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IHG Director of Finance - Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman in Bozeman, Montana

Love gorgeous mountain scenery, access to some of the best skiing in the country and picturesque views that look like a painting? Then your adventure in Bozeman, and with Kimpton, awaits.

Named a Best Place to Live by Money Magazine, Bozeman is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts who love fishing, hiking, skiing of course and a great music scene. We're open to relocation for the right candidate!

We're looking for a dynamic and experienced Director of Finance for our new venture in Big Sky Country. Located in the heart of downtown, the project will feature a 122-room hotel with a live music and entertainment venue, 8,000 square feet of meeting space and breathtaking views of the Bridger Mountain Range.

In other words, a really cool place to work. Did we mention that you get to work for Kimpton, named on FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For List for 10 years, #5 in 2019.

SUMMARY:

You'll provide the support, financial knowledge, and expertise as a key business manager of the company to assist all levels of management in providing hospitality service of the highest quality to guests worldwide. In this role, you'll assist the General Managers (GMs) in achieving established business goals, direct the accounting and control functions at the property, while ensuring timely reporting of operating results and maintain the integrity of the management information system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise all accounting functions for the Hotel and Restaurant.

  • Prepare the financial statements within the time frames supplied in the Home Office closing schedule and according to the Company Policies and Procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the Uniform System of Accounts.

  • Analyze and interpret financial results in order to assist and advise the General Managers and the Home Office Team.

  • Maintain balance sheet analysis on a monthly basis with full supporting detail.

  • Prepare accurate forecasts on a monthly basis and cash flow statements on request.

  • Prepare timely and accurate sales, use and occupancy tax returns as well as any other external reports or returns as deemed necessary.

  • Ensure successful treasury cash management as set forth in the policies and procedures manual.

  • Ensure compliance with the management agreement and attendant legal documents.

  • Understanding how those documents translate into financial responsibilities and how they may affect both the Property and the Home Office financial position.

  • Maintain effective system and control procedures as set forth in the policies and procedures manuals.

  • Ensure integrity and efficiency of computerized data processing functions.

  • Ensure that all financial reports, budgets, forecasts, and other information required by the company are accurately compiled and submitted within the specified time limits, identifying variances, and making recommendations for improvements as appropriate.

  • Review forecasts and budgets prepared by hotel and restaurant management teams to ensure that owners, the General Managers, and the Home Office are provided with guidelines of performance that are both reasonable and achievable.

  • Ensure all legal, treasury, and tax documentation is properly maintained and secured, and that all statutory and fiscal reporting requirements are satisfied, which includes any governmental requirements for permits and licenses.

  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and maintained for the protection of the property's assets against loss or misappropriation.

  • Successfully lead and perform an advisory or interpretive role.

  • Coaches department heads regarding their financial responsibilities and effective financial management techniques.

  • Adheres to the highest ethical and business standards, and to the laws of the countries, states and cities in which the company does business.

  • Continuously monitor economic, social and governmental trends and policies to ensure the General Managers and Home Office Management are kept fully apprised of any implications that may affect the performance of the hotel or restaurant in meeting its financial objectives.

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE WE'RE SEEKING:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Studies from an accredited university or business college is preferred.

  • You've got a minimum of 5 years of practical accounting experience in the hospitality industry.

  • Well organized, detail-oriented with excellent follow-up.

  • Ability to work under time pressures and extensive hours.

  • Must possess excellent communication skills both internally and externally.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft or similar accounting package is preferred.

  • Prior experience with Outlook soft/BPC preferred.

  • Excel proficiency required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Prior experience may be required.

Language Skills: Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Familiarity with basic accounting procedures.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, report, or schedule form. Regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or telephone. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds and seldom lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Please note: management reserves the right to change, modify, and/or alter any of the duties listed above to meet business demands.

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