Financial Controller - Edinburgh Posting Date
Jul 08, 2021Job Number
Finance & AccountingLocation
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom Brand
Sheraton Hotels & ResortsSchedule
At Sheraton, we go above and beyond in everything we do. We are inspired by our guests and one another - and are driven to make things better. We love what we do, and we give it all we've got - on property and off. When guests stay with us, it's not just a room with a bed that they're buying. It's an experience. We're looking for someone who is ready to go beyond in everything they do. If you are someone with a genuine drive to improve your life and the lives of those around you, we encourage you to explore careers with Sheraton.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is ideally located in the heart of Edinburgh's financial and tourist area and is one of Scotland's leading 5 star hotels. As the largest 5 star hotel in the city with 269 bedrooms, we also have the biggest banqueting and meeting facilities with a capacity of up to 500 and the award winning One Square Restaurant. Additionally the hotel operates the award winning One Spa, one of Europe's premier advanced city spas. We are currently recruiting for a Financal Controller to lead our Accounts team here on property.
Supports the day-to-day execution of general ledger impacted processes, including support to clients as they work with and understand these processes. Performs accounting functions specifically in the areas of account balancing, ledger reconciliation, reporting and discrepancy resolution.
Education and Experience
4-year bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting or related major; no work experience required.
2-year degree from an accredited university in Finance and Accounting or related major; 2 years experience in finance and accounting or related professional area.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Managing Work, Projects, and Policies
Coordinates and implements accounting work and projects as assigned.
Coordinates, implements and follows up on Accounting SOP audits for all areas of the property.
Complies with Federal and State laws applying to fraud and collection procedures.
Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data.
Balances credit card ledgers.
Verifies contracts for groups and performs credit reference checks for direct billed groups if necessary
Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals
Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
Ensures profits and losses are documented accurately.
Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
Maintains a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets.
Completes period end function each period.
Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
Demonstrating and Applying Accounting Knowledge
Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
Demonstrates knowledge of return check procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of the Gross Revenue Report.
Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency with write off procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency with consolidated deposit procedures.
Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, develop financial spreadsheets, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Leading Accounting Teams
Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
Motivates and provides a work environment where employees are productive.
Imposes deadlines and delegates tasks.
Provides an "open door policy" and is highly visible in areas of responsibility.
Understands how to manage in a culturally diverse work environment.
Manages the quality process in areas of customer service and employee satisfaction.
Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities
Supports the development, mentoring and training of employees.
Provides constructive coaching and counseling to employees.
Trains people on account receivable posting techniques.
Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Demonstrates personal integrity.
Uses effective listening skills.
Demonstrates self confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
Manages group or interpersonal conflict effectively.
Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
Manages time well and possesses strong organizational skills.
Presents ideas, expectations and information in a concise well organized way.
Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow up.
Makes collections calls if necessary.
Benefits: When you join Marriott International, the world's largest hospitality company, you will enjoy unlimited career opportunities; discounted hotel rates for you, your friends and your family; private medical cover; a food and beverage discount plus an environment where your development is our priority.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.