Hotel Senior Finance Manager (Bethesda)
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 (ie, 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.