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Accounting Manager

Location:
Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Salary:
90000
Posted:
August 01, 2019

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Curtis Laros

** ******* ******

Exeter, NH *****

Cell: 603-***-****

Email: ac9yj1@r.postjobfree.com

Executive Profile:

Ambitious Accounting & Management Professional adept at creating strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.

Core competencies:

More than 30 years of professional experience in Accounting & Hospitality management.

Accounting Experience: Controller, Regional Controller, Senior Accountant, and F&B Cost Controller.

In-depth knowledge of accounting, payroll & benefits, and financial analysis; as well as hotel & restaurant operations.

Successful in developing tools for reporting future financial projections (budgets & forecasts), actual financial results, and the comparative analysis of the two.

Ability to develop and maintain, analyze, and interpret financial reports, technical journals and legal documents.

Leader, team builder, and team player with experience leading, developing and overseeing accounting teams based upon Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Able to work independently in order to successfully complete projects accurately within given timeframes.

Professional Experience:

Organization: Hay Creek Hotel, Exeter, NH (Corporate Office)

Duration: November 2018 – July 2019

Designation: Assistant Corporate Controller

Position being eliminated after June month-end close cycle is completed

Newly created position – November 2018

Provide Support to the Corporate Controller

Assist with staff supervision of 3 staff accounting team members

Provide accounting management support to property management teams for a specific group of properties as assigned

Direct and support to property level Accounting/HR Assistant Review preliminary month-end close package, including but not limited to Financial Statement, Balance Sheet, Trial Balance and General Ledger.

Serve as accounting contact between the property and its ownership group

Develop and/or Enhance management company standard Accounting SOP’s

Complete “special projects” when assigned by the Corporate Controller.

Other duties when assigned

Organization: Hilton Back Bay Boston, MA (Remington Hotels) – 390 Rooms

Duration: February 2018 – July 2018

Designation: Controller

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all revenue & expense results.

Manage portions of the balance sheet applicable to operations at the property level.

Staff supervision and management of the daily accounting operations, including but not limited to daily audit/income journal; cash & credit cards; AR, credit; and AP

Communicate of results to the corporate office and to the ownership.

Ensure that the financial transactions are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

Participate as a member of the Executive Committee

Review forecast updates with the GM.

Responsible for analyzing financial data to educate hotel staff and management on the value and benefits of internal controls

Oversee “Flow Through” process of recommending, monitoring and implementing cost savings and revenue generating decisions

Handle the tasks of preparing and reviewing daily, weekly and monthly reports in accordance with reporting calendar

Handle other related tasks as assigned by supervisors/managers

Organization: Hilton Hotel Burlington, VT (Interstate Hotels & Resorts) – 258 Rooms

Duration: March 2017 to December 2017

Designation: Director of Finance

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all revenue & expense results.

Manage portions of the balance sheet applicable to operations at the property level.

Staff supervision and management of the daily accounting operations, including but not limited to daily audit/income journal; cash & credit cards; AR, credit; and AP

Communicate of results to the corporate office and to the ownership.

Ensure that the financial transactions are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

Participate as a member of the Executive Committee

Review forecast updates with the GM.

Responsible for analyzing financial data to educate hotel staff and management on the value and benefits of internal controls

Oversee “Making the Margin” process of recommending, monitoring and implementing cost savings and revenue generating decisions

Handle the tasks of preparing and reviewing daily, weekly and monthly reports in accordance with reporting calendar

Handle other related tasks as assigned by supervisors/managers

Organization: Hyatt-Regency Newport (Davidson Hotel Corporation) – 257 Rooms

Duration: November 2016 to February 2017

Designation: Controller

Hotel was sold January 2017.

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all expenses and revenues of the hotel.

Manage portions of the balance sheet applicable to the operation of the business at the property level.

Staff supervision and management of the daily accounting operations, including but not limited to daily audit/income journal; cash & credit cards; billing, credit & collections; accounts payable, purchasing & receiving; and daily communication of results to the corporate office.

Ensure that the financial transactions are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

Participate as a member of the Steering Committee in the development and update of budget and forecast information.

Responsible for analyzing financial data to educate hotel staff and management on the value and benefits of internal controls

Assist and direct department heads in interpreting financial data and recommend necessary action to maximize profitability

Perform responsibilities of recommending, monitoring and implementing cost savings and revenue saving decisions

Handle the tasks of preparing and reviewing daily, weekly and monthly reports in accordance with reporting calendar

Handle other related tasks as assigned by supervisors/managers

Organization: Nashua Radisson Hotel, Nashua, NH (United Capital Corp.) – 334 Rooms

Duration: November 2015 to November 2016

Designation: Hotel Controller

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all expenses and revenues of the hotel

Responsible for analyzing financial data to educate hotel staff and management on the value and benefits of internal controls

Manage portions of the balance sheet applicable to the operation of the business at the property level.

Staff supervision and management of the daily accounting operations, including but not limited to daily audit/income journal; cash & credit cards; billing, credit & collections; accounts payable, purchasing & receiving; and daily communication of results to the corporate office.

Assist and direct department heads in interpreting financial data and recommend necessary action to maximize profitability

Perform responsibilities of recommending, monitoring and implementing cost savings and revenue saving decisions

Handle the tasks of preparing and reviewing daily, weekly and monthly reports in accordance with reporting calendar

Ensure that the financial transactions are in accordance with accepted accounting principles

Member of Weekly Manager on Duty shift rotation

Handle other related tasks as assigned by supervisors/managers

Organization: Radisson Riverside Hotel, Rochester, NY (GF Hotels) – 408 Rooms

Duration: February 2015 – November 2015

Designation: Hotel Controller

Owned & operating by GF Hotels

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all expenses and revenues of the hotel

Responsible for preparing and reviewing:

oWeekly Forecasting, day by day, 90-days

oWeekly “Flash” Financial Statement

oMonthly Financial Statement

oQuarterly Financial Summary

oAnnual Operating Budget

Responsible for analyzing financial data to educate hotel staff and management on the value and benefits of internal controls

Assist and direct department heads in interpreting financial data and recommend necessary action to maximize profitability

Perform responsibilities of recommending, monitoring and implementing cost savings and revenue saving decisions

Monitor and ensure that all balance sheet accounts are properly analyzed

Handle the tasks of preparing and reviewing daily, weekly and monthly reports in accordance with reporting calendar

Ensure that the financial transactions are in accordance with accepted accounting principles

Serve as a member of the Hotel Strategy or Executive Leadership team

Member of Weekly Manager on Duty shift rotation

Handle other related tasks as assigned by supervisors/managers

Organization: LAZ Parking, Hartford CT

Duration: March 2014 to February 2015

Designation: Senior Accountant – Corporate Accounting

Regional oversight for multiple portfolios of leased locations in two regions

oSoutheast (Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville, Nashville)

oSouthern California (San Diego, Orange County, Palm Springs, Las Vegas)

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of consolidated revenue & expense data.

Responsible for preparing and reviewing:

oRevenue Reconciliation and reporting

oPercentage Rent calculations and reconciliations

oRevenue Share calculations and reconciliations

oFinancial Statements and analysis

oCoordinate financial statement review with management

oBalance Sheet account reconciliations

Ensure that all transactions are in accordance with accepted accounting principles

Organization: Marriott Hartford Downtown, Hartford CT (Waterford Hotel Grp)–420 Rooms

Duration: June 2005 to February 2014

Designation: Controller

Owned & operating by Waterford Hotel Group

Transitioned the property from pre-opening to opening

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all expenses and revenues of the hotel

Responsible for preparing and reviewing:

oMonthly Financial Statement

oQuarterly Financial Summary

oAnnual Operating Budget

oMonthly, Quarterly, and Annual Financial Re-forecasts

oMonthly and Quarterly revenue management strategy development

Responsible for analyzing financial data to educate hotel staff and management on the value and benefits of internal controls

Assist and direct department heads in interpreting financial data and recommend necessary action to maximize profitability

Perform responsibilities of recommending, monitoring and implementing cost savings and revenue saving decisions

Monitor and ensure that all balance sheet accounts are properly analyzed

Handle the tasks of preparing and reviewing daily, weekly and monthly reports in accordance with reporting calendar

Ensure that the financial transactions are in accordance with accepted accounting principles

Serve as a member of the Hotel Strategy or Executive Leadership team

Handle other related tasks as assigned by supervisors/managers

Organization: Waterford Hotel Group, Waterford CT

Duration: June 2003 to June 2005

Designation: Regional Controller

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all expenses and revenues simultaneously for multiple properties

Establish control over all liabilities and ensure compliance with State, Federal and other regulatory agencies

Monitor and ensure that all balance sheet accounts are properly analyzed

Handle the tasks of preparing, reviewing and updating monthly report to the management team

Ensure that all permits, licenses and insurance policies are current and are in compliance with local, state, and Federal laws

Monitor contracts and agreements and advise hotel management of the terms, conditions and benefits

Handle cash management responsibilities including preparation of statement of cash flow and statement of changes in financial position

Establish and audit all internal financial controls including cash handling, purchasing, disbursements and master keys

Organization: Pyramid Advisors, Boston MA

Duration: August 2000 to February 2003

Designation: Regional Controller

Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of all expenses and revenues simultaneously for multiple properties

Establish control over all liabilities and ensure compliance with State, Federal and other regulatory agencies

Monitor and ensure that all balance sheet accounts are properly analyzed

Handle the tasks of preparing, reviewing and updating monthly report to the management team

Ensure that all permits, licenses and insurance policies are current and are in compliance with local, state, and Federal laws

Monitor contracts and agreements and advise hotel management of the terms, conditions and benefits

Handle cash management responsibilities including preparation of statement of cash flow and statement of changes in financial position

Establish and audit all internal financial controls including cash handling, purchasing, disbursements and master keys

Other Professional Experience:

Hospitality

Organization: Radisson Eastland Hotel, Portland, ME August 1998 – May 1999

Position: Hotel General Manager

Organization: Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME July 1997 – August 1999

Position: Director of Lodging

Organization: Radisson Inn North Country, W. Lebanon, NH January 1994 – June 1997

Position: Assistant GM/Director of F&B

Organization: Inn of the Six Mountains, Killington, VT October 1991 – October 1993

Position: Controller/Resident Manager

Organization: Beacon/Guest Quarters Hotels, Allston, MA October 1990 – October 1991

Position: Senior Accountant – Multi-Property

Organization: Hanover Inn @ Dartmouth, Hanover, NH July 1985 – October 1990

Position: F&B Controller

Position: Assistant Controller

Position: Interim Controller

Contract Accounting Assignments

Organization: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Natick MA April 2000 – August 2000

Position: Perishable Accounting Manager

Organization: RTA, Transit Services Inc., Worcester, MA December 1999 – March 2000

Position: Senior Accountant

Organization: Avery Dennison Corporation, Milford, MA June 1999 – December 1999

Position: GL Accountant

Organizations

Hospitality Finance & Technology Professionals (HFTP) 2003 – Present

Northern Connecticut Chapter

Vice President 2005

President 2006

Makado Akita Rescue of New England 1998 – 2005

Webster, MA

Executive Director

Educational Summary:

High School

Lebanon High, Lebanon, NH 1975 - 1979

College

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT 1979 – 1982

University of New Hampshire - SLL, Lebanon, NH 1985 – 1987

Almeda University, Boise, ID 2003 – 2006

Achieved bachelor's degree in Business Administration – Accounting: 2004

Achieved bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management: 2006

Reference:

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