Accounting Staff
Job Title: 
Accounting Staff
Property Name:
The Gates of Key West
Location: 
Florida-Keys
Company Name: 
Management  Position? 
Yes
Entry Level Position? 
No
Work Permit Needed? 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
 
Corporate Overview
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate's portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues.

The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.

Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas and Seattle.
Job Description

The accountant staff is responsible for supporting accounting leadership in providing consistent guidance in the financial area of the hotel by supplying management with regulation and training. He/she is also responsible assisting in focusing on the profitability of the business, maintaining accurate and timely financial reporting, ensuring acceptable levels on internal control, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, and safeguarding owners/investors assets.

Responsibilities
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must approach all encounters with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner. Effective verbal and written communication skills are a must.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
  • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.
Job Requirements
Qualifications
  • A minimum of 2 years of related progressive experience in Accounting or related field; or a 4 year college degree with an Accounting/Finance concentration; or a 2 year college degree and a minimum of 1 year related progressive experierence.
  • Must be proficient in Windows, spreadsheets and word processing, with the ability to learn the operation of al hotel-systems.
  • Strong excel knowledge requires.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Critical thinking skills used towards finding solutions independently