Hotel Controller

Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Job Function: Accounting Job Number: JN -022023-102883 Salary: $110,000 - $120,000 Experience Level: Director / Multi-Unit Managers

Job Description

As a result of our continued growth and success, we are in search of a Hotel Controller. The Hotel Controller will report to General Manager and will be responsible for all financial systems, internal controls, and financial reporting. Success awaits a " hands-on" professional who has experience working in a highly seasonal hotel and who will be responsible for all accounting aspects of these properties, including accounts payable, payroll, general ledger and financial reporting. Qualified candidates should have at least 4 years of experience in accounting within a full-service hotel or resort where there are multiple revenue streams. Candidates must be hands-on with a high degree of visibility, especially during the season. We are interviewing candidates this week including the weekend. Please apply today!

Hotel Controller Responsibilities

Oversee the operations of the Hotel accounting department, including strong managerial skills with the ability to train and develop the accounting staff and others within the Hotel.

This role requires that the prospective candidate has a track record of making changes throughout a hotel to verify Accounting Policies Procedures and Controls are being followed. Ability to provide training to department managers to verify they understand and are following the Accounting Policies Procedures and Controls.

Continually look and recommend improvements and efficiencies to current accounting and operational practices and processes.

Prepare accurate and timely monthly financial statements, accruals, journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analyses.

Review of night audit package, including but not limited to, the Daily Revenue Report and posting to the general ledger.

Prepare and review budgets, forecasts, operating results and sales and related tax compliance.

Ensures the proper and timely billing of all receivables, including individual, group, and credit cards. Follows through and documents all written and verbal collection efforts for all accounts receivable. Respond to all inquiries regarding accounts receivable. Researches chargebacks and disputed charges.

On a monthly basis, prepare required reports and documentation of all aged accounts receivable detail including a determination of the allowance for doubtful account and/or accounts receivable write-offs.

Responsible for administering all accounts payables in a timely manner.

Review and approval of weekly payroll, verifying compliance with laws and regulations.

Maintain compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Review internal accounting processes for accuracy and effectiveness.

Strong knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Policies and the Uniform Systems of Accounts for the Lodging Industry.

Ability to safeguard and ensure internal controls on a high volume of cash activity. Ensure that all house banks and petty cash are handled properly and are counted on a regular basis.

Experience in accounting for Spa, Outdoor Bar, and Gift Shop activity and verifying all transactions are accounted for properly, accurately, and timely.

Provide leadership, guidance, and training to the accounting staff in order to verify they are performing their job duties properly and are growing in their careers.

Ability to handle multiple assignments.

Hotel Controller Requirements

A four year degree in accounting, as well as 2 - 4 years minimum related experience.With extensive knowledge of hotel operations, services and accounting.

Proficiency in computer accounting systems and spreadsheets. Experience using M3, Opera, RPower and ADP a plus.

Self-motivated to take charge and assume responsibility.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Salary Range- 110, 000-120, 000 plus bonus and benefits

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Mitch Marron
Senior Recruiter
Pinnacle Billers Gold Member

I joined Goodwin Recruiting because the culture is second to none and the company core values align with mine. Although I loved every minute of my time in hospitality, here at Goodwin, I have the opportunity to change candidates lives in a very profound way. There is no greater feeling than placing a candidate in that perfect position that will afford them professional development and happiness. 

  • Mitch Marron joined Goodwin Recruiting in August 2017, having previously been placed twice by Goodwin Recruiting.  
  • Mitch has over 25 years of experience as a COO, General Manager, and Executive Chef, predominantly for luxury country clubs within the private club industry. He also has extensive experience in opening restaurants for independent hotels such as Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, independent hotel companies such as Edgewater Management, and major brands such as Hilton and ClubCorp. 
  • Mitch obtained his B.S. in Hospitality Management from Florida International University.  
  • In his free time, Mitch is an avid golfer, who loves travel, wine, his wife, Carrie, and 25-year old twins, Brett and Alexis.  
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