Accountant
Highgate Hotels, L.P. - New York, NY

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Job Description:
The Milford NYC is undergoing one of New York City’s
most amazing transformations. Upon completion this
Spring, the $140 million renovation of this iconic hotel
will offer newly designed guest rooms, a totally
renovated lobby, the hippest lounge and newest rooftop
bar in Manhattan. The hotel is designed for guests to
enjoy the AUTHENTIC New York experience throughout their
entire stay. Our 1,331 guest rooms feature a light,
bright and airy design with clean and elegant
furnishings. The room colors are inspired by the VIBRANT
colors of the NYC subway lines and accented with wall
graphics paying homage to our Times Square location.
Guests can walk through our corridors and feel as if
they are in 5-different Manhattan neighborhoods with our
life size murals. Our 25,000 square feet of retail space
will include exclusive high end shops and a variety
NYC’s best food offerings. The 5,000 square foot roof
top bar will cater to the fashionista in everyone with
indoor and outdoor space, views from tip to tip of
Manhattan at the top of the world's largest lifesytle
hotel.
Be part of the transformative team and experience New
York’ most incredible journey of success. This is a once
in a lifetime opportunity to be on the team delivering
the Smart, Vibrant and Authentic NYC experience at The
Milford
The Accountant is responsible for providing consistent
leadership in the financial area of the hotel by
supplying management with guidance and training. He/she
is also responsible for focusing on the profitability of
the business, maintaining accurate and timely financial
reporting, ensuring acceptable levels on internal
control, ensuring compliance with all federal, state,
and local regulations, and safeguarding owners/investors
assets.
DUTIES & FUNCTIONS

Fundamental Requirements:
  • Effectively manage and communicate cash flow related
issues. This includes the accurate and timely
preparation of cash flow statements, management of
receivables, payables, cash balances, control mechanisms
and timely deposits of all funds.
  • Monitor hotel revenues and expenses and ensure the
accurate recording in accordance with Highgate Hotel’s
established guidelines. Investigate and critique
variances to budget or to prior year and offer practical
improvement methodologies to management.
  • Monitor the capital planning process by assisting
management with the calculation of return on capital
improvements, gathering support and monitoring the bid
process, and ensuring proper upkeep of the property by
evaluating scope of work and specifications.
  • Ensure hotels’ compliance on all regulatory licenses
and permits, leases, contracts, legal agreements, and
the proper execution of all operational taxes. Provide
assistance to management in enforcing compliance on all
these items.
  • Analyze financial data and operations in order to
assist and advise management in maintaining the hotels’
financial objectives.
  • Ensure that all balance sheet accounts, including bank
reconciliation’s are reconciled on a timely basis.
  • Establish and continually audit all internal financial
controls including purchasing, cash handling,
disbursements, inventories, hotel assets, master keys,
payroll, and employee records.
  • Embrace a continuous growth environment by actively
assisting in recruiting, reviewing, recommending and
maintaining an inventory of Directors of Financial
Services, Assistant Directors of Financial Services,
Assistant Directors of Financial Services Trainees,
Accounting Managers, and other managers for the
organization.
  • Continually focus on training and development programs
for the Accounting associates to cultivate the
“brightest” and “best” talent within the industry.
  • Ensure implementation and completion of all Accounting
Key Competencies, both management and hourly.
  • Hire, train, supervise and develop staff, including
coaching, counseling and discipline.
  • Maintain compliance with Highgate Hotel’ standards and
regulations to ensure safe and efficient operation of
the hotel.
  • Ensure the proper utilization, maintenance and
periodic upgrades of all equipment.
  • Directs or prepares all financial reports in
accordance with Highgate Hotel’s requirements meeting
various due dates and deadlines, i.e.,
  • Conduct and/or attend and contribute to periodic
meetings to maintain favorable working relationships
among employees and promote maximum morale,
productivity, and efficiency.
  • Monitor hotels’ compliance in meeting required report
deadlines and due dates and react accordingly.
  • Monitor the accurate production of the hotel daily
operating report.

Job Requirements:Education & Experience:
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally
and written, with all level of employees and guests in
an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented
manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and
clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental
functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in
an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented
manner.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with
Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling,
which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and
grooming, which include wearing nametags.
  • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations
to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify
problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including
anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving
problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex
information, data, etc. from various sources to meet
appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of
information.

Physical requirements:
  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
  • Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force
frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or
otherwise move objects.