ControllerHilton Garden Inn Seattle DowntownSeattle, WA
A property of: Pyramid Hotel Group
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Overview

Pyramid Hotel Group is fast growing leader in hotel and resort management and seeks a strong, experienced leader to grow along with our company, and to be a part of the culture that puts its people first.

We have an amazing opportunity to get on board with a world class team as our Controller for the our Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown hotel which boasts 222 Guest-rooms and Suites, over 2,000 square feet of meeting space and 2 outlets!

Working closely with the Sr. Vice President of Finance (SVP of Finance) and the Regional Controller, our Controller will be responsible for the strategic guidance and leadership as it relates to the planning, monitoring and execution of the hotel's financial objectives and for the implementation and oversight of the hotel's internal control systems over cash, income, expense, assets and liabilities in order to maximize financial performance and safeguard the assets of ownership. The Controller will prepare timely and accurate financial reports, including the annual budget, statements of Profit & Loss, certification of balance sheet reconciliations, weekly and monthly reporting and forecasting and will ensure compliance with all Federal, State, Local regulations and corporate/hotel SOPs.

The Controller will be a part of the Executive Committee. This committee drives the property through leadership and entrepreneur attitudes.

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Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in either Hospitality or accounting/finance/business and a minimum of intermediate accounting experience.
  • A minimum of one year Hotel Accounting experience as a Controller in a similar sized property or 2 years as an assistant controller.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage balance sheet activity and reconcile accounts monthly
  • Ability to analyze work flow and develop efficiencies
  • Cash flow management
  • Proficiency in forecasting and budgeting
  • Be able to identify, analyze and clearly communicate variances to budget, forecast or prior year in all financial reporting
  • Understand how to work with hotel PMS and outlet POS systems.
  • Be able to complete internal self-audits annually to confirm compliance with SOP's.
  • Ability to implement and maintain a system of internal control and segregation of duties in order to protect the property's assets.
  • Hotel experience required

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Midscale
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban

Values

Commitment
Diversity
Enthusiasm
Passion
Respect
Teamwork
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Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
Located on the southern tip of Lake Union, the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle
Downtown hotel is perfectly located for business and leisure. The
neighborhood is home to numerous major international coshow more
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Address1821 Boren Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101 View map
Property typeHotel 
classMidscale 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

People (3)

Warren FieldsChief Investment OfficerWarren Fields has over two decades of experience in all facets of hospitality finance, acquisitions, and operations. As Chief Investment Officer and founding partner of Pyramid, Mr. Fields has overseen the growth of Pyramid’s portfolio to its current levels of hotels through development, acquisitions, third-party management, and asset management for over 15 years. He is responsible for all aspects of business development, fundraising, acquisitions, and new investment opportunities. Mr. Fields began his career with Beacon Hotel Corporation, a predecessor company to Promus, where he served as Vice President of Development for Guest Quarters Suites, and later DoubleTree. He returned to Boston in 1999 to form Pyramid.
James DinaPrincipal Chief Operating OfficerRichard Kelleher, Principal Chief Executive Officer James Dina, Principal Chief Operating Officer Warren Fields Chief Investment Officer James Dina brings more than 25 years of hospitality management to Pyramid as Chief Operating Officer. His accomplishments include the leadership of two company mergers, the acquisition of the CNL portfolio into Pyramid’s platform, and the brand conversion and management transition of more than 200 hotels. Mr. Dina began his hospitality career in Food and Beverage with the Sheraton and Westin Hotel corporations. In 1988, he joined Guest Quarters Suites Hotels which later merged with DoubleTree Hotels. As part of DoubleTree, Mr. Dina led the merger and integration of Red Lion and DoubleTree Hotels as well as Promus and the DoubleTree hotels and became the Vice President of Pacific Northwest Operations. Mr. Dina was later appointed Chief Operating Officer of Red Lion Hotels. In 2000, Mr. Dina joined his colleagues, Richard Kelleher and Warren Fields, at Pyramid. Mr. Dina is responsible for company operations and maximizing performance of Pyramid’s portfolio. In 2000, Mr. Dina joined his colleagues, Richard Kelleher and Warren Fields, at Pyramid. Mr. Dina is responsible for company operations and maximizing performance of Pyramid’s portfolio.
Richard KelleherPrincipal Chief Executive OfficerRichard Kelleher is one of the hospitality industry’s most dynamic and accomplished executives. For over 30 years he has built and led strong, diverse teams in the development and management of leading hotel organizations. In 1983, following an early career in consulting, Mr. Kelleher co-founded Beacon Hotel Corporation, a Boston-based hotel development and management firm that grew to 40 hotels in four years. He further directed the company’s growth through acquisition of Guest Quarters Suites Hotels, Pickett Suite Hotels, and DoubleTree Hotels Corporation. The newly formed company was renamed DoubleTree Hotels Corporation, and Mr. Kelleher was named president and Chief Executive Officer. Subsequently, DoubleTree merged with the Promus Hotel Corporation and continued to grow and manage the following brands: Embassy Suites, Red Lion Hotels, Hampton Inn and Suites, Club hotels by DoubleTree, Homewood Suites, Harrison Conference Centers, and RFS Hotels. Mr. Kelleher was named president and Chief operating Officer of the newly formed Promus Hotel Corporation. Under his leadership, Promus expanded to 1,250 hotels, including the acquisition of over $5 billion in hotel companies and real estate. At Promus, Mr. Kelleher and his senior team raised over $7 billion in debt and over $700 million through equity offerings. In 1999, Mr. Kelleher returned to Boston to form Pyramid Advisors Limited Partnership. In 2007, he served as Chairman of the Legacy Hotel REIT, the largest Canadian hotel REIT, where he led the sale of the company for $2.5 billion, at a 20% premium for the shareholders.

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Pyramid Hotel GroupPyramid Hotel Group is committed to being the best, most desirable employer in the industry. To achieve this goal, we recognize the importance of providing respect, support and rewards to all of our people. We seek motivated and enthusiastic team players to join Pyramid Hotel Group who believe in these same values. Passionate People. Proven Results
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