A Chief Accountant provides financial, commercial, and business input into the management of hotel operations through review and recommendations of financial reports.
What will I be doing?
As Chief Accountant, you will provides financial, commercial, and business input into the management of hotel operations, ensuring that financial standards are achieved throughout the hotel and that hotel performance is optimized.
Specifically, a Chief Accountant will perform the following tasks to the highest standards :
Ensure that all hotel, company rules, local and international laws, SOX, GPI's, SOP's and regulations are adhered to, including the timely and accurate reporting of financial information.
Implements Best Practices whenever possible
Completes a daily job check list to ensure compliance and completion of all tasks
Attends meetings to promote communication with Corporate Office, other departments, Owner and all other key stakeholders.
Is sufficiently present in operations, monitoring and interacting with the team on a daily basis.
Creates and maintains UDA's (User Developed Applications - Excel) and ensures automation and integrity of formulas at all times
Prepares Journal entries, ensuring accuracy and clarity in the General Ledger is available for all entries while keeping in compliance with Hilton Chart of Accounts, Hilton Chart of Accounts and Balance Sheet dictionary, Uniform System of Accounts for Lodging Industry (latest edition) and Regional Standards
Compiles all Balance Sheet Account reconciliation, completes own assigned accounts, ensuring that accounts are reflected accurately and with source back up (OnQ, Micros, PDF's, ).
UDA's (Excel) worksheets are to be avoided as much as possible.
Prepares and communicates a month-end summary report of assigned area displaying performance against targets, future planned action and general workload evaluation (e.
g. AR invoices processed by TM, credit limit report / / AP spent by supplier, invoices processed / / GC average daily cash, cash compliance survey, shortages .
Ensures that reports are analyzed in detail and improvement opportunities in accuracy, workflow, efficiency and communication are continuously utilized and integrated in development plans
Maximizes productivity through the use of multi-skilling, multi-tasking and flexible scheduling to meet the departmental goals of the business.
Assists in the preparation of Forecasts, Month-End, Budgets, Capex, Audits and Ad Hoc requests
In the absence of the direct superior, ensures the smooth operation of the Finance department and all assigned policies and procedures are followed.
Focuses on own development of Creativity and Out of the Box thinking and contributions to the overall departmental progression through well defined ideas to drive change and increase efficiency and team satisfaction.
Carries out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Coordinates the month end closing process including ensuring the completeness, timeliness and accuracy of all journal postings, and reviewing the journals prior to approval by Assistant Financial Controller or Director of Finance.
Actively supports and manages superior, colleagues and direct reports, ensures team queries and issues are addressed timely and appropriately with a positive outcome.
Identifies own and direct reports training needs and develops training plans to ensure continuous development of assigned area and related sections.
Minimize skill gaps and follows up monthly to ensure such plans are followed.
Ensures PDR's, PDP's, Induction Plans and x-trainings are completed timely and in a satisfactory manner.
Responsible for the performance, work environment and satisfaction of direct reports. Accountable for GTMS results within their section.
Contributes, provides supports and communicates updates to the GTMS action plan.
Reflects a supportive and welcoming atmosphere within own and to other departments at all times. Considers the need of others while maintaining compliance to hotel procedures
Evaluates and monitors team member job performance and provides training when it is appropriate. Encourages transparent and effective communication within Finance Department and interdepartmental.
What are we looking for?
Chief Accountant serving Hilton brands are always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviors, skills, and values that follow :
SkillsExcellent numerical, communication, presentation and influencing skillsStrong problem solving skills with the ability to proactively identify and prevent potential challengesOrganized and structured with strong focus on Time Management while dealing with multiple tasks and deadlines, focusing on the result and achievement of deadlines
Data analysis skills, identifies trends and reports any variances or issues to the Assistant Financial Director.
Customer service skills, deals with internal and external customers and handles all customer complaints / incident reports in a timely and effective manner.
Team leading skills, supervises other subsections in Finance Department.
AbilityAbility to understand and use assigned financial data and reports and to analyze information logically and statistically and proposes various solutionsAbility to take initiative, identify and priorities to achieve strategic goalsAbility to embrace change, resolve conflicts and develop collaborationAbility for discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
Ability to advocate and implement professional development for self, direct reports and others, including capability to work with peers and other resources to provide development and mentoring opportunities;
includes adherence to organization's standardsAbility to plan, organize, direct, coach, train employeesAbility to work under pressure and meet deadlines while ensuring integrity and accuracy of the work.
Able to provide guidance and support to other team members and to monitor the development of finance team membersAbility to be mobile and relocate.
KnowledgeWorking knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including ability to develop, understand and manipulate spreadsheets.Detailed knowledge of all assigned SOX, GPI's, SOP's, Best practices, Segregation of Duty Matrix and SoftwareDetailed knowledge of all P&L and Balance Sheet accountsDetailed knowledge of House Rules, Hotel Products and Services and Hilton Brand statementsKnowledge of local legislations to ensure the hotel is in compliance with all the stipulations.
Knowledge of all subsections in Finance.
Proficiency in IT knowledge of all internal use software in Hilton.
Understands the standard fire, health and safety regulations to minimize the risk of accidents and workers compensation.