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Director of Finance | Huntington Beach
Property Name
Paséa Hotel & Spa
Job Title
Director of Finance | Huntington Beach
California-Orange County/Anaheim
Company Name
Pasea Hotel & Spa
Huntington Beach
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
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A Premier Hotel Management & Investment Company with Strategic Vision and Strong Core Values

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group has maintained a strategic vision and strong core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG's growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company's cohesive vision and ensuing success.

PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotels and resorts located in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Louisiana. We currently own and manage 11 hotels and resorts, representing over 2,676 rooms and 203,650 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space.

Job Description

Are you a fast thinking individual who seeks challenges with enthusiasm and a strong sense of urgency while being able to juggle and reprioritize work as needed?  Do you desire a structured environment where conformity to rules, regulations, structure and established ways of performing work are important?  Are you analytical and introspective and have the ability to create new policies and procedures as well as work on projects independently?

If the answer is YES, Paséa Hotel & Spa and Pacific Hospitality Group is looking for you to join as part of the team as Director of Finance.

Paséa Hotel & Spa is part of The Meritage Collection. The Meritage Collection is a new, reimagined experience that offers a variety of distinctive properties in renowned California destinations. From Napa Valley to Santa Barbara to Newport Beach and La Jolla, the Meritage Collection provides a truly inspiring and unique variety of experiences. Each property within the collection offers a perfect balance of life and style that has been reimagined to revive the typical meeting or event. From the upscale accommodations, to the unique amenities, distinctive California locales, personalized service, and invigorating lifestyle products, each guest will find exactly what they came for, and more. No matter which location you visit along the West Coast, you'll discover a uniquely tailored experience and an innovative approach to life and style beyond your expectations or imagination. Life should stimulate the soul, reinvigorate the spirit, and enlighten the mind. Welcome to the Meritage Collection.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the accounting operations of the organization to include the production of periodic financial reports, oversight of the accounting systems, recordkeeping, and management of the comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the organization's reported financial results and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as state and federal regulations. Ensures the integrity of the financial statements critical to the property. Provides oversight in audits of financial statements by external auditors and regulators and ensures compliance with all hospitality reporting requirements.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Produce timely and accurate financial and accounting reports that are compliant with all applicable statutes, regulations, and policies
  • Manage all general accounting, payroll, purchasing, and IT functions which include performing month-end close process, preparing and booking journal entries, account reconciliations, procurement, shipping & receiving, inventory, variance analysis, project management and maintain fixed asset records
  • Annual budget and monthly forecast preparation
  • Maintain strong internal control throughout the property
  • Provide timely and accurate responses to requests for information from internal and external offices
  • Develop, maintain and improve financial and accounting policies and procedures; modify organizational structure to improve operations and services delivery
  • Oversee tax related matters to ensure they are met in a timely manner
  • Manage team of 10-12 individuals.  Lead, train, develop, motivate, and evaluate staff in order to maintain a high level of employee commitment and competence for sustained and self-reliant performance and achievement of the department and the company goals
  • Responsible for also overseeing and managing the Purchasing and IT departments
  • Managing relationships with external auditor

Job Requirements:

  • Strong technical U.S. GAAP accounting knowledge
  • Skills to oversee ERP system and database maintenance including working with internal and external software support as necessary
  • Ability to oversee all aspects of the accounting area including AR, AP, Credit & Collection, Payroll and General Ledger.  Ensure the month close is completed accurately and within the monthly close cycle, including the preparation and review of all Balance Sheet account reconciliations and key accruals
  • The position requires an articulate and effective communicator able to present technical, financial information in a clear, concise manner
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Hospitality experience
  • Advanced computer skills required in accounting software, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Birchstreet

Ideal candidate will have:

  • At least eight years of progressively responsible financial management experience
  • CPA Preferred
  • Experience with high end, destination resorts preferable
  • Responsible for the coordination, completion, and timely filing and submission of reports, including but not limited to tax reporting
  • Strong project management skills including an ability to multi-task, prioritize and respond quickly within a rapidly changing environment
  • Exceptional technical writing, analytical, and problem solving skills

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands and/or reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste and smell. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, at least 20" or less; distant vision at 20' or more and color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and own or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus. Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard, calculator and other office/IT equipment. 

For more information about this hotel and Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG), click on Hotel Portfolio tab and About PHG.

Paséa Hotel & Spa is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer M/F/V/D

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.