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Sage Hospitality Resources Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

16375BR

Req #:

16375BR

Why Us:

Come discover The Blackstone, a downtown Chicago luxury hotel near Grant Park. This downtown Chicago hotel has been a favorite of movie stars, sports legends, royalty and presidents since 1910. Thoughtfully restored to its original grandeur, this Michigan Avenue hotel features French Beaux-Arts architecture and over 1,400 contemporary works by local artists. The Blackstone boasts stunning guest rooms and suites, while Mercat a la Planxa serves modern Catalan cuisine in a unique Mediterranean setting. Host unforgettable affairs inside the magnificent Crystal Ballroom and marvel at 11,396 square feet of lavish meeting space. Located just steps from Chicago's major attractions including McCormick Place, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium.

Job Title:

Staff Accountant

Location Name:

The Blackstone

City:

Chicago

EEO Statement:

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Posting Overview:

Maintain the properties Income Audit, Accounts Payable, and Payroll functions in a timely, accurate manner in accordance with accounting policies and procedures. Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper accounts. Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy. Balance entries and make necessary corrections. Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, or property records. Verify and reconcile simple department records.

Requirements:

Competencies

Strategic Skills

Proficient in position required job skills and knowledge. Intelligent in grasping and integrating new information. Is an active learner with a strong sense of curiosity. Has natural instincts and insight for finding the best solution to unclear situations, issues and problems. Considers multiples resources and methods for analyzing problems. Makes great decisions.

Operating Skills

Is effective in prioritizing work; consistently manages time and processes to create maximum efficiency with minimum disruption or redundancy. Is time sensitive, understands how work and processes fit in with other departmental or business priorities and objectives. Is able to adjust work to accommodate expected and unexpected changes. Is able to gauge progress with respect to overall impact and results.

Courage

Can think and act independently with confidence. Has personal fortitude and integrity when faced with challenges.

Energy & Drive

Energetic and takes initiative. Is pro-active and persistent in pursuing and completing tasks. Strives to exceed expectations and goals.

Personal & Interpersonal Skills

Welcoming and warm personality. Able to engage easily and actively connect with others. Is genuinely caring and compassionate; visibly demonstrates desire to understand others. Creates confidence and trust with others, is socially aware of self and others and is known for communicating the right message at the right time. Utilizes a variety of approaches and communication techniques tailored to each situation. Is comfortable in conversing with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and at all organizational levels. Is direct yet tactful and considerate of audience. Positively accepts and provides feedback.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Requires thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the accounting and hospitality professions.

  • Requires knowledge of the hotel's and company policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines.

  • Ability to compile facts and figures.

  • Prefer intermediate MicroSoft Office skills. Excel and Word.

Abilities

  • Requires ability to investigate and analyze current activities and/or information involving readily available data and indicating logical conclusions and recommendations.

  • Ability to make decisions based on general policies and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate in order to provide and receive standard information from management, employees and/or guests; good telephone etiquette and skills.

  • Ability to operate a computer and calculator.

  • Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, communicate both verbally and in writing, utilize analytical thought processes, understand verbal/written technical and mechanical instruction, and be highly organized.

  • Must have ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees, guests and contractors in writing, via telephone and in person.

  • Lifting, carrying of files/papers - typically 10-15 lbs.

  • Bending/kneeling required for transporting documents and filing.

  • Mobility - must be able to move between offices and hotel and help during an emergency situation.

Education/Formal Training

Two year College Degree (minimum)

Experience

One year of experience in similar role. Accounting background preferred, but not required.

Material/Equipment Used

Computer and calculator (80-90% of time).

Environment

Prolonged sitting at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work area under florescent lighting.

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the associated with the position. May perform other duties as assigned.

Area of Interest:

Finance & Accounting

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular

State:

IL

Address 1:

636 S Michigan Ave

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