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Financial Controller

Posted June 1, 2021

Sheraton Mahwah Hotel
Mahwah, NJ
A unique opportunity to make a difference as a Financial Controller!

About This Job

Situated in Mahwah at the intersection of Northern NJ and NY, The Sheraton Mahwah a unique as the only high-rise hotel as well as the market leader in the area. Our hotel is convenient to destinations and several local attractions. With spectacular views due the hotel being on the top of a high-rise office building, beautiful rooms and an ideal location – This property is a much sought-after venue for business and social travelers alike.

Who this job will appeal to

This position is for a self starter who provides support to the Corp team and Hotel General Manager in providing continuous leadership and guidance in matters relating to the financial operations of the hotel by providing accurate and timely financial reports towards management decision making processes. Maintaining accurate and practical internal control procedures designed to safeguard owners/investors assets, ensures compliance with all Federal, State, Local regulations. Additional responsibilities as a member of the Exec Committee include participation in planning organizing, directing and coordinating overall hotel activities to ensure an efficient and profitable business operation.

Why you will enjoy this job &  what you will be doing

  • Manages/oversees the accounting function to ensure optimal efficiency of financial operations and adherence to Marriott and Blue Sky Hospitality commitments
  • Directs or prepares all financial information required by accounting department including audit, accounts payable, payroll etc.
  • Prepares hotel financial reports including daily revenue, P&L and supplemental reporting to Corp.
  • Interprets and analyzes monthly financial statements and advises the General Manager.
  • Assist other managers in analyzing statements, distributions, and other financial data.
  • Be able to perform all accounting functions in the event assistance is needed.
  • Able to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high level of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger and collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
  • Able to observe and detect signs of emergency situations. Able to remain calm and alert, during emergency situations and/or heavy hotel activity, serving as a role model for clerks and other associates.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statues and their comparable state and local laws.
  • Analytical approach to problems with regard for detail and accuracy.
  •  Act as Manager on Duty per schedule as needed.
  • Able to make sound business decisions and take action quickly based on previous experience and good judgment.
  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning.
  • Implement company and franchise programs.
  • Manage and oversee all Accounts Receivable functions, including collection calls as needed.
  • Verify credit cards and end of day processes are accurate every night via the Night auditor.
  • Interview, hire, train, develop, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate of staff members. Ensure timely completion of performance appraisals.
  • Verify cash deposits are made timely as needed.
  • Coordinate activities with other hotel departments to facilitate increased levels of communication and guest satisfaction.
  • Resolve customer complaints; anticipate potential problems by reviewing and monitoring complaints, operational issues, business flow and associate performance to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality.
  • Maintain records storage area in compliance with record retention requirements of relevant government agencies.
  • Preparation and knowledge of sales tax returns, as well as any other applicable tax liabilities.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

The ideal candidate for this position  - Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of M3.
  • Prolific in Windows, Excel and MS-Office software operating systems and applications
  • Good working knowledge of systems such as Galaxy, Light Speed PMS, and ADP.
  • Ability to assemble, analyze, understand and present integrated spread sheets and complex technical information to all levels of management.
  • ADP Payroll and Reporting experience is a plus.
  • Effective organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to ensure effective day to day functioning of the hotel.

Where this job could take you:

  • Grow to be a Controller for multiple Hotels


  • Bachelors or higher degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience


  • Four to six years progressive experience in managing Hospitality Accounting operations as a Hotel Controller or Asst. Controller.

Physical Demands 

Some lifting may be required.  This position may require 25%+ or more of time on their feet.


401K, PTO, meals when on duty, Health & Dental Insurance

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules (including Holidays and weekends) to reflect the business needs of the hotel.  In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

*Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.*


About this Employer

Sheraton Mahwah Hotel

1 International Boulevard, Route 17 North
Mahwah, NJ 07495

(201) 529-1660

225 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

The Sheraton Mahwah Hotel is unique in the area as it sits atop a high-rise modern office building offering a great vista of the picturesque rolling hills of Ramapo. Our hotel is located less than 40 minutes from New York City and is convenient to Newark Liberty International Airport. 

We are surrounded by 100 acres of landscaped grounds. The hotel stands out as the only hotel in the area with a covered parking and featuring a temperature-controlled sky-walk to the hotel. 

All our rooms have recently been renovated. Guests enjoy free basic high-speed internet, an indoor heated pool, and fitness room. Relax at our Lobby Bar Lounge, or dine at our Restaurant. 

The hotel has easy access from Route 17, I-287 and the NY State Thruway (I-87). We are a convenient stop on your way to Upstate NY, Westpoint Military Academy, Woodbury Commons Outlets and Westchester County. 

Our hotel is well known as the premier choice as a venue for weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvah's. Our ballroom, meeting spaces and conference rooms make the hotel a convenient choice for Corporate meetings exhibitions and training session