Four Seasons Hotel Houston is seeking an Assistant Director of Finance with experience providing exceptional service.
Join a diverse and talented team in Downtown Houston!
Located in the heart of Houston, Four Seasons Houston's backyard provides easy access to the best of what the city has to offer while perfectly capturing the energy and culture of Houston. Prideful Texan hospitality from passionate employees set the tone in this intimate gathering place where personalized service creates epic memories for every guest. From the expansive pool area to the buzzy tables of our Italian restaurant, Quattro, and our all-new Bayou & Bottle lobby bar, the Hotel is the only place where you can find gatherings of greatness.
Who we are
With 105 hotels in 43 countries, Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalized 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified by its employees people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service.
We pride ourselves on the commitment to the Golden Rule philosophy, and because of our employee-centric approach, we are honored to have been named by our employees to Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the 20th consecutive year, by which we proceeded to earn the recognition as a "Great Place to Work Legend." We also consistently earn global recognition as an employer of choice, hiring and developing local talent in every location where we operate.
Key Elements of the Job include, but are not limited to:
To assist the Director of Finance in the administration of all financial aspects of the hotel and apartment operations
To ensure that all local and corporate policies and procedures are observed
Hold monthly department meetings with Accounting Staff to ensure communication and address any issues that are affecting the team
Participate in and develop staff training programs in order to minimize staff turnover and maintain high morale. Particular emphasis should be given to those individuals qualifying for future advancement
Meet with the Director of Finance on a regular basis to communicate all accounting activities and results of the Accounting office meeting or any other related issues
Thoroughly understand and possess a working knowledge of the Accounting & Finance Manual
Excellent understanding of Month-End Process including, but not limited to, preparation of financial statements, accruals and journal entries, maintain reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Great attention to detail along with a continuous innovation of daily working of the Finance team under the direction of the Director of Finance.
Prepare Daily Cash Position report and maintain the highest level of investment of excess funds in accordance with corporate guidelines as prescribed in the Accounting & Finance Manual.
Assist the Director of Finance in preparation of all budgets and forecasts.
Excellent understanding of the current Edition of USALI.
Prepare or oversee the preparation of all local, state and federal tax returns and other reporting (including 80-20 rule reporting) on a timely basis.
Ensure rent expense is calculated accurately per the terms of the Management Agreement, Leasehold Agreement or Easement Agreement and that payments are made or the outstanding liability for the rent accrual exists and is accurate.
Ensure the outstanding liability for all revenue/profit related fees (i.e. Management Fees, Incentive Fees, Marketing Fees, Advertising Fees, and Royalty Fees) is accurate and complies with the respective Management Agreement(s).
Ensure electronic payments have the signatory of a member of Group B on each individual page and the initials of a member of Group A and both members of Group A and B sign the Batch Total of the payment run.
Ensure accurate exchange rates in Financial Reporting are applied to the local currency (where applicable) and valued in the currency stipulated in the Management Agreement.
Ensure post-departure credit card credit allowances are performed only by accounting and all such allowances are reviewed and signed per the SR-5 by Director of Finance or Assistant Director of Finance and all "Unmatched Credits" reports provided by credit card processing company are reviewed/scrutinized by DOF monthly and retained by the Director of Finance.
Approve all journal entries with supporting documentation (as appropriate) and ensure all non-standard, non-recurring entries are countersigned by Director of Finance.
Ensure the system is set up to prevent month end closing without all journal entries being posted, updated or otherwise entered into the General Ledger.
Ensure that monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts are prepared and all bank reconciliations are countersigned by Director of Finance on a monthly and on a quarterly basis; Director of Finance approves all reconciliations paying special attention to reconciling items.
Coordinate and facilitate external and internal audits.
As required, have a working knowledge of residential (or other entity) accounting procedures and how it affects the hotel's financials.
Continuously strive for improvement of processes and efficiency.
Perform other duties as assigned
Four Seasons is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To access the 'EEOC is The Law' Information poster please visit this website - http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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