The ideal candidate must have no less than 10 years of relevant experience in the hotel industry, preferably with hotel and corporate accounting as well as hotel operations. This is a key position working closely with the VP of Finance and the Corporate Controller in managing the company's transitions as they relate to the hotel and corporate accounting teams, accounting technologies, and accounting and finance related project rollouts. The candidate will also have experience in project management: working with the hotel teams and corporate accounting to deliver successful implementation of new projects and transitions. This position carries out leadership responsibilities working closely with hotel general managers, controllers, and corporate staff accountants.
Successfully manage the process of change for the company's transitions and new accounting initiatives. Anticipating changes, roll them out and monitor them while mitigating risk.
Participate in the development of accounting strategies for Hotel Accounting, Corporate Accounting, and the use of accounting technologies.
Assist in managing internal and external audits working closely with VP of Finance for Corporate Accounting and the Corporate Controller.
Participate and work closely with the Director of Internal Audit and the VP of Finance on compliance and control initiatives.
Participates in the development, planning, and implementation of division goals and benchmarks; develop and recommend innovative programs, courses, policies, and procedures.
Responsible for setting up and/or directing the setup of all financial platforms.
Coordinates all pre-opening financial activities for new and transitioning hotels.
Coordinate all financial systems set-ups (PMS/POS, Sage, etc.) and training.
Manage training of hotel accounting staff and relevant department heads on accounting policies/procedures and systems.
Monitor and evaluate training program’s effectiveness, success and ROI periodically and report on them.
Update, design and develop training programs to support hotel accounting strategic plans and business objectives.
Maintain a keen understanding of training trends, developments and best practices.
Assist in the development and modification of Financial SOP's.
Lead and mentor Transition Controllers to ensure the proper training & development is implemented at the time of on-boarding hotel controllers.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Balance Sheet Reconciliations
Payroll, Income Audit
Microsoft Excel, Office Experience - General
Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Administrative Writing Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related discipline – REQUIRED, or 10+ years of commensurate experience in industry
- 10 years of management and leadership development – REQUIRED
- Hospitality industry experience - REQUIRED
- CPA or CHAE Certification Preferred
- Previous Property Controller experience required
- Previous Corporate Office experience required
- Travel Requirements: 50%. This is a remote position.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.