Responsable de la comptabilité / Accounting Manager

Montreal, QC

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Job type

Full-time Categories Hospitality, Tourism, Administration

Accounting Manager 

Division: Finance 

Department: Finance 

Reports to: Assistant Director of Finance  

*Due to local laws, we prioritize applicants who have permission to work in Canada, and are fluent in both English and French, both orally and in writing. 

The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal is looking for someone who shares our passion for excellence and seeks to create a memorable experience for our employees and guests. We are looking for a person who has a strong work ethic, a high level of integrity, a concern for quality, a cultural sensitivity and a sense of customer service. 

Job Summary  

The Accounting Manager is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Finance in the administration of all financial aspects of the Hotel’s operations and supervising the day-to-day operation of the accounting office while ensuring that all local and corporate policies and procedures are observed. Additionally, the Accounting Manager may be responsible for supervising other areas within the Finance Department under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance, including payroll, accounts payable, and general cashiering. 

People Functions 

  • Maintain harmonious and professional relationship with all departments and Corporate Office ;

  • Comply with and enforce Four Seasons’ Category One and Category Two Work Rules and Standards of Conduct as set forth in EmPact ;

  • Plan, organize, lead and control different projects and activities within the finance team ;

  • Identify coaching moments and ensure that those moments become opportunities of learning and development for the Finance team ;

  • Establish a rapport with the Finance team and other divisions within the hotel. 

  • Have a global working perspective and excellent communication skills – written and verbal ;

  • Great understanding of Self-Esteem and Self-Actualization of Team and ensure proper support and help is provided whenever needed ;

  • Have the ability to supervise the day-to-day duties of the Finance team and assist as necessary ;

  • Supervise, train and motivate department staff to thoroughly understand all of their duties and responsibilities ;

  • Meet with the Assistant Director of Finance on a regular basis to communicate all accounting activities and results of the Accounting office meeting or any other related issues ;

  • Prepare reviews and development plans and take appropriate personnel-related action (i.e. hire, commend, discipline, evaluate, etc.) with Accounting staff as required ;

  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times. 

Product Functions  

  • Thoroughly understand and possess a working knowledge of the Accounting & Finance Manual ;

  • Thorough understanding of Month-End Process including, but not limited to, preparation of financial statements, accruals and journal entries, maintain reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals ;

  • Great attention to detail along with a continuous innovation of daily working of the Finance team under the direction of the Director of Finance ;

  • Coordinate, observe and prepare all operating equipment and supply inventories in accordance with corporate policies and as directed by the Director of Finance ;

  • Prepare Daily Cash Position report and maintain the highest level of investment of excess funds in accordance with corporate guidelines as prescribed in the Accounting & Finance Manual ;

  • Assist in the preparation of all budgets and forecasts ;

  • Excellent understanding of the current Edition of USALI ;

  • Prepare all local, state and federal tax returns and other reporting (including 80-20 rule reporting) on a timely basis ;

  • Ensure accurate exchange rates in Financial Reporting are applied to the local currency (where applicable) and valued in the currency stipulated in the Management Agreement ; 

  • Prepare and assist in all journal entries with supporting documentation (as appropriate) and ensure all non-standard, non-recurring entries are countersigned by Director of Finance ;

  • Ensure the system is set up to prevent month end closing without all journal entries being posted, updated or otherwise entered into the General Ledger ;

  • Assist in monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts are prepared and all bank reconciliations are countersigned by Director of Finance on a monthly and on a quarterly basis; Director of Finance approves all reconciliations paying special attention to reconciling items ;

  • Facilitate external and internal audits ;

  • As required, have a working knowledge of residential (or other entity) accounting procedures and how it affects the hotel’s financials ;

  • Continuously strive for improvement of processes and efficiency. 

Profit Functions  

  • Monitor and control expenses of the hotel paying special attention to the daily reporting done by the auditor of the hotel and addressing issues that not only have material effect, but also effect the guest experience ;

  • Ensure that House Funds and Floats Counts are up to date and limit any kind of exposure that would affect the profitability ;

  • Assist the Assistant Director of Finance in Forecasting/Budgeting ;

  • For locations that maintain full balance sheets including fixed assets, ensure accumulated depreciation accounts are accurate and properly recorded. 


Desired Qualifications and Skills  

  • Two (2) to five (5) years' experience with a Finance Department, preferably within a hotel 

  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and French, both orally and in writing; 

  • Highest level of integrity and transparency; 

  • Strategic, analytical and solid business acumen knowledge; 

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work with cross-functional teams; 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to prepare and deliver reports, effective presentations and to facilitate meetings; 

  • Promote a continuous learning environment that creates an atmosphere for professional development opportunities; 

  • Apply an ethical approach to influence the outcome of situations; 

  • Serve as a role model for others by demonstrating appropriate business conduct and ethical principles; 

  • Continuously seek to improve/develop the performance of others and continuously strive to improve own performance; Work in a safe, prudent and organized manner; 

  • Clear understanding of the purpose and reasons for internal controls; 

  • Understand and be familiar with hotel quality standards and service standards; 

  • Strong commitment to service; 

  • Require a working technical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.  Working knowledge is generally learned on-the-job or through a series of professional certifications; 

  • Require knowledge of and the ability to operate computer equipment and Microsoft Office Suite software. Sun and Opera Systems knowledge would be ideal and greatly valued;  

What’s in it for you?     

  • Extended Health Coverage (dental, vision, life insurance, RMT, prescription drugs, etc.)

  • Discounts at our MARCUS Restaurant and our 5 Star Spa

  • Employee themed recognition days and events such as Employee of the month, Service milestone celebrations, birthday events, and more!  

  • Complimentary meal per shift in our employee dining room (Café 1440)

  • Retirement plan with employer contribution

  • Paid time off including sick days, vacation days and 2 additional floating holidays per year 

  • Excellent training, development, and mobility opportunities

  • Employee Travel Program, including complimentary stays at Four Seasons globally (by length of service and subject to availability)

  • And so much more! 

The list of tasks specified above is not exhaustive, the function will require a constant adaptation to situations of high activity and specific management of customer relations. 

*Our organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other basis protected under provincial or federal laws. 

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