Job Description

Date Posted:
6/8/2022
Location:
Corporate
City:
Avon
State:
CO
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Financial Services

Description

The VP of Accounting will work closely with the CFO and the accounting leadership team to partner with leaders across the company to drive business objectives.  It will be the accounting leader and strategic partner for all East West Hospitality accounting matters including operational and HOA accounting, revenue reporting and forecasting.  It will leverage their skills and experience to lead their team and identify growth and optimization opportunities in these areas. 

The VP of Accounting will cultivate and maintain enduring relationships, founded in trust, with senior leaders across the company to achieve short- and long-term business and accounting objectives.  It will lead a team that will develop best practices, share insights and execute transformational finance efforts.  It will view challenges as opportunities and tackle them with optimism.  It will oversee and administer the annual budget planning and forecasting process as well as period updates to relevant stakeholders.   

Duties/Responsibilities:

Team Leadership

  • Demonstrates and upholds the behaviors that deliver on East West Hospitality’s Vision, Mission and Values.  Does the right thing and assures all employees do as well.
  • Utilizes collaborative, supportive, and transparent communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others.
  • Builds trust with all stakeholders by demonstrating honesty and integrity; leads by example.
  • Leverages strong leadership and communication skills to inform the executive team, advise senior leaders on divisional strategies, and lead a high performing team.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, trains, evaluates, coaches, and disciplines Finance Leaders as necessary
  • Oversees the workflow of the department.

Strategic Planning and Decision Making

  • Analyzes information, forecasts revenue against expenses, and collaborates with team on the creation of annual budgets
  • Ensures production and review of accurate forecasts in a timely manner that enable DOOs and their leadership teams to respond to changes in the moment. 
  • Sets priorities and deadlines and communicates those to stakeholders.
  • Compiles information, analyzes, and monitors actual and projected revenue, wages, and other expenses for efficient and timely budget planning.
  • Identifies, understands, and communicates reasons for budget or forecast variances.
  • In collaboration with CFO and Finance Leaders, develops, executes, and implements new business plans.
  • Leads a team of accounting professionals to create the annual operating budget collaboratively with the division Directors of Operations.
  • Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for DOO’s and their managers.
  • Implements a system of appropriate controls to manage business risks.
  • Facilitate the coordination of monthly Divisional Business Unit (DBU) financial review process. 

Support of Key Stakeholders

  • Interacts and communicates with the Executive Committee, DOOs, and accounting leaders, understanding the priorities and strategic focus of each.
  • Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders (owners, guests, employees, etc.).
  • Advises the CFO and executive committee on existing and evolving operating/accounting issues.
  • Communicates financial concepts in a transparent and clear manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cash flow and managing receivables and payables.
  • Manages property working capital and cash management.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is a critical thinker who is curious to understand what drives every revenue or expense
  • Creates a culture of learning within their department
  • Is a constant improver of process and structure
  • Takes accountability and ownership of financial processes, controls, and reporting
  • Is an optimistic leader who greets challenges or obstacles as learning opportunities
  • Is organized and detail oriented.
  • Can see the big picture by truly understanding all aspects and stakeholders
  • Is a proactive and transparent communicator unafraid to provide information - both good and bad
  • Makes themselves available to their team and other stakeholders, giving them the attention they need to be successful and effective
  • Seeks excellence

Location: Corporate Office - Avon, CO

Start Date: ASAP

Employment Status: Full Time, Year Round

Pay Rate: 150k - 190k annually

 

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Ideal candidate is a seasoned Accounting professional with a minimum of 10+ years of experience in leading the Accounting functions, preferably in a hospitality environment.  Will consider less Accounting leadership experience if in conjunction with operational leader experience in hospitality.  Combination of experience and education also considered.
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant preferred.
  • Advanced Accounting, Finance and Tax knowledge

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting, finance, and hospitality business (or the ability to learn)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills; organizational skills; and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent service skills.
  • Strong track record of partnering with operational leaders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Computer Skills: Excellent Excel skills; Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software; Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s software systems.

Other Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally to each of our markets, as necessary.

 

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health Insurance - Choose from three plans!
  • Dental, Vision, & Accident Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match
  • Unlimited Time Off & Paid Sick Time
  • Winter Incentive Program
  • Onsite Parking
  • Career Development Trainings
  • Discounted Gym Membership at The Athletic Club Westin
  • Discounts at Eye Pieces & Venture Sports
  • Special Discounts
  • Sabbatical Program
  • $500 Referral Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Why East West Hospitality:

At East West Hospitality our Vision is to be the most trusted hospitality services company and employer of choice, built on genuine and enduring relationships. We believe in doing the right thing for each other, our community, our environment, and those we serve.

Our mission is to cultivate and sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment in which everyone thrives and feels like they belong. That starts by living true to our core value, Embracing Diversity. These principles are always top of mind and are never in question.

WE BELIEVE

  • We believe racism, discrimination and acts of violence are intolerable.
  • We believe that being unique is powerful.
  • We believe inclusion and diversity are integral ingredients to progress.

WE WILL

  • We will actively pursue diversity and inclusion.
  • We will commit resources to new and existing initiatives.
  • We will listen and create opportunities for all voices to be heard to inspire positive change.

We hope you’ll consider joining us! Visit our website to learn more about East West at jobs.eastwest.com/culture.

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