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  1. Full-Time
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  3. FAIRMONT
  4. Executive & Hotel Management

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Fairmont Kea Lani - Maui, Wailea-Makena, United States

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REF21928R

Regional Director of Finance & Business Support

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle



Company Description

Discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawai‘i’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort.  Nestled on the pristine white sands of Wailea’s Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront paradise defines quintessential Hawaiian luxury with a state-of-the-art spa, island inspired cuisine and authentic cultural experiences. 

From full-moon staff hikes and beach clean-ups to appreciation luncheons and birthday holidays, our team provides endless opportunities to learn and grow in both your personal and professional development. Live and work in a place you love!

What is in it for you:

  • Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Vision and Dental) including extended benefits like; Basic life insurance, TDI and Long-Term Disability for regular Full-time and Part-time employees
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan and matching program
  • Paid Vacation, holidays, personal and sick days
  • Food & Beverage, Spa and on property specific discounts (venue and property specific discounts may vary)
  • Wellness Offerings
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world
  • Employee Activities
  • Incentive Bonuses

Job Description

The Regional Director of Finance & Business Support (RDOF) provides strategic leadership, functional guidance and valuable insights to Operations Leaders, Partners, Executive Committees and Department Heads for optimal business decisions for hotels within the region; Interacts with ownership group, asset managers, hotel legal counsel, insurance companies, tax consultants, auditors, commercial and government banks to effectively control the assets of the business. The role is an interdependent part of the core regional team (Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Orchid and Fairmont Olympic). The Regional Director of Finance & Business Support will be a highly motivated team player with strong accounting, communication, business presentation and analytical skills as well as a strong multi-unit business and finance leader.

Salary Range:  $190,000 - $240,000

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Business Partnering and Performance Management: 

  • Creation and embracing the culture of business partnering by working with the RVP, the Hotel Directors of Finance & Business Support in the region, the Hotel General Managers in the region, and the VP of Finance & Business Support; jointly responsible for achieving optimal operating performance and returns for Accor and our owners without losing sight of all measured KPI’s.
  • Develop and manage key relationships with respective Hotel Directors of Finance & Business Support, Hotel General Managers and their senior managers to provide financial support and understanding of short and long-term financial plans.
  • Oversight of the Hotel Directors of Finance and Business Support with the development and implementation of “corrective action plans” on internal and or external audit and operational reports.
  • Development of the business acumen of all levels of the Hotel Leadership teams to ensure they understand the impact of every component on the business as a whole and embrace the fiscal reporting processes and other information available in order to drive the performance of their areas of responsibility.
  • Promote, drive and maximize the GOP Theoretical Flow Through concept across hotels in the region.

Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis

  • Responsible for the analysis and interpretation of financial data with-in the region and communicating this in a comprehensible form of meaningful variations in the operations. The analysis of the balance sheet accounts, on a selected basis and the review and analysis of the monthly internal benchmarking and operational performance analysis reports
  • Lead in the development and implementation of benchmarking techniques that will enable the Hotels in the region to enhance revenues while improving productivity and cost efficiencies
  • Oversee and lead in preparing, in conjunction with the RVP, the Hotel DOF and the Hotel General Managers, the annual budget, capital budgets and the rolling forecasts.
  • Report accurate and complete financial and management reports on a timely basis to Regional management with-in the region and the corporate office, in accordance with the company and ownership reporting requirements and policy
  • Development, maintenance and adherence to a single chart of accounts, payroll and expense dictionary, and the function of accounts in order that the property financial and statistical data is accurately and consistently recorded and reported.

Compliance & Risk Management

  • Ensuring all properties are reporting in compliance with the Uniform Chart of Accounts, Accor Policies & Procedures, ownership and bank documents and hotel management or other contractual agreements with respect to accounting matters.
  • Monitor and manage the safekeeping of all hotel leases and contracts and any other legal records and documents,
  • Work alongside the Regional Vice President and the Executive Director of Finance & Business Support to conduct regular operations risk assessments. 

Control and Policies & Procedures

  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures required. A thorough knowledge of understanding and proper application of policies and procedures. Be the champion in the region to drive best practice and support hotels to achieve required policies and procedures.
  • Development, documentation, and maintenance of control systems, within the Hotels, to ensure compliance. 

People and Talent Management

  • Work within the Talent Management System to ensure the departmental performance of hotel staff in the Region is productive to include: 
  1. Operate efficiently and optimize staffing levels
  2. Plan for future staffing needs (Succession Planning) and planning of Director of Finance and Assistant Director of Finance for Region
  3. Plan and coordinate coverage for property vacancies
  4. Recruit in line with company guidelines

Qualifications

  • Accounting Designation, Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Finance, or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience as a Director of Finance, preferably in multiple progressive, in size and complexity hotel to include all areas of finance and accounting; capital project management, financial reporting and analysis, merger and acquisition analysis, and / or related areas.
  • Previous experience managing multiple hotels or business units an asset.
  • Ability to assess and understand a variety of internal and external economic and financial issues which impact the business, to analyze data and forecast future business trends, and to develop effective financial plans based on businesses assessments in multiple locations.
  • Experience in leading & developing people and multiple teams. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written to address all levels within the organization and ability to gain consensus and influence others.
  • Experience with accounting system or similar financial software for the purpose of financial reporting, analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrates  knowledge of finance, budgeting and accounting processes and regulations with demonstrated knowledge of capital project management, standards and techniques, and GAAP regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to make decisions based on analytical data gathered and directly influences business operating decisions made by senior management.
  • Ability to significantly impact on the tracking and maintenance of budget and financial performance data for assigned division, on capital spend, and on the accurate and timely reporting of current financial and budget status to senior management.

Additional Information

All Candidates must be in possession of identification proving authorization to work in the United States as defined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). This Position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas. Resumes submitted that cannot fulfill these requirements will not be considered.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Join our ‘ohana today:  Visit our website to learn more about living and working for Fairmont Hawai’i.  www.fairmonthawaiijobs.com

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

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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