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Analyst, Hotel Finance

posted November 18, 2017

Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Arlington, VA
349758 l

About This Job

You wake up ready and excited to greet a day full of numbers and spreadsheets. You get a rush when you successfully complete that latest financial statement to the penny. You enjoy digging in and analyzing variances…each one is like figuring out a puzzle to you. You love it when your analysis helps with the ability to make smart and informed business decisions. The day promises to be busy and you love being productive. We sure can use your enthusiasm and keen eye for detail as an Analyst, Hotel Finance with Interstate Hotels & Resorts!

As part of the corporate Hotel Finance Team, duties of the hotel finance analyst will include: the review of financial statements, forecast and analysis for the division. The individual will perform weekly and monthly reporting and analysis, for all hotels in the division along with the system maintenance required to maintain the integrity of the reporting. The individual will effectively manage complicated projects, collaborate with other departments and operate effectively in a fast pace and dynamic environment.


  • Analyze operating performance of the division by regions, brands, ownership, location and other areas to determine costs and structure of each. This function requires a general understanding of hotel operating metrics (ADR, Occ and RevPAR) and a basic knowledge of the profit and loss statement (Revenues, Expenses, GOP, NOI).
  • Identify and explain budget variance analysis identifying root causes and key performance issues critical to division performance.
  • Manage weekly and monthly reporting processes and deliverables including the enhancement of processes and procedures supporting the department’s functions. Work with finance organization team members on understanding and simplifying reporting solutions provided to distributed and mobile work force.
  • Perform system administration (TM1)( Cognos) and data governance duties required to manage changes in hotel population and associated attributes.This function requires a detailed oriented individual with an ability to organize, document, and execute a disciplined approach to problem solving in an environment seeking more structure and accuracy.
  • Complete special projects and ad hoc analyses for executive team and other departments.

Knowledge and Skills:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, finance, business or real estate required.

Experience: Three (3) plus years of experience in hospitality consulting, financial analysis, feasibility, business case valuation, development, asset management or similar function preferred. Hotel operational experience preferred, but not required.

Skills and Abilities:        

  • Knowledge of the lodging and/or real estate industries.
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.Specifically, exceptional knowledge of financial modeling, TM1 or Cognos experience required.
  • Strong analytical thought process.
  • Capable of adding structure, documentation and discipline to weekly and monthly reporting and system administration processes.
  • Possess excellent listening skills and the ability to execute plans while working independently or in a team environment.
  • Deductive reasoning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Highly effective research skills.
  • Well-organized, self-starter.
  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task.
  • Respectful of deadlines.

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About This Employer

Interstate Hotels & Resorts

4501 N. Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22203

Corporate Office

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Our Experience. Your Success.®

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the leading global hotel management company. Hotel owners, developers and guests discover the Interstate difference in our 425 hotels, resorts and conference centers with nearly 75,000 rooms located throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

Our rich history spanning more than 55 years of innovation, consistency and success is unmatched in the hospitality industry, making Interstate the preferred hotel management company of major global brands. It also allows our associates to consistently deliver results for real estate investors, ownership groups, publicly-traded REITs, privately held companies, and private equity funds today and in the bright future to come.

Interstate, from startup to stardom

From relatively humble beginnings in 1960, Interstate Hotels & Resorts has evolved to become a leader in the hospitality industry. Once the owners of a single property in Erie, Pennsylvania, we’ve expanded internationally and are now recognized as the leading U.S.-based third-party hotel management company. Along the way, we’ve forged partnerships with major brands in the industry and earned a reputation for high-quality, performance based operations.

Our Vision

To be the leading, independent, multinational hotel operator.

Our Mission

To be the leading, independent multinational hotel operator by creating a rewarding work experience for all of our associates, providing exceptional guest service, and generating superior returns for our owners and co-owners.

Our Values

We didn't just stumble upon our success. Since the beginning, we've believed in delivering excellence by living our core values. It's these values that got us to where we are today and will guide us into the future. If you share these same values you will be a great fit for the Interstate team.

  • INTEGRITY: Strive to do the right thing and display honesty and fairness in all words and actions.
  • TEAMWORK: Consistently identify opportunities to assist your fellow associates.
  • RESPECT: Promote diversity and treat others with mutual trust and respect.
  • EXCELLENCE: Make a difference by delivering exceptional service and performing beyond expectations.
  • INNOVATION: Constantly create new ideas and improve on ways of doing things.
  • COMMUNICATION: Be a leader in your hotel regardless of your position and encourage open communication.
  • SERVICE: Be of service to our guests, our communities, and to each other.