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Director of Finance - InterContinental Miami

As the Director of Finance, you will be responsible for directing the financial operations of the hotel to ensure the security of hotel assets. Report to GM’s and owners on the financial state of hotel and make recommendations to improve hotel profitability. Serve as primary contact for all hotel financial – and accounting-related issues with owners, auditors (internal and external) and regulatory agencies.

Duties and responsibilities:

Financial returns:

  • Use financial analysis, data trends and market information to anticipate needs, identify operating/financial issues, and recommend actions to maximize financial return.
  • Create the annual operating budget for the property and provide analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for department heads.
  • Analyze ROI for capital projects prior to committing funds and, upon completion, determine if anticipated results were achieved.
  • Maximize cash flow performance of the hotel through controls on inventory (avoid excessive supply), credit and collection, disbursements, deposits and remittances.
  • Review rates and recommend rate strategy to the General Manager; participate in sales strategy meetings.

People:

  • Manage day-to-day activities, plan and assign work, and establish performance and development goals for team members. Provide mentoring, coaching and regular feedback to help manage conflict, improve team member performance, and recognize good performance.
  • Educate, train and motivate finance and accounting teams to achieve hotel revenue goals. Ensure staff has the information, market data, tools and equipment to successfully carry out job duties. Provide direction to hotel employees on how decision-making impacts profits.
  • Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with key department heads.

Guest experience:

  • Respond quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner. Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Ensure accounting practices, support the guest experience through payment options (example: credit card systems, room charges), inventory controls and financial dispute resolution.

Responsible business:

  • Implement and maintain acceptable accounting practices as required by company policy and procedures.
  • Develop and implement financial control procedures and systems; maintain records for internal and external audits; ensure compliance with government regulations and contractual agreements.
  • Participate in local recognized professional and industry organizations
  • Manage hotel contracts (example: vendor leases and/or service contracts).
  • Perform other duties as assigned. May also serve as manager on duty.

Accountability:

  • This is the top Accounting job in a large full service, luxury, or resort hotel. Typically supervises clerical accounting employees in a full range of functions such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit/Collections, Purchasing, Audit, Payroll, and/or Accounting Operations.

What we need from you

This job requires ability to perform the following:

  • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Communicating with other people

Other:

  • Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently.
  • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often.
  • Reading abilities are used often in reviewing financial analyses, budgets, and other related reports.  Writing abilities are used in compiling these financial reports, as well as to document. 
  • May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

What we offer

In return we will give you a competitive financial, bonus and benefits package which includes healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. 

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