Sage Hospitality Resources Director of Finance in Savannah, Georgia

Req # 6291BR

Job Title Director of Finance

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name Perry Lane Hotel

City Savannah

State GA

Why Us Sage Hospitality is set to hire a Director of Finance to lead the opening of the Perry Lane Hotel. You will be responsible for leading a team of dynamic individuals and rallying them around a unique service culture that leaves a lasting impression with guests and associates alike. You will contain an entrepreneurial spirit that makes the Starwood Luxury Collection one-of-a-kind brand come to life, all the while precisely managing the operation keeping the hotel profitable.

The Perry Lane Hotel is being constructed in the Savannah Historic District and will include 165 guest rooms, roof top bar, pool and a signature restaurant defined by Sage Restaurant Group. The hotel is slated to open first quarter of 2018, and will evolve to be a market leader of boutique hotels in Savannah.

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.

Posting Overview

The Director of Finance is the financial leader of the hotel. Oversees all areas in finance, especially payroll, budgeting, 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.

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 appropriate rapport; 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; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires knowledge of all hotel accounting functions performed by the subordinate reporting directly or indirectly.

Requires advanced knowledge of the accounting, finance and hospitality professions.

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

Office Management, Bank Reconciliations, Preparation of State and Federal Reports, Training of Accounting staff employees, Conducting or participating in meetings, Analysis of Balance Sheet Accounts, Preparation of Journal entries, closing the books and preparing the Balance, Sheet Package.

Abilities

Lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying -limited lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying up to 15-20 lbs. Generally boxes, computer equipment. Bending/kneeling -limited bending/kneeling required when arranging supplies or equipment. Mobility -limited mobility between offices and departments. No continuous standing, climbing or driving. Excellent hearing required to train and interact with management and associates. Excellent vision required to read reports, computer, etc.

Education/Formal Training

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

Experience

Experience required by position is five to ten years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Computers, 10 key calculator, phones (95% 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.