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Director of Finance And Accounting

companyLoews Hotels
locationOrlando, FL 32885, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

This position provides continuous leadership and guidance in all matters relating to the financial operation of the hotel by: providing accurate and timely financial reports to assist management decision making process, maintaining acceptable internal control procedures designed to safeguard owners/investors assets, ensures compliance with all Federal, State, Local regulations. Additional responsibilities include; staffing, training, scheduling of employees; planning organizing, directing and coordinating all department activities to ensure efficient operation.

Job Specific

  • Manages/oversees the accounting department to ensure optimal efficiency of financial operations and adherence to Loews commitments to management contract
  • Directs or prepare all financial reports, ledger reviews and forecasts according to the established schedule, for distribution of operational information necessary to assist management in decision-making and budget preparation processes
  • Oversees preparation of, interprets and analyzes monthly financial statements and presents to management
  • Monitors revenues/expenses and ensure accurate recording of information to Loews established guidelines
  • Compiles financial data related to operations, investigate and critique variances from expectations to determine cause and recommend appropriate management response to insure attainment of hotels financial objectives
  • Establishes and oversees /audit all internal financial controls to include purchasing, cash handling, receipts, disbursements, expendable/fixed asset inventories, payroll and employee records to insure policies are enforced according to Loews standards
  • Coordinates annual internal and external audit processes
  • Ensures the proper utilization, maintenance and periodic upgrading as required of all EDP systems and equipment
  • Assists management in capital planning process by providing appropriate ROI information
  • Coordinates the development of the annual financial plan
  • Assists division and department heads in the preparation of their respective budgets
  • Maintains files, pertaining to and ensuring compliance with, insurance policies, all contracts and legal agreements
  • Ensures proper, timely payment of fees for licenses, permits, regulatory contracts and insurances, all taxes
  • Serves as active member of Executive Committee and attends all meetings of same
  • Attends various departmental meetings in order to maintain effective working relationships with operational departments and staff
  • Approves as needed all purchase orders, payroll submittals, cash transfers to owners, manual checks, balance sheet and bank reconciliation's, month end journal entries, bad debt write-offs, all Loews inter-hotel and corporate billings
  • Directs cash management activities to ensure the proper use and timely availability of funds
  • Provides guidance on technical issues affecting departments reporting to the Credit Manager
  • Conducts/oversees monthly audit of General Cashiers vault
  • Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines accounting personnel according to Loews standards
  • Follows New Hire Training and on-going Star Service Competency programs in accordance with hotel policy
  • Evaluates individual employee performance, determines areas in need of improvement or requirements for advancement, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same
  • Participates in MOD program as required
  • Evaluate changes in guest needs, the hotels guest mix and industry competitive set, to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes necessary to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining market dominance and exceptional fi
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times
  • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or unusual matters of significance
  • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards
  • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures
  • Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions
  • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules
  • Recycles whenever possible
  • Remains current with hotel information and changes
  • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards


  • Extensive knowledge of computer based front and back of house Accounting Management Systems
  • Prolific in Windows, Lotus/Excel and MS-Office software operating systems and applications
  • Ability to assemble, analyze, understand and present integrated spread sheets and complex technical information to all levels of management
  • Organization/prioritization skills necessary to meet deadlines
  • Effective management, leadership, organizational and communications skills
  • Working knowledge of basic office equipment, i.e.; fax, copiers, printers, calculators
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays


  • Bachelors or higher degree in Accounting/Finance


  • Four to six years progressive experience in managing Hospitality Accounting operations
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