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Director of FinanceStanford CourtSan Francisco, CA
A property of: Highgate Hotels
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Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. www.highgate.com .

Location

Located atop San Francisco's famed Nob Hill at the corner of California and Powell streets, Stanford Court hotel is steps from the city's best dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions. The hotel features 393 well-appointed rooms and suites, offering comfortable accommodations for leisure and business travelers in a prime location. With a storied history dating back nearly 140 years, Stanford Court sits on the historic site of renowned "Big 4" railroad mogul, university founder, and U.S. senator Leland Stanford's elaborate private mansion. Leland Stanford was at the forefront of innovation in his era, and today's Stanford Court hotel pays homage to his legacy by representing the new frontier of innovation for the 21st century.

Overview

The Director of Finance is responsible for providing consistent leadership in the financial area of the hotel by focusing on the profitability of the business; maintaining accurate and timely financial reporting; ensuring acceptable levels on internal control; ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and Highgate Hotels 's Standard Operating Procedures; and safeguarding owners/investors assets.

Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage and communicate cash flow related issues. This includes the accurate and timely preparation of monthly financial statements for the property: cash flow statements, management of receivables, payables, cash balances, control mechanisms and timely deposits of all funds.
  • Monitor hotel revenues and expenses and ensure the accurate recording in accordance with Highgate Hotels established guidelines. Monitors and controls Hotel's cash flow and operating forecast.
  • Creates annual budgets and monthly variance analysis. Investigates and critiques variances to budget or to prior year and offer practical improvement methodologies to management.
  • Ensure hotels' compliance on all regulatory licenses and permits, leases, contracts, legal agreements, and the proper execution of all operational taxes. Provide assistance to management in enforcing compliance on all these items.
  • Analyze financial data and operations in order to assist and advise management in maintaining the hotels' financial objectives.
  • Complies with Standard Accounting policies and procedures and internal controls for finance and accounting operations
  • Timely reviews and approval of all balance sheet accounts, including monthly bank reconciliation and general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Establish and continually audit all internal financial controls including purchasing, cash handling, disbursements, inventories, hotel assets, master keys, payroll, and employee records.
  • Successful completion of all internal and external financial audits, including coordination of work with CPA firms and delivering information requested by auditors on a timely basis.
  • Hire, train, supervise and develop staff, including coaching, counseling and discipline.
  • Maintain compliance with Highgate Hotels' standards and regulations to ensure safe and efficient operation of the hotel.
  • Directs or prepares all financial reports in accordance with Highgate Hotels' requirements, meeting various due dates and deadlines, i.e:
    • Weekly: A/R & A/P Aging, Flash Reports, Payroll Reports, Revenue Updates
    • Monthly: Financial Statements, Forecasting KeyStatistics Report, Cash Flow
    • Annual: Budgets, 5-Year Plans, 5-Year Capital Plans
  • Timely interacts with Executive Committee members to assure that property operations are on track and under control at all times.
  • Monitor hotels' compliance in meeting required report deadlines and due dates and react accordingly.
  • Monitor the accurate production of the hotel daily operating report.
  • Executes other special projects and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • At least 5 or more years of Hospitality Finance/Accounting experience.
  • Prior Controller or Director of Finance experience, preferably at a premium-branded Hotel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree required preferably in Finance or Accounting.
  • Must supervise 2 or more employees
  • Must be proficient in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing and in the operation of all hotel-specific systems.

For California Applicants Only

Highgate Hotels, L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains the policy of recruiting and retaining the best-qualified personnel who demonstrate the ability to perform competently and work well with others. It is the policy of Highgate Hotels to provide equal employment opportunity regardless of race (including traits historically or culturally associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious dress and religious grooming), color, age (40 and over), genetic information, disability (mental and physical), medical condition (as defined under state law), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under section 12801.9 of the California Vehicle Code), ancestry, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, parental status, domestic partner status, citizenship status, pregnancy (including perceived pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or pregnancy-related conditions), military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy of nondiscrimination is applied to all aspects of the employment relationship. The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws in ensuring equal opportunity and employment for qualified persons with disabilities. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Midscale
room Count:
251-500
location Type:
Urban

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Stanford Court
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Address905 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108 View map
Property typeHotel 
classMidscale 
room Count251-500 
location TypeUrban 

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