Financial Analyst

first_img Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Financial Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore ***JHUEquivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degreecredits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits maysubstitute for one year of experience. Additional relatedexperience may substitute for required education on the same basis.For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years ofnon-related college course work may be applied towards the totalminimum education/experience required for the respectivejob.Classified Title:FinancialAnalystWorking Title: FinancialAnalyst ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range:$50,700-$69,780Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/9:00am-5:00pm/37.5 hoursExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002918-SOM Onc Financial ManagementPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Scope ofResponsibility:Knows the formal and informal departmental goals,standards, policies and procedures which may include somefamiliarity of other departments within the school/division. Issensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functionswithin the department.Works within the Clinical Trial Infrastructure toensure smooth contractual negotiations with sponsor budgets, actsas a liaison between Sponsors and ORA, and handles billing relatedto clinical trials within thedepartment.Decision Making:Ona regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgmentand assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and resultshaving an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service withinthe functional area.Authority:Maydirect the activities of staff or a function and/or represent thefunction at meetings.Communication:Exchanges non-routine information using tact andpersuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and writtencommunication skills. Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Financial Analyst You need to sign in or create an account to save MinimumQualifications (mandatory):Education:Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or otherrelated field required.Experience:3 years progressivelyresponsible related financial/accounting experiencerequired.Additional education may besubstituted for some experience and additional experience may besubstitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHUequivalency formula***.Advances knowledge in the useof financial software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and/orword processing requiredFamiliarity with SAP (HopkinsOne) R3 applications and BW reporting stronglypreferred. The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Administrative:Works in formal and informal forums with departmentalpersonnel in issues related to Grant administration, and financialmanagement.Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws andregulations; verifies documents for completeness and compliancewith government and privateagencies.Identifies weak or non-existent administrativeprocesses and works with leadership to develop corrective actionplans. Performs financial analysis and reviews procedures andsystems to determine appropriatesolutions. Salary Not Specified Similar jobs Facebook Financial Analyst Johns Hopkins University Twitter Designs complex financial reports utilizing theHopkins One accounting system data and assists in the disseminationof information in various formats to the Programs Collaborates inthe design of automated reporting toolsPerforms complex statistical, cost, and financialanalysis of data reported in the various information systemsincluding, CRMS for clinical trial data, to present data toDepartment Administration. Develops financial reports forforecasting, trending, and resultsanalysis Community College of Baltimore Countycenter_img Financial Analyst Maryland, United States Save Financial Analyst Share Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University LinkedIn School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Maryland, United States Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore More searches like this Save Financial Analyst Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Financial Analyst The Department ofOncology is seeking a full time FinancialAnalyst to manages financialtransactions involving clinical, joint agreement funds, generalfunds, federal and/or private grants and contracts, and gift anddiscretionary accounts for the Oncology Administration Offices andthe relevant programs. Performs comprehensive analysis andprojections, relating to business or research trends, to improveDepartmental operations and financial effectiveness. Oversees thedevelopment and monitoring of clinical, joint agreement funds,general funds, and gift and discretionary budgets. Manages clinicaltrial financial planning and cost analysis. Analyzes financial datato ensure efficient use of resources, in particular with relationto the clinical trial infrastructure. Ensures compliance withuniversity and/or agency regulations and restrictions. Thisposition reports to the Financial Manager.Specific Duties andResponsibilities:Financial:Plan and conduct complexstudies to determine the cost of business for departmental researchprograms. Analyze results and recommend necessary budgetadjustments, and cost effective measures to the Program Directorsand Center leadership.Analyze complex financialdata and extract and define relevant information using the variousaccounting systems and communicate necessary information to theProgram Directors, and Center leadership.Interpret the data todetermine prior fiscal year performances and project futurefinancial trends for current fiscal year andbeyond.Review costs and perform costbenefit analysis on all clinical trial agreements within researchprograms and identify budget issues and provide fiscallyresponsible solutions to the Investigators, Program Directors andCenter leadership.Develop and negotiate budgetsfor Clinical Trials withPharmaceuticalSponsorsbased of approved protocols in collaboration withProgram Manager to cover the financial costs required to run theprotocol.Develop financial reports toaid in the development of fiscal year clinical, joint agreementfunds, general funds, and gift and discretionary fundsbudgets.Develop complex financialreports for forecasting, and trending to assist the ProgramDirectors and administration in developing business plans for newand existing clinical and/or research programs within thedepartment.Communicate with appropriate internal and externaladministrative offices to ensure that established procedures arefollowed. Provide instruction and answer questions relative tobudget procedures and serve as liaison between the Programleadership, Oncology Administration, SOM Business Office, other SOMDepartments, and other unit areas.Monitor and approvedepartmental expenditures throughout the fiscal year. On a monthlybasis, ensures the review and reconciliation of expenditurestatements for the research programs sponsored, general funds, giftand discretionary accounts.Monitor clinical trialbilling to ensure that all costs incurred by the department arebeing covered and recouped per the executed agreements with thesponsor.Information Systems: You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to savelast_img read more

MACARIO, GLORIA R. (nee Godleski)

first_img85, of Keansburg, NJ, formerly of Bayonne, passed away on January 12, 2017. Born in Bayonne, she had lived in Matawan, Lincroft, Old Bridge, and Galloway before relocating to Bayside Manor Assisted Living in 2013. Mrs. Macario was predeceased by her husband, Joseph D. Macario in 2013; a brother Robert Godlewski and a sister Barbara Notoli. Gloria is survived by her sons Mark, Scott and Glenn Macario; sisters, Dolores Weaver and Cheryl Chianese. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24-32 E. 19th St.last_img read more

Moul-bie’s salt solution

first_imgMoul-bie has launched a clean-label solution that can achieve a 25% reduction in salt without losing flavour or affecting crust formation, it is claimed.Fermitec SR-25 acts as a straight salt replacer, without the need to change your recipe, said the firm. The 100% natural ingredients list includes wheat flour as a carrier, salt, deactivated wheat sourdough, deactivated yeast and fermented wheat flour. EC directive 1924/2006 allows the “reduced salt” claim to be made on products, said Moul-bie.last_img read more

News story: November 2018 Transaction Data

first_img Total 1,648,666 1,886,737 1,938,344 HM Land Registry completed more than 1,938,340 applications to change or query the Land Register London almost exceeded the number of applications in the South East, with 441,362 applications against 442,882 Access the full dataset on data.gov.ukNext publicationTransaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The December data will be published at 11am on Tuesday 22 January 2019. Greater London 310,343 354,278 441,362 Cornwall 17,024 Manchester 18,026 City of Westminster 24,887 Top 5 local authority areas September applications Top 5 local authority areas October applications Top 5 local authority areas November applications Applications by region and country Enact 50,715 Enact 58,531 WSP Management Services Ltd 114,339 TM Group (UK) Ltd 20,848 HBOS plc 23,019 Optima Legal Services 27,179 In November: North 76,485 88,613 85,231 Yorkshire and the Humber 129,227 146,736 140,167 Region/country September applications October applications November applications Isles of Scilly 56 68 62 Infotrack Limited 34,155 Infotrack Limited 36,857 Enact 52,463 Top 5 customers O’Neill Patient 25,931 O’Neill Patient 29,191 Infotrack Limited 36,291 England and Wales (not assigned) 82 70 95center_img South West 158,954 181,198 174,105 Manchester 17,318 Cornwall 18,933 Windsor and Maidenhead 27,253 North West 189,484 211,584 204,499 388,864 were applications for register updates compared with 405,776 in October 1,032,036 were applications for an official copy of a register compared with 947,082 in October 233,315 were search and hold queries (official searches) compared with 238,784 in October 23,187 were postal applications from non-account holders compared with 21,848 in October Top 5 customers September applications Top 5 customers October applications Top 5 customers November applications HM Land Registry completed 1,938,344 applications in November compared with 1,886,737 in October and 1,774,223 last November, of which: City of Westminster 23,098 City of Westminster 27,143 Richmond upon Thames 41,992 Birmingham 26,138 Birmingham 29,660 Hounslow 71,338 Top 5 local authority areas East Midlands 118,340 138,230 131,654 Leeds 20,393 Leeds 22,448 Birmingham 28,388 East Anglia 70,494 78,836 74,312 Wales 77,032 87,888 86,231 Optima Legal Services 23,915 Optima Legal Services 27,833 SupportaTerraquest 27,451 West Midlands 141,033 164,722 157,744 South East 377,136 434,514 442,882last_img read more

Yonder Mountain & Kyle Hollingsworth Trade Sit-Ins At Hoppy Holidays Beer Festival [Photos/Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Few Colorado events bring together two of the state’s favorite things, live music and craft beer, as harmoniously as keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth’s (The String Cheese Incident) annual Hoppy Holidays. This year’s beer festival-meets-concert featured Colorado bands Dragondeer, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and Yonder Mountain String Band, along with nearly 30 local and national craft breweries.The doors opened just after dark around 5:30pm, and the Fillmore Auditorium quickly filled with beer geeks of all ages eager to try some of the finest beers in the country. IPAs were an obvious favorite, particularly the soft, unfiltered hoppy ales known as New England-style IPAs; Cerebral Brewing’s Rare Trait, Odd13 Brewing’s Superfan and Intergalactic Juice Hunter, and New Terrain Brewing’s Golden Haze all drew large lines.Shortly after the beer tasting began and following a brief introduction by Kyle Hollingsworth, Denver’s own Dragondeer hit the stage with their thick blues rock sound. Reminiscent of early Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, and electric Taj Mahal, the quartet stunned the audience with their hybrid of Mississippi Delta blues and 1960s psychedelic rock. Lead vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player Eric Holberg led the band with a rare ferocity, his deep growl and swampy harmonica blending perfectly with Cole Rudy’s raw pedal steel playing. Shocking many in attendance and quickly catapulting onto the Denver scene, Dragondeer is a growing force to be reckoned with.The Kyle Hollingsworth Band took the next slot, and they wasted no time getting the audience moving with Hollingswoth’s trademark organ-led funk. With many String Cheese Incident fans in the crowd, Kyle busted out “Let’s Go Outside” early in his set, stretching out the SCI staple in his own way. The band was then joined by Yonder Mountain String Band guitarist Adam Aijala and mandolinist Jake Jolliff for an instrumental take on the Grateful Dead’s “Cumberland Blues” that segued into a blistering, extended rendition of “Deal.” Both Aijala and Jolliff took lengthy solos on “Deal” before handing the reigns and the stage back to Hollingsworth. After a few more numbers, the band welcomed out another Yonder member, fiddler Allie Kral, for a rare bustout of The Who’s “Baba O’Reilly.” The cover was unbelievably tight, with Kral absolutely crushing the fiddle outro in perfect album form. With the energy in the auditorium impossibly high, the band rounded out the set with another pair of heaters, the funk-laced “Rosie” and another impeccable cover in Cake’s classic “Short Skirt Long Jacket.”Thanks to YouTube user Kyle Isaac, you can enjoy the “Deal”collaboration with Jacob Jolliff and Adam Aijala below:Watch “Baba O’Reily” with special guest Allie Kral, into “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”:Watch the Kyle Hollingsworth Band perform “Here We Go”:Closing out the night was Nederland’s own Yonder Mountain String Band. The Colorado bluegrass legends played a flawless set, tying together old and new material with apparent mastery. After a blistering take on “Casualty” off of their 2009 album The Show, the band dropped into the new fan-favorite “Bad Taste” from this year’s Love. Ain’t Love. Kyle Hollingsworth joined the band on stage moments later, sitting in with the band for a couple of songs. The keyboardist added a dynamic layer to the bluegrass band, meshing particularly well banjoist Dave Johnston and providing beautiful textures on “Black Sheep” and “Criminal.” Led by bassist Ben Kaufman’s low-end foundation and jovial between-song banter, the band pressed on with a handful of Yonder classics, including an appropriate “40 Miles from Denver” and a lengthy “Landfall,” before bidding farewell to a packed Fillmore Auditorium with a monster of an encore.Watch Yonder Mountain String Band perform “Black Sheep” below:Sister Golden HairFrankensteinYonder Mountain String Band heads to Mexico next week, December 8th-11th for the Strings and Sol Festival, before returning to Colorado for New Year’s Shows in Breckenridge and Telluride on December 29th and 31st, respectively. The band then kicks off their 2018 Winter Tour on January 10th in State College, PA.Hoppy Holidays 2017 | Photos by Chris Kleinlast_img read more

Phillips Brooks House to host Public Service Recruiting Day Oct. 27

first_imgOn Friday, Oct. 27, Harvard College will host Public Service Recruiting Day, aimed at matching public service employers with students interested in beginning public service oriented careers. Nearly 20 diverse organizations will be represented, and will conduct interviews with over 130 students who applied during the 2017 recruitment cycle.The program was created by the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship in collaboration with the public service offices, and is an opportunity for recruiters to come directly to students. Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Public Service Gene Corbin emphasized the barriers that often exist in recruiting students for public service careers, which he hopes efforts like this one will begin to break down.“Many Harvard College students are passionate about public service, but the public interest sector does not possess the resources of the private sector for recruitment,” Corbin said. “There are, however, opportunities for graduates to do meaningful work and serve society in the public interest sector. We recognized that assisting leading public interest organizations in coming to campus for a structured and early recruitment process would bridge the gap between the hopes of many seniors and the needs of these organizations.”The following organizations will be participating in Public Service Recruiting Day:Ashoka (D.C.)Brennan Center for Justice (NYC)City of Boston Mayor’s OfficeCity of New York, Office of Public EngagementCouncil on Foreign RelationsDistrict Attorney of New York CountyEnvironment America (Boston)Federal Defenders of New YorkHarlem Children’s ZoneHarvard Teacher FellowsImmigrant Justice Corps (NYC)Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MITKIPP Capital Teaching Residency (D.C.)NAACP (Baltimore)Partnership for Public Service (D.C.)Peace Corps (Boston)Princeton in Latin AmericaRockaway Youth Task Force (NYC)San Francisco FellowsEach of these organizations is hiring, or expects to hire, a graduating senior from college with a demonstrated passion for public service.Connie Cheng ’18, a student leader in public service, added that “The fact that the public sector usually lags a semester behind the private sector in hiring seniors compounds anxiety for students like myself who are interested in pursuing public service after graduation. I’m grateful that Public Service Recruiting Day works to bridge that gap by moving up the timeline, centralizing the process, and providing additional resources to students and employers alike.”The success of Public Service Recruiting Day is largely due to the generous support of John Simon ’84.“We need the best and brightest of college graduates to get involved and bring their passion, energy, drive, and creative ideas to this work. As new technologies and new data become available, huge new opportunities to change society dramatically for the better are being literally ripped open,” Simon said. But this won’t come to pass unless we get the next generation of great people involved. And, that’s what Public Service Recruiting Day is about. I’m pleased to be a part of it and help Dean Corbin and the team with it in any way that I can. ”More information available at www.publicservice.fas.harvard.edulast_img read more

Speaker reflects on definitions of success, value of self-worth

first_imgSaint Mary’s Student Diversity Board welcomed Gabe Salazar, a motivational youth speaker, podcaster and author, for a panel in Rice Commons on Thursday night. Salazar travels the U.S. speaking at grade schools and universities about different social issues and his life experiences. As the author of the book “Born on Accident, Living with a Purpose,”  Salazar said he wanted to speak candidly about his life experiences like he had within his book. Besides being a published author, Salazar is also a highly rated podcaster who puts out content to help motivate Latino youth.Salazar said much of his life has been shaped by experiences he had as a child.“I was born to a teen mom, abandoned by my father and grew up homeless in a car in Houston, Texas,” he said. “But I became the first of my family to go to college after overcoming obstacles of homelessness, gang influences.”He said the conversation around ambition and success is often unproductive because of conflicting definitions.“It’s not about who went through what stuff, it’s about overcoming hard stuff,” Salazar said. “I think every individual needs motivation. It is so important. The problem with motivation and even the word success is that half the room thinks one thing  — something monetary — and the other half thinks the other thing — happiness.”Motivation was what pushed Salazar through high school and into college, he stated, but figures in his life helped him along the way.“Mentors will make a difference in your life,” he said. “He wrote me a letter of recommendation for a scholarship and he helped me fill out my FAFSA. I won that scholarship, I got accepted, became the first in my family to go to college and I graduated in 5.5 years.”Once Salazar finished telling the audience about his life story, he began to speak on issues many young adults are forced to deal with, such as mental health.“It’s no wonder in America, in 2019, we have the highest rates of depression, anxiety, teen suicide, teen drug use — more than we’ve had in the history of America — where students don’t even love themselves,” he said.Being kind to oneself and following the Golden Rule — or the Rule of Reciprocity, as he explained it — is something Salazar said he believes in and promotes in all of his talks.“I believe in treating others with kindness, with dignity, with respect, because I have such a high expectation and value system for myself that when I do good things for other people, I do it because that’s the value I have for myself,” he said.Speaking on his relationship with his father, he said understanding human emotion is key to unlocking one’s potential.“When I started understanding that emotion is a choice and the human being is stronger than any emotion — I can choose to hate and I can choose to love,” Salazar said. “When I chose to love, something changed in me. I became a better speaker, a better father, a better husband, a better human being.”The event ended with Salazar playing a game he had created called “Fact or Opinion.” An audience member volunteered, and he began to ask her fact or opinion questions. This was a game he played with his own daughter when she was younger to help her learn her worth as an individual. Salazar said he first began playing the game with his daughter to teach her self-worth, and now he plays the game with audiences to teach them the Golden Rule.“Fact or opinion: we are on Saint Mary’s campus; we are in Indiana; the sky is blue; it is raining outside,” he said. “You are incredibly gorgeous. Fact or opinion, you have great significance in this room.”Salazar continued with this exercise for a few more minutes before he had the volunteer retake her seat. Closing his talk, Salazar said he hopes everyone learned something from the activity.“As long as you can look in that mirror at the end of the day and be able to say, ‘I just love who I am,’ you’ll have success,” he said.Tags: confidence, Gabe Salazar, Golden Rule, Latino, Rice Commons, Saint Mary’s College, Self-Love, Student Diversity Boardlast_img read more

Australian grid regulator releases blueprint for integrating 75% green electricity

first_imgAustralian grid regulator releases blueprint for integrating 75% green electricity FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Australian Energy Market Operator has laid out an action plan to accommodate levels of up to 75 percent “instant” penetration of wind and solar in Australia’s main grid by 2025, saying the country had the technical know-how to cope with such a high penetration of wind and solar, but needed to urgently update the market and regulatory settings.Releasing the long-await Renewable Integration Study, a key adjunct to its 20-year blueprint for the grid transition known as the Integrated System Plan, AEMO chief executive Audrey Zibelman reinforced the widespread view that integrating very high levels of renewables is not so much a technical challenge. It’s more about updating rules and regulations to make them fit for purpose for a new system, and to add new markets to ensure the availability of essential services such as inertia and voltage. Without these changes, AEMO warns it may have to limit the contribution of wind and solar resources to 50 or 60 per cent of electricity supply at any point in time.“Australia already has the technical capability to safely operate a power system where three quarters of our energy at times comes from wind and solar energy generation,” Zibelman says in a statement accompanying the report. “However, to do so requires changes in our markets and regulatory requirements. Otherwise, AEMO will be required to limit the contribution of these wind and solar resources to 50 or 60 per cent of electricity supply at any point in time, even though they are the lowest cost way of providing electricity,” she warned.Wind and solar have recently accounted for close to 50 per cent of supply in the National Electricity Market in some trading periods (more than 50 per cent including hydro, and up to 140 per cent wind and solar in South Australia), although there have been some 5-minute intervals where wind and solar has already exceeded 50 per cent.AEMO, which is responsible for managing grid and keeping the lights on, debunks this and says there is no reason Australia cannot have a very high level of renewables: “Beyond 2025, AEMO has not identified any insurmountable reasons why the NEM cannot operate securely at even higher levels of wind and solar penetration, especially with ongoing technological advancement worldwide,” it notes.Indeed, its ISP maps out a path – mostly through infrastructure – to accommodate a 90 per cent share of renewables in Australia’s main grid by 2040.[Giles Parkinson]More: AEMO lays out “action plan” to manage 75 pct wind and solar by 2025last_img read more

How to reduce dependence on booking portals and keep the commission to yourself

first_imgThe first step is definitely to activate communication with previous and regular guests, as you have their contacts and try to bring them back this season. If of course they are planning a vacation and if you have met their expectations so far. Also, in this time of crisis, it is important to communicate. So I advise you to inform them about the news from Croatia, related to the situation with the coronavirus, as well as the measures that will be taken by you. Start writing a blog. Especially in multiple languages, or at least in English as well as German (our main emitting market). That way you will have a wider audience i.e. reach. Of course, this is a long-term strategy, but in this case, where there will literally be a struggle for every guest, the worst thing is to just wait and not do everything you can. Currently the two leading booking portals for renters are simply too strong and the entire tourism sector has become too dependent on Booking.com and Airbnb, while they on the other hand take high commissions. It is never good to depend too much on just one source of income / one partner, and thus only on one booking portal. Now is the time for education, so I recommend that you definitely take a look, if of course you are interested in long-term revenue growth, because digital marketing is unavoidable today. This tourist season, of course, the question is how many will be tourist this year, but even if it is, it will be in a significantly reduced volume, more than ever it will be important to make as much money as possible for each renter. By the way, the Kontra agency has published more so far e-manual, who give useful tips on advertising and communication on Instagram and Facebook, and I definitely recommend that you follow their social networks and blogs where they are very proactive with various tips from the digital advertising segment. The second step is communication on your social networks, where through quality and interesting content, you can get the attention of a wider audience, and thus potential guests. Also, one of the good options is to record a video. The video format currently has a very good reach. When we talk about communication, be sure to remember that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but destination. Although this topic was opened a year ago, due to the issue of commissions (large hotel chains have already started working on a different strategy), the current situation caused by coronavirus with reduced tourist activity, and therefore questionable, ie much lower earnings, raises the question: How to reduce dependence on booking portals and keep the commission to yourself? Cover photo: Pexels.comcenter_img The answer is logical: The focus must be on direct booking. This is definitely a great base to start with, so study and download the free e-book on Google advertising that you can download HERE Also, in order to reduce dependence on booking portals, I hope you have a website because it is imperative today, I definitely advise you to use Google advertising. Investing in marketing is not a cost, but an investment. So neither does investing in digital professionals, professional photographers, etc.… One who does not realize this will stagnate and others will grow. The market philosophy is very simple. Of course, as in everything, for more serious results and for larger campaigns, you definitely need more expert knowledge of people who specialize in digital marketing, such as the team from the agency Kontra, which I can certainly personally recommend. Also, in Croatia you have really high quality digital agencies, so do a little research. As I personally don’t have too much knowledge on the subject, so it would be frivolous of me to say anything on the subject, in the wilderness of the internet, I found a great free e-book on Google advertising. The e-Book provides great helpful tips on Google AdWords campaigns, how to open an account, set it up, how to start your first campaign, and how to advertise a video on a YouTube channel – all on 57 pages. “Through the ebook you can learn about all the possibilities that Google advertising provides (Search, Display, Youtube) and everyone can learn how to start creating your first campaign. The ebook leads step by step – from the very beginning of creating an account, and is a good guide to start researching Google advertising and how you can improve your business”Points out Petar Bogdan from the Kontra agency. last_img read more

EIB joins working group on green agricultural bonds

first_imgThe European Investment Bank (EIB) has joined a working group on green agriculture bonds, part of an attempt to avoid “green washing” of projects.The 13-strong committee, which also includes academics and representatives of NGOs, has been set up by the Climate Bonds Initiative to allow investors to tackle deforestation and the impact of climate change on agriculture, chief executive Sean Kidney said.“The right kinds of investment in agriculture also have the potential to help sequester enormous amounts of carbon,” he added.Working group lead Tania Havemann said she expected a large green agricultural bond market to develop in the coming years. “The expert group will develop clear and public criteria to help investment decision-making,” she said.“Certification under the Climate Bonds Standard will provide investors with assurance about the environmental benefits of these projects.”David Ganz, chief of party of a USAID project to lower emissions in Asian forestry, said a standard for land use would reduce the risk of poorly designed projects and “green washing”, where any project could be sold to an investor as green.“We sincerely hope this effort will promote confidence to the market when selecting certified projects with the Climate Bonds Initiative certifications,” he said. Chris Knowles, head of the climate change and environment division at the EIB, has joined the group.Other members of the working group include Annett Thiele of Germany’s Greifswald University, Jerry Seager of the Verified Carbon Standard, and Paul Chatterton, director of the UN-backed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).A recent report by the Climate Bond Initiative said the climate bond market recently exceeded $0.5trn (€369bn).The initiative also announced the details of draft property green bond standards in June.last_img read more