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Transitions Controller

Company: Miami Growth - Highgate Hotels
Location: Miami
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. .


The Transitions Controller takes the lead and ensures the timely, responsive, accurate and complete execution of the Accounting Transitions Checklist on an assigned project. This position works efficiently and in partnership with other discipline's transition leaders to achieve overall Transition goals. The responsibilities of a Transitions Controller include, but are not limited to, the following duties.


- The implementation of all required systems in the Accounting Platform
- Initiate the creation and setup of Business Units in the Accounting System
- Process the mapping, loading and validation of historical data, to include General Ledger Trail Balance, Budgets and/or Forecasts
- Coordinate the set up and implementation of the procurement system, as well as the beverage/alcohol service program
- Coordinate 3 rd party accounting service provider and/or shared service center, as needed
- Ensure users are properly set up in the general ledger, accounts payable, inter-company and financial reporting
- Efficient training of hotel accounting staff to accomplish all necessary tasks
- The understanding and generation of the Income Journal, Routing Packs and Daily Reports
- Plan and execute with the DOF and team the hotel's initial Month-End Closing process
- Preparation of financial statements for review, approval, and distribution (Internal)
- Compliance to financial reporting requirements (External) per the Hotel Management Agreement
- Set up and work with the DOF in the preparation, review and approval of monthly bank reconciliations and general ledger account reconciliations for the property
- Set up the procedures for the efficient completion of required Forecasts (weekly/semi-monthly/monthly)
- Ensure that the various areas under the responsibility of the DOF are operating effectively and efficiently
- Compliance with Standard Accounting Policies and Procedures and Internal Controls for accounting and finance operations
- Perform the functions of a Travelling Controller or Task Force Director of Finance in between Transition assignment
- Other special projects and responsibilities as assigned

Keywords: Miami Growth - Highgate Hotels, Miami , Transitions Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Miami, Florida

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