Staff Accountant (Corp.)

Aimbridge Hospitality - Scottsdale, AZ

Full-time
Are YOU ready to propel your career and experience higher levels of professional engagement? Are you interested in learning valuable new skills while leveraging the skills you've already acquired? Do you thrive in an optimistic, collaborative and entrepreneurial work environment? Would you relish the chance to contribute in a significant way to a young, dynamic and fast growing company? Do you dream about being part of an organization that holds its culture, its belief in people and its support of high performing teams at the very heart of its existence?

Imagine an exciting and rewarding career with a leading hotel management company with expanding operations in the United States. ONE Lodging Management, is now a division of Aimbridge Hospitality, the world's largest and most dynamic hotel management company in North America and the Caribbean. ONE Lodging currently operates nearly 120 hotels totaling more than 12,000 guestrooms across 35 states.

At ONE we manage many brands but we adhere to one promise: To make our guests feel welcome, to provide the highest quality experience, and to respond to our guests' every need in a professional and authentic manner.

We are ONE Lodging, and we offer the rare opportunity to take part in directly shaping an innovative and positive corporate culture. At ONE, our mantra is 'Good things happen when you show up,' and we specifically seek candidates who have the talent, potential and desire to grow their careers with us.

To learn more about us, please visit www.onelodging.com.

BIG PICTURE:
The Staff Accountant will perform accounting functions and month-end closing for several hotels within the centralized, shared services accounting environment within our Corporate Support Office in Scottsdale. As a key member of the company's corporate accounting team, the Staff Accountant serves as a trusted resource to the field. They will report to a Regional Accountant and under the direction of the Senior Regional Accountant will execute varied accounting functions such as balance sheet reconciliations including bank recons, journal entry input for income, labor and accruals, inventory controls, cost allocations, P&L development as well as other tasks related to A/P, A/R and Payroll.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Ensure compliance with internal policies as well as state and federal laws, as applicable to finance and accounting practices.
Serve as a support resource for General Managers and other field and corporate staff; Provide training, guidance and communication related to accounting systems, policies and processes.
Actively participate in the monthly, quarterly and annual financial closing process for assigned properties.
Prepare and distribute financial statements to senior management, ensuring that financial information is accurate, meaningful, timely and in conformance with GAAP.
Prepare and reconcile General Ledger and cash reconciliation; Record journal entries to accurately reflect financial transactions.
Reconcile balance sheet and income statement accounts as directed.
Work closely with the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable to ensure revenue and expenses are properly recorded.
Safeguard the assets of the company by ensuring that appropriate internal controls and documentation exist and are adhered to.
Assist in the preparation and filing of all federal, state, local tax and reporting requirements for the company and its subsidiaries.
Answer financial and tax related inquiries as requested.
Maintain adequate documentation to support all accounting-related transactions.
Prepare ad-hoc reports and perform financial analysis as requested by Regional Accountant.
Offer up suggestions, make recommendations and implement necessary changes to meet and exceed departmental objectives and to enhance service and efficiency.
Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES:
A minimum of 3 years' previous multi-unit accounting management experience is preferred; Previous hospitality industry experience is highly desired.
Appropriate combination of education and work experience to support on-the-job effectiveness.
Experience in working with Great Plains accounting system is a major plus.
High proficiency in Excel and all Microsoft Office programs.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and experience in the preparation of general ledger reports and financial statements.
Strong track record for management of confidential information with significant degree of discretion and independent judgment.
Capability for effective communication with all levels of staff and management, both verbally and in written formats.
Exceptional service orientation, with keen ability to focus and deliver on client needs.
Reliable and responsible character, with exceptional follow up and attention to detail.
Proactive approach, with exceptional initiative and problem solving abilities to ensure the highest levels of productivity and guest satisfaction.
Ability to multi-task and effectively manage numerous priorities within a fast-paced environment.
Schedule flexibility and ability to work extended and/or irregular hours to include nights, weekends and holidays.