The new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale seeks a Director of Finance to join our talented team! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of the world’s leading luxury hotel company!
We are looking for a Director of Finance , who has strong leadership, interpersonal and analytical skills is able to prioritize and adapt to the changing needs of the operation, and can evidence having a solid work ethic, good business acumen and a passion for service. This project includes a Hotel, Private Residences and Hotel Residences with an optional rental program. Prior experience in a mixed-use residential hotel is preferred.
The Director of Finance forms part of the Hotel Leadership team who collectively make key strategic and operational decisions for the Hotel or Resort. The Director is responsible for safeguarding the hotel assets and financial resources contributing towards maximizing hotel profitability. Key to the role is providing timely and accurate financial information and counsel to hotel senior management (and ownership) and ensuring that the hotel operates within all related local and corporate policies and procedures and under the terms of the management agreement and any other applicable agreements (e.g. loan agreements). The Director is also responsible for the development of Finance staff to aid the future growth of the company.
The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale is part of a Shared-Services collection with shared ownership and encompasses the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and Four Seasons Hotel & Residences at The Surf Club. The model currently includes sharing of resources in Finance, Public Relations, Reservations, Revenue Management, and Sales.
Education and Experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Finance Management.
Finance or Hospitality Management Degree qualification is preferred, however, not essential with relevant experience.
Some travel is required with this position
Actively network within the community to attract potential candidates for recruitment purposes and understand the competitive market.
Support, mentor and develop finance employees for today and the future.
Maintain harmonious and professional relationship with all stakeholders.
Comply with and enforce Four Seasons’ Category One and Category Two Work Rules and Standards of Conduct as set forth in EmPact.
Conduct effective department meetings; appropriately communicate and complete any action items.
Assist General Manager in establishing policies, rules, internal controls and safeguards.
Continuously deliver the highest level of product with respect to financial reporting and analysis, internal control compliance and business management. Ensure this is done with both integrity and accuracy.
Ensure that bank accounts are opened in consultation with owners with a bank of strong financial standing and if local rating services are available, they should be utilized for verification of financial strength.
Ensure the preparation of a comprehensive monthly report of the entire financial results of the hotel in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Maintain files on all contracts, leases and agreements and ensure compliance with their requirements; ensure proper authorization has been obtained for all hotel specific contracts (including Engineering), leases and other agreements and competitive bids are on file where applicable and reviewed prior to execution of contract.
As applicable, ensure compliance with all loan covenants and the balance of long-term debt is accurate and agrees to all supporting documentation and verified when payments are made.
Continuously strive for improvement of processes and efficiency.
Closely monitor and effectively manage labor costs in compliance with applicable Employment Laws.
Prepare forecasts and budgets as required locally, by corporate office or Management Agreement.
Review the cash position of the hotel on a daily basis in order to optimize the use of funds.
Ensure gains/losses on the sale/disposal of fixed assets are properly disclosed and recorded on the Statement of Changes in financial position (SR-25 where applicable) and on the P&L statement.
For locations that maintain full balance sheets including fixed assets, ensure accumulated depreciation accounts are accurate and properly recorded.
Always search out and drive new business opportunities that benefit the hotel.
This position reports to the General Manager and is part of the Planning Committee (hotel leadership team).
About Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences Fort Lauderdale
A modern reflection of the world’s most coveted yacht clubs, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale is an unrivaled expression of luxury and energy within this next-generation coastal city. Designed to blend seamlessly with the Atlantic Ocean waters it’s perched upon, experience a soothing oasis enlivened by vibrant social spaces and a renewed sense of Americana and possibility. Moments away from the colorful city’s most desirable outdoor activities, cultural arts, restaurants and shops, our enviable location welcomes you at the heart of this youthful South Florida Riviera.
Currently operating 119 hotels and resorts, and 44 residential properties in major city centers and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveler reviews and industry awards. Our greatest asset, and the key to our success, is our people. We believe that each of us needs a sense of dignity, pride and satisfaction in what we do. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been ranked in the Fortune ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ every year since 1998…join our team and discover why.
What to Expect
Competitive Salary & Wages
401(k) Retirement Plan
Excellent Training and Development opportunities
Complimentary Accommodation at other Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Complimentary Dry Cleaning for Employee Uniforms
Complimentary Employee Meals
… and so much more!
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Four Seasons is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.