Sage Hospitality Resources Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois


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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.

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Job Title:

Staff Accountant

Location Name:

The Blackstone



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.

Posting Overview:

Prepare and balance the hotel payroll and daily financial statement, ensuring proper accounting procedures are followed and timely, error-free financial statement and paychecks are distributed.


§ Complete and balance Daily Income Journal as directed and in accordance with GAAP.

§ Balance taxes and reconcile all balance sheet accounts daily.

§ Complete monthly balancing for accurate Month-End financial statements.

§ Complete and distribute daily routing packet to the Executive committee members.

§ Run payroll reports for managers and distribute. This would include the daily, weekly and bi-weekly punch detail, absent, wage and overtime reports.

§ Check and verify all missed punches that the manager marks on the payroll sheets and hours have been entered correctly and has sufficient back-up.

§ Ensure all department payroll packets are completed fully and turned in by the deadlines.

§ Enter all vacation, sick, holiday or bereavement pay on a weekly basis.

§ Ensure and balance all banquet gratuities and charge tips for F&B.

§ Verify all overtime is accurately reported in the timekeeping system per union contract.

§ Ensure compliance for associates taking their required breaks and are not working over eight hours.

§ Ensure compliance for all internal audits by completing self-audits as needed.



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.


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

Energy and Drive

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

Personal and 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.


§ Ability to operate a personal computer, telephone and/or time clock.

§ Telephone etiquette.

§ Ability to compile facts and figures.

§ Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

§ Excellent hearing required to communicate with inquiries over telephone.

§ Excellent vision required for viewing of CRT screen.

§ Excellent speech communication skills required to communicate with inquiries over telephone.

§ Excellent comprehension and literacy required to read manuals, instructions, timesheets, etc.


Lift/carry papers and files up to 5 lbs. -15-20% of the time. No bending/kneeling required. Mobility -stationary position. No continuous standing, climbing or driving required.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent experience.


6 month of experience or educational equivalent

Material/Equipment Used

Calculator, computer, time clocks, telephone used 80% of time.


Work inside 99% in business office and/or hotel environment.

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular