Req # 3586BR
Job Title Staff Accountant
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name The Nines Hotel
Why Us The Nines, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their renowned team. The perfect candidate is passionate about service and creating indigenous experiences for each guest! Poised in the heart of the city center, within the walls of the stately Meier & Frank Building one of Portland's most beloved landmarks, The Nines honors the structure’s storied past, both in its striking decor and impeccable service. Individualistic design traits celebrate the surroundings of one of finest LEED Silver-certified hotels in Portland, providing the opportunity to truly experience the region's unique character. As part of Sage Hospitality’s Premier and Lifestyle division, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We are known amongst our staff, our owners, our guests and our communities as leaders in our field who are authentic, humble, innovative and flexible operators driven to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.
the Nines Hotel from Sage Hospitality was recognized as Top Workplaces in Oregon in 2016. As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, The Nines offers perks that are comparable to progressive employers. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision and more to all full-time associates. Save on your parking and public transportation costs by using our pre-tax savings account. Our location is right next to the center of all for MAX lines and close to the Portland Streetcar, a prime location for driving, taking public transportation, biking, or even walking to work.
Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. Strategic. Daring. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference. If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at Sage Hospitality that await you.
Maintain the properties Income Audit, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, ADP Payroll System, and General Cashier functions in a timely, accurate manner in accordance with accounting policies and procedures. Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper accounts. Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy. Balance entries and make necessary corrections. Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/time reports, or property records. Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.
Work in conjunction with the night auditors and department managers to maximize revenues and ensure accuracy of postings through processing the income audit daily.Work closely with sales managers to ensure accurate/timely group billing and follow up with and manage hotel A/R aging. Assist in training of accounting practices within other departments to ensure understanding of SOPs and compliance audit requirements.Analyze financial data and resolve discrepancies and provide open communications and recommendations for changes and efficiencies as appropriate. Create and delivery of payroll and daily revenue reports to department managers. Follow up on discrepancies of reports.Balance, reconcile and close various daily accounts and prepare the daily statements to provide accurate, timely information to management while ensuring proper controls are maintained. Respond to customer issues/complaints/problems in a quick efficient manner to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality service. Prepare reports and communications to the Controller, Assistant Controller and other Hotel Executive Committee members on revenue issues/problems and other pertinent information. Process payroll to meet compliance standards and deadlines.Input and reconcile daily tip reporting. Distribution of payroll to comply with standards and deadlines. Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous manner at all times. All other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.
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.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
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.
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.
Requires thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the accounting and hospitality professions.
Requires knowledge of the hotel's and company policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines.
Ability to compile facts and figures.
Prefer intermediate MicroSoft Office skills. Excel and Word.
Requires ability to investigate and analyze current activities and/or information involving readily available data and indicating logical conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to make decisions based on general policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate in order to provide and receive standard information from management, employees and/or guests; good telephone etiquette and skills.
Ability to operate a computer and calculator.
Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, communicate both verbally and in writing, utilize analytical thought processes, understand verbal/written technical and mechanical instruction, and be highly organized.
Must have ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees, guests and contractors in writing, via telephone and in person.
Lifting, carrying of files/papers - typically 10-15 lbs.
Bending/kneeling required for transporting documents and filing.
Mobility - must be able to move between offices and hotel and help during an emergency situation.
One to two years of post-high school education.
One year of experience in similar role. Accounting background preferred, but not required.
Personal computer, calculator and telephone (80-90% of time).
Prolonged sitting at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work area under florescent lighting.
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.