Company: Highgate Hotels
Location: Key West
Posted on: May 31, 2021
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality
management company widely recognized as an innovator in the
industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets
including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu.
Highgate also has a key presence in Barcelona. Highgates portfolio
of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding
$10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company
provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality
property cycle, from planning and development through
recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity
and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry
leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and
predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and
maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of
the industrys most experienced hotel management leaders, the
company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major
hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New
York, Dallas, and Seattle.
Located in historic Old Town, Southernmost
Beach Resort expands over 6 acres on a serene part of the island
with Atlantic Ocean front views, gorgeous Key West architecture,
and all the amenities you desire in a beach resort. Just a short
walk or bike ride from Key Wests boutique shops, art galleries,
eclectic restaurants, and non-stop nightlife, the resort spans over
two city blocks and offers guest rooms that are located within easy
reach of both the beach and world-famous Duval Street.
Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting the Director of
Financeand Assistant Director of Finance in maintaining accurate
and timely financial resporting; ensuring acceptable levels of
internal control; ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and
local regulations and Highgate Hotels Standard Operating
Procedures; and safeguarding owners/investors assets. For this
role, the emphais is placed on the management of Payroll,Income
Auditand Accounts Receivable processing and collections
prepare, and communicate financial reports in accordance with
Highgate Hotels required due dates.
Audit including entering information into the BiPortal on a daily
and maintain time and attendance system and process, daily, weekly,
and bi-weekly payroll and related information to include verifying
payroll information, recording earnings/deductions.,
and input all required payroll journal entries.
responsibility for the daily Accounts Receivable credit, billing,
and collection process.
payment requirements on groups or functions and process
or decline credit requests.
collection calls on each appropriate outstanding accounts and
maintain collection files on each outstanding issue.
and approve the City Ledger transfers daily and communicate to
supervisor any deviation from established Accounting policies and
customer inquries in a professional and timely manner, provide
customers with accurate invoices, statements, and
returned checks and credit card chargebacks.
monthly credit meetings and maintain minutes (including returned
checks/chargeback logs, credit trace reports, write-off, bad debt
with the Sales and Events Team by establishing customer credit,
including but no limited to application processing, reference
checks, credit limitation, direct billing list, and deposit
an efficient collection process to include organized filing and
tracing system, issuing letter, monitoring returned checks and
charge backs, performing collection calls and preparing bad debt
daily revenue reports both for internal distribution and corporate
guest ledger, advance deposit ledger and any other related ledgers
to ensure proper internal control.
management aware of any unusual operation or financial occurances
and/or significant deviations.
invoices against ledgers or schedules to ensure accuracy of
in the monthly close process by posting journal entries that are
related to daily/monthly responsibilities.
overall guest satisfaction by attentive listening and then
immediately resolving guest issues or elevatiung to the Director of
Finance or General Manager.
in other areas within the Accounting Department including accounts
to identify root causes of issues that may affect staff or guests
and provide actionable and measurable solutions to improve
efficiency, overall work environment, and/or guest
in an associated orrelated fieldand/or related experience in an
Hotel or Hospitality environment
- Must be
proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office (Intermediate Excel and
Receivable and Payroll experience is preferred
PMS Opera is preferred
and long hours sometimes required, especially during the last and
first few days of the month
work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a
negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry,
push, pull or otherwise move objects.
a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
- Must be
able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all
level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous
and service oriented manner.
- Must be
effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns
raised by employees and guests.
- Must be
able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet
all encounters with guests and employees in a professional,
attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented
all hotel required meeting and trainings.
regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotels Standards, as
required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of
high standards of personal appearance and grooming.
with Highgate Hotels Standards and regulations to encourage safe
and efficient hotel operations.
efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in
- Must be
effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing,
identifying and solving problems as necessary.
- Must be
able to understand complex information, data, etc. from various
sources to meet appropriate objectives.
- Must be
able to maintain confidentiality of information.
- Must be
able to show initiative, including anticipating guests or
other duties as requested by managment.
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