Sage Hospitality Resources General Accountant in Denver, Colorado

Req # 5670BR

Job Title General Accountant

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name The Maven

City Denver

State CO

Why Us The Maven is a unique 172-key hotel located in the heart of Dairy Block of LoDo. Our lobby eliminates traditional boundaries, creating a connection between the Alley and hotel, becoming an inviting space to both Denver locals and hotel guests. This energetic, ever-changing lobby is home to all, and we invite the public to meet friends, have an artisanal drink and stay a while.

We take delight in telling the story of our past while being ever present. We appreciate attention to detail, have a healthy respect for craft, and celebrate local creatives with a rotating collection of art and handmade products.

Posting Overview

POSITION FOCUS

Maintain the properties Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Cashier functions in a timely, accurate manner in accordance with accounting policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Work closely with sales managers to ensure accurate/timely group billing and follow up with and manage hotel A/R aging. Track and process group advance deposits in accordance with contracts. Hold monthly credit meetings.

Process daily cash deposits, track and follow up on cash over/short amounts. Maintain the house safe, issue banks and perform monthly bank counts.

Scan and route all invoices sent to the accounts payable system. Ensure timely approving of invoices by department heads, research vendor statements and send out weekly trial balances.

Month end duties related to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Cashier completed timely and in accordance with the month end calendar.

Assist in training of accounting practices within other departments to ensure understanding of SOPs and compliance audit requirements.

Analyze financial data and resolve discrepancies and provide open communications and recommendations for changes and efficiencies as appropriate.

Respond to customer issues/complaints/problems in a quick efficient manner to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality service. Respond to credit card disputes in a timely manner.

Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous manner at all times.

All other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Participate in task forces and committees as requested.

May travel occasionally for training classes and task force assignments.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES - ­None

Requirements

Competencies

Strategic Skills

Proficient in position required job skills and knowledge. Intelligent in grasping and integrating new information. Is an active learner with a strong sense of curiosity. Has natural instincts and insight for finding the best solution to unclear situations, issues and problems. Considers multiples resources and methods for analyzing problems. Makes great decisions.

Operating Skills

Is effective in prioritizing work; consistently manages time and processes to create maximum efficiency with minimum disruption or redundancy. Is time sensitive, understands how work and processes fit in with other departmental or business priorities and objectives. Is able to adjust work to accommodate expected and unexpected changes. Is able to gauge progress with respect to overall impact and results.

Courage

Can think and act independently with confidence. Has personal fortitude and integrity when faced with challenges.

Energy & Drive

Energetic and takes initiative. Is pro-active and persistent in pursuing and completing tasks. Strives to exceed expectations and goals.

Personal & Interpersonal Skills

Welcoming and warm personality. Able to engage easily and actively connect with others. Is genuinely caring and compassionate; visibly demonstrates desire to understand others. Creates confidence and trust with others, is socially aware of self and others and is known for communicating the right message at the right time. Utilizes a variety of approaches and communication techniques tailored to each situation. Is comfortable in conversing with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and at all organizational levels. Is direct yet tactful and considerate of audience. Positively accepts and provides feedback.

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. Hospitality/ 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.