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Staff Accountant

posted February 14, 2017

The Lakefront Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
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About This Job

The Lakefront, Anchorage hotel (formerly the Millennium Hotel) is recruiting for full time, Staff Accountant to join our team. At the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel we strive to deliver a memorable experience for our guests. Situated on the shores of scenic Lake Spenard, one mile from Anchorage International Airport and four miles from downtown Anchorage, the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore the many wonders Alaska has to offer. The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel boasts 248 newly remolded rooms’ and three outstanding food and beverage outlets.

The role of the Accounting Coordinator is to assist in processing billing for Hotel guests and functions, accurately and timely in accordance with Millennium & Copthorne policy and ensures all accounts are current.  Assists Accounting Department to ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial data.  Takes ownership in performing responsibilities, in an effective and efficient manner.

The successful applicant will work closely with other departments assisting them in collecting on accounts and follow up with our guests regarding their accounts.  In, addition this position will be a supportive role for the accounting department and assist as needed.

If you enjoy doing a variety of tasks in an environment that is relaxed but takes pride in their work environment and appreciates their staff this is the job for you!

The Lakefront offers a very competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision. Plus a 401k with an employer contribution.  The successful applicant must be able to pass a drug test and background check.

A career with us will be a rewarding one because we aim for a collaborative culture of excellence. Our Associates take pride in the work they do and, in return, we take pride in them. We know that great teamwork lies at the heart of our success and of our guests’ satisfaction. We set high expectations for our Associates, based on the Millennium core values of mutual respect, honesty, innovation and accountability and will provide you with opportunities to grow, both professionally and personally.

Job overview

As our Staff Accountant, you will be assisting in the accurate and timely processing of billing for hotel guests and functions.

What you can help us do: Balance accounts and assist with ensuring compliance of internal and corporate policies.

 

What you will be doing

Your every day:

  • Prepare daily accounts receivable work. 
  • Reconcile daily front desk interface posting to include guestrooms and all restaurant/bar, all credit card charges. 
  • Prepare refunds and rebate adjustments; Prepare journal entries for adjustments; Prepare special billings; Prepare and process month end journal entries and reports as requested by Accounting Manager and Director of Finance.
  • Apply payments /advance deposits from guest to their accounts, including web prepayments.
  • Balance Group Billings and mail them within 72 hours.
  • Completes daily income audit and journals; reviews own work and ensures their accuracy prior to submitting for review.
  • Responsible for recording and reviewing credit card and batch processes, collections and daily cash and credit card reconciliations.
  • Credit management of current and new applicants; weekly reporting, collections, and bad debt; Review and research credit balances.
  • Assists with bi-weekly payrolls and works closely with Accounting Manager regarding accuracy of payroll and final checks.
  • Addresses guest questions and follows through within 24 hours while maintaining an open line of communication between guests, employees and management.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities asked by Accounting Manager and Director of Finance based upon departmental needs.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance coming to his/her attention, so corrective action could be taken when appropriate.
  • Make sure all accounts receivable and income journal files are scanned and kept in storage compliance with the hotels established retention period.

 

Requirements

What you need to perform this job successfully:

  • A.S or B.S degree in Accounting/Finance preferred; or Minimum 1 year accounting experience, hotel experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting operations to include all aspects such as, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, books in accordance to GAAP, etc.
  • Ability to deal effectively with guest and employee concerns in a friendly and positive manner.  This involves listening to the nature of the concern, demonstrating empathy with the customer and providing positive and proactive solutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior experience in one or more of the following financial accounting systems preferred Great Plains, SAGE, SAP, Oracle, etc.
  • Prior experience in hotel systems preferred (i.e. Micros, Opera, etc.).
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About This Employer

The Lakefront Anchorage

4800 Spenard Road

Anchorage, AK 99517

Telephone (907) 243-2300

248 Room Hotel

www.millenniumhotels.com

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About the Hotel

Set on the shore of Lake Spenard next to Lake Hood, The Lakefront Anchorage has daily flightseeing and fishing pickups from its own dock, from which you can also gaze at floatplanes with the majestic Chugach Mountains behind. Getting here is a breeze. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a mile away and downtown Anchorage is just four miles out. Our lodge-style hotel is for adventure seekers and business travelers alike, with 248 guest rooms, welcoming hospitality, comfortable amenities and 5,000 sq ft (465 sq m) of event space. Take in your Last Frontier adventure and try our bison burgers or jumbo king crab legs paired with an icy pint of Alaskan Amber.