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Assistant Controller

Providence, RI, USA Req #392
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Meyer Jabara Hotels has distinguished itself as an employer of choice, attracting innovative and talented industry professionals who deliver exceptional results. Our Associates are encouraged to reach their fullest potential by delivering a differentiated experience to our guests and an exceptional bottom-line.


Manages the day to day operation of the accounting office and assists the Controller in providing financial leadership to the business.  Maintains a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability.


Accounting Team

-Utilizes interpersonal andc ommunication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others.  Advocates sound financial/business decision-making and demonstrates honesty, integrity and leads by example.

-Demonstrations knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems and processes.

-Uses relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.

-Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and with the management team.Encourages open dialogue between team members.

-Leverages strong functional leadership and communication skills to influence the management team and to lead own team.

-Creates a working environment that enables retention of top talent.

-Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard Operating Procedures and are administered fairly and consistently.

-Uses all available on the job training tools for employees.


Maintain Accounting Goals

-Ensure strong local internal control environment, periodically audit and assess operation areas of risk.

-Oversees Accounts Receivable billing, collections, chargebacks and ledger

-Facilitates monthly Credit meetings.

-Controls all cash including banks, deposits, and petty cash.  Takes deposits to bank.

-Reviews invoices for accuracy and codes to departments.

-Assist in the preparation of weekly forecasts, month end journal entries and reporting.

-Ensure compliance to all payroll processes.  Completion of daily payroll
reporting to team enabling attainment of payroll objectives.

-Reports are completed in timely manner, ensuring attainment of all deadlines.

-Ensures team members are cross-trained to support successful daily operations.


Additional Responsibilities

-Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.

-Orients property managers to the accounting function and coaches to effectively manage their department’s financial performance.

-Embrace, uphold and celebrate the Company’s Core Values.

-Supports the hotel’s achievement of Guest Satisfaction Goals.

-Timely response to all guest inquiries to meet guests’ expectations.



The statements in this position description are intended to describe the essential

nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be ALL

responsibilities or qualifications of the job. 




Education and Experience

-4 year bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related major.

-Minimum two year work experience in accounting or related field.

-Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

-Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing,
identifying and solving problems as necessary.







Assistant Controller


This description of physical and mental activities is not intended to describe essential job functions.  Rather, its purpose is to give the job applicant a feel for the physical and mental activities of the job to the end that an applicant with a disability can determine whether he or she will be able to do this job either with or without accommodations.



The major responsibility in this position is to control all matters pertaining to billing and monies, therefore a significant portion of the workday is spent moving about, speaking, and listening, often while sitting.


The vast majority of time is spent at a desk while communicating with staff or guests. 
Close supervision and interaction with staff and Department Heads is
essential in this position. 


Reading and writing abilities are used often in completing reports and correspondence.


Some time is spent utilizing problem solving.


Basic mathematical ability, percentages, budgetingetc. is utilized.


The difference between being a good business and an amazing business can be found in the company's footprints made by giving back and serving others.  Community relationships matter to the team at Meyer Jabara. 

Other details

  • Job Family New Jobs
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Providence, RI, USA