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Veterans Preferred - Hotel Area Staff Accountant

Company: Hyatt
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences.
The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the oversight of accounting processes at the hotel. Responsibilities include reviewing the dally income journal postings, preparing entries for monthly bank transactions including wire transfers, reconciling the A/R trial balance to the General Ledger, conducting aged trial balance reviews, communicating with customers regarding collection issues and assisting with various special projects as assigned.
This person will report to the Director of Finance but will work closely with all members of the finance team and will be required to maintain close working relationships across all departments within the greater organization.
Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry. It's a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended.
  • Assist in the management of day-to-day operations and assignments of accounting staff, plan and organize work, communicate goals, and schedule/assign work.
  • Advise staff of formal policies and procedures, identifying options and resolving issues. Alert management of potentially serious issues.
  • Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments.
  • Assist in managing revenues received and dispersed including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll, audit, General Ledger reporting, and cash handling functions for the hotel. Implement and maintain acceptable accounting practices and procedures as required by company policy and procedures, generally accepted accounting practices, and as effected by local conditions.
  • Prepare financial analyses of hotel operations including variance explanation and make recommendations to ensure the achievement of business goals.
  • Preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts and reporting.
  • Develop and implement financial control procedures and systems; maintain documents for audits of hotel accounts; ensure compliance with government regulations, federal, state and local laws, to include EEOC, Wage and Hour, union contracts, etc. Independently comply with record retention requirements.
  • Respond quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner. Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Work with other management personnel to establish and implement hotel service standards to achieve maximum profitability and efficiency.
  • Assists with the distribution of forecast information as an up to date management tool for operating departments
  • Assists with the review of operating equipment stores to avoid unnecessary/excessive purchases and to eliminate (or at least be aware) of obsolete slow moving items
  • Interact with outside contacts:
    • Guests - to provide service, send bills and collect payment
    • Vendors - to pay bills or discuss pricing or billing issues; to ensure proof of insurance
    • Hotel legal counsel - to obtain legal advice as needed
    • Insurance companies, tax consultants, auditors, commercial and government banks - to collaborate on ongoing financial issues for the hotel
    • Regulatory agencies - regarding compliance matters
    • Other contacts as needed (Professional organizations, community groups)
      Secondary Job Functions:
      • May process payroll or verify payroll dollars and reports in a decentralized environment.
      • May authorize purchase requests as needed.
      • May assist with other duties as assigned including assisting staff with their job functions.

Keywords: Hyatt, San Antonio , Veterans Preferred - Hotel Area Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , San Antonio, Texas

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