Sage Hospitality Resources Vice President of Operations Finance in Denver, Colorado
Req # 6357BR
Job Title Vice President of Operations Finance
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name Sage Hospitality Home Office
Why Us Sage Hospitality is set to hire an accomplished Vice President of Operations Finance who has the expertise to lead all aspects of finance within our evolving and prospering Premier and Lifestyle hotel division. As we pose for future growth, we are in need of a proven multi-faceted finance operational leader that will provide strategy, support and leadership across the company. This position will be based at the Home Office in Denver, CO and reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Operations Finance.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by high-performing investments from coast to coast. With the advantage of hands-on experience, we’re also changing the way luxury in the hotel world looks. Developing modern, independent hotels with unique style, artistry and branding—creating places that people go to, not through.
Your success will be measured by your ability to:
Serve as a key leader to ensure proactive recruiting, development and retention of finance talent across the company
Drive the successful acceptance and utilization of Sage business intelligence tools and best practices
Ensure accurate and consistent forecasting accuracy
Support property Directors of Finance such that they are well-prepared to deliver financial plans to investor/owner stakeholders
Lead a thoughtful and rigorous analytical process and culture to implement best practices and recommend value-add strategies and profit improvement tactics
Contribute to a strong culture by modeling excellent internal customer service, cross-departmental communication, community engagement and servant leadership
The ideal candidate is able to demonstrate a proven track record in operations finance preferably in the luxury, upper-upscale, boutique, and/or complex real estate industries. You will be reputed as an excellent team builder and strong coach, with the ability to recruit, retain and mentor top-quality talent while creating an environment of accountability and trust at all levels. You are able to shift between strategy and tactics; willing and able to roll up your sleeves as an individual contributor while providing strong leadership within the operations finance function. You should also have a strong understanding of complex financial structures and high profile capital partners. Minimum of a bachelor degree in finance or accounting required.
The Vice President of Finance is responsible for directing all financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and financial analysis of properties. Responsible for maximizing asset value and returns on investment for our owners and equity partners. Accountable for recognizing profitability and revenue potential in business opportunities. Development of market strategy and long-term plans that positively impact the achievement of business results and demonstrating leadership versatility are critical functions of this role.
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; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Confronting Direct Reports
Deals with problem direct reports firmly and in a timely manner; doesn’t allow problems to fester; regularly reviews performance and holds timely discussions; can make negative decisions when all other efforts fail.
Sizing Up People
Is good judge of talent; after reasonable exposure, can articulate the strengths and limitations of people inside or outside the organization; can accurately project what people are likely to do across a variety of situations.
Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies.
Strong knowledge and ability reading, analyzing, and understanding financial statements, loan documents, leases, and contracts.
Excellent presentation and public speaking skills; ability to identify message points and messaging opportunities.
Strong computer and problem solving skills including ability to proactively identify and prevent potential problems.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Ability to travel on a regular basis
Prolonged sitting throughout entire shift at computerized workstation
Sitting 85%, Walking 5%, Standing 5%, bending, kneeling, lifting, climbing 5%
Lifting and carrying of objects, 30-35 pounds
Excellent hearing required to train and interact with management and associates.
Excellent vision required to read reports, computer, etc.
Undergraduate degree coupled with MBA or CPA is preferred
10 years of related experience in senior finance roles in a hospitality or real estate environment.
Private equity and/or investment fund environment, a plus.
Office and business equipment
Office environment – 90%, Hotel and restaurant environment – 10%
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.