Controller - European/german
Job Title: 
Controller - European/german
Property Name:
Highgate Corporate Office TX
Texas-Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Company Name: 
Management  Position? 
Entry Level Position? 
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
  • Accounting, financial reporting and controllership functions for assigned hotels which are accounted for on a centralized basis
  • Timely preparation and issuance of complete and accurate monthly and annual hotel financial statements
  • Creation and/or review of annual budgets, monthly variance analyses, and related budget-creation policies and procedures
  • Assistance in the establishment, documentation, and adherence to Standard Accounting Policies and Procedures and internal controls for centralized accounting operations
  • Monitoring of hotel operations, cash flow and operating forecasts of assigned entities
  • Review or preparation of monthly bank reconciliations and G/L reconciliations for assigned hotel properties
  • Supervision of assigned hotel property Directors of Finance and staff in corporate accounting department
  • Review, approval and processing of disbursements
  • Successful completion of internal and external financial audits, including coordination of work with CPA firms and delivering information requested by auditors on a timely basis
  • Preparation of any special reports, statements, etc., as requested
  • Assist in the training of property Directors of Finance as required
  • Communicate with hotel and corporate management on accounting related issues as required
  • Other special projects and responsibilities as assigned
  • Cash, cash, cash
Job Requirements
  • Expereince with accounting procedures and processes for European companies.
  • Relevant financial management and accounting experience. Hospitality experience at both the property level and corporate supervisory level a plus.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting required. CPA a plus.
  • Strong PC skills including Excel, Word and financial accounting systems
  • Strong organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work extended hours as necessary to complete assigned duties
  • Potential travel
  • Must speak German