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Director Finance

Company: Aimbridge Hospitality
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary
The Director of Finance is responsible for all activities related to budgeting forecasting profit and loss reporting and account reconciliation for operating and balance sheet accounts for our hotel location. This role directly oversees all accounting activities related to income auditing cashiering accounts payable processing accounts receivable collection tax compliance payroll and month end processing. - This position is a high-profile Executive Committee position. Management-level associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities; for OEM associates overtime does apply and is calculated accordingly.
Exempt managers must customarily and regular direct the work of at least 3 full-time associates or their equivalents. Primary duties must consist of administrative executive or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time. -
Responsibilities
QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Possess a 4-year Bachelor Degree in Finance/Accounting and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a finance leadership position or a 5+ year history of progressive career growth in hotel finance (or in a similar industry)
  • Experience with budgeting forecasting profit and loss reporting and balancing ledgers for operating and balance sheet accounts
  • Aptitude for performing numerical analysis of data and formulating conclusions and/or solutions
  • Ability to use logic to define a problem collect information establish facts draw valid conclusions interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations
  • Proven leadership and coaching skills with a track record of developing a highly motivated and cross trained group of progressive accounting professionals
  • Ability to clearly and concisely present technical subjects
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct effective group meetings and presentations
  • Ability to comprehend and use technical or professional language either written or spoken to communicate complex ideas
  • Superior Computer skills: Microsoft Office POS/PMS systems and the ability to create maintain and analyze data in Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including days evenings weekends holidays and extended hours based on business needs
  • Supervises and leads the professional development a dynamic finance team
  • Demonstrate Leadership and Strategic Decision Making
  • Thinks creatively and practically to develop execute and implement business strategies
  • Utilizes effective interpersonal and communication skills to lead influence and drive the performance of others
  • Leads by example by demonstrating honesty and integrity in all business and personnel decisions
  • Leverages strong financial and operational leadership skills to guide the executive team influence property focus areas and to lead own department
  • Communicates complex financial concepts and expectations in a clear manner that drive results
  • Possesses behavioral styles that conveys confidence and commands respect from others
  • Maintains peak performance levels under pressure and in a dynamic work environment

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Verifies the accuracy and timeliness of all finance functions: daily and month end reporting payroll processing income audit accounts payable accounts receivable and cash and credit card management
    • Completes comprehensive month end close to include preparing journal entries and accruals completing cost of sales entries reconciling balance sheet accounts ensuring proper tax reporting and analyzing profit performance
    • Develop and Achieve Financial Goals
    • Creates the annual operating plan that is aligned with the company's strategic direction
    • Provides analytical tools and support to department heads during budget preparation
    • Leads the sales and operations team in creating accurate monthly forecasts that allow the team to react to changes in business levels
    • Implements and upholds business practices that positively support our obsession with having sales driven culture
    • Ensures monthly P&Ls reflect accurate revenues expenses and cost of sales calculations
    • Analyzes daily monthly variances between actual forecasted and budgeted performance
    • Advises GM and executive team on existing and upcoming financial and operational issues
    • Analyzes financial data and operational and market trends to identify opportunities for improvement
    • Leads the property in developing and maintaining a strong labor culture that maximizes productivity performance
    • Facilitates monthly P&L reviews to uncover challenges opportunities and trends
    • Manages capital expense budget and reconciles expenditures monthly
    • Ensures strong accounting and operational controls to safeguard assets and maximize profits
    • Oversees internal and city audit processes
    • Manages the accurate collection posting and reconciliation of occupancy taxes sales taxes and transient marketing district (TMD)fees
    • Reconciles balance sheet accounts monthly and ensures totals are supported by appropriate documentation
    • Provides continuous direction to and education of the operational team in all areas related to finance financial reports internal controls labor management payroll month end reconciliation P&L performance etc.
    • Fosters strong professional relationships with the entire management group by providing direct counsel and feedback that positively impacts the performance of the business and sharpens the financial acumen of the team
    • Conducts ongoing coaching and annual reviews to influence positive team development
    • Cross trains team members to support successful department operations
    • Sets high standards for performance and holds the team accountable for results
    • Supports and brings to life the property's core values and service culture

      Property Details
      Embrace the Southern California sunshine and take a stroll on the sandy beach before returning to your upscale accommodations at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot. Our luxury oceanfront hotel offers oversized, pet-friendly rooms with sleek marble bathrooms, plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, ample desks and Wi-Fi access. Gaze out over the ocean or enjoy views of the Santa Monica cityscape from your private balcony before taking a short walk to the beach, the Pier or the 3rd Street Promenade. After exploring the area, indulge in delectable dining at one of our hotel's popular on-site restaurants. Take a refreshing dip in our sparkling outdoor pool or splash in the nearby surf. For those hosting business or special events in Santa Monica, our hotel offers 11 elegant indoor and outdoor venues with cutting-edge technology, dedicated event planners and a professional catering team. Whether you are in town for work or play, we look forward to welcoming you to JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot.
      Company Overview
      As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in all 50 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.
      Benefits
      After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

      • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
      • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
      • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
      • Paid Time Off
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • 401k Retirement Plan

Keywords: Aimbridge Hospitality, Santa Monica , Director Finance, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Monica, California

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