Sage Hospitality Resources Director of Finance in Menlo Park, California


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Why Us:

Sage Hospitality is looking to hire and established Director of Finance at Hotel Nia. Hotel Nia began with an idea: how to project Silicon Valley into the future. Situated, as we are, in the heart of one of the world's great technological centers, we took it upon ourselves to create a hotel and event venue near Palo Alto that is both forward-thinking and a tribute to past creators who have influenced us. We founded our Menlo Park Gateway hotel to serve as a community gathering place as much as a physical inspiration for ideas to take root. Our ideals can be seen in every aspect of the architecture, service, and personality at Hotel Nia, creating a one-of-a-kind Silicon Valley travel destination. Meaning \"bright light,\" Nia is a nod to the brilliance of the businesses that surround us, and the promise of those not yet begun. We hope to inspire your own moment of brilliance during your stay with us.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Leading the finance and accounting team

  • Forecasting for all departments, month end close, AR, AP

  • Building out and enforcing SOP’s

  • Provide leadership and training to associates in the finance & accounting function


  • Must have experience as an established Director of Finance in hospitality

  • Passion for process improvements

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Preferably having experience with Marriott, Sharp, Opera, Aloha, and ADP

Job Title:

Director of Finance

Location Name:

Hotel Nia


Menlo Park

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:

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.



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.


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.


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.


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 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).


Work inside 95% of work period.

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular



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200 Independence Dr