River Cree Resort

  • Hotel Controller

    Job Location CA-AB-Enoch
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/26/2018 1:16 PM)
    Full Time
  • Overview

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


    Assisting in Management of Hotel Finance Department


    • 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.
    • 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 company standards.
    • 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 Chief Financial Officer 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.


    4-year bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting or related major

    Hotel Experience required

    Individual should be analytical, flexible, team-oriented, have excellent interpersonal and follow up skills with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.  Solid verbal and written skills as well as the ability to meet deadlines.

    Detailed accounting knowledge of GL, job costing, A/P, payroll, capital asset, budgeting and financial reporting and cash management.


    Knowledge of Canadian and provincial business corporations act.



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