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Complex Director of Finance - Universal Stella Nova Resort & Universal Terra Luna Resort

Company: Loews Hotels, LLC
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Complex Director of Finance - Universal Stella Nova Resort & Universal Terra Luna Resort

At Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando, our team members get to make a difference and have fun every day. Our world-class team brings to life the incredible, award-winning hotels located at Universal Orlando Resort.Named one of Central Floridas Top Workplaces and one of Americas Best-in-State Employers by Forbes, we are committed to our power of we culture.Are you looking for a place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day andbe able to connect, engage and delight?

  • We offer excellent benefits and perks including one free meal per shift and free theme park access.
  • We have a dynamic culture that makes every day interesting, challenging, fulfilling and fun.
  • We embrace diversity at our core and offer the opportunity for all team members to reach their potential.
  • We invest in training and development opportunities for all team members.
  • We promote social responsibility by being a good neighbor in the community.
  • We care for you, just as we care for others.This position provides continuous leadership and guidance in all matters relating to the financial operation of the hotel by: providing accurate and timely financial reports to assist management decision making process, maintaining acceptable internal control procedures designed to safeguard owners/investors assets, ensures compliance with all Federal, State, Local regulations. Additional responsibilities include; staffing, training, scheduling of employees; planning organizing, directing and coordinating all department activities to ensure efficient operation.Job Specific
    • Manages/oversees the accounting department to ensure optimal efficiency of financial operations and adherence to Loews commitments to management contract
    • Directs or prepare all financial reports, ledger reviews and forecasts according to the established schedule, for distribution of operational information necessary to assist management in decision-making and budget preparation processes
    • Oversees preparation of, interprets and analyzes monthly financial statements and presents to management
    • Monitors revenues/expenses and ensure accurate recording of information to Loews established guidelines
    • Compiles financial data related to operations, investigate and critique variances from expectations to determine cause and recommend appropriate management response to insure attainment of hotels financial objectives
    • Establishes and oversees /audit all internal financial controls to include purchasing, cash handling, receipts, disbursements, expendable/fixed asset inventories, payroll and employee records to insure policies are enforced according to Loews standards
    • Coordinates annual internal and external audit processes
    • Ensures the proper utilization, maintenance and periodic upgrading as required of all EDP systems and equipment
    • Assists management in capital planning process by providing appropriate ROI information
    • Coordinates the development of the annual financial plan
    • Assists division and department heads in the preparation of their respective budgets
    • Maintains files, pertaining to and ensuring compliance with, insurance policies, all contracts and legal agreements
    • Ensures proper, timely payment of fees for licenses, permits, regulatory contracts and insurances, all taxes
    • Serves as active member of Executive Committee and attends all meetings of same
    • Attends various departmental meetings in order to maintain effective working relationships with operational departments and staff
    • Approves as needed all purchase orders, payroll submittals, cash transfers to owners, manual checks, balance sheet and bank reconciliation's, month end journal entries, bad debt write-offs, all Loews inter-hotel and corporate billings
    • Directs cash management activities to ensure the proper use and timely availability of funds
    • Provides guidance on technical issues affecting departments reporting to the Credit Manager
    • Conducts/oversees monthly audit of General Cashiers vault
    • Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines accounting personnel according to Loews standards
    • Follows New Hire Training and on-going Star Service Competency programs in accordance with hotel policy
    • Evaluates individual employee performance, determines areas in need of improvement or requirements for advancement, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same
    • Participates in MOD program as required
    • Evaluate changes in guest needs, the hotels guest mix and industry competitive set, to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes necessary to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining market dominance and exceptional fi
    • Other duties as assignedGeneral
      • Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times
      • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or unusual matters of significance
      • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards
      • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures
      • Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions
      • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules
      • Recycles whenever possible
      • Remains current with hotel information and changes
      • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standardsQualifications
        • Extensive knowledge of computer based front and back of house Accounting Management Systems
        • Prolific in Windows, Lotus/Excel and MS-Office software operating systems and applications
        • Ability to assemble, analyze, understand and present integrated spread sheets and complex technical information to all levels of management
        • Organization/prioritization skills necessary to meet deadlines
        • Effective management, leadership, organizational and communications skills
        • Working knowledge of basic office equipment, i.e.; fax, copiers, printers, calculators
        • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidaysEducation:
          • Bachelors or higher degree in Accounting/FinanceExperience:
            • Four to six years progressive experience in managing Hospitality Accounting operations

Keywords: Loews Hotels, LLC, Orlando , Complex Director of Finance - Universal Stella Nova Resort & Universal Terra Luna Resort, Executive , Orlando, Florida

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