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Director of Finance Location:
Montclair, NJ Job Id:
2015 # of Openings:
1 DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
The MC Hotel Montclair, New Jersey THE ROLE
We believe every individual should be proud of who they are, where they come from and take pride in who we serve. We are in search for a diverse leader for the role of Director of Finance. This position is the accounting and finance lead for the hotel and responsible for promoting and adhering to GAAP compliance and alignment with the AHLA Uniform System of Accounts. This position ensures the development and training of their accounting team and provides equitable opportunities for them to grow into their potential. It is crucial this role position themselves as the go-to person in the hotel for support, coaching and education on company accounting processes, procedures, and practices. The Director of Finance reports to the General Manager, collaborates closely with their peers who are the Executive Committee, and the Aparium Finance team in achieving financially sound and strategic business decisions.WHO YOU ARE
You are confident in your abilities to be a General (strategic thinker) and a Soldier (tactical doer). Your experiences have led you to understand that there is an art + science to the how and what a Accounting and Finance professional is responsible for; the passion to understand and support the direction of the business and the importance of knowing how people drive the success of the company. You enjoy the camaraderie of a team and know that everyone plays an important role, no matter their title. When one of the members of the team goes down, you are the first to jump in and pick them up. You know the ins and the outs of every accounting position in your office and are willing to jump in the trenches and find solutions to improving the process. Your experience and history will drive how you approach this role, but you are always striving to learn more. Glasses are always half full to you and laughter is the best medicineWHO WE ARE
Working with Marriott's Autograph Collection, Aparium is helping bring an authentic experience to the heart of Montclair, New Jersey for the first time in decades. The 159 room, ground-up development opened in 2019. Aparium Hotel Group is a Chicago-based, leading lifestyle hotel company owned and operated by industry veterans. Aparium Hotel Group's growth is guided by its "Translocal Hospitality" philosophy, which is the belief that great hotels are a destination sought out by travelers and a place that thrives as a gathering hub for locals. Specializing in historic adaptive reuse projects, each of Aparium Hotel Group's properties are independent brands and celebrate the specific neighborhoods and local community's unique history of the distinct cities in which they reside. WHAT YOU WILL DO
Reinforce the company's Art + Science ideologies to ensure the experiences of translocal hospitality, intuitive service, and collaboration are implemented and modeled by yourself and every leader of the hotel
Actively participant in the interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, coaching, and motivating associates to create an environment that nurtures ideas and develops future talent for succession planning
Ensure a sense of belonging for associates by upholding the company's values and guidelines for a Respectful Workplace, Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive environment, behaviors outlined within the Manager Code of Conduct, and Work Rules outlined the Associate Handbook
Role model the company's open-door policy and employee engagement practices, which makes the hotel a great place to work; demonstrate a positive work ethic and environment; consistently guide and monitor business ethics and good business practice; and perform other job-related duties as requested
Lead and be responsible for the accounting and finance procedures, practices, and policies for the hotel, ensuring the execution and of all accounting tasks and required deadlines are achieved
Lead the preparation of budgets and forecasts for the hotel; working collaboratively to establish and recommend to management on major economic objectives and policies for the Hotel.
Develop and implement procedures and necessary training to promote the efficient, effective, and timely completion of accounting activities by property accountants and managers, and those responsible for cash handling
Provide financial analysis as required from Aparium key stakeholders; and readily collaborate with EVP of Finance, VP of Finance, GM on hotel financial goals through reports and advising; responsible for tracking and preparing cash flow statements
Administer, maintain, and enforce legal and finance compliance initiatives, policies, and procedures (including SOX, PCI and other legal financial reporting); and ensure adherence to Aparium policies and procedures and all applicable laws.
Oversee the hotel's financial reporting and records management; coordinate and liaise with internal and external audits, prepare reports required by regulatory agencies; and identify and communicate process inefficiencies or operational issues and recommend appropriate solutions.
Ensure Hotel Management Agreement compliance, which includes negotiating, administering, and monitoring contracts with hotel's vendors, being a liaison to hotel owners, other hotel departments and assist with finance department and hotel related issues
Advise management of tax code revisions and desirable operational adjustments; ensure timely payment and file all federal, state & local sales taxes & fees, payroll, and vendor invoices; and of course, safeguard hotel resources, assets, and risk management assessments
Participate in Lobby Duty Program by being present within in the hotel, when assigned after hours or on weekends to engage with guests and associatesCAREER EXPERIENCE
A minimum of five (5) years of progressive accounting and finance management experience; we like to see that you have worked yourself up the ranks, so you understand the responsibilities and tasks of your team
A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Hospitality is preferred though not required if you have the years of proven experience
Having a background in hotel accounting would be great so you understand the intricacies and vernacular of hotel accounting, specifically AHLA Uniform System of Accounts
Willing to work a flexible schedule as sometimes "month-end" responsibilities and tasks need extra attention to ensure accuracyHOW YOU LEAD
Highly analytical in thought and recommendations; although will never act like the smartest person in the room; and continually seek out the facts; can express a point of view without it be driven by an ego
Engages others in general conversation tactics to build rapport quickly; and can lead and adapt communication and presentation tactics to engage audience; displays adaptable interpersonal skills for a wide range of audiences and stakeholders
Approaches fact finding and discovery missions in a collaborative effort; values input and experiences of others that creates additional insight to uncover deeper issues that need to be addressed or removed as a barrier to implementation
Passionate in driving results of their effort and others; can influence others to take direction to execute on strategy through tactical methods; and is comfortable in prioritizing their work and that of others
Comfortable in being a "general" in identifying strategic needs, yet can be a "soldier" to ensure the implementation of a strategic plan is implemented
Values the importance of making decisions with integrity, maintaining confidentiality across internal work groups and knows how to use discretion when appropriate; understands the difference between transparency and confidentiality.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Aparium Hospitality Services celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees to ensure they feel a sense of belonging. We do not discriminate and believe every individual should be proud of who they are, where they come from and take pride in who we serve.
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