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Accounting Manager

Company: Aparium Hotel Group
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

CORPORATE ACCOUNTING MANAGERReports to Executive Vice President of Finance, the position is exempt.WHO WE AREWe have recently been awarded Travel + Leisure's Top 25 Hotel Brands Worldwide. When launched in 2011, Aparium saw a clear need for a company that could bring c-suite service and accommodations to underserved yet distinct and important cities while maintaining and celebrating the unadulterated character of each. Driven by the belief that the poetics of their surroundings should fuel all hospitality experiences, Aparium was born with an intense focus on unearthing the amazing moments unique to every city.WHO YOU AREYou are constantly searching for more productive, economical, and better ways to get from A to B. You use Waze versus GPS to trim five minutes off an hour trip. You enjoy travel, meeting new people, and helping solve their puzzles. You will constantly be motivated by the next challenge. You love the details, and when you know that you have all your ducks in a row, you are comfortable sharing your opinions and voice with anybody in the room. Your experiences have led you to understand that there is an art + science to the how and what a Finance professional is responsible for, such as a passion for understanding and supporting the direction of the business and the importance of knowing how people drive the success of a company.THE ROLEWe believe every individual should be proud of who they are, where they come from, and take pride in who we serve. The accounting manager for Aparium Headquarters (HQ) leads the accounts payable and receivable processes and the company's cash flow forecasts. This position is based in Chicago, and Aparium offers unlimited paid time off, and benefits begin on day one for this position.WHAT YOU WILL DOUphold and role model the company's philosophy of People, Place, and Character; and ensure direct reports also model our values that drive collaboration, intuition, and translocal hospitality.Openly collaborate with HQ finance team for direction and clarification on needs; take time to understand the history of why and how practices were implemented; be comfortable debating ideas before implementing a decision that will impact others, as we do not work in silos.Develop and implement procedures and necessary training to promote hotel accountants' efficient, effective, and timely completion of accounting activities.Post and process accounts payable invoices and expense reports; prepare Receivable invoices, and if needed, perform a collection on all current and outstanding Receivables.Prepare and process monthly payroll cycle for one corporate entity and ensure appropriate allocations.Perform monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations, including multiple cash accounts and intercompany accounts.Maintain and manage the cash flow process for one corporate entity, including preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual Cash Flow forecasts.Perform all month-end preparation and reporting; assist with monthly forecasts, quarterly updates, and annual budget preparation.Assist with both internal and external annual audits to ensure complete, timely, and accurate responses to information requests related to tax return preparation.Assist in oversight of financial reporting and records management, including billing and allocation of expenses from HQ to the properties.Coordinate with People + Culture (HR) to execute health benefits billing and auditing in collaboration with the broker, and manage billing and allocation of property new hire supplies.In the future, grow your responsibilities to assist Development Accounting with construction draw packages.WHAT YOU WILL NEEDBachelor's degree with an emphasis in Finance or Accounting; or an associate degree with four years of relevant experienceMinimum of two years experience within accounts receivable and accounts payable, preferably within the hospitality industryDemonstrated experience in hotel balance sheet reconciliations, i.e., bank, cash, and credit card reconciliationsWillingness to be based in Chicago Office, located in the West Loop, and comfortable working in an open-space office environmentAs an Equal Opportunity Employer, Aparium Hospitality Services celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees to ensure they feel a sense of belonging. We do not discriminate and believe every individual should be proud of who they are, where they come from, and take pride in who we serve.

Keywords: Aparium Hotel Group, Chicago , Accounting Manager, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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