Director of Finance Job at Grand Bohemian Charlotte – in Charlotte, NC
The overall objective and purpose of the Director of Finance is to function as the hotel’s strategic financial business leader by developing and implementing hotel-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the hotel’s target guest and property Grand Performers. The incumbent is responsible for providing financial expertise to enable the successful implementation of the hotel service strategy and initiatives while maximizing the return on investment to the owners by creating and executing of a business plan (annual budget) that is aligned with the hotel and company’s business strategy and focuses on the execution of financial and accounting activities and the delivery of desirable financial results. They are to provide inspiring and strategic leadership while directing the activities of the hotel in support of the mission, core values, standards, and goals established by the company.
Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:
Directs preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification
Works with the executive team to develop and maintain an accurate financial forecast
Provides management with timely reviews of the organization’s financial status and progress in its various programs and activities
Partners with and advises the GM and other leaders on existing and evolving operating/financial issues
Ensures that the P&L is accurate (i.e. costs are properly matched to revenue; costs are recorded in the proper accounts)
Analyzes financial data and market trends
Ensures appropriate corrective actions are made based on internal/external audit results
Reviews payroll records to ensure accuracy and proper coding in line with budgeted labor
Oversees the Labor Productivity program to prevent unnecessary use of labor
Implements a system of appropriate controls to manage business risks
Ensures compliance with standard operating procedures
Oversees internal, external, and regulatory audit processes
Ensures a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability
Communicates financial concepts in a clear, persuasive, and professional manner that drives desired behaviors
Provide Department Heads and Managers/Supervisors training on the various financial systems
Facilitates financial and labor critique meetings with the management team
Assists other departments with unresolved guest billing issues and issues involving cash, credit cards, invoices, etc.
Spot check inventory counts to ensure accuracy of inventory extension
Research inventory discrepancies when costs deviate from budget and trends
All other duties planned assigned, planned or un-planned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
To perform this role successfully, an individual must have experience achieving desired result(s) in their areas of responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of observable behaviors and essential knowledge, skill, and abilities required of a successful incumbent.
Strategic business leader – Works strategically to devise plans in alignment with organizational goals.
Cultivates engagement – Builds loyalty to the company and not to themselves. Proven ability to host/facilitate effective meetings, motivate teams to produce results with tight timeframes while simultaneously managing several projects.
Generates alignment – Ensures proper time and effort is spent to build high-level performance and consistency throughout collection.
Leads with courage – Provides a culture of accountability.
Execution of plans – Utilizes our systems, tools, and resources to accomplish results and achieve goals
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Advanced Excel skills
Knowledge of accounting software, payroll systems, spreadsheet software, and word processing software
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
Ability to effectively present information to top management, peers, and subordinates
Bachelor’s degree in business or related experience and/or training; or equivalent – preferred
4+ years of experience in Accounting – required
2+ years of relevant work experience in similar scope and title – required
Experience within luxury brand/markets – required
Supervisory and leadership responsibilities include achieving results through providing direction and accountability of the following Grand Performers within the culture and policies established by the Kessler Collection.
Property Accounting Staff
The work environment/conditions described herein are representative of those that an incumbent may experience.
Must be comfortable working in a shared space, with constant noise, without the use of a private office.
Must be able to cope with frequent changing priorities and deadlines with a high degree of optimism, professionalism & collaboration.
Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of 40 hours with or without notice.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to move 10lbs on a daily basis.
Push, pull, and lift up to 50lbs on a weekly basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to travel by foot, car, bus, airplane or other means of transportation which require sitting, waiting and standing for long and short periods of time.
The Kessler Collection is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics
3 – 5 years: Strong background as a Director of Finance preferrably in hospitality.
Bachelors or better in Business Economics
Planning & Organizing
Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
About the Company
Company: Grand Bohemian Charlotte –
Company Location: Charlotte, NC