SLS Las Vegas

  • Hotel Controller

    Posted Date 7 months ago(7/28/2018 9:34 AM)
    Job ID
    US-NV-Las Vegas
  • Job Description

    The Hotel Controller is responsible for ensuring all non-gaming revenue and related balance sheet accounts are accurately recorded in the financial statements.  Also, responsible for supervising the Hotel/POS revenue audit Manager, including the Non-gaming revenue audit accounting staff, non-gaming revenue audit exception notification/resolution, Group billing and accounts receivable management and Complimentaries authorization/internal controls/reporting.  Also, directly responsible for Group credit authorization administration, Deposit/LOC administration, Accounts receivable collections, POS/Box Office software administration and Key inventory custodian.

    Job Focus

    Focus is on, but not limited to the following:

    • Directly supervises the Non-gaming accounting Manager.
    • Performs all functions in accordance with applicable Gaming Control Board, Federal and other laws and gaming regulations and SLS Las Vegas policies and procedures
    • Plan and monitor all accounting for non-gaming related financial and auditing reporting; internal controls, statistical reporting, daily distribution of the property performance, and reconciliations
    • Review and approve general ledger journal entries prepared by his or her staff for accuracy and ensures accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as the SLS Las Vegas accounting policies and procedures
    • Review the accuracy and timeliness of account reconciliations
    • Monitor the Accounts Receivables ageing and collection efforts
    • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of Group Billings and Group Commission payments
    • Ensure timeliness of tax submissions, payments and all other required reporting to regulatory agencies
    • Prepare and analyze daily paperwork and reports; develop and implement recommendations for improved efficiency
    • Ensures the highest possible standards of guest service are provided and listens and responds to external and internal guests concerns and questions
    • Performs hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, performance evaluations establishes goals and objectives of his or her staff
    • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of monthly and annual processes in the general ledger
    • Work with all levels of management, including executives and consulting with key business stakeholders
    • Work with internal audit, internal compliance, and independent public accountants and various regulatory agencies including the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Internal Revenue Service
    • Evaluate processes to improve efficiency that would result in cost savings and greater accuracy
    • Ensures adequate coverage for the Hotel Accounting team; oversees the supervision of staff, including work allocation, scheduling, training and problem resolution
    • Contributes to departmental effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals, recommending courses of actions, and implementing directives
    • Ensures and maintains a system of internal controls for all departments and administrative controls as related to team members, policies and procedures, NRS, Regulations, MICS, and ICS
    • On a monthly basis, participates in the month end process of reviewing preliminary financial statements with department heads and resolves any unknown or unexplained items, acting as a liaison between accounting and operations
    • Liaisons with IT to resolve any system problems related to systems used by the department
    • Coordinates activities with external and internal auditors
    • Conducts internal audits of data to ensure accuracy and integrity
    • Establishes, or recommends to management, major financial objectives and policies for the casino. Keeps leadership and other departments informed of status of activities and of significant events and problems by attending meetings, submitting reports, and meeting individually as necessary
    • Improves staff effectiveness by: coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for team members; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner
    • Coordinates the technology needs of the office; ensures staff is fully trained on systems, policies and procedures
    • Communicates with and represents the organization to external agencies, consultants and other organizations and individuals
    • Conducts annual department evaluation and assessments of department components and staff according to established policies, procedures, and regulations for the accounting team
    • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required
    • Attends, and satisfactorily completes all required training as assigned and required
    • Assist Finance management in accomplishing any company projects, goals or objectives
    • Other duties as assigned

    Desired Qualifications

    • Four year degree in Accounting or related area from a four year college or university or six to eight (6-8) years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • A minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience in hotel accounting
    • Knowledge and ability interpret and evaluate internal controls and extensive experience in writing financial and internal control procedures
    • Possess knowledge of GAAP
    • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical reviews and ability to interpret significant data relationships
    • Previous hospitality industry (Resort/Casino) accounting and supervision experience is mandatory
    • Previous experience with Opera and Infinium or related Accounting system preferable
    • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of front of house casino operations as related to accounting
    • Excellent communication skills, customer service and team oriented, self-starter, and professional maturity
    • Strong organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills and exhibit composure and professionalism while under pressure
    • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while meeting constant deadlines and maintaining strong attention to details
    • Must have the ability to effectively communicate in English, both written and verbal forms
    • A professional demeanor and attire is to be maintained at all times
    • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Ability to working independently with little to no supervision
    • Must be able to perform in a team environment
    • Possess the ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of staff and leadership
    • Previous experience in a high-end luxury Gaming or Hospitality environment is desired
    • Must have exceptional time management skills
    • A valid Nevada Gaming License is required and must be obtained before entering this position
    • Must be 21 years of age or older


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