Corporate Director of Hotel Accounting

Who We Are

Standard International is the company behind The Standard, Bunkhouse Group and The Peri Hotel, with offices in New York, Bangkok, London and Austin. The company has 21 hotels and food + beverage properties open with more to come. Standard International is on the forefront of immersive experience creation at its properties and technology-driven innovation in the industry, including its spontaneous booking application, One Night Standard.


The Purpose of the Role

The Corporate Director of Hotel Accounting is responsible for overseeing the Finance and Accounting for all hotel properties and is responsible for the performance of the department in all phases of service and job functions. This role is responsible for the leadership and management of all functions of the Departments, in accordance with hotel standards. The Director meets regularly with department heads and coordinators to determine personnel needs. 



The Duties and Responsibilities

·       Report writing in DataPlus and ProfitSword for consistency, USALI compliance and USALI 12th addition updates.

·       Ensuring that all TBs tie out to statements (all GL codes are mapped)

·       Ensuring that all statements are added and formatted properly, including Balance Sheet Summary

·       Update SOPs; Update of delegation of authority, Accounting SOP book and general policies as needed.

·       Update of training materials for various systems as required (accounting, purchasing, bank, payroll etc.)

·       Update report templates for consistency, locking formulas to reduce errors and unify across business units . DRR, labor, budget, forecast, cash flow, month end package, balance sheets, AR summaries, capex.

·       Audit production of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports produced at property level to ensure timely, accurate and compliant reporting.

·       Provide consolidated reporting of financials on daily, bi-weekly, and monthly basis.

·       Save all property work product to Corporate drives. Consolidate in excel for executive meeting review. Fill in ownership template (Sansiri) monthly metrics.

·       Participate in all monthly Owner meetings, taking meeting minutes for Corporate distribution.

·       Review all property level financial work product, consolidating and flagging info for SVP and EVP. This includes Daily Revenue Report, Weekly Labor Report, Annual budgets, Monthly forecasts, Monthly cash flows, Month end financials, Monthly balance sheet reconciliation reviews, A/R Review, Capex reporting.

·       Support recruitment, training/onboarding of DOFs and ADOFs and fill in as required for vacant positions.

·       Support property internal audits as properties are assigned.

·       Creation of HMA matrix for all contracts

·       Advise on all property level HMA compliance items, with specific regard to finance items such as ownership reporting, deadlines for budget production, and other performance related tests

·       Support EVP and SVP for goal setting at property level.

·       Develop and recommend objectives for property level goals/budgets both short and long-term working with Directors of Finance to develop Corporate approved plans to manage and achieve objective

·       Monitor capex budgets and provide summary reporting to EVP and SVP

·       Review of Contract/Leases/Permit Matrix per property

·       Master System Administrator: Birchstreet, DataPlus, ProfitSword, Plate IQ

·       Approver for property Wires/ACH’s

·       General guidance and oversight to region finance teams

·       Facilitate changes to bank signers and access levels




The Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills Needed

·       Five (5) or more years of experience in Finance and Accounting and at least two (2) years as a Director of Finance or equivalent in the hospitality industry.

·       Knowledge of government labor regulations and Accounting Standards.

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills.

·       Effectively communicate with guests, colleagues, and management to their understanding.

·       Ability to multitask, work independently and to partner with others to promote an environment of teamwork. Knowledge of budget preparation and cost controls

·       Outstanding communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Multilingual Preferred.

·       Knowledge of budget preparation and cost controls.

·       Attention to details.

·       Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Sound decision making; the calm in the storm.

·       Act with integrity & confidence; our reputation is paramount to our success.

·       Ability to manage change effectively.

·       Proven leadership that helps the company achieve its overall performance and profit goals and inspires and motivates the team.

·       Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and have a high-level attention to detail.

·       Flexibility to work a varied schedule, which may include weekends and holidays.


Physical Requirements:

·       Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing 15 lbs. Without assistance.

·       Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.

·       Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift.

·       Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.

·       Remain in stationary position for extended periods of time.


Compensation and Benefits

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