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Director of Finance

Company: Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Your new career is just a few clicks away! As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents 1,400 hotels in 49 states and 20 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our 60,000 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. Aimbridge Hospitality is the largest third-party hotel management company with upscale, independent and branded hotels across the Unites States, the Caribbean, and Canada. Evolution Hospitality, based in San Clemente, California, manages a carefully curated portfolio of distinct and stylish lifestyle, boutique, independent and soft-branded assets in key urban markets across the country. 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 1100 Arlington, VA 22202 Aimbridge Hospitality - 5851 Legacy Circle, Suite 400, Plano, TX 75024 - 972-952-0200 Posted Date 3 months ago (10/15/2020 4:35 PM) ID 2020-14958 Location US-LA-New Orleans Category Accounting & Finance Type Regular Status Full-Time 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. Ensuring financial controls accurate reporting and profitability is a big job and not for the faint of heart but you will not be alone. This position is a high-profile Executive Committee position. Exempt associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities. 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 Surrounded by a city chock full of history, Windsor Court Hotel invites travelers to make their own memories just steps from the French Quarter. From romance to relaxation to traditional New Orleans celebrations, guests will find the best of all worlds at our award-winning hotel. Rich in style and French-inspired d--cor, our elegant retreat embraces the spirit and hospitality of the city while staying loyal to the luxury guests love.-- Earning four diamonds from AAA and four stars from Forbes, our New Orleans hotel is determined to stay distinguished, just like the city itself. Whether guests are looking to spend their days in the French Quarter or Central Business District - each within walking distance of our front doors - or prefer to lose track of time taking in views from our rooftop pool and exploring our art collection, we'll turn your vacation fantasies into your fondest lifelong memories. Top adventures off with a trip to our spa followed by some sipping and savoring at our award-winning restaurants, lounges and tea room and visitors will start to see why just one stay at Windsor Court Hotel isn't enough.-- Company Overview Explore new opportunities with Aimbridge Hospitality. As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents 1,400 hotels in 49 states and 20 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our 60,000 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.

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