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Posted November 16, 2022

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter
Seattle, WA
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$90k - $105k / Bonus Eligible / Full Benefits

About This Job

Position: Controller

The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport-Southcenter is seeking a dynamic leader to oversee and manage the accounting processes for the hotel.  This “All Suites” hotel is nestled in the Southcenter Retail sector just 8 minutes from Seattle Tacoma International Airport.  Primarily a business travel hotel that also captures a portion of its guests via group contracts and weekend leisure travel. The DoubleTree Suites has an extraordinary staff, long tenured management team and a culture dedicated to first rate customer service and service delivery.

Position Summary: The Controller is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the accounting department, such as the preparation and management of the hotel financial budget, payroll, implementing and overseeing all activities related to the financial aspects of the property in compliance with local, state and federal tax laws and hotel Standard Operating Procedures.

This is a bonus eligible position.

This is a hands-on financial position requiring flexibility and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously on an ongoing basis.

Reports To: General Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the property’s overall accounting and financial management and representing the finance department during daily and weekly meetings.

Responsible to support and work closely with the General Manager in reporting the financial health of the hotel through Monthly Operating statements by providing analysis and variance reports monthly, quarterly and annually along with presenting these reports and analysis to ownership.

Oversees all operations of the Accounting Department which is included but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, payroll, general ledger and balance sheets.

Demonstrate great leadership ability through the creation of a culture that is collaborative and inclusive by establishing and maintaining open, honest collaborative relationships with team members.

Oversee any and all internal, external regulatory audit processes.

Responsible for preparing, reviewing and presenting the hotel’s annual budget.

Responsible for verifying all financial reports and ensuring that all transactions are accurate and in compliance with local government regulations.

Able to prepare and submit management reports in a timely manner on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Able to effectively implement all accounting policies and procedures.

Able to ensure an accurate and operational control environment to safeguard hotel assets and proactively assist with cost control measures when applicable.

Able to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish departmental duties.

Work closely with all departments providing assistance in analysis of specific cost control opportunities by line item if necessary.

Monitors all local tax compliance that applies and ensuring that taxes are charged, collected and disbursed to the DOR correctly on an ongoing basis.

Track and maintain specific records of past, present and future capital expenditures along with the request for reimbursement from the lender held FF&E reserve.

Demonstrate knowledge of and utilize the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry.

Any other number of tasks as necessary as assigned by the General Manager or Ownership.


Should possess a high knowledge and experience with Microsoft office applications such as Outlook, Word with a strong emphasis on Excel Spreadsheets and Workbooks.

Knowledge of Hotel PMS, POS and Accounting systems like On-Q PMS, Micros POS, and M3 Accounting system.

Excellent communications skills and a willingness to contribute efforts to all aspects of the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering operations when needed.

Possess excellent financial knowledge, analytical skills and well organized.

Willingness to work as an overall team member to help ensure continued growth and success of the hotel.


4-Year Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or similar.


5 years of experience in financial management of day-to-day operations within the lodging industry.

Previous experience with Hilton Branded Assets a plus.

For our FULL-TIME team members we offer:

Full Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription insurance

Basic Life Insurance (company paid)

Supplemental Life Insurance

Short Term Disability

Accident Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance

Vacation time

For ALL team members:

Paid Sick leave


Employee Assistance Program

Discounted employee meals

Discounted Starbucks beverages (on-site)

Free parking

Go Hilton Team Member Travel benefit


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About this Employer

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter

16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188

(206) 575-8220

219 Room Hotel

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At A Glance

Enjoy your stay at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Southcenter, located only three miles from Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA), just south of the I-5 and I-405 intersection. Use the complimentary hotel airport shuttle bus service and ample parking facilities. You’ll receive a warm welcome to this Seatac airport hotel with a signature chocolate chip cookie. Enjoy a wide range of amenities such as high-speed internet access. The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Southcenter is conveniently situated for access to Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue and the Port of Seattle. If you’re a business traveler, you’ll enjoy the proximity to major Pacific Northwest industries and corporations such as Boeing facilities, Microsoft, Weyerhaeuser and Starbucks.

Host your next Seattle business meeting in 12,377 sq. ft. of functional meeting and conference space with divisible rooms. Rely on the dedicated meeting services teams to support your event with A/V services and excellent catering facilities. Catch up on emails in the business center. After a day of work, sightseeing or shopping, take a dip in our indoor pool and whirlpool. Relax in spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Hold a meeting or interview in one of the Conference Suites, with a separate sleeping room that includes a king-sized bed and separate boardroom with a wet bar, 12 ergonomic chairs and a white board.

  • Conveniently located near Seattle Tacoma International Airport at I-5 and I-405 intersection
  • Complimentary hotel airport shuttle bus service to Seatac Airport
  • All-suite accommodations next to Westfield Southcenter shopping mall and things to do in Seattle, WA
  • 12,377 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space for up to 600 guests
  • Indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna and two racquetball courts
What to do around here

The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Southcenter is ideally located for access to all that Seattle has to offer. Stroll around the famous Pike Place Market and discover the history of aviation at the Museum of Flight. Watch your favorite teams at Lumen Field and T-Mobile Field. Enjoy the views and atmosphere of Seattle Waterfront. Take the ferry to the Puget Sound islands. Explore one of the largest shopping malls in Washington and the Pacific Northwest at Westfield Southcenter shopping mall.

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