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Regional Controller – Louisville, KY

Posted January 6, 2020


  • Oversee accounting functions with the Corporate accounting team
  • Oversee month-end close processes including balancing, timely upload of all month end reports, and reconciliation and accuracy of all ledgers and reports submitted
  • Participate in monthly review of financial statements and review of all general ledger account classifications with Corporate Office, General Manager and other property level managers
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and research on financial questions as appropriate
  • Lead, direct and manage staff accountants, Accounts Payable Specialists and Tax Specialists
  • Perform analysis of budget-to-actual variations and ensure accuracy of financial results
  • Direct monthly forecasting and annual budget process
  • Oversee month end inventory calculation and ensure accuracy of physical counts, pricing and related worksheets
  • Oversee all hotel cash handling operations and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with SOX compliance requirements
  • Oversee daily & monthly reconciliation of sales & occupancy tax requirements
  • Oversee Accounts Payable invoices, verifying accuracy of coding
  • Create and implement internal audit SOPs and standards
  • Advise General Managers in controlling expenses and maintaining department checkbooks
  • Perform Accounts Receivable functions including proper credit approval, accurate and timely billing, weekly review of aging and collection follow-up
  • Ensure that property meets internal and external audit standards as outlined in the Internal Audit guidelines and other Corporate Office communications
  • Providing direction and training to hotel operational team in areas related to financial reports, internal controls, standard operating procedures, expense controls, and payroll
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet business objectives


  • Minimum 5 years financial management experience
  • Hotel experience required
  • Multi-property controller experience strongly preferred Bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Hotel or Restaurant Management or related field
  • BA or BS degree in accounting or finance required
  • CPA preferred


  • Knowledge and deep understanding of all aspects of hotel operations.
  • Must be detail oriented, with strong self organization and communication skills.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork with the ability to lead by example.
  • Builds morale and spirit while instilling an industry leading guest service attitude in all associates.
  • Strong customer service orientation and skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • "Hands-on" leadership approach to management and team development.
  • Must be able to prioritize Regional functions in order to meet all deadlines.
  • Executes all performance management, oversee recruitment & retention programs to include bonus program & annual reviews.
  • Well-versed in strategic planning and operational execution
  • Excellent communicator and dynamic presenter.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and direct with clear communication.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting required
  • Ability to communicate statistical and financial data at the executive and entry level
  • Ability to thoroughly understand and analyze financial statements and cash flows
  • Meet all deadlines as required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to produce results with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, analytical, and general ledger reconciliation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and computerized general ledger systems
  • Knowledge of PMS and POS systems strongly preferred


  • Commitment to Task: Demonstrates dependability and shows a sense of urgency about getting results; willing to commit the hours it takes to get the job completed; takes responsibility for actions and achieves results; overcomes obstacles.
  • Communication Skills: Presents ideas, concepts, and information effectively and clearly through the spoken word; actively listens; communicates comfortably with various audiences; responds effectively to questions.
  • Flexibility: Adapts and changes course of action when appropriate; effectively transitions from task to task; deals well with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; maintains objectives amidst shifting priorities.
  • Initiative: Takes action proactively; addresses issues or opportunities without supervision; focuses on desired results and accomplishments; demonstrates clear purpose, enthusiasm, and a "can-do" attitude.
  • Managing Execution: Manages multiple projects and effectively prioritizes tasks, responsibilities, and goals; uses goals to guide actions and creates detailed action plans; organizes and schedules people and tasks; utilizes resources effectively to meet goals.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish business goals and objectives; asks others for their ideas and opinions; supports team's decisions; contributes to the team's efforts.