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We are looking for an Accounting Manager that will manage staff and day-to-day operations including payroll, accounts payable & receivable, general cashiering, and taxes. The Accounting Manager manages responsibilities in alignment with senior management, Company policies and procedures, brand standards and local, state and national regulations. Responsible for quality service, meeting/exceeding financial and service goals and managing within approved plans and objectives. Contributes to and recommends budget, capital expenditures, inventory controls, asset protection, business plans, and short and long term planning. Reports, investigates and resolves violations to internal controls, policies, procedures, standards and regulations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Guest Satisfaction – Manage Accounting in compliance with policies, procedures, standards and regulations. Manage staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage while managing the department budget. Train and motivate associates to have positive and effective guest relations skills. Ensure staff compliance with all guest service basics such as uniforms, name tags and proper guest greeting. Ensure timely response to guest needs. Resolve guest complaints as appropriate to maintain guest satisfaction. Regularly review service scores to identify areas needing improvement and implement appropriate changes. Be knowledgeable on hotel facilities, services and the city to assist guests as appropriate.
Human Resources – In conjunction with the Human Resources department, recruit, hire, train, coach, counsel, resolve conflicts, discipline and terminate staff as appropriate through fair treatment and in compliance with Company policies and procedures. Clearly communicate to associates the standards of performance and their role in contributing to individual and team success. Administer and ensure all required training occurs including orientation, safety, fire, and blood-borne pathogen. Prepare and conduct associate performance and salary reviews in a timely manner and in accordance with Company guidelines. Ensure staff compliance with internal controls, policies, procedures, standards and regulations. Insist on a work environment that is free from harassment. Promote the hotel as an employer of choice in the community.
Profitability – Contribute to and recommend budget, capital expenditures, inventory controls, asset protection, business plans, and short/long term planning. Manage within approved plans and objectives. If necessary, develop action steps to correct any expense problems. Prepare, review and reconcile daily postings, accruals, various general ledger accounts and bank statements to ensure accurate financial information Analyze accounting entries and contribute to issuing accurate and timely financial statements, forecasts, and other reports. Review and monitor internal control procedures. Report, investigate and resolve violations to policies, procedures and regulations. Review vendors, products and bills to ensure procurement of top quality products at minimum prices. Submit recommendations to senior management on internal controls, policies and procedures improvements.
Life Safety/Risk Management – Assist the General Manager with hotel life safety. Manage and promote an accident prevention program to minimize liabilities and related expenses. Manage staff compliance with appropriate sanitary, safety, security and emergency policies, procedures, standards and regulations. Ensure staff is proficient in and compliant with sanitary, safety, security and emergency procedures. Notify senior management of any potential liability and propose proper course of action to prevent the hotel from incurring any such liability. Recommend additional safeguards as appropriate. Practice safe work habits.
Asset Management - Walk the operations daily to identify issues and to speak with and listen to associates. Ensure cleanliness and preventative maintenance programs are in place to protect assets and maintenance problems are promptly reported to Engineering through proper channels. Submit recommendations for changes and improvements to senior management. Work collaboratively with the Corporate Office to ensure Company assets are accurately tracked. Ensure associates are properly trained in the use and maintenance of Company assets.
Leadership – Effectively and efficiently manage the staff, day-to-day operations and services. Keep abreast of brand standards and the competition's products and strengths to continually improve revenues and profit margins while maintaining quality. Use business/management knowledge, applications in the industry, and experiences to provide leadership, both internally and externally, to assist senior management in positioning the hotel as a market leader. Be a coach with a positive attitude on a daily basis. Implement, manage and comply with Company policies, practices and programs. Ensure compliance with brand standards and local, state and national regulations. Ensure optimal levels of quality service and hospitality are provided to guests. Regular and timely attendance with high standards of personal behavior, appearance and grooming including wearing the proper nametag when working.
Communication – Ensure all communication containing Company, hotel, brand and guest information is consistent with privacy policies, practices and regulations. Maintain a consistent professional and positive attitude when communicating with guests and associates. Maintain effective two-way communications that crosses departmental lines. Approach all encounters and actions with guests and associates in a friendly, service oriented manner. Conduct regular meetings with staff to provide organizational information and educate associates on changes and activities. Communicate Accounting activities and plans with peers and superiors to obtain appropriate consultation, guidance and approval.
Administration – Compile and analyze various corporate reports and property reports to provide management with accurate information and to comply with corporate policies and procedures as well as government laws and regulations. Complete all required and requested reporting in a timely and accurate manner. Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned. Participate in task forces and committees as requested. As requested, assist with the preparation of the annual hotel budget and forecasts.
A getaway to Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown offers all-suite hotel accommodations, smart amenities and an ideal location in the Brandywine Valley. Guests can relax and recharge in our spacious suites, stay connected in our Link@Sheraton business and networking hub or find their balance in our 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Center. Food & Beverage is available morning, afternoon and evening at Basil Bar & Grill or guests can venture out and discover the many nearby restaurants and shops in downtown Wilmington.
Our hotel is well-placed near tour local points of interest like Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens; we're also a short distance away from downtown Philadelphia and the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies, rendering our hotel an inspired choice for business travel to the area.