Staff Accountant - Residential Operations - #57743

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts


Date: 1 week ago
City: Abu Dhabi
Contract type: Full time
About Four Seasons

Four Seasons is powered by our people. We are a collective of individuals who crave to become better, to push ourselves to new heights and to treat each other as we wish to be treated in return. Our team members around the world create amazing experiences for our guests, residents, and partners through a commitment to luxury with genuine heart. We know that the best way to enable our people to deliver these exceptional guest experiences is through a world-class employee experience and company culture.

At Four Seasons, we believe in recognizing a familiar face, welcoming a new one and treating everyone we meet the way we would want to be treated ourselves. Whether you work with us, stay with us, live with us or discover with us, we believe our purpose is to create impressions that will stay with you for a lifetime. It comes from our belief that life is richer when we truly connect to the people and the world around us.

About the location:

In a vibrant urban community right on the water, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island welcomes guests with bright, open spaces, embracing expansive views of the city skyline and the sparkling waves of the Arabian Gulf. On dynamic, upscale Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination – Four Seasons is located within a 34-storey glass tower, both high-tech and environmentally advanced. Sophisticated new concepts throughout the Hotel define Four Seasons as Abu Dhabi’s most exciting waterfront location. Blending urban chic and understated luxury, we offer 200 light-filled accommodations, including 38 suites – all with water views. With six creative restaurants and lounges, this is Al Maryah Island’s premier location for stylish entertaining. Every moment is elevated by thoughtful Four Seasons service, anticipating each guest’s unique personal needs – whether the goal is relaxing on vacation or staying efficient for business.

About The Role

The Staff Accountant - Residential Operations, Department Head level, is responsible to direct the efforts, quality and timeliness of all aspects of the general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and general cashiering in accordance with local and corporate policies and procedures.

What You Will Do

Main Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in the preparation of Budget and forecast for the Condo and Residential Associations
  • Assist in reconciling and preparing owner income statements on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare receivable statements for common area utilities of the Residential and Condo Hotel units.
  • Ensure all invoices are properly allocated to their respective budgets.
  • Work closely with Residential Management to ensure that owner statements are accurately reflected on a monthly basis.
  • Understand and possess a working knowledge of the Accounting & Finance Manual.
  • Good understanding of Month-End Process, including but not limited to preparation of financial statements, accruals and journal entries, maintain reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals.
  • Have a working knowledge of all areas in Finance to ensure that coverage can be provided for employees on vacation or leave and also to support the finance team when needed.
  • Be familiar with the program of records control, security, retention and disposal in accordance with hotel policy and procedures.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Finance and Director of Finance in preparation of all budgets and forecasts.
  • Prepare and coordinate the monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts and all bank reconciliations, ensuring all outstanding reconciling items are investigated and resolved satisfactorily.
  • Perform all daily, monthly, and other periodic accounting and financial reporting in an accurate and timely nature.
  • Safeguard the cash assets through monthly bank reconciliations, cash counts of all issued Banks, including general cashier, and reporting any discrepancies to the Director of Finance.
  • Assist with month end adjustment journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Prepare required backup or work papers in order to provide analysis and control over balance sheet and Profit & Loss accounts and to serve the purpose of internal and external audits.
  • Assist in other areas of the hotel accounting office as needed.

Standard Duties

  • To provide a friendly and professional service that always exceeds guests’ expectations.
  • To ensure you read the hotel's employee handbook and have an understanding of and adhere to the hotel's rules and regulations and in particular, the policies and procedures relating to Fire, Hygiene, Health and Safety.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities which, while outside the normal routine, are within the overall scope of the position.
  • To report for duty punctually wearing professional attire. To maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene and adhere to the hotel and department personal appearance standards.
  • To comply with local legislation as required.
  • To maintain good working relationships with your colleagues and all other departments through working by The Golden Rule.
  • To respond to any changes in the division as dictated by the needs of the industry, company or hotel.
  • To be flexible and extend job duties to carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the job capability as assigned, including redeployment to alternative departments/areas if required, to meet business demands and guest service needs.
  • Conduct and attend training sessions as outlined.
  • Perform other tasks or projects as assigned by the Director of Finance or Assistant Director of Finance.

Qualifications

  • Residential financial experience preferred.
  • Experience in Sun, Blackline and Opera Systems, Smart View knowledge is preferred.
  • College degree preferably specializing in accounting and/or hotel/restaurant management or equivalent experience is required.
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in the related position with Four Seasons or other similar organization.
  • Proven leadership skills in a hotel/resort environment
  • Highest level of integrity and transparency
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work with cross-functional teams, to negotiate for resources and influence stakeholders and to gain acceptance of and commitment to plans, ideas, initiatives, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to prepare and deliver reports, effective presentations and to facilitate meetings.
  • Strategic, analytical and have solid business acumen.
  • Have experience working with and creating Excel spreadsheets.

What You Bring

  • Residential financial experience preferred.
  • Experience in Sun, Blackline and Opera Systems, Smart View knowledge is preferred.
  • College degree preferably specializing in accounting and/or hotel/restaurant management or equivalent experience is required.
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in the related position with Four Seasons or other similar organization.
  • Proven leadership skills in a hotel/resort environment

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary, wages, and a comprehensive benefits package
  • Excellent Training and Development opportunities
  • Complimentary Accommodation at other Four Seasons Hotels and Resort
  • Complimentary Dry Cleaning for Employee Uniforms
  • Complimentary Employee Meals

Schedule & Hours

Full Time

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