Controller – Embassy Suites Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square | Embassy Suites by Hilton

Job Description

Nestled in Seattle’s original neighborhood Pioneer Square, Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown with 282 well-appointed suites, and voted the #1 hotel in Seattle on Trip Advisor is currently seeking a Controller to join their team.

The Controller is the department head of the hotel’s Accounting Department and will partner with internal and external stakeholders to manage all aspects of property-level accounting and reporting functions while proactively managing and working with hotel leadership to execute on forecast and budget goals with emphasis on expense management, as well as internal controls required by Hilton policies and procedures. 

Position Summary:

  • Serve as partner to hotel management in providing and explaining Daily, Weekly and Monthly Reporting.
  • Assist and advise department heads with the interpretation and analysis of financial data.
  • Direct and administer all financial operations of the hotel to include, but not limited to, asset protection, financial reporting, systems management, Accounting team management, and meeting participation and facilitation.
  • Monitor and approve purchases (Birchstreet), salaries and expenses of the hotel, ensuring communication of variances to approved forecasts and budgets and assist in managing expenses.
  • Facilitate approval of invoices for payment.
  • Attend and facilitate weekly labor meetings and partnering with the DPA.
  • Support the Monthly Forecast and Annual Budget processes by providing requested information to Market Director of Finance.
  • Oversee and participate in preparation and review of monthly financial statements, including P&L and Balance Sheet.  Preliminary review with hotel GM, EC and Department Heads prior to month-end closing deadlines and Market DOF, as requested.
  • Support monthly reporting by providing commentary to Market DOF, as requested.  This may include information for month-end reporting, ownership reporting, forecasts, budgets, etc.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Management Agreement, including related fee implications, performance tests and other key terms in the agreement.
  • Support the Capital Budget tracking process by coordinating the Market DOF on approval of PO’s and payments, and ensuring execution of sealed bids for capital projects, per policy.
  • Review and ensure accuracy of Balance Sheet accounts and reconciliations partnering with COE team.
  • Execution of Payroll controls, including approval of payroll registers, Master Payroll Change reports and other required internal controls.
  • Contract Management – Ensure new service agreements/contracts are properly tracked and executed, as well as tracking certificates of insurance utilizing Certrax or other tools.
  • Hire and supervise the Hotel Accounting staff ensuring proper work environment, annual performance reviews, coaching/counseling to ensure work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. 
  • Facilitate external and internal audits, coordinating with auditors and Market DOF.
  • Oversee and implement internal controls for hotel as required by Hilton policies and procedures.
  • Support and foster an environment receptive of change in response to corporate initiatives and special projects.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required.
  • Act in accordance with fire, health and safety regulations on property and follow the correct procedures when required.

What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality – We’re passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity – We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership – We’re leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork – We’re team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership – We’re the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now – We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

The annual salary range for this role is $100,000 – $110,000 and is based on applicable and specialized experience and location.

The Benefits – Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture ranking #2 Best Company To Work For in the U.S. 

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members so they can Thrive personally and professionally in a diverse and inclusive environment, thanks to innovative programs and benefits. Hilton offers its eligible team members a comprehensive benefits package including:

·         Medical Insurance Coverage – for you and your family.

·         Vision, dental, life and disability insurance

·         Mental Health Resources

·         Best-in-Class Paid Time Off (PTO) – you can accrue up to 18 days in your first year

·         Supportive parental leave program that runs concurrently with Washington State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program.  Our team members receive benefits up to Washington State’s maximum threshold per week. Hilton will then “top this up” to the weekly ABBR (Annual Benefit Base Rate).  

·         Go Hilton travel discount program: 100 nights of discounted travel per calendar year

·         Matching 401(k)

·         Debt-free education: Access to a wide variety of educational credentials (ex. college degrees, high school completion, English-language learning, digital literacy, professional certificates and more)

·         Career growth and development 

·         Team Member Resource Groups

·         Recognition and rewards programs

·         Access to your pay when you need it through DailyPay

Other Compensation

·         Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) – purchase Hilton shares at 15% discount

·         Complimentary meals in the Team Member Restaurant while on shift

·         Complimentary use of on-site fitness facility outside of working time

·         Monthly reimbursement of up to $100 for public transportation for the purpose of commuting to work