Hotel Senior Finance Manager (Bethesda)

Benchmark Hospitality
13 Apr 2019
21 Apr 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
Job Description Summary:
The Senior Finance Manager (specifically Hotel Accounting) to oversee the day–to–day accounting department in a hotel and maintain accounting standards within established policies and procedures. Primary responsibilities include financial analysis and financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting, audit and control, asset and liability reconciliation, working capital and cash control.
Exempt level position; reporting to remote Regional Vice President of Finance and onsite General Manager to support direct management of the Accounting department within a hotel environment.
This individual is a role model of and holds employees accountable to following our Mission, Benchmark Mosaic, Policies and Procedures. Ensures financial, guest and employee satisfaction goals are achieved using sound business practices.
* BS in Accounting or Finance or minimum of four years' experience in hospitality accounting preferred
* Hotel industry experience preferred
* Previous supervisory experience
* Excellent organizations skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi–task
* Reliable oral and written communication skills
* Strong computer skills and knowledge in accounting software applications specifically Microsoft Excel
* Ability to communicate effectively with guests, to all other departments and interdepartmentally while working calmly and effectively in stressful situations
* Punctual, dependable and dedicated to achieving operational excellence
* Discreet, ethical and committed to maintaining a high degree of confidentiality
* Exceptional guest service skills focused on a consistently high service delivery
* Represents a professional demeanor, with a willingness to take ownership and responsibility
Job Description:
Essential job responsibilities:
* Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes and ensures compliance.
* Orients department managers to the accounting function and coaches to effectively manage their departments financial performance.
* On a regular basis reviews the payroll and daily deposits for accuracy.
* Insure proper preparation of all journal entries for closing each accounting period.
* Reconcile bank accounts monthly and Credit Card accounts daily.
* Prepare and file all taxes as required by state, county and local laws and regulations.
* Prepare monthly account reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts.
* Maintain all contracts, leases and other legal and financial records.
* Implement and support property accounting policies and procedures.
* Operate in compliance with all local, state and federal laws and government regulations.
* Communicate clearly with all staff, host ongoing team meetings, and participate in daily manager meetings.
* Ensures department and property goals are achieved through effective communication, leadership and motivation.
* Meets with department regularly to ensure an open line of communication, encourage employee morale and problem solve any employee issues.
* Lead by example and be accountable for the performance of the team.
* Cross–train staff to build a self–sustaining work group
* Complete employee performance appraisals in a timely manner and utilize for feedback, growth and career planning
* Develop and maintain professional departmental service standards
* Monitor the grooming standards of all staff members
* Coaching and counseling as needed to ensure the highest level of execution and performance by all staff members
Shared job responsibilities:
* Assist RVP of Finance in the preparation of the operational budgets and forecast.
* Supports month end activities by working in tandem with RVP of Finance to ensure that the P&L is accurate (i.e., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts) and statements are delivered to appropriate individuals in a timely manner.
* Coordinate cash management needs to include reviewing actual and projected cash flow reporting monthly.