Controller

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
Winter Garden, FL

Posted July 2, 2022

Controller

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We’re redefining hospitality with a focus on People,Passion, and Purpose. Join Us.

At SPIRE, we recognize that creating memorable guest experiences and delivering best-in-class performance for our investment partners begins with the team we have in place.

We know that every member of our team is vital to our ongoing success and has played an important role in achieving the industry-leading results we are known for today. Because we wholeheartedly believe that as a collaborative, focused, productive, and diverse team we go further, we always put people first.

When you join SPIRE, we ensure that you receive the support, tools, and opportunities you need to grow as an individual, and to excel in your hospitality career.

Job Overview

The controller is primarily responsible for coordinating, organizing and actively overseeing the operation of the property level accounting department. They will manage cash flow, conduct necessary reporting and approval of several accounting functions.

Role And Responsibilities

  • Oversee the property accounting function to ensure information is processed and reported accurately and timely.
  • Lead and manage several aspects of accounting services and activities to accommodate guests and maximize revenue. Conduct daily pre-shift/monthly meetings and use an effective monitoring/inspection program of accounting and finance services.
  • Ensure the application of accounting principles and practices, company policy, procedures, and service standard in coordination with the Director of Finance and General Manager.
  • Safeguard the property’s cash by ensuring house banks are accurately maintained and counted regularly. Ensure all cash deposits are properly reconciled, logged and deposited in the bank in accordance with the company’s policies.
  • Manage the property’s purchase order process ensuring expenses are properly submitted and approved prior to ordering. Manage declining checkbook in order to manage costs and provide support making purchase decisions.
  • Process all vendor invoices including coding to the general ledger, obtaining necessary approvals and entering data into the accounting software.
  • Assist GM, DOF and corporate office in annual budgeting process and monthly forecasting.
  • Identify and create monthly accrual entries for accounts payable, utilities, franchise fees and other routine expenses.
  • Review the monthly financial statements and provide information on variances and trends.
  • Create and review weekly labor management report and assist in interpreting data.
  • Manage Capital expenditure process based on prescribed policies and procedures.
  • Work with sales and catering to ensure that all required documentation is received to support tax exempt revenues. Actively research and resolve tax shortages identified by corporate office.
  • Maximize profitability by ensuring that the property is using company programs such as Buy Efficient and managing vendor payment discounts and tax shortages.
  • Work with the Internal Audit function to correct any procedural deficiencies and ensure the property is scoring no less than 90% on internal audits.
  • Review current standards and introduce hotel-wide changes such as those affecting Accounting/Finance to ensure the hotels are in compliance.
  • Maintain and review computerized records for budgeting and forecasting department expenses and make decisions based on information to ensure maximum profitability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Job Knowledge And Skills

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and demonstrate that he/she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability to obtain any government-required licenses or certificates.
  • Knowledge of accounting operations includes all aspects such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, server service fees, etc.
  • Must have knowledge of business law, federal, state, and local taxes, and Department of Labor regulations.
  • Must have knowledge of insurance, employee benefits, claims, and liability.
  • Above average mathematical skills to analyze large volume of complex financial information from many sources and credit reports, forecasts projections for Executive level committees. Basic understanding of complex computerized financial systems and the ability to use manual dexterity to operate all office equipment to meet deadlines, operate 10-key by touch, complete necessary reports, and understand information from the hotel, regional or corporate offices.
  • Ability to stand and move about in the accounting and other hotel areas/departments throughout the shift.
  • Ability to exercise judgment in evaluating situations and in making sound decisions.
  • Ability to lift or move boxes weighing up to 25lbs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business management, finance, accounting, or related major; 6+ years experience in finance and accounting for large, luxury property experience preferred.
  • Given that our guests visit our hotels from all regions of the world, additional language ability is preferred.

Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive full-time benefits package consisting of medical, dental, vision, pet discount program, identity theft protection, pre-paid legal support, flexible spending accounts, matched 401K, life, critical accident or illness, short- & long-term disability, paid time off, wellness programs, wonderful hotel discounts and much more!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando

844 Room Resort

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando is an expansive 106-acre hotel destination located just six miles from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, with free transportation to Walt Disney World® Ticket and Transporation Center (Near Magic Kingdom® Park). Set on Lake Austin and amid a portion of Central Florida’s conservation grounds, The Grove is a sanctuary from the boisterous pace of the outside world.

Spacious two and three bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, full-size washers and dryers, multiple bathrooms, and screened in balconies offer guests the comforts of home, while the resort’s hearty collection of amenities deliver the luxuries of a full-service resort.

Careers 

We’re Redefining Hospitality With A Focus On People, Passion, And Purpose. Join Us.

At SPIRE, we recognize that creating memorable guest experiences and delivering best-in-class performance for our investment partners begins with the team we have in place.

We know that every member of our team is vital to our ongoing success and has played an important role in achieving the industry-leading results we are known for today. Because we wholeheartedly believe that as a collaborative, focused, productive, and diverse team we go further, we always put people first.

When you join SPIRE, we ensure that you receive the support, tools, and opportunities you need to grow as an individual, and to excel in your hospitality career.