Director Of FinanceGrand Bohemian Hotel Mountain BrookMountain Brook, AL
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Description Objective / Purpose 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 creation and execution 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. Areas of Responsibility (AOR) Pri mary 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 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 / Abilities (KSA) 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 Supervisory Responsibilities 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 Standards & Culture Individuals must serve as a cultural ambassador by upholding and promoting our standards. Image & Presence: Bohemian. Our team is sophisticated and purposeful in their communication and body language - 50% Classical European, 35% Colorful Gypsy Lifestyle, 15% Funky California Free Spirit Service: Intuitive. Our team inspires the guest (and Grand Performer) experience with warmth and deliberate elegance. - Greet, Undivided Attention, Enthusiastic Response, Smile, Thank You - Listen, Empathize & Apologize, Accept Responsibility, Do Something About it, Exceed Expectations, Recover Loyalty Performance: Extraordinary. Our team rises to outperform and consistently beat our best for even better. - - ALIGN - Build loyalty to the company and not yourself - Enhance property/company perception by both community and Grand Performers - Align yourself with the company and lead others to do the same - Collaborate effectively to accomplish goals and achieve results across departments and property locations - ENGAGE - Actively participate in meetings and shares ideas to determine the right course of action - Foster a climate where individuals are committed to partnering and asking for help when needed - Enthusiastically share knowledge, experience and talent with others - Suggest methods for improving productivity and product quality - EXECUTE - Prepared and punctual for all meetings - Conducts business and complete tasks according to Standard Operating Procedures - Utilize required systems, equipment and resources - Increase revenue/productivity while keeping costs within budget - Prioritize urgent/vital tasks in order to meet set deadlines - ACCOUNTABLE - Improve professional competency and property/location performance - Accept responsibility for actions and/or inactions - Self-aware, solicit and embrace feedback - Communicate feedback openly and respectfully Key Partnerships: To perform this role successfully, an individual must cultivate successful relationships with the following individuals to achieve alignment and support. - Corporate Director of Accounting - General Manager - Director of Human Resources Minimum Qualifications Education, License, Certifications, Experience - 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 Objective / Purpose 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 creatio...

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Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook
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Address2655 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL, 35223 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count51-100 
location TypeUrban 

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We Are BohemianGrand PerformerBohemian isn’t a label. It’s a relentless sense of curiosity. A license to let creativity come out and play. It’s sharing your art side, inviting cultures to connect and finding new ways to appreciate the world. We celebrate originality. And err on the side of unconventional. We inspire guests to challenge plans—to find themselves delightfully distracted by the art that surrounds them or to get lost in the stories each piece holds. We invite them to join us in the kitchen for cooking school, try wine blending, or to taste something new on our menu. We give guest rooms a new soundtrack. And hotel stays a new story. The Bohemian lifestyle invites our guests to wander. To explore what inspires them. And claim what fuels their passion.
Richard KesslerChairman & CEOBack in 1970, Richard Kessler became real estate developer Cecil Day’s right hand man, at just 23 years old, when they both helped found Days Inn of America. He spent the next five years working diligently, leading five estate developments and operational companies which prepared him to become the president and CEO of Days Inn. One year later, he became the chairman at 29 years old and in the 1980s, he opened a separate division dedicated to boutique hotels with a property in Savannah, Georgia and another in Orlando, Florida. The Days Inn chain was sold in 1984 and Kessler introduced his new independent venture, The Kessler Enterprise, Inc., which he still runs today as president and CEO. His main goal at the time was to break into the development of his own boutique hotels. The name “Bohemian” was inspired by the Bohemian Club in California and it provides an experience for guests and visitors to step away from the usual. It invites them to feed into their curiosity by embracing the European Bohemian Lifestyle as an unconventional wandering gypsy with a healthy dose of funky California spirit. This ambience can be felt in each hotel, where guests are encouraged to give into temptation and let their creativity come out to play. In April 2010, the Marriott International Inc., Autograph Collection made its debut with seven Kessler Collection properties. Today, there are a total of 9 properties in The Kessler Collection, including Casa Monica Resort & Spa, St. Augustine, Florida; Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Florida; Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Orlando, Florida; Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, North Carolina; Beaver Creek Lodge, Colorado; Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Georgia; Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia; Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, South Carolina and Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Alabama. However, the collection is still growing and three new Grand Bohemian properties are coming soon in Charlotte, Atlanta and Greenville.

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We Are Grand PerformersThank you for your interest in The Kessler Collection!
An Extraordinary StoryFor us, good is not good enough. We practice the art of extraordinary. We create it everyday, with passion, purpose and relentless determination. We call ourselves Grand Performers and while we may not always be center stage, we’re at the heart of every guest experience. We bring some of the industry’s best talent together who deliver professional service warmed with a welcoming smile. Then we add another layer of intuitive service, that you may never even see.
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