Accounting Manager
Minneapolis, MN 
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Job Description
Position: Accounting Manager
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job Id: 662
# of Openings: 1
ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Reports to the Director of Finance, position is exempt


WHO WE ARE
Hotels done differently. It's not just a slogan or catchphrase, it is who we are in everything we do. We believe in the power of People, Place + Character; ensuring our hotels are a place where individuals are valued and celebrated as a tribute to the neighborhoods and the people of the communities in which we operate; elevating our associates' pride in who they are, where they live and who we serve. The Hewing Hotel occupies the Jackson Building, a former farm implement showroom and warehouse built in 1897. Trains once rolled directly into the building's basement, were loaded with farm implements and continued on to farms around the Midwest. Today, the Hewing Hotel is dedicated to crafting an unforgettable, high-quality experience for travelers and locals. Hewing Hotel guests can expect an authentic local experience that is truly one of a kind.
The hotel is managed by Aparium, who has just been named to Travel + Leisure's Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World. Driven by the belief that all hospitality experiences should be fueled by the poetics of their surroundings, Aparium was born with an intense focus on unearthing the amazing moments unique to every city. Since its founding, Aparium has grown into a new kind of hotel brand, one that ventures off the beaten path, both geographically and philosophically. It is a sophisticated hotel brand known for its singular ability to combine the business acumen of large hospitality companies with the charm of boutique hotels, bringing disparate forces together in bustling, smaller markets.
WHO YOU ARE
Like a MENSA member, you enjoy solving puzzles. You enjoy travel, meeting new people and helping solve their puzzles. You are detail oriented. Your experiences have led you to understand that there is an art + science to the how and what a Finance professional is responsible for, the passion to understand and support the direction of the business and the importance of knowing how people drive the success of the company. You enjoy the camaraderie of a team and know that everyone plays an important role, no matter their title. When one member of the team goes down, you are the first to jump in and pick them up. Your experience and history will drive how you approach this role, but you are always striving to learn more. Glasses are always half full to you and challenges are just problems that are yet to be solved.
THE ROLE
We believe every individual should be proud of who they are, where they come from and take pride in who we serve. We are in search of a diverse leader for the role of Assistant Director of Finance. This position is responsible for promoting and adhering to GAAP compliance and alignment with the AHLA Uniform System of Accounts. It is crucial this role position themselves as the go-to person in the hotel for support, coaching and education on company accounting processes, procedures and practices. The Assistant Director of Finance reports to the Director of Finance, collaborates closely with other managers and the Aparium Finance team in achieving financially sound and strategic business decisions.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Reinforce the company's Art + Science ideologies to ensure the experiences of translocal hospitality, intuitive service and collaboration are implemented and modeled by yourself and every leader of the hotel
  • Actively participate in the interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, coaching and motivating associates to create an environment that nurtures ideas and develops future talent for succession planning
  • Ensure a sense of belonging for associates by upholding the company's values and guidelines for a Respectful Workplace, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Model the company's open-door policy and employee engagement practices, which makes the hotel a great place to work; demonstrate a positive work ethic and environment; consistently guide and monitor business ethics and good business practice; perform other job-related duties as requested
  • Lead and be responsible for the accounting and finance procedures, practices and policies for the hotel, ensuring the execution and of all accounting tasks and required deadlines are achieved
  • Lead the month end processing regarding accurate accounts payable and account receivables
  • Act as liaison to other hotel departments and assist with Finance department issues
  • Provide timely resolution to guest phone inquiries
  • Resolve all credit card disputes and charge backs in a timely manner
  • Count daily deposits and maintain bank service pick-ups
  • Supervise and perform billing and collection efforts
  • Evaluate credit worthiness for all potential guests and client billing
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll
  • Perform regular payroll audits while maintaining and enforcing payroll policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with People + Culture (Human Resources) on payroll, benefits and associate issues
  • Be the liaison with payroll vendor on issues and concerns
  • Ensure proper cash on hand while enforcing all cash policies and procedures
  • Reconcile vendor statements, perform weekly payables and daily invoice posting
HOW YOU LEAD
  • Operate in a highly analytical fashion in thought and recommendations; although never acting like the smartest person in the room; continually seeking out the facts
  • Demonstrate confidence to express a point of view tempered with humility to ensure it's not driven by ego
  • Engage others in general conversation to build rapport quickly and demonstrate an ability to adapt communication and presentation tactics to engage a wide range of audiences
  • Approach fact-finding and discovery missions in a collaborative effort; valuing input and experiences of others that creates additional insight to uncover deeper issues that need to be addressed or removed
  • Demonstrate a passion to drive results within themselves and others; influencing others to take direction and execute on the strategy
  • Be comfortable in being a "general" in identifying strategic needs, yet can be a "soldier" to ensure the implementation of a strategic plan is implemented
  • Value the importance of making decisions with integrity, maintaining confidentiality across internal workgroups and knowing how to use discretion when appropriate; understanding the difference between transparency and confidentiality.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • A minimum of (2) two years of progressive accounting and finance management experience preferred; we like to see that you have worked yourself up the ranks, so you understand the responsibilities and tasks of your team
  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Hospitality is preferred though not required if you have years of proven experience
  • Having a background in hotel accounting would be great so you understand the intricacies and vernacular of hotel accounting, specifically AHLA Uniform System of Accounts
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as sometimes "month-end" responsibilities and tasks need extra attention to ensure accuracy
  • Ability to work in a dog-friendly work environment
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Aparium Hospitality Services celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment, and sense of belonging for all employees. 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.
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2 years
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