Complex Assistant Director Of Finance - Southernmost Beach Resort And The Marker

Highgate Hotels Key West , FL 33040

Posted 3 weeks ago

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate's portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

Location

Located in historic Old Town, Southernmost Beach Resort expands over 6 acres on a serene part of the island with Atlantic Ocean front views, gorgeous Key West architecture, and all the amenities you desire in a beach resort. Just a short walk or bike ride from Key West's boutique shops, art galleries, eclectic restaurants, and non-stop nightlife, the resort spans over two city blocks and offers guest rooms that are located within easy reach of both the beach and world-famous Duval Street.

Employment Status

Full-Time

Overview

The Assistant Controller / Assistant Director of Finance will supervise and coordinate the Accounting Operations in the hotel to ensure accurate, timely and consistent reporting in accordance with policies and procedures, GAAP and federal, state and local laws and regulations. Assist and support the Controller in maintaining control over income, expenses and the assets and liabilities of the hotel. Position is responsible for the daily operation of Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Income Journal, General Cashiering, Taxes and internal controls. May recommend and implement operational changes.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise the Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cashier and Night Audit employees; interview, recommend hiring, train, develop, empower, schedule, coach and counsel, recommend and conduct performance and salary reviews, resolve problems, provide open communications and recommend discipline and termination, as appropriate.

  • Supervise the daily accounting operations ensuring compliance with the SOPs and LSOPs, GAAP, Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

  • Analyze and reconcile all general ledger accounts and bank statements to ensure financial information is available and accurate.

  • Prepare financial statements and reports to ensure accurate, timely information is available for management.

  • Assist in the compilation and preparation of the annual budget, forecasts, taxes and other financial reports to provide support thus ensuring accurate, timely information is available for management and owners.

  • Train, monitor and coordinate the implementation and maintenance of financial and cash controls and information flow throughout the other departments in the hotel to ensure compliance, accurate records and minimize liabilities, losses and expenses.

  • Resolve problems and ensure maintenance of the accounting systems and equipment to ensure smooth operations.

  • Analyze and be familiar with tenants, leases and rent reports and ensure hotel is in compliance with hotel leases and management contracts.

  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Controller in his/her absence.

Qualifications

  • 2 - 4 years of hotel accounting experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Requires knowledge of all the functions performed by the subordinate reporting directly or indirectly to the Hotel Controller.

  • Requires advanced knowledge of the accounting, finance and hospitality professions. Requires experiential knowledge for management of people and complex problems.

  • Requires ability to analyze activities or information involving some original data manipulation or interpretation to arrive a logical conclusion.

  • Requires the ability to make decisions guided by established policies and procedures.

  • Requires the ability to communicate so as to provide information and services, supervisory skills

  • Familiar with Oracle in Accounting System

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