Sage Hospitality Resources Assistant Director of Finance in Chicago, Illinois

Req # 5480BR

Job Title Assistant Director of Finance

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name The Blackstone - A Renaissance Hotel

City Chicago

State IL

Why Us Come discover The Blackstone, a downtown Chicago luxury hotel near Grant Park. This downtown Chicago hotel has been a favorite of movie stars, sports legends, royalty and presidents since 1910. Thoughtfully restored to its original grandeur, this Michigan Avenue hotel features French Beaux-Arts architecture and over 1,400 contemporary works by local artists. The Blackstone boasts stunning guest rooms and suites, while Mercat a la Planxa serves modern Catalan cuisine in a unique Mediterranean setting. Host unforgettable affairs inside the magnificent Crystal Ballroom and marvel at 11,396 square feet of lavish meeting space. Located just steps from Chicago's major attractions including McCormick Place, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium. Welcome to The Legendary Blackstone Hotel.

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Posting Overview

The Assistant Director of Finance helps manage the hotels finances. Supports all areas in finance including payroll, budgeting, AP/AR, 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. Reporting to the Controller, this position may assume the duties of the Controller in their absence.

Requirements

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Building Effective Teams

Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires knowledge of all the functions performed by the subordinate reporting directly or indirectly to the Hotel Director of Finance.

Requires advanced knowledge of the accounting, finance and hospitality professions. Requires experiential knowledge for management of people and complex problems.

Requires ability to analyze activities or information involving some original data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions.

Ability to make decisions guided by established policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate so as to provide information and services, supervisory skills.

In addition to these fundamental requirements, an Assistant Director of Finance must also be knowledgeable in the following areas: Office Management, Bank Reconciliations, Preparation of State and Federal Reports, Training of Accounting staff associates, Conducting or participating in meetings, Analysis of Balance Sheet Accounts, Preparation of Journal entries, closing the books and preparing the Balance, Sheet Package, Interviewing and evaluation of applicants as well as current associates

Excellent hearing required to train and deal with management, associates.

Excellent vision required to read reports, computer, etc.

Excellent speech communication skills required to train and deal with management, associates.

Excellent comprehension and literacy required for reports, computers, ledgers, etc.

Abilities

Lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying - limited lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying up to 15-20 lbs. Generally boxes, computer equipment.

Limited bending/kneeling required when arranging supplies or equipment.

Mobility - limited, between offices and departments.

Infrequent continuous standing, climbing or driving required.

Education/Formal Training

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

Experience

One to two years of employment in hospitality management or hospitality accounting

Material/Equipment Used

Computers, 10 key calculator, phones (95-100% of work period).

Environment

Work inside 95% of work period.

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.