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    Hotel Controller

    Albany, NY 12201
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    The Hilton Hotel in Albany, NY is searching for a Controller to join our team. Located in the Capital District of downtown Albany, the hotel has 385 guest rooms with views of the Hudson River and New York State Capitol. This great full-service Hilton Hotel has 14 meeting rooms, an onsite restaurant and lounge, fitness center, and indoor pool.

    The Hotel Controller will be responsible for all financial systems, internal controls, financial reporting for our Albany location.


    • Oversee the operations of the Hotel accounting department, including strong managerial skills with the ability to train and develop the accounting staff at the Hotel.
    • Prepare accurate and timely monthly financial statements, accruals, journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis.
    • 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 and operating results.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly sales, use and occupancy tax filings, including regulatory compliance concerning tax exempt revenue. Maintain compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
    • Prepare daily reconciliations for cash, credit cards, accounts receivable and sales / occupancy taxes. Investigate and resolve variances.
    • Ensures the proper and timely billing of all receivables, including individual, group, airlines and credit cards. Follow through and documents all written and verbal collection efforts for all accounts receivable. Respond to all inquiries regarding accounts receivable. Researches chargebacks, credit card variances 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.
    • Ensure the Hotel is in compliance with current Accounting Policy Procedures and Controls. Review internal accounting processes for accuracy and effectiveness.
    • Strong knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Polices and the Uniform Systems of Accounts for the Lodging Industry.
    • Continually look and recommend improvements and efficiencies to current accounting practices.
    • Ensure that all house banks and petty cash are handled properly and are counted on a regular basis.
    • Work closely and cooperate with the supervisors of all departments in the collection of financial data.
    • Able to work in a union environment and verify compliance with all related financial aspects of the union agreement.
    • Ability to handle multiple assignments.


    • A four-year degree in accounting, as well as 2 - 4 years minimum related experience.
    • Extensive knowledge of hotel operations, services and accounting.
    • Accounting experience in full-service hotels.
    • Proficiency in computer accounting systems and spreadsheets. Experience using M3, OnQ, ADP a plus.
    • Self-motivated to take charge and assume responsibility.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.

    We offer competitive wages & benefits. Relocation negotiable.

    Hilton Hotel Albany is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. M/F/V/D




    Posting ID: 597394881Posted: 2021-01-16