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Director of Hotel Accounting (Centralized Services)

Posted July 19, 2021

Crestline Hotels & Resorts
Fairfax, VA
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Overview

The Director of Hotel Accounting (Centralized Services) is responsible for assisting in supervising an accounting team of approximately 8 employees and is responsible for overseeing the accounting function for approximately 20-30 select service hotels.  Successful individual will need a strong background in centralized accounting, have a strong understanding of select service/focused service accounting processes, be able to implement policies and practices to streamline processes and maximize efficiencies.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the centralized accounting team, providing ongoing training, supervision and performance feedback.
  • Responsible for the team’s completion of the monthly closing process to ensure reporting deadlines are met as required by the corporate office and management agreements.
  • Responsible for the team’s completion of cash disbursements and reconciliations.
  • Responsible for the team’s completion of all balance sheet reconciliations, including periodic reviews.
  • Responsible for the team’s timely completion of all reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for conducting semi-annual office audits to maintain a strong internal controls and ensure compliance.
  • Responsible for ensuring successful internal audit, external audits and SOX compliance.
  • Responsible for maintaining excellent relations with ownership groups, corporate office, hotel staff, and outside firms/vendors
  • Responsible for attending ownership meetings as required.
  • Must be able to balance accounting knowledge with effective leadership skills in strategic planning regarding staff, process improvements, and system enhancements.
  • Assist Vice President of Hotel Accounting & Finance, Vice President of Centralized Accounting and Chief Operating Officer in short and long term strategy planning to assist hotels in achieving budgeted results.
  • Responsible in providing assistance to the General Managers in forecasting and budgeting.
  • Review analysis of accounting activities, costs, operations, and forecast data in relation to property and company goals.
  • Responsible for directly performing duties of team members when required due to vacancy or extended leaves.

Qualifications

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in a centralized accounting environment as a Director or in an Area position with oversight of a team

Other Requirements:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and other applicable programs
  • Proven administrative and leadership skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to perform multiple tasks and maintain flexibility with priorities
  • Proficiency in training, coaching and counseling abilities
  • Proven ability to manage resources effectively
  • Proven ability to effectively identify and solve problems within specified time constraints
  • Demonstrated proficiency to objectively analyze and prioritize complex challenges
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required along with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Knowledgeable with current hospitality accounting procedures and GAAP
  • Ability in building strong relationships with other disciplines throughout the company
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from all stakeholders
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to multi-task

Working Conditions:

  • Minimal Travel required
  • Position based in Fairfax, VA

EEO/AA Employer Disclosure

Crestline Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status.
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About this Employer

Crestline Hotels & Resorts

3950 University Drive
Suite 301
Fairfax, VA 22030

(571) 529-6100

Corporate Office

www.crestlinehotels.com

Careers and Job Opportunities for Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC

Trust, collaboration and powerful partnerships are the keystones to Crestline Hotels & Resorts success. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, and with hotels and resorts in 28 states and the District of Columbia, Crestline is ranked as a top 10 hotel management company. Since its creation in 2000, the company has been a preferred partner of the major hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental Hotel Group, Starwood and Hyatt.

Using its team approach to developing and implementing industry leading Best Practices, Crestline raises the bar for management innovation. Crestline's leadership operates under the premise that "The cornerstone of our business success is forging strong relationships - with our owners, with our associates, and within the communities in which we operate."

Crestline is a team of dedicated hospitality professionals who, each day, make it their top priority to provide excellent guest service while enjoying what they do. They are passionate and prideful about their work and do it with a smile. They respect each other and value being part of an exceptional group of people who are motivated and committed to success and service. Crestline offers opportunities for all employees regardless of their position. Whether you are a room attendant, front desk agent, entry level or senior level manager, if you are passionate about learning and embracing new challenges, you can grow with us throughout your career. In fact, we enjoy one of the industry's highest retention rates and on average, 30% of our positions are filled through promotions and internal referrals. We also provide a comprehensive benefit and leave package.

The hospitality industry is one of the largest employers in the U.S. and we like to think Crestline is one of the best places to enjoy a hospitality career. We believe in growing our talent and offer tuition reimbursement, opportunities to learn through cross-training and development programs, and a variety of ways to enhance your career within the Company. Crestline is growing and we invite you to come be part of our success.