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Night Auditor / Cook

posted October 11, 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Fort Scott
Fort Scott, KS
795436 l

About This Job

One Lodging Now Part Of Aimbridge Hospitality

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The Cook is responsible for maintaining, setting up, food production and quality control of all food items prepared in the kitchen.  Additional duties include inventory and ordering of all diner related items.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare all food items according to standard recipe/prep cards, and as specified on guest check, to ensure consistency of product.
  • Check and control the proper storage of product, checking on portion control, especially in specific cuts of meat, to maintain quality product.
  • Clean work area, equipment, storage and refrigeration areas. Involves bending, kneeling, and stretching to reach all areas in order to comply with health department regulations for sanitation and storage.
  • Set up preparation of food items for production for the shift.
  • Receive inventory and store food from vendors. This includes having the ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise move or push, goods weighing a maximum of 60 lbs. Read and verify quantity, weight, pricing and quality of the product received.
  • Prepare and place orders for supplies and food items.
  • Read and employ math skills to follow recipes for production of banquet and group meals as well as individual orders.

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The Night Auditor will ensure that the highest standards for accuracy are maintained throughout the Front Office with respect to the posting nightly guest room and incidentals charges and balancing of accounts. The Night Auditor is responsible for closing out financial transactions for the day, and for re-setting accounts for the subsequent day.

As the lead staff member on the overnight shift, the Night Auditor will support the breakfast team by assisting with early morning set-up, and will attend to guest needs throughout the evening such as performing check-ins and check-outs, taking guest room reservations, answering calls that come through the switchboard and responding to a variety of guest requests.

This position requires basic knowledge of accounting operations, as well as exceptional mathematic and computing skills, plus exceptional multi-tasking ability and leadership capabilities for taking charge and problem-solving in the absence of a manager on duty. Attendance and punctuality is extremely important to the overall success of our daily operations and is considered an essential function of this job.

Core Accountabilities

  • Follow all established procedures to audit shift closings for all Front Office staff, including personally closing the overnight shift and completing corresponding audit summaries.
  • Produce and distribute accurate and timely financial reports with supporting documents.
  • Follow all established procedures to maintain and post daily balance of all house accounts, including running preliminary reconciliations, detailed transactions and final reports.
  • Identify and correct any discrepancies to achieve a perfect balance on all accounts.
  • Transmit credit card batches.
  • Perform nightly backup of server.
  • Prepare express checkout folios and deliver to guest rooms.
  • Enter wake-up calls, as requested.
  • Straighten, maintain and clean the lobby, bathrooms and other public spaces as needed.
  • Perform all Guest Service Agent functions as required, to include booking room reservations, assisting late-night arrivals and early departures with check-in and check-out, answering phone calls, notifying guests of messages and delivering requested items and supplies to guest rooms.
  • Respond to guest issues and complaints and alert appropriate management staff, as needed.
  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; Remain aware and alert of any suspicious persons or activity throughout shift.
  • Report and follow up on any maintenance issues or safety hazards.
  • Support breakfast team by assisting with opening duties, as necessary.
  • Communicate all pertinent shift information to General Manager and other staff.

Required Attributes

  • 1-2 years of previous hotel Front Office experience, with previous cash-handling experience and a knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Must possess exceptional mathematic skills, with ability to solve simple to complex equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division.
  • Proficiency with Hilton property management system (PMS) is distinct plus.
  • Must have the ability to successfully work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional service orientation, with keen ability to focus and deliver on guest needs.
  • Reliable and responsible character, with exceptional follow up and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate, both verbally and in written form.
  • Computer literacy, with ability to easily navigate database, browser, email, document and spreadsheet applications and related programs.
  • Ability to adhere to expectations and standards for friendliness, speed, quality and efficiency.
  • Willingness and ability to support fellow team members in reaching departmental goals.
  • Ability to work effectively as an independent contributor, and as a part of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage numerous priorities within a fast-paced and frequently-changing environment.
  • Must be able to move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance.
  • Must be able to reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time.

About This Employer

Travelodge by Wyndham Fort Scott

2505 US 69 Fort Scott
Fort Scott, KS 66701

(620) 955-4283

70 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

Conveniently located off US-69, our non-smoking property offers amenities to enhance every adventure, including free WiFi, a 24/7 diner, fitness center, and outdoor pool. Guests can spend a restful night in rooms designed to block out disruptive light and sound. Four miles from Fort Scott Municipal Airport (FSK) and 98 miles from Kansas City International Airport (MCI), we offer easy access to Fort Scott National Historic Site and Gunn Park. 

Penny’s Diner

We offer comfort food cravings 24/7 at this convenient onsite diner. The 1950s-style eatery serves up American favorites such as burgers, meatloaf, sundaes, and milkshakes—all made from scratch.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

At Aimbridge Hospitality, bigger really is better!  Now is a great time to join Aimbridge, the largest hotel management company in North America.  Currently with approximately 30,000 Associates and a diverse portfolio of more than 800 hotels and resorts, we are continuing to grow and expand!  Scale means opportunity, and here’s what that looks like at Aimbridge:

  • Culture – At Aimbridge we have high expectations for results and performance. That’s why we value passionate and service minded people who love to be challenged and who desire opportunities to directly contribute to the overall success of the Company.
  • Careers – We invest in training, technology, and talent. Through a collaborative and supportive approach, Aimbridge can take you where you want to go!  When you join Aimbridge, your professional network will instantly expand.  You’ll become part of industry history as Aimbridge Hospitality secures its place as not only the largest third-party manager of hotels and resorts, but also the best!
  • Community – Being good corporate citizens is something we take seriously at Aimbridge. Impact and connection is what it’s all about!  We engage internally and externally in a variety of ways to make a positive difference for each other, and within our local communities.