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Senior Assistant Controller

posted September 8, 2019

Donohoe Hospitality Services
Bethesda, MD
767496 l

About This Job

Donohoe Hospitality Services is always looking for the most qualified and experienced professionals in the industry. This position will work primarily out of a DC location with one day a week at a Bethesda, MD location. We invite you to view our current career opportunities and apply.


Position Summary: The Senior Assistant Controller responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operations of hotel’s finance, providing accounting support to accounting supervisors, other managers within the department, and the hotel teams. Utilize accounting and Hotel software programs to process business transactions, like accounts payable, receivables, disbursements, expense vouchers, cash and receipts.

Essential Functions: · Research, track, and resolve accounting problems. · Issue checks for accounts payable. · Record business transactions to the general ledger system. · Support accounting personnel. · Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records. · Provide front desk customer service. · Work with adding machines, calculators, databases and bank accounts. · Function in accordance with established standards, procedures and applicable laws. · Constantly update job knowledge. · Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules on the FAS Software System; provide monthly detail to the Senior Accountant for General Journal entries; insure proper recording of new purchases and disposals. · Assist with payroll system and payroll related items. · Prepare and post journal entries. · Prepare and analyze account reconciliations. · Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure. · Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close. · Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information. · Assist in the daily banking requirements. · Ensure the monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner. · Supports budget and forecasting activities. · Collaborates with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives. · Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy. · Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions. · Responds to inquiries from the managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like. · Work with the Controller to ensure a clean and timely yearend. · Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department. · Provide training to new and existing staff as needed. · Manage the work and development of staff members. · Responsible for maintaining accurate books and subsidiaries. · Prepare monthly reporting package, including comparative reports of GAAP operating results and financial position and variance explanations. · Prepare monthly forecast update, primarily by working closely with GM’s in forecasting their department’s overheads. · Review bank reconciliations, loan schedules, management fees, etc. · Prepare or review Hotel’s Licenses, Business Licenses, personal property tax, Sales and Use tax, Real Estate tax and other government forms. · Assist in preparing the annual corporate budgets. · Support with special projects and workflow process improvements. · Prepare weekly payroll analysis for all departments. · Analyze variances in the monthly Profit and Loss statement. · Cash Flow Analysis. · Participate in weekly executive committee management meeting. · Perform various franchise and hotel related tasks.

Additional Responsibilities: · Adhere to all work rules, procedures and policies established by Donohoe, including, but not limited to, these contained in the employee handbook.

Education and Experience: · BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA preferred · two to five years prior supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area.

Skills and Abilities: · Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures. · Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and financial reports. · Accuracy and attention to detail. · Must be highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data. · Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater than normal departmental pressures. · Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast pace setting. Experience with an accounting system a plus. Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Access and Word. · Strong verbal and written communication skills. · Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required. · Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.


About This Employer

Donohoe Hospitality Services

7101 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

(202) 625-8412

Management Company


Donohoe Hospitality Services, LLC is one of the largest independent hotel management companies in the Washington Metro Area. As direct managers of both full and limited-service hotels under the Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels Groups brands, Donohoe offers an experienced team to support all phases of hotel development and property management. Any with over 2,400 hotel rooms currently representing $600 million in hotel assets, Donohoe Hospitality Services is proudly ranked in the top thirty-five management companies nationally by total revenues. 

As Donohoe Hospitality Services thoroughly understands the business of hotels as investments, we’ve grown to become one of the largest independent hotel management companies in the Washington DC metro area. As part of the Donohoe Companies, which has developed and/or built over fifty hotels representing more than eight thousand guestrooms, Donohoe Hospitality Services has unparalleled resources to support all phases of hotel management and development. Our experienced team is able to provide hotel owners with a smooth and coordinated process beginning with the acquisition phase and continuing through construction, marketing and operation of the hotel. 

Mission: To be an exceptional hotel development and management company that delivers unlimited opportunities for our employees, exemplary service to our guests and extraordinary results for our owners.