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Controller

Company: RLH Corporation
Location: Appleton
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Company Description

Red Lion Hotels Corporation, established in 1959, is an international hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels under the Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites, GuestHouse, Settle Inn, Vantage Hotels, Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Lexington by Vantage, America's Best Inns and Suites; Country Hearth Inns; Jameson Inns; Signature Inn and 3 Palms Hotels and Resorts brands. The company also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business under the brand name TicketsWest. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.rlhco.com.

Social Media:

  • www.Facebook.com/RedLionHotels
  • www.Twitter.com/RedLionHotels
  • www.Instagram.com/RedLionHotels
  • www.LinkedIn.com/company/red-lion-hotels

    Job Description

    JOB OVERVIEW:

    Direct the financial operations of the hotel to ensure the security of the assets of the company in a decentralized accounting environment.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Manage day-to-day operations and assignments of Hotel Accounting staff, plan and organize work, communicate goals, and schedule/assign work. Advise staff of formal policies and procedures, identifying options and revolving issues. Recommend and/or initiate salary, disciplinary, or other staffing-related actions in accordance with company rules and policies. Alert management of potentially serious issues.
    • Ensure all staff are properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.
    • Manage receivables, payables, credit, payroll, and cash handling functions with the accounting department. Implement and maintain acceptable accounting practices and procedures as required by company policy and procedures, generally accepted accounting practices, and as effected by local conditions.
    • Prepares financial analyses of hotel operations including variance explanation and make recommendations to ensure the achievement of business goals/target.
    • Use financial analysis, data trends and market information to anticipate needs, identify operating/financial issues, and recommend actions to maximize financial return. Highlight trends that are likely to shape the wants and needs of internal and external customers of the future; lead the organization in exploring business opportunities that create value for the customer while driving profit.
    • Develop and implement financial control procedures and systems; ensure compliance to "internal Control Checkup", maintain document for audit of hotel accounts; ensure compliance with government regulations; federal, state and local laws; and contractual agreements. Independently comply with record retention requirements.
    • Create the annual operating budget for the property and provide analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity for property managers.
    • Analyze ROI capital projects prior to committing funds and upon completion determine if anticipated results were achieved
    • Maximize cash flow performance of the hotel through controls on inventory, credit, and collection, disbursements, deposit and remittances.
    • Enforce, document and establish adequate controls for all revenue and expenses and protection of assets, disbursements, deposits and remittances.
    • Serve as member of Executive Committee/Management Team, and work with other management personnel to establish and implement hotel service standards to achieve maximum profitability and efficiency.
    • Respond quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner. Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction.
    • Participate in local recognized professional and industry organizations
    • Review rates and recommends rate strategy to the General Manager; participates in sales strategy meetings
    • Review of operating stores to avoid unnecessary/excessive purchases and to eliminate (or a least be aware) of obsolete slow moving items
    • Ensure all accounts are reconciled on monthly basis, review and approve those reconciliation's
    • Ensure payments are made to IC (All fees and billings) as fast as possible
    • Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Key departmental contacts include hotel department heads in all departments, and Regional Controller to obtain/provide information. Interact with outside contacts:
      • Guests - to provide service, send bills and collect payment
      • Vendors - to pay bills or discuss pricing or billing issues; to ensure proof of insurance
      • IC accounting staff - to coordinate financial/accounting information, budget preparation, clarify issues and resolve problems
      • Regulatory agencies - regarding compliance matters
      • Other contacts as needed (Professional organizations, community groups)
      • Conduct daily pre-shift meetings and departmental communication meetings.
      • May serve as "manager on duty" as required
      • May perform additional accounting management duties such as negotiating hotel space and tenant leases; processing payroll in a decentralized environment; performing asset management duties; filing tax returns, etc. as needed or requested
      • May assist with other duties as assigned

        Qualifications

        QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

        Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent and 4-8 years in hotel accounting or audit with at least one year in an Assistant Controller or similar supervisory role, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. CPA preferred.

        This job requires ability to reform the following:
        • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 25 pounds
        • Communicating with other people
          Other:
          • Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently
          • Problems solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational, and training abilities are used often.
          • Reading abilities are used often in reviewing financial analyses, budgets, and other related reports. Writing abilities are used in compiling these financial reports, as well as to document.
          • May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holiday.

            Additional Information

            Full Benefit Package For Full TIme Employees Including: Medical, Dental, Life, Short-Term Disability, Vision, Vacation, Paid Personal Days, Employee Meal Program, Flexible Scheduling, and 401K.

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