Controller

Reports to: General Manager, Corporate Controller, VP of Finance

Status: Exempt

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Controller manages the day-to-day operation of the Accounting Office. Primary responsibilities include financial analysis and financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting, audit and control, asset and liability reconciliation, working capital and cash control.

 

Please note, Mainsail Lodging & Development is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment screening, to include a background test and drug screen, is required for all candidates offered a position.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

 

Education and Experience

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or related major; no work experience required.

 

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES:

 

Management of Accounting Team

  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes.
  • Ensures that regular on-going communication occurs with employees to create awareness of business objectives, communicate expectations, and recognize performance.
  • Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees.
  • Provides excellent leadership (e.g., differentiates top performers, fosters teamwork and encourages work/life balance).
  • Ensures employees establish and maintain open, collaborative relationships within their team.
  • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.
  • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.
  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Utilizes an “open door” policy.
  • Solicits employee feedback.

 

Managing Projects and Policies

  • Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data.
  • Ensures that the P&L is accurate (i.e., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts) and statements are delivered to appropriate individuals in a timely manner.
  • Reconciles balance sheet.
  • Ensures tax rates used for sales/use tax are current and proper amounts are collected and/or accrued.
  • Ensures compliance with standard and local operating procedures (SOPs and LSOPs).
  • Ensures account balances are supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with SOPs.
  • Reviews audit issues and makes corrections as necessary.
  • Ensures property permits, licenses and if applicable vendor contracts are current.
  • Leverages centralized accounting processes and shared services.

 

Demonstrating and Applying Accounting Knowledge

  • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
  • Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Leverages technology and effectively uses information systems and tools to generate financial reports and provide managers with analytical support to drive decision-making.

 

Proving Financial Information and Guidance to Others

  • Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant financial information in a timely manner.
  • Attends critique meetings to review information with management team.
  • Advises the VP of Finance on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.
  • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

 

Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals

  • Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
  • Ensures profits and losses are documented accurately.
  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
  • Supports a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability and manage business risks.

Career Information

Date Posted:
July 5, 2019

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