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Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, United States

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REF19308Y

Credit Manager - Temporary Contract

Region

Americas



Company Description

BE LIMITLESS
Do what you Love, Care for the World,
Challenge the Status Quo!


WELCOME TO SWISSÔTEL CHICAGO
Swissôtel Chicago is a luxury 4 star/4 diamond hotel with 661 rooms and suites located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Inspired by our brand pillar, Vitality, our Swissôtel Chicago family is united by a common vision to re-engage, re-inspire and re-vitalize our commitment to delivering quality service, building quality relationships and living quality lives.  

At Swissôtel Chicago, we put the emphasis on our people. We are extremely proud of our Vitality initiatives and offer a variety of wellness programs for our Colleagues, who – in turn – aspire to bring quality of life into our guests’ lives. Our goal is to provide a motivating and rewarding environment that attracts talented individuals who wish to develop their careers within a culture that values creativity and innovation in order to execute winning results aligned with our Vitality vision.  

Be Bold, Be Inspired, Be You.


Job Description

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
This position is a temporary contract role with an end date of February 28, 2024. Reporting to the Director of Finance & Business Support - you are a leader who enjoys building relationships with clients and your team. You are a numbers person who thrives in an environment that involves systems, people, and financials.  You enjoy developing others and working closely with many departments - and it just so happens you’ll be doing just that in an award-winning hotel.

The Credit Manager will support the Director, Front Office by leading our Accounts Receivable team through building trust and relationships by nurturing a work culture that celebrates diversity, inclusiveness, belonging, growth and development and by inspiring colleagues to deliver heartfelt experiences for each and every guest.

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Supervise the AR Supervisor and Coordinator positions
  • Organize and Conduct the monthly credit meeting
  • Attend pre-cons, communicate billing arrangements, develop solid relationships with clients
  • Prepare / supervise the preparation of group billings; send to client within the P&P requirement
  • Approve Direct billing as required
  • Ensure group deposit policy is adhered to following group contract specifications
  • Manage the AR aging. Collect all accounts as timely as possible
  • Take more aggressive collection actions as required
  • Liaison with front office ensuring guest ledger is clean with no unsettled charges
  • Set expectations with the AR Supervisor and Coordinator positions, monitor and review their progress
  • Attend pre-cons as required, establish strong positive relationships with clients
  • Perform daily billing review meetings with clients or as requested
  • Coordinate interaction with other finance staff as required  
  • Ensure chargebacks and related queries are processed
  • Monitor and check monthly house accounts
  • Maintain office supplies and reorder as required
  • Provide office administration duties as required
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures
  • Follow all safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical aspects of the position include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Frequent sitting throughout shift
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Qualifications

YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • Previous leadership experience required
  • Previous PMS experience preferred
  • Previous office administration or accounting experience preferred
  • Computer savvy in Microsoft Window applications an asset
  • University/College degree in a related discipline an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Additional Information

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU:
•    Employee Benefit Card offering discounted rates at Accor worldwide
•    Learning & Development programs through our Academies
•    Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within our property and across the world!
•    Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibilities, such as Sustainability, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Heart + Artist = Heartist®
Our Heartist Culture 
At Accor, we are all Heartists®. Passionate and experts in what we do, each and every one of us, with our own personality, master the fine art of welcoming, connecting, and serving others. We are passionate about people and attentive to the world, it is the Heartist® way of being.

Generous, attentive, and free, we ensure that everyone can come as they are, and feel like they belong. As one big team, we know that only together can we do amazing things! The world is more welcoming when we’re connected heart to heart. How we do it? We care, we dare, we place people at the heart of everything we do.

We aim at creating exceptional experiences that will turn both guests and employees into raving fans, because our own well-being in our jobs is just as important as our guest fulfillment. Like all good stories, everything is related. We are driven by our shared values. 

Come As You Are
Imagine a workplace with leaders and colleagues who show up real, who embrace vulnerability, let go of egos and inspire authentic, genuine connections. Come as YOU are by adding your voice to 120 cultures and counting. Our culture of inclusion welcomes everyone, regardless of race, gender, background, or… anything really!

For five years in a row, our colleagues have voted Swissôtel Chicago a Top Workplace and every day we strive to bring our best selves to work to live up to this tremendous honor. We are looking for individuals who love nothing more than to connect with fellow humans. If you love the idea of building a career and being celebrated in your job for simply being YOU – then apply with us today and tell us about yourself! 

Our Community Outreach
Our colleagues are passionate about connecting to the world and to others. We extend this passion to our Chicago community through our partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, a family focused organization that strengthens broken families, brings education and provides a safe and positive environment for underprivileged children. What started as a fundraising campaign quickly evolved into a heart campaign, giving hope to children, who were once less-fortunate, and showing them that we are dedicated to providing a brighter future.   

Our Vitality
Made possible by Harry Weese’s visionary design, Swissôtel Chicago boasts “forever” views of the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, and Lake Michigan. Our colleague culture is inspired by Vitality; united by a common goal to deliver heartfelt service, build meaningful relationships and lead quality lives. With incomparable event space, 662 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a one of a kind penthouse ballroom and flawless food & beverage delivery, Swissôtel Chicago is the premiere hotel in Chicago for leisure and conference guests.  

About Accor
We are a worldwide Augmented Hospitality leader. We are 300,000 experts committed to reinventing hospitality with unique and unrivalled experiences within our addresses. We are Accor. Our promise is caring and impeccable service. We nurture real passion for service and achievement beyond limits. Our mission is to make the impossible possible to realize your dreams. 

We’re so much more than hotels—we’re creating innovative lifestyle experiences, whether you live, work or play. Blaze your own trail from 50+ hotel brands, restaurants, nightclubs, spas, co-working spaces, and tech start-ups. 


About Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts 
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts got its start in Switzerland, a country known for big mountains and equally high standards of living. Its contemporary Swiss style and locally inspired flair attracts business and leisure travelers who enjoy high-end hotels but prefer fresh innovation to stale pretension. Conveniently located where travelers want to be, Swissôtel provides guests with the opportunity to stay in the heart of city centers worldwide where access to business and shopping districts are right around the corner. Swissôtel properties can be found in over 30 well-located properties around the world, with many more in development. 
 
As guests of the world, every Swissôtel upholds Swiss sustainability standards. In fact, Swissôtel has a mission: to treat guests, team members, and the environment with equal respect. Swissôtel is now part of Accor, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences around the globe. But no matter how international Swissôtel becomes, just like the country it was founded in, it remains a small hotel at heart.
 

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.

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