Director of Finance – n/a

  • Anywhere

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

**KIMPTON, MEXICO CITY - PROPERTY DETAILS:** Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is coming to Mexico, slated to open in 2023. The upscale IHG brand wi

**KIMPTON, MEXICO CITY – PROPERTY DETAILS:**

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is coming to Mexico, slated to open in 2023. The upscale IHG brand will open two adaptive-reuse boutique hotels in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood. ZKC is developing the hotels in partnership with VineTower Development, LLC (development manager), Ambrosi Etchegaray (architect) and Arquitectura de Interiores (interior designer). One hotel will have 32 guestrooms while the other will have 48. Both hotels will have a signature restaurant and rooftop bar.

The Polanco neighborhood has a range of boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, as well as 20 foreign embassies. Mexico City, meanwhile, has numerous museums, including the Museo Nacional de Antropología.

**SUMMARY:**

You’ll provide the support, financial knowledge, and expertise as a key business manager of the company to assist all levels of management in providing hospitality service of the highest quality to guests worldwide. In this role, you’ll assist the General Managers (GMs) in achieving established business goals, direct the accounting and control functions at the property, while ensuring timely reporting of operating results and maintain the integrity of the management information system.

**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:**

+ Supervise all accounting functions for the Hotel and Restaurant.

+ Prepare the financial statements within the time frames supplied in the Home Office closing schedule and according to the Company Policies and Procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the Uniform System of Accounts.

+ Analyze and interpret financial results in order to assist and advise the General Managers and the Home Office Team.

+ Maintain balance sheet analysis on a monthly basis with full supporting detail.

+ Prepare accurate forecasts on a monthly basis and cash flow statements on request.

+ Prepare timely and accurate sales, use and occupancy tax returns as well as any other external reports or returns as deemed necessary.

+ Ensure successful treasury cash management as set forth in the policies and procedures manual.

+ Ensure compliance with the management agreement and attendant legal documents.

+ Understanding how those documents translate into financial responsibilities and how they may affect both the Property and the Home Office financial position.

+ Maintain effective system and control procedures as set forth in the policies and procedures manuals.

+ Ensure integrity and efficiency of computerized data processing functions.

+ Ensure that all financial reports, budgets, forecasts, and other information required by the company are accurately compiled and submitted within the specified time limits, identifying variances, and making recommendations for improvements as appropriate.

+ Review forecasts and budgets prepared by hotel and restaurant management teams to ensure that owners, the General Managers, and the Home Office are provided with guidelines of performance that are both reasonable and achievable.

+ Ensure all legal, treasury, and tax documentation is properly maintained and secured, and that all statutory and fiscal reporting requirements are satisfied, which includes any governmental requirements for permits and licenses.

+ Ensure adequate controls are installed and maintained for the protection of the property’s assets against loss or misappropriation.

+ Successfully lead and perform an advisory or interpretive role.

+ Coaches department heads regarding their financial responsibilities and effective financial management techniques.

+ Adheres to the highest ethical and business standards, and to the laws of the countries, states and cities in which the company does business.

+ Continuously monitor economic, social and governmental trends and policies to ensure the General Managers and Home Office Management are kept fully apprised of any implications that may affect the performance of the hotel or restaurant in meeting its financial objectives.

**SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE WE’RE SEEKING:**

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance is preferred.

+ Master’s Degree and/or CPA is a plus.

+ Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Director of Finance in Hospitality.

+ Well organized, detail oriented with excellent follow-up.

+ Ability to work under time pressures and extensive hours.

+ Must possess excellent communication skills both internally and externally.

+ Experience with PeopleSoft or similar accounting package is preferred.

+ Prior experience with Outlook soft/BPC preferred.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, current on technology expertise.

+ Excellent financial modeling, project management and strategic thinking skills with a strong work ethic.

+ In-country Mexico experience is required

+ Must be proficient in English and Spanish both written and spoken

**QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:**

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

**Education and/or Experience** : Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance preferred. A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Director of Finance in Hospitality.

**Language Skills** : Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism. Must be proficient in English and Spanish both written and spoken.

**Mathematical Skills** : Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Familiarity with basic accounting procedures.

**Reasoning Ability** : Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, report, or schedule form. Regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.

**Physical Demands** : While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to use a keyboard, sit, see, hear, write, and speak. The employee is frequently required to handle (hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise work with the hand or hands), finger (picking, pinching, fine manipulation), collate/file, and dial. The employee is occasionally required to reach, twist, stand, and walk, and minimally required to climb stairs. The employee is constantly required to lift and/or move up to 10lbs.

**Mental Demands** : While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to produce detailed work, use math and reasoning skills, written communication, and handle multiple concurrent tasks. The employee is frequently required to use verbal communication, have customer contact, give presentations, and handle constant interruptions.

**Work Environment** : While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to noise.

_Please note: management reserves the right to change, modify, and/or alter any of the duties listed above to meet business demands._

Differences make a difference. We are committed to creating a culture that reflects the diversity of our hotel and restaurant guests. With that goal in mind, we encourage each of our employees to understand, accept, and celebrate differences among people. That includes different personalities, lifestyles, work styles, education, and experience. We also welcome and embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identities and genders. For our complete EEO policy click here (https://ihg.scene7.com/is/content/ihg/IHG_DAM/kimpton-hotels/2018-brand-pages/amer/pdfs/eeo-policy-kimpton.pdf) .

**Be Yourself. Lead Yourself. Make it Count.**

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