Director of FinanceHutton HotelNashville, TN
A property of: Sage Hospitality Group
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Job Description

Why us?

Sage Hospitality Group is looking for a Director of Finance at The Hutton Hotel. We are never looking for someone just looking for a job, we are looking for the power players, the people who want to rise to the top. Sage allows for opportunities for growth and personal fulfillment, paying attention to the parts that keep us human and happy. We want to attract and retain associates that are engaged in our culture, passionate about hospitality and excited to enrich lives, one experience at a time. Sage Hospitality Group was founded on a spirit of bold individuality. By going our own way, we have created some of the world's best hotels, restaurants, and experiences. But the truth is, none of it would have happened without people like you. People who follow their own path, who are hungry to learn and who love their community. People who do not sit around and wait, they just do. You belong here.

A successful Director of Finance at the Hutton Hotel will:
  • Have a proven track record of being a DOF in a medium sized (
  • Be focused on operating efficiencies, cash flow and owner return.
  • Own P&L and is a partner with GM/Ownership in creatively and pro-actively managing resources, best practices, and expenses with an ability to pivot and think strategically.
  • Have a rigorous commitment to accuracy and detail.
  • Jump in and perform accounting / finance functions while also leading a team and department heads.
  • Not afraid to challenge existing practices for improvement.
  • Have experience with a licensed third-party F&B operator and/or entertainment venue is a plus.

Are you ready for the next step in your career? If you are currently a Director of Finance or someone who is ready to make that leap into this role, apply today! Sage Hospitality Group is looking for top talent and we look forward to hearing from you!

Job Overview

The Director of Finance is the financial leader of the hotel. Oversees all areas in finance, especially payroll, budgeting, forecasting and relevant duties. Demonstrates excellent leadership skills and provides accurate and timely financial reports as requested by leadership and corporate. Implements internal control procedures that safeguard leaders, owner, assets and complies with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Readily assist in the operation of each leader's department and special projects. Identifies risks and presents solutions that guides leaders in making effective decisions that meets the financial interests of the hotels.
  • Develops annual operating budget, operating plan, and financial goals. Achieves budgeted revenues, costs and profits through accounting diligence and expenditure controls and proficient accounting practices.
  • Set written priorities and key objectives for each department head quarterly including action plan and completion date. Follow up to assure successful implementation and follow-through and take corrective action in the event of failure to meet assigned objectives.
  • Monthly forecasting of operating staff and cost expenditures. Business planning in line with forecasted sales and costs including guidance to department heads.
  • Monthly review of financial statement in order to correct problems, assure spending is in line and to plan for future business. Review and approve all expenses in "other expense" categories in all departments. Regularly review all major expenses to assure that monies are wisely expended.
  • Promotes associate moral and loyalty within their department and hotel, leading to reduced turnover. Communicate, counsel, and assist in staff development. Visible and available to all associates in accordance with the Company's open-door policy. Attend monthly department employee meetings whenever possible.
  • Conduct performance appraisal and personal development plans for management staff. Identify substandard performance of individual managers and outline improvement action, including taking corrective or disciplinary measures.
  • Assure level of experience, knowledge, and ability to meet job requirements of all hotel management. Cost Controls Review controls and assure adherence at all times in order to protect the hotel's property/assets.
  • Review sales solicitation activities, room nights productivity and group room rates sold by sales. Review individual productivity and corrective actions are taken. Evaluate market mix and take action in order to best position the hotel for increased business. Involvement in sales solicitation of key accounts by reviewing contracts, meeting with sales department, visit key account contacts in person and by phone.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Education/Formal Training

A four-year college degree (accounting preferred) or equivalent education/experience.

Experience

Experience required by position is five to ten years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Knowledge/Skills
  • Requires knowledge of all hotel accounting functions performed by the subordinate reporting directly or indirectly.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of the accounting, finance and hospitality professions.
  • Requires ability to analyze activities or information involving some original data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions.
  • Office Management, Bank Reconciliations, Preparation of State and Federal Reports, Training of Accounting staff employees, Conducting or participating in meetings, Analysis of Balance Sheet Accounts, Preparation of Journal entries, closing the books and preparing the Balance, Sheet Package.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying -limited lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying up to 15-20 lbs. Generally boxes, computer equipment.
  • Bending/kneeling -limited bending/kneeling required when arranging supplies or equipment.
  • Mobility -limited mobility between offices and departments. No continuous standing, climbing or driving.
  • Excellent hearing required to train and interact with management and associates.
  • Excellent vision required to read reports, computer, etc.

Environment

Work inside 95% of work period.

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Luxury
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban

Values

Community
Integrity
Leadership
Personal Growth

Perks

401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Discounts
Dental Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Health Insurance Benefits
Hotel Discounts
Job Training
Paid Sick Days
Paid Time Off
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Hutton Hotel
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and
operator in the business. Through valued partnerships with
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Address1808 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37203 View map
Property typeHotel 
classLuxury 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

People (6)

Thelma RockholdSenior Vice President, Sage Hotel Management“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey
Daniel del OlmoPresident, Sage Hotel Management"It always seems impossible until it’s done." - Nelson Mandela
Matt SchwartzSenior Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerMatt Schwartz currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sage Hospitality. In this capacity, Matt has responsibility for all aspects of IT including applications, infrastructure, business intelligence, project management and security for the entire company. Matt spends most days thwarting cyber attacks, enhancing Sage’s CRM database, and moving as much as possible to the Cloud. Prior to joining Sage, Matt served as the VP of Digital Solutions at Intrawest where he deployed a cloud-based Central Reservation System (CRS) to all of Intrawest’s resort properties including Winter Park and Steamboat. Prior to Intrawest, Matt held various leadership positions in IT and Finance at PetSmart and Staples. Matt has a strong passion for technology, starting his career as a “coder” of HTML and SQL. Matt earned a B.S. with Honors from Cornell University and an M.B.A from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Jason AltbergerChief Investment OfficerJason Altberger is Sage Hospitality’s Chief Investment Officer and leads Sage’s continued growth in the real estate investment market, targeting urban lifestyle hotels and developments that align with the company’s vision within the United States. Jason joins Sage after 18 years at real estate private equity firm DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners where he spent the final eight years of his tenure as Managing Director. In this role, he was responsible for a range of assets and investment opportunities and served as an investment committee member for both the US and China funds. He held previous positions with real estate merchant bank Cheslock, Bakker & Associates and the New York office of accounting firm Price Waterhouse. Jason received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business with highest distinction. He is also a licensed CPA, he is an avid runner and serves on the board of a charter school in New Jersey.
Zack NeumeyerChairmanZachary T. Neumeyer is a businessman and civic leader. He is the Chairman of Sage Hospitality and is the Vice Chair of Mobile Accord. He is or has been an investor and board member of companies in the technology, communications, manufacturing, senior housing, banking and service industries. He also works on K-12 education reform in Colorado and nationally. Zack’s civic focus is ensuring that every child in America can fulfill their potential. He works through many organizations focused on making our education system work. These include Board Chair of America Succeeds, Board Member of Colorado Succeeds and Teach For America Colorado. He believes that developing superb leadership is essential to improving our cities, states and country. Zack is a graduate of Cornell University—along with many others at Sage, who also refuse to disclose their graduation year. Continuing in his passion for education, he has taught or lectured at Cornell University, University of Colorado, Harvard University and The University of Denver.
Walter IsenbergCo-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer Sage Hospitality Group"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt

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COMMUNITY CITIZENSHIPGiving back to our communities isn’t just a nice talking point. At Sage, it’s a way of life. Our associates are constantly encouraged to find better ways to take care of the places where we live, work and play. We want to make sure it’s never about us—it’s about doing all we can for the greater good.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENTWe believe leaders should be disruptors because that’s how change occurs. Sage is always looking for ‘A’ players—the leaders of leaders. We empower our leaders with a perfect balance of robust growth opportunities, efficient task force management and chances for personal fulfillment. We never forget that the best leaders are people focused first.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTHAchieving personal and professional growth is one of our values at Sage Hospitality. We believe it’s not just about the work you do, but it’s about who you are. We know your job isn’t your life. That’s why we support our associates in finding the perfect balance between what they do and who they are. By encouraging associates to take initiative and responsibility for their own advancement, we empower them to own their outcomes—both personally and professionally.
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