Staff Accountant

20 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Company Description

Are you interested in joining one of the largest and fastest growing hotel companies in the Northeast United States? Do you want to join an organization that recognizes your contributions and hard work? Do you want to be part of a company where you have the ability to develop and grow your career? If so, then look no further than Colwen Hotels!

At Colwen Hotels, we are on the lookout to engage the best and brightest hospitality professionals in the industry to join our incredibly service–driven and focused team. Our award–winning properties are made up of passionate, dedicated and energetic individuals who provide exceptional service to both our guests and their fellow associates. We approach each and every day with a "can do" attitude and what we like to call "stick–to–itiveness" that provides a level of service that creates memorable experiences for our guests. Equally as important, Colwen Hotels is committed to sustainability, responsibility and stewardship in the communities where we work and grow.

Colwen Hotels is part of a fully integrated organization that designs, builds, owns and manages branded and independent hotels in markets across the Northeast. With more than twenty operating hotels and nearly twenty more in various stages of construction and development, it is a very exciting time to join our team!

Job Description

?????????????????? We are in search of an engergetic, detail oriented Staff Accountant to join our growing accounting team. In this role you would be responsible for daily accounting tasks, including preparing tax documents, updating expense files, performing financial transactions and posting to general ledger, for multiple entities. In addition, you will also carry out relevant administrative duties such as responding to clients and property level questions and handling invoices. Ultimately, you will ensure the organization's finances run smoothly. To be successful in this role, you should have a minimum of 2 years in a related accounting role, hotel accounting would be a plus, work well with multiple priorities, have the abiltiy to work under pressure and be genuine and hospitable. If this sounds like you, this may be just the position you have been looking for.

General Responsibilities:

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Prepare journal entries, sales and use tax returns, and weekly cash analysis
  • Audit and process credit card bills
  • Partner with internal and external resources to ensure property tax payments for all states are made timely.
  • Assist with audit fieldwork for operational and financial audits
  • Reconcile and balance general ledger accounts and bank accounts
  • Identify, research and correct account discrepancies
  • A friendly and open demeanor to assist internal personnel in other departments and locations as well as with hotel personnel to research and resolve issues
  • Maintain balance sheet accounts to record company accrued and prepaid property taxes and other prepaid expenses for specific locations.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and generally accepted accounting practices
  • Prepare, maintain, audit, and distribute statistical, financial, accounting, auditing, or payroll reports and tables.
  • Complete period–end closing procedures and reports as specified.
  • Upload payroll, accrual and re–class entries.
  • Respond to and/or resolve questions, issues, or disputes in an accommodating manor
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets; protect the privacy and security of guests, coworkers and owners
  • Be a strategic business partners to help drive the accurate and timely reporting of key fields that drive spend accruals
  • Coordination of accounting matters with other departments
  • Preparation of schedules for annual and quarterly reviews as required for our external auditors
  • Participating in various special projects involving our enterprise accounting and reporting system
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations when limited procedures exist; assist with documentation/formalization of procedures
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, Accounting preferred
  • 2+ years of accounting experience, public accounting experience
  • Previous hotel accounting experience a plus
  • Experience with multi entity accounting
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Experience with M3 accounting software a plus
  • Team player with great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization
  • Strong multi–tasking abilities, handle multiple priorities and work under pressure
  • Possess the higest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Highly organized, efficient and detail oriented
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