Highgate Hotels

  • Corporate Accounting Manager

    Requisition ID
    2018-5763
    Category
    Administrative/Clerical
    Job Location
    US-TX-Irving
    Property
    Highgate Corporate Office TX
  • Highgate Hotels

    Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

    Location

    Corporate Highgate Irving

    Employment Status

    Full-Time

    Overview

    The Corporate Accounting Manager reports to the Corporate Controller and is responsible for preparing the financial information for assigned entities under the direction and review by the Corporate Controller and Assistant Corporate Controller. The position is responsible for assisting the Corporate Controller in all aspects of Accounts Payable, financial control, accounting and financial reporting for the corporate entities.  The Corporate Accounting Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, timely, responsive and accurate completion of the following duties.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage projects driving efficiencies within the Corporate Accounting function.
    • Provide support in monthly P&L review across multiple domestic and international entities, explaining variances to budget and prior period actuals. Record accruals as needed.
    • Manage Accounts Payable ensuring that payables are processed accurately and by the deadlines. Ensure accuracy of the payables subledger, and complete monthly subledger to general ledger reconciliations. Manage supplier setup process.
    • Assist in the monthly search for unrecorded liabilities and record accruals as necessary.
    • Assist with allocation of shared expenses and hotel / HCI related costs.
    • Assist with the consolidation of domestic and international financials.
    • Posting certain entity monthly journal entries as necessary. Also reviewing journal entries posted by the staff accountant.
    • Assist the Corporate Controller and Assistant Controller with the monitoring of consolidated operations, cash flow and operating forecasts of assigned entities.
    • Oversight of the processing of certain disbursements as performed by the staff person.  
    • Involvement with insurance and rent administration of assigned entities.
    • Preparation of prepaid amortization schedules and amortization entries.
    • Assist with the successful completion of internal and external financial audits, including assistance with the coordination of work with external CPA firms.
    • Provide support in the preparation of the daily / weekly Cash flow forecast preparation.
    • Oversee and direct the activities of 1 staff accountant and the outsourced corporate accounts payable team located in India.
    • Preparation of any special reports, statements, etc., as requested.
    • Other special projects and responsibilities as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • Five to Seven years of related financial management, financial reporting and accounting experience. Hotel experience is a plus, but corporate level financial accounting experience is a must. Such experience can be supplemented with public accounting audit experience.
    • Bachelors Degree in Accounting required
    • Masters Degree in Accounting preferred
    • Public accounting audit experience preferred
    • CPA license preferred
    • Strong PC skills including Excel and financial accounting systems such as Oracle
    • Strong organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong desire to adhere to U.S. GAAP financial accounting and reporting standards.
    • Ability to work overtime as necessary to complete assigned duties.

     

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