Accounting Generalist

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Four Seasons - Boston, Massachusetts

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Job description

Summary:

  • The Accounting Generalist is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Finance in maintaining the general ledger and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Additionally, the Accounting Generalist is responsible for overseeing other areas within the Finance Department under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance, including payroll, accounts payable, and general cashiering in accordance with all related local and corporate policies and procedures.
  • The Accounting office structure may vary and responsibilities will be adapted as required.

Education:

College education or equivalent experience preferred

Experience:

Two (2) to five (5) years experience with a Finance Department, preferably within a hotel.

Travel:

Occasional as requested

People Functions: 

•    Maintain harmonious and professional relationship with all departments and Home Office.

•    Comply with and enforce Four Seasons’ Category One and Category Two Work Rules and Standards of Conduct as set forth in EmPact.

•    Assist Assistant Director of Finance with maintaining the effectiveness of internal controls to safeguard the assets and resources of the hotel.

•    Actively support other department managers with matters dealing with labor standards, payroll, and other issues that may arise.

•    Direct and supervise the efforts, quality, and timeliness of all aspects of payroll, accounts payable, and general cashiering or other areas as directed by the Assistant Director of Finance and Director of Finance

•    Assist with the development of the Finance Department staff to aid the future growth of the company.

•    Coordinate closely with CapGemini personnel to ensure all daily outsourced accounting functions are performed in a timely and accurate manner.

•    Assist in other areas of the accounting office as needed. Product Functions    

•    Understand and possess a working knowledge of the Accounting & Finance Manual

•    Good understanding of Month-End Process, including but not limited to preparation of financial statements, accruals and journal entries, maintain reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals.

•    Assist the Assistant Director of Finance in preparation of all budgets and forecasts.

•    Understand the current Edition of USALI.

•    Prepare and coordinate the monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts and all bank reconciliations, ensuring all outstanding reconciling items are investigated and resolved satisfactorily.

•    Perform all daily, monthly, and other periodic accounting and financial reporting in an accurate and timely nature.

•    Participate in the physical inventory counts and the subsequent accuracy of count, price, and valuation.

•    Facilitate the operation with CapGemini to ensure that all documents and required information is transmitted to the third party for processing

•    Safeguard the cash assets through monthly bank reconciliations and reporting any discrepancies to the Assistant DOF.

•    Monitor and follow-up on Accounts Receivable pending items in tandem with the Assistant Credit Manager.

•    Communicate any guest requests for receipts or other information in a clear and timely manner.

•    Assist with month end adjustment journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.

•    Prepare periodic vacation and medical deduction audits.

•    Prepare required backup or work papers in order to provide analysis and control over balance sheet and P&L accounts and to serve the purpose of internal and external audits.

•    Have a working knowledge of all areas in Finance to ensure that coverage can be provided for employees on vacation or leave.

•    Be familiar with the program of records control, security, retention and disposal in accordance with hotel policy and procedures.

•    Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Finance or Assistant Director of Finance. Profit Functions    

•    Ensure that income is properly recorded and an accurate and timely Daily Business Report is generated.

•    Have the ability to direct the efforts, quality and timeliness of all aspects of the payroll, general ledger, accounts payable and general cashiering.

•    Meet with Division and Department Heads and observe the actual work being performed in each department in order to establish labor standards for all job categories within the hotel; review each department at least twice per year to determine the adequacy of their labor standards, propose changes when necessary and implement with proper approval.

•    Review daily/weekly labor report and explain the major variances to established labor standards.

•    Assist Department Heads and Division Heads in researching any discrepancies or problems highlighted by the daily, weekly and monthly labor productivity reports.

•    Assist the Assistant Director of Finance in Forecasting/Budgeting and assist the Department Heads in producing their annual labor budgets.

•    Adhere to meal break policy.

Four Seasons is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To access the ''EEOC is The Law'' Information poster please visit this website - http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Requirements

See description

Job type
Full-time
Location
Downtown, Boston, MA, United States
Department
Other
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract
Indefinite

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