Assistant Controller

Department: Finance & Accounting

Reports to: Director of Finance

Status: Exempt

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Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A luxury, AAA Four-Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches, on-site boutique, sundries shop with grab & go options, full-service provisions store and a 55-slip marina. The resort marina offers exhilarating excursions through Dive BVI, sailing certifications with Offshore Sailing School and is the base of operations for Dream Yacht Charter, the world’s leading charter company. Visit ScrubIsland.com to learn more.

Calling all Accountants/Number Crunchers/Bean Counters! Got Mad accounting skills!?

Do you dream of numbers, excel spreadsheets and annual budgets? We seriously hope not! But, if you like spending your working hours digging into financial data, preparing journal entries, reconciling accounts, and finding ways to increase revenues and reduce expenses, please consider applying for the Assistant Controller position at Scrub Island Resort!

The ideal candidate will be at the top of their game, able to explain complicated financial matters to those without an accounting background.  An energetic disposition and excellent sense of humor are recommended for this position, as we work in a lively hotel, not a stuffy accounting firm.  We measure the success of this role in accuracy, clarity, timeliness, reaching and exceeding financial goals.  We want you to join our team on the path to success!

Each of your colleagues at the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina are the most stellar at what they do, and you will likely find yourself enjoying your time at work.  People serious about their work as well as having fun are exactly what we look for in everyone who joins our team.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

The Assistant Controller manages the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Office

Responsibilities include daily transactional reporting, financial analysis, assisting with budgeting, forecasting, asset and cash controls, balance sheet reconciliations and audits

Embrace, uphold, and celebrate the Company’s Core Values


A Day in The Life of The Assistant Controller:

  • Prepares accurate daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to include Daily Revenue Reports, Monthly Profit and Loss Statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statements and Ownership Reporting


  • Analyzes available information (financial data, customer data, market trends, etc.) and advises General Manager/Controller on ways to improve revenue and/or reduce expenses, ultimately improving profitability


  • Assists in the creation of timely and accurate Forecasts, Annual Budgets and Business Plans
  • Ensures a strong accounting and internal control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability. Ensures property compliance with all applicable local laws and procedures


  • Advises Controller on existing and evolving operating / financial issues


  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence and encourage others. (Core Value: We respect the individual and believe that individuals, who are treated with respect and given responsibility, respond by giving their best)


  • Understands and meet the needs of key stakeholders (owners, company, guests, investors, etc.)


  • Monitors that all applicable taxes are current, collected and/or accrued, and processed for payment


  • Reconciles Balance Sheets, ensuring account balances are accurate and fully supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with standard operating procedures


  • Ensures all required deadlines are met


  • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes


  • Supports and completes additional duties as necessary and assigned


What You Need to Succeed (hey, that rhymes!):

  • 2+ years’ hospitality experience involving financial statement preparation and

general ledger/accounting is required


  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or related major preferred


  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


  • Opera PMS and Micros POS experience a plus

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Date Posted:
August 25, 2021

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