Aimbridge Hospitality Project Director Accounting COE in Plano, Texas
The ACE Project Director is responsible for defining resourcing managing and executing technical and performance enhancing finance and accounting projects. As the ACE Project Director you will work across the finance accounting and shared services disciplines and with our internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities and build business cases that maximize our efficiency and effectiveness. You will prepare and present business cases which include resource requirements and staffing plans one-time and recurring costs project timelines project risks and dependencies and a monitoring plan for the implementation of the recommendation. You will ensure we are maximizing our use of available technologies and propose enhancements that fulfill our overall goal to prepare and produce accurate and timely financial data information and reporting to our business partners and owners. You will lead with humility by engaging leadership and staff in solutioning and continue to change manage stakeholders through the acceptance training deployment and adoption cycle. You will work across product verticals to ensure horizontal alignment of people process technology and governance.
A Bachelor's degree in business with a focus on Accounting or Finance.
Certified Public Accountant preferred. 8+ years’ experience leading developing and motivating teams.
A minimum of 6 years in public accounting and/or accounting management preferably in the hospitality or real estate industry.
Project management expertise.
Relevant qualifications in Change Management advantageous.
Skilled at technical accounting.
Ability to present to and interface with senior and executive leadership
Ability to assess resource gaps and develop interim staffing plans.
Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Focus on continuous improvements with a proven track record for improving process efficiencies and solving problems.
Ability to define problems collect data establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Strong organizational skills. Meticulous attention to detail.
Strong critical thinking analytical ability and problem solving skills.
Requires extensive knowledge of all areas of hotel accounting and finance.
Requires thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.
Strong computer skills. Strong communication skills.
Identify issues within the Finance & Accounting departments including but not limited to resourcing gaps control issues and delays in month-end and reporting.
Design programs and projects to address issues within the Finance & Accounting departments.
Develop interim staffing plans to fill gaps within the Finance & Accounting departments.
Prioritize projects and present to Aimbridge Finance & Accounting leadership for review and validation.
Assess ROI and alternative solutions which deliver value to the business.
Align solutions to stakeholder groups including operations and other corporate functional departments.
Work across Finance & Accounting disciplines on integrative efficient and scalable solutions.
Provide oversight of accounting activities to ensure compliance with established guidelines.
Support development and delivery of project scopes and objectives with a view on organizational change impact.
Implement and deploy priority projects to address issues within the Finance & Accounting departments.
Evaluate project performance and provide analysis to Finance & Accounting department leaders and other operational management groups.
Oversee change management within the Finance & Accounting departments.
Provide project management for the various projects assigned within the Finance & Accounting departments.
Address HR and change related risks and provide mitigations for the Finance & Accounting projects.
Contribute to training checklists based on policy changes within the function.
Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures and systems of internal control.
Continually assess the scope quality and efficiency of services provided to internal stakeholders Property GMs Regional Managers and Owners.
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations.
Develop and maintain appropriate key performance indicators (KPI's) to aid in financial statement analysis and understanding.
Aimbridge Hospitality is the leading, global, third-party hotel management company operating branded full service, select service, luxury hotels, destination resorts, convention centers and lifestyle hotels. Aimbridge merged with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019, and now represents a premium portfolio of more than 1,400 branded and independent properties in 49 states and 20 countries. Aimbridge is based in Plano, Texas and has additional corporate offices in Atlanta, Calgary, Chicago, Fargo, Puerto Rico, San Clemente, Scottsdale, Toronto and Washington D.C. Aimbridge’s International Division, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, has supporting offices spread across Europe in Amsterdam, Birmingham, Glasgow and Moscow.
As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.
After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:
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Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Paid Time Off
Employee Assistance Program
401k Retirement Plan
Job ID: 2022-144115
Street: 5301 Headquarters Drive