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Corporate Staff Accountant

Job Title:        Staff Accountant
Department:   Accounting
Reports to:     Corporate Director of Finance
Location:       Corporate Office – Mobile, AL
FLSA Status:  Exempt
This position has responsibility for calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain and record financial data for use in maintaining accounting and statistical records. This position also aids in preparing and maintaining certain financial reports and focuses on ensuring guest and associate satisfaction and achieving the operating budget. Following company SOP and GAAP practices. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are required.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Assists the Corporate Director of Finance in the day-to-day operations of the accounting department.
  • Reviews the daily financial report.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Coordinates and assists in the preparation of weekly and monthly forecasts.
  • Assists in journal entries and month-end closing.
  • Communicates regularly with the Corporate Director of Finance, keeping them informed of business and office occurrences.
  • Complies monthly, quarterly, and annual financial packages for Owners
  • Prepares accounts payable checks and match up with backup; route for signatures.
  • Prints all accounts payable reports and maintains all accounts payable files.
  • Creates, sends, and manages owner reimbursement requests
  • Compiles monthly intercompany spreadsheet and money transfers
  • Understands and complies with all loss prevention policies and procedures.
  • Assists with internal and external audits as needed.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Uses all available on-the-job training tools; ongoing training initiatives and assists in training when appropriate.
  • Engages in open, collaborative relationships with associates.
  • Encourages the “open door” policy. Brings issues to the attention of the department manager and Human Resources as necessary.
  • Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members. Participates in an ongoing associate recognition program.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets, operating statements and payroll progress reports as needed.
  • Works to control department expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
  • Understands the impact of the department’s operations on the overall hotels' financial goals and objectives and seeks to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong consensus-building skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective conflict management skills
  • Strong customer and associate relation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and financial operating procedures
  • Minimum of two years of related experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Ability to understand P&L statements, forecasting, budgeting, and capital expenditure planning
  • Knowledge of overall hotel operations as they affect department preferred
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to use standard software applications and hotel systems
  • Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies, and equipment
  • Understanding of competitive market
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)
  • Good presentation and platform skills
  • Good training/facilitator skills
Education or Certification
  • 4-year degree in Accounting/Finance or related experience is required