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Controller

Westmont Hospitality Group
Location
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type
Full-time
Category
Province
British Columbia
Starting date
ASAP
Number of positions available
1
Job status
Permanent
Work shift
Flexible
Salary
Under Review
Added on November 21

Westmont Hospitality Group and the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa are seeking a Controller.  As a member of the hotel’s Executive Committee, reporting to the General Manager, the Financial Controller is responsible for maintaining the approved accounting cycle in a self-accounting hotel.  This position oversees all fiscal obligations including liaison with head office on contractual and legal obligations of the hotel.   The Financial Controller manages a department of six team members in addition to providing training and resources to all hotel team members and managers as it relates to financial obligations, inventory and controls, purchasing, cash controls, forecasting, budgeting and analysis of statements.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

(Priorities are based on timing, monthly and yearly deadlines)

  • Timely and accurate financial statements and reports in Oracle program;
  • To establish and maintain a system of internal controls and accounting which provides the most effective control over hotel’s assets, liabilities, revenues and expenditures;
  • To manage month-end accounting processes including account reconciliations, accruals and balance sheet analyses;
  • To manage and ensure all tax reporting completed on a monthly and annual basis for PST, GST, NRT, annual T4’s, annual NR4, quarterly WSIB;
  • To audit and balance monthly charges back to strata management, owners of individual units, and retail operations;
  • To audit and review the daily rotation of per unit revenues and occupancy and management of Honors redemption stay and comp nights;
  • To audit and ensure balanced the Access programming of all owners revenue, fees, charges;
  • To audit, quarterly, the actual owners fees charged against formula calculations and ensure adjustments made to actual as needed on owner statements;
  • To audit monthly owner revenue balancing and transfer of money daily as required by the UMA;
  • To ensure all obligations of the UMA are met for the owners, strata operation and manager, liaising with owners/accountants/ lawyers/realtors as needed;
  • To manage the cash flow of owners revenue, manager costs, monthly forecasting;
  • To prepare annual reporting to BC Assessments on behalf of all owners on the usage of their units as per BC Property Tax requirements;
  • To audit and balance the Oracle postings for owners, manager, strata and consolidation of same including inter-company accounts;
  • To ensure that there is an effective system of purchasing, receiving and control of supplies in place at all times with proper requisition procedure;
  • To ensure the hotel’s necessary licences, insurance and renewals are in accordance with the local laws and on deadline;
  • Assist General Manager with meetings, reports, head office information and reporting, budget, forecast, capital;
  • Maintain succession training in all positions within Finance;
  • Monitor controls, business operations analysis, and implement changes as needed;
  • To ensure all hotel’s contracts have proper authorization, negotiations for renewal and are properly filed and are easily available for corporate review;
  • To lead the hotel management with forecasting, annual budgets, financial analysis and project proposals;
  • To assist in the preparation of the hotel’s business plan;
  • Analysis of purchasing trends, suppliers, AP processes, policies;
  • Analysis of AR procedures, collections, policies, documentation;
  • Establish and maintain a proper filing system for all documents related to the hotel’s sales and expenses;
  • Year end external audit work as required – reporting, variance analyses;
  • Internal audit liaison to ensure controls, policies, procedures and assets meet with Westmont and management policies;
  • Review and ensure that Hotel’s policies are followed by department as outlined in the Team Member Handbook;
  • Understands and works in accordance with health and safety mandates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Excellent command of the English language – written and verbal
  • Strong administration skills – writing, filing, tracking, organizing, phone etiquette
  • Strong knowledge of Strata management in BC
  • Strong accounting knowledge to handle a complete accounting cycle in a self accounting environment – preference given to minimum 5 years accounting experience including staff management
  • Enrollment in CGA, CMA beneficial
  • Hospitality industry experience, minimum 5 years, is required
  • Superior computer skills – Windows products, Oracle, POS
  • Ability to work within specific deadlines
  • Ability to deal with all levels of management professionally
  • Ability to be proactive and manage overall finance department
  • Understanding of proactive performance management and the importance of progressive discipline
  • Ability to lead by example and motivate team members to ensure a well balanced work environment

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.  We thank all applicants, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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