrepancies.


  • Responsible for all daily income of the Hotel;
    On a daily basis , verify that the daily-created Opera night audit spool files are working correctly and closely audit the trial balance. Verify that there are no control sums for Guest Ledger, City Ledger and Deposit Ledger. * Report any discrepancies to the Assistant Controller and investigate the differences.
    Sort and file all back up received in the night audit file/box from night receptionist. Read the night handover log and action if applicable. Liase closely with night audit and review night audit work daily for accuracy.
  • Work closely with Front Office (FO) and Food & Beverage (F&B) to ensure postings are accurate and any discrepancies are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Create, review and save a draft daily Gross Revenue Report (GRR) for management by 09:00 AM.
  • Review all rebates and allowances and ensure they are properly authorized and to report all deviations from prevailing policies and procedures;
  • Verification of sales from Rooms, Food and Beverage and other Operational Departments and rectify any discrepancies;
  • Ensure timely preparation and distribution of daily revenue and statistics report;
    Post all transactions in the revenue and allowance journal and any adjustments after sales receipts are confirmed;
  • Verification of all Food and Beverage discounted checks are justified, properly recorded into POS system and to prepare utilization report for Management.

Depends on your personal situation, your interests,character,education and work experience. People working in Financial Department are usually not very outgoing , but management staff must be confident and outgoing, especially in hotel industry, a people oriented industry.

Secondly, good financial staff can always tell how to reduce the cost, no matter they are senior or junior, I mean they can find some “leaking points” that other staff or managers just take for granted. Very Impressive !!!