Hotel Senior Finance Manager (Bethesda)

Recruiter
Benchmark Hospitality
Location
Gaithersburg
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Apr 2019
Closes
21 Apr 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
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.
Qualifications:
* 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.