Sage Hospitality Resources Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Req # 5683BR

Job Title Staff Accountant

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name Ritz Carlton Chicago

City Chicago

State IL

Why Us

Iconic architecture, a thriving culinary scene, beautifully landscaped public spaces and an array of museums are just part of what draws visitors to the Windy City. At The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, a luxury hotel set atop Water Tower Place in the historic Gold Coast, guests will have every chance to explore the city, from shopping along Michigan Avenue to viewing famous works at the Art Institute. Yet with our hotel’s spa, rooftop lounge, locally inspired restaurant, indoor lap pool and spacious accommodations overlooking the city, guests may not want to leave the premises.

Recognized as “the gold standard” of hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton selects only the most passionate and skilled hospitality professionals. And as one of our Ladies and Gentlemen, you will reflect the values that make us the world’s finest luxury brand. Here, in a diverse environment where individual aspirations are fulfilled and quality of life is enhanced, you will be inspired to work alongside your fellow employees to bring special moments to life for our guests and each other.

Posting Overview

Maintain the property’s Income Audit, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll System, and General Cashier functions in a timely, accurate manner in accordance with accounting policies and procedures. Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper accounts. Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy. Balance entries and make necessary corrections. Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/time reports, or property records. Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.

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.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

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 appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the accounting and hospitality professions.

Requires knowledge of the hotel's and company policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines.

Ability to compile facts and figures.

Prefer intermediate MicroSoft Office skills. Excel and Word.

Abilities

Requires ability to investigate and analyze current activities and/or information involving readily available data and indicating logical conclusions and recommendations.

Ability to make decisions based on general policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate in order to provide and receive standard information from management, employees and/or guests; good telephone etiquette and skills.

Ability to operate a computer and calculator.

Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, communicate both verbally and in writing, utilize analytical thought processes, understand verbal/written technical and mechanical instruction, and be highly organized.

Must have ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees, guests and contractors in writing, via telephone and in person.

Lifting, carrying of files/papers - typically 10-15 lbs.

Bending/kneeling required for transporting documents and filing.

Mobility - must be able to move between offices and hotel and help during an emergency situation.

Education/Formal Training

One to two years of post-high school education.

Experience

One year of experience in similar role. Accounting background preferred, but not required.

Material/Equipment Used

Personal computer, calculator and telephone (80-90% of time).

Environment

Prolonged sitting at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work area under florescent lighting.

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.