Accountant
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc - Dallas, TX

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Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

Westin Dallas Park Central prides itself as an employer with a distinct dedication to the wellness of its associates and guests. As the brand resonates with the client’s need to reach their potential on the road, our hotel enables our associates to accomplish that and more. Our associates are dedicated to the 5 human truths: belong, feel special, reach your potential, to be understood, to be in control. These 5 human truths cross over from associates to guests as our core to delivering winning strategies to our customers, both internal and external. Our company’s culture helps associates reach their potential by providing them proper training for their position and if they are interested in evolving and growing as a leader in our industry, they can take part in the associate development program . The Westin is more than a hotel. It is a destination where guests are understood and where they feel they can be at their best. From the moment they arrive, we like the guests to feel the Westin ambiance and welcomed by our associates who help them get the most of their stay. The associates customize renewal experiences that help energize the guest’s mind, body and spirit, making their stay especially memorable. The associates learn about the Westin Brand through a series of training classes. To continue to reinforce the associates living the brand, the hotel provides our department different activities. “Living the Brand” Training is a non-classroom training resource for our hotel that reinforces previous service culture training rollouts and offers opportunities to reinforce and refresh key topics prioritized by the business focus. The primary focus is execution of skills and knowledge on the job.

Department

Finance

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE
Calculate, post, record and verify financial data for use in maintaining accounting and statistical records.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reconcile of all balance sheet accounts and clear all reconciling items on a daily/timely basis.
  • Prepare daily journal entries necessary to complete financial statements, including reports.
  • Prepare sales tax returns.
  • Special projects.
Other:
Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Starwood rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS
In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

  • Assist in monitoring inventory levels and controls.
  • Additional duties as necessary and assigned.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data, figures and transcriptions prepared on and generated by computer.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentage, and volume.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited information exists.
Physical Demands

  • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day. Walking and standing are occasionally required. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
  • Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch and type and carry out substantial movements (motions) of the wrists and hands as well.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. occasionally.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
  • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.
Requirements

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
Education
High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Experience
One to two years accounting experience.

Licenses or Certificates
Not applicable.

Grooming
All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Starwood standards.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Accountant
Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

Westin Dallas Park Central prides itself as an employer with a distinct dedication to the wellness of its associates and guests. As the brand resonates with the client’s need to reach their potential on the road, our hotel enables our associates to accomplish that and more. Our associates are dedicated to the 5 human truths: belong, feel special, reach your potential, to be understood, to be in control. These 5 human truths cross over from associates to guests as our core to delivering winning strategies to our customers, both internal and external. Our company’s culture helps associates reach their potential by providing them proper training for their position and if they are interested in evolving and growing as a leader in our industry, they can take part in the associate development program . The Westin is more than a hotel. It is a destination where guests are understood and where they feel they can be at their best. From the moment they arrive, we like the guests to feel the Westin ambiance and welcomed by our associates who help them get the most of their stay. The associates customize renewal experiences that help energize the guest’s mind, body and spirit, making their stay especially memorable. The associates learn about the Westin Brand through a series of training classes. To continue to reinforce the associates living the brand, the hotel provides our department different activities. “Living the Brand” Training is a non-classroom training resource for our hotel that reinforces previous service culture training rollouts and offers opportunities to reinforce and refresh key topics prioritized by the business focus. The primary focus is execution of skills and knowledge on the job.

Department

Finance

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE
Calculate, post, record and verify financial data for use in maintaining accounting and statistical records.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reconcile of all balance sheet accounts and clear all reconciling items on a daily/timely basis.
  • Prepare daily journal entries necessary to complete financial statements, including reports.
  • Prepare sales tax returns.
  • Special projects.
Other:
Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Starwood rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS
In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

  • Assist in monitoring inventory levels and controls.
  • Additional duties as necessary and assigned.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data, figures and transcriptions prepared on and generated by computer.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentage, and volume.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited information exists.
Physical Demands

  • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day. Walking and standing are occasionally required. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
  • Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch and type and carry out substantial movements (motions) of the wrists and hands as well.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. occasionally.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
  • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.
Requirements

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
Education
High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Experience
One to two years accounting experience.

Licenses or Certificates
Not applicable.

Grooming
All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Starwood standards.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

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