Sage Hospitality Group General Accountant in Portland, Oregon
We are looking for a new General Accountant for The Hotel Zags. Stylish, inviting, and convenient to lively local attractions, The Hotel Zags is an oasis all its own, offering a hospitality experience enlivened by natural beauty and the quirky culture of the city around it. Boutique in size and independent in nature, The Hotel Zags is located in the Fountain District, a hidden gem of Portland's downtown district.
From its vibrant color schemes, modern furnishings, and large picture windows that perfectly frame views of the city and the hotel’s courtyard, the hotel brings the outdoors inside. Designed with stone-covered walkways, the hotel entrance is also framed by a Living Wall robust with plant life to mirror the nearby Columbia River Gorge. Though the property has a style and energy all its own, The Hotel Zags is all about the city around it.
The General Accountant maintains the property’s Income Audit, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll System, and General Cashier functions in a timely, accurate manner in accordance with accounting policies and procedures. Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper accounts. Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy. Balance entries and make necessary corrections. Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/time reports, or property records. Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.
Work in conjunction with the night auditors and department managers to maximize revenues and ensure accuracy of postings through processing the income audit daily.
Work closely with sales managers to ensure accurate/timely group billing and follow up with and manage hotel A/R aging.
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.
Create and delivery of payroll and daily revenue reports to department managers. Follow up on discrepancies of reports.
Balance, reconcile and close various daily accounts and prepare the daily statements to provide accurate, timely information to management while ensuring proper controls are maintained.
Respond to customer issues/complaints/problems in a quick efficient manner to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality service.
Prepare reports and communications to the Controller, Assistant Controller and other Hotel Executive Committee members on revenue issues/problems and other pertinent information.
Process payroll to meet compliance standards and deadlines.
Input and reconcile daily tip reporting.
Distribution of payroll to comply with standards and deadlines.
Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous manner at all times.
All other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.
One to two years of post-high school education.
One year of experience in similar role. Accounting background preferred, but not required.
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.
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 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.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
Prolonged sitting at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work area under florescent lighting
The Hotel Zags is certified Gold for Sustainability at Work. As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, The Hotel Zags offers perks that are comparable to progressive employers.
Medical, dental, & vision insurance for full-time associates
Health savings and flexible spending accounts
Basic Life and AD&D insurance
Paid time off for vacation, sick time, and holidays
Eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) program with employer matching
Employee Assistance Program
Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more.
Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. Strategic. Daring. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference. If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at The Hotel Zags that await you.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : The Hotel Zags
Category: Finance & Accounting
Min: USD $21.00/Hr.
Max: USD $23.00/Hr.
Tipped Position: No
Address : 515 SW Clay St
City : Portland
State : Oregon
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability