Highgate Hotels

  • Staff Accountant

    Requisition ID
    2018-6551
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Job Location
    US-NY-New York
    Property
    NoMo SoHo
  • 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

    Nomo Soho 1

     

    Inspired by its Crosby Street location, NoMo blends nostalgia with modern for an authentic and unique SoHo experience — as seen by its curated collection of vintage and contemporary art. Guests can enjoy farm - to - fork seasonal cuisine at NoMo Kitchen or relax daily with morning coffee and tea in the Library Lounge. NoMo SoHo is a true blend of comfort and class providing guests with luxury accommodations in a stylish setting. 

    Employment Status

    Full-Time

    Overview

    The Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance and Assistant Director of Finance in maintaining accurate and timely financial resporting; ensuring acceptable levels of internal control; ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and Highgate Hotels Standard Operating Procedures; and safeguarding owners/investors assets. For this role, the emphais is placed on the management of Payroll, Income Audit and Accounts Receivable processing and collections

    Responsibilities

     

    • Monitor, prepare, and communicate financial reports in accordance with Highgate Hotels required due dates.
    • Income Audit including entering information into the BiPortal on a daily basis.
    • Utilize and maintain time and attendance system and process, daily, weekly, and bi-weekly payroll and related information to include verifying payroll information, recording earnings/deductions., etc.
    • Prepare and input all required payroll journal entries.
    • Maintain responsibility for the daily Accounts Receivable credit, billing, and collection process.
    • Monitor payment requirements on groups or functions and process deposits.
    • Approve or decline credit requests.
    • Complete collection calls on each appropriate outstanding accounts and maintain collection files on each outstanding issue.
    • Review and approve the City Ledger transfers daily and communicate to supervisor any deviation from established Accounting policies and procedures.
    • Handle customer inquries in a professional and timely manner, provide customers with accurate invoices, statements, and schedules.
    • Process returned checks and credit card chargebacks.
    • Conduct monthly credit meetings and maintain minutes (including returned checks/chargeback logs, credit trace reports, write-off, bad debt allowances, etc.)
    • Partner with the Sales and Events Team by establishing customer credit, including but no limited to application processing, reference checks, credit limitation, direct billing list, and deposit requirements.
    • Maintain an efficient collection process to include organized filing and tracing system, issuing letter, monitoring returned checks and charge backs, performing collection calls and preparing bad debt write-offs.
    • Update daily revenue reports both for internal distribution and corporate distribution.
    • Monitor guest ledger, advance deposit ledger and any other related ledgers to ensure proper internal control.
    • Keep management aware of any unusual operation or financial occurances and/or significant deviations.
    • Reconcile invoices against ledgers or schedules to ensure accuracy of invoicing.
    • Assist in the monthly close process by posting journal entries that are related to daily/monthly responsibilities.
    • Ensure overall guest satisfaction by attentive listening and then immediately resolving guest issues or elevatiung to the Director of Finance or General Manager.
    • Cross-Train in other areas within the Accounting Department including accounts payable.
    • Ability to identify root causes of issues that may affect staff or guests and provide actionable and measurable solutions to improve efficiency, overall work environment, and/or guest experience

     

    Qualifications

    • College courses in an associated or related field and/or related experience in an Hotel or Hospitality environment
    • Must be proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office (Intermediate Excel and Basic Word)
    • Accounts Receivable and Payroll experience is preferred
    • Hotel PMS Opera is preferred
    • Flexible and long hours sometimes required, especially during the last and first few days of the month
    • Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
    • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
    • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
    • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
    • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a professional, attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
    • Attend all hotel required meeting and trainings.
    • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotels Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
    • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming.
    • Comply with Highgate Hotels Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
    • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
    • Must  be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
    • Must be able to understand complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
    • Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guests or operational needs.
    • Perform other duties as requested by managment.

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