Senior Assistant Controller

Department: Finance

Reports to: Corporate Divisional Controller

Status: Exempt

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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!)  If you like spending your working hours digesting financial data, preparing journal entries, reconciling accounts, traveling and finding ways to increase revenues and reduce expenses, please consider applying for the Sr. Assistant Controller position at Mainsail Corporate Headquarters!

The ideal candidate will be at the top of his or her game, able to explain complicated financial matters to people without an accounting background.  An energetic disposition and excellent sense of humor are recommended for this position, as we work in a lively office, 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 Mainsail Corporate Headquarters are the most stellar at what they do, and you will likely find yourself enjoying your time at work.  People serious about their work, are inspired by a robust career path and having fun while at work are exactly what we look for in everyone who joins our team!

 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

 

The Sr. Assistant Controller at Mainsail Headquarters will help support the day-to-day operations of the Hotel Division as well as the Corporate Accounting and Finance Team.

Responsibilities will be varied and never boring!  They will include pre-opening hotel budgeting and accounting, financial analysis and supporting Corporate payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, balance sheet reconciliations and audits.

This position requires candidates with prior hotel accounting experience as they will be called upon to travel to our hotels to assist or cover open financial leader positions as needed.

Varied responsibilities, travel, access to senior executives at Mainsail Headquarters and stepping into leadership positions to save the day…what could be more exciting in an accountant’s line of work?!

 

A Day in The Life of The Sr. Assistant Controller:

 

  • Assists in the creation of timely and accurate Forecasts, Annual Budgets and Business Plans for pre-opening properties
  • Prepares accounts receivable invoices for pre-opening activities and distributes to development partners
  • Ensures pre-opening accounts payable invoices are properly coded, processed and organized in monthly reporting
  • Supports the Corporate Accounting/Finance team as needed with payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, balance sheet reconciliations and audits
  • Analyzes available information (financial data, customer data, market trends, etc.) and advises senior leaders on ways to improve revenue and/or reduce expenses, ultimately improving profitability
  • Observes when other team members need help and offers assistance when possible
  • Travels to hotel properties and assists with all accounting and financial processes as needed
  • Understands and meet the needs of key stakeholders (owners, company, guests, investors, etc.)
  • 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)
  • 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 Will Need to Succeed (hey, that rhymes!):

 

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or related major preferred
  • 4+ years hotel accounting experience, including daily reporting, general ledger, financial statement and balance sheet reconciliation responsibilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

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Date Posted:
March 24, 2021

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