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Director of Finance
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Property Name
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago
Job Title
Director of Finance
Location
Illinois-Chicago
City
Chicago
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Yes
Bonus Pay
No
Accommodation
No
Industry
Hotel/Resort
Position Categories
Administration

Job Details

Req # 3699BR

Job Title Director of Finance

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name The Blackstone - A Renaissance Hotel

City Chicago

State IL

Why Us Sage Hospitality is set to hire a numbers savvy Director of Finance to manage the Finance and Accounting Team at The Blackstone Hotel. Our historic 332 room hotel in the heart of Chicago's Loop district. The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel located on Michigan Avenue is a hotel which has been a destination for the rich, famous and infamous. Housed in a 1910 beaux arts building across the street from Grant Park, the hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 and reopened in 2008 following a painstaking renovation. The property will be undergoing a renovation in the 1st Quarter of 2017 in its public spaces and rooms to bring a contemporary and refined feel to the property as it transitions into an Autograph Collection by Marriott property. The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago also has a specially commissioned collection of more than 1,600 contemporary artworks primarily featuring emerging Chicago artists.

Posting Overview

The Director of Finance is the financial leader of the hotel. Oversees all areas in finance, especially payroll, budgeting, forecasting and relevant duties. Demonstrates excellent leadership skills and provides accurate and timely financial reports as requested by leadership and corporate. Implements internal control procedures that safeguard leaders, owner, assets and complies with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Requirements

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Building Effective Teams

Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires knowledge of all hotel accounting functions performed by the subordinate reporting directly or indirectly.

Requires advanced knowledge of the accounting, finance and hospitality professions.

Requires ability to analyze activities or information involving some original data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions.

Office Management, Bank Reconciliations, Preparation of State and Federal Reports, Training of Accounting staff employees, Conducting or participating in meetings, Analysis of Balance Sheet Accounts, Preparation of Journal entries, closing the books and preparing the Balance, Sheet Package.

Abilities

Lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying -limited lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying up to 15-20 lbs. Generally boxes, computer equipment. Bending/kneeling -limited bending/kneeling required when arranging supplies or equipment. Mobility -limited mobility between offices and departments. No continuous standing, climbing or driving. Excellent hearing required to train and interact with management and associates. Excellent vision required to read reports, computer, etc.

Education/Formal Training

A four year college degree (accounting preferred) or equivalent education/experience.

Experience

Experience required by position is five to ten years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Computers, 10 key calculator, phones (95% of work period).

Environment

Work inside 95% of work period.

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Requirements

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