Staff Accountant

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Eden Roc Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach, FL
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Summary Assists in the oversight of the accounting operation under the guidance of the Controller; Ensures all functions are being performed accurately, on a timely basis and according to hotel standards. Essential 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 balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis. Maintenance of all ledgers and journals. Prepare monthly sales tax returns. Participate in monthly inventories and ensure computations are correct. Prepare with Controller the monthly financial statement, investigate unusual variances. Verify that prepaid expenses, deferred charges, fixed assets and depreciation schedules are up to date. Review and safekeeping of all licenses and permits and ensure all are current. Maintain commitment ledger, and assuring that critical dates are not allowed to pass without necessary action. 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. 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 Regulatory agencies regarding compliance matters Other contacts as needed (Professional organizations, community groups) Oversee the Daily Revenue Report Audit daily adjustment and F&B food checks pointing out suspicious or operational flaws Audit any voids from day before to ensure no fraud Other Duties All Colleagues are required to fully comply with hotel and departmental rules, regulations and policies for the safe, secure, effective and environmentally friendly operation of the hotel facilities. Examples include, but are not limited to lost and found procedures, emergency procedures, recycling efforts, etc. Attend and participate in all hotel and/or departmental meetings, training sessions and other information meetings. Regular attendance in conformance with hotels standards is essential to the successful performance of this position. Comply with hotel grooming standards for both uniformed and non-uniformed Colleagues. Comply with hotel service and behavioral standards towards our guests, vendors and fellow colleagues, including, but not limited to ensuring proper phone etiquette, courteous and respectful behavior and maintaining a friendly and positive attitude. Perform all other duties as directed by management that are consistent with the policies and procedures of the hotel. Working Conditions & Physical Requirements Physical Effort: Significant portions of day require prolonged sedentary work. Ability to visually review documents and computer screen throughout day. Physical Environment: Ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time during course of shift. Manual Skills: Significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, handwriting, or machine operations. Work Schedule: Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, Colleagues may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. Safety: Responsible for operating within hotel safety guidelines, including the safe and responsible operation of hotel equipment. Reports and addresses safety concerns as they arise. Ensures safe handling of chemicals in accordance with hotel and department standards and utilizes proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when appropriate.