sbe Corporate

  • SLS South Beach Hotel / General Accountant

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami Beach
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  • Overview





    A global tribe of individuals, partners and progressives, devoted to creating extraordinary experiences for our community throughout our proprietary brands - we are sbe.

    Visionaries at the forefront of hospitality, cuisine, design, residences and entertainment, our lifestyle moments are forged with highly-curated and passionate service. 

    We are committed to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation.

    Our stage is the world. Our time is now.

    With this in mind, we foster a family environment built on values that describe our lifestyle, experiences and how we see the world. When you have a tribe such as ours and place it in and around the collection of accommodations, restaurants and nightlife, you create a force that cannot be replicated by anyone else. We are an equal opportunity employer.


    Job Purpose:

    This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Director of Finance and Assistant Director of Finance in maintaining accurate and timely financial reporting; ensuring acceptable levels of internal control; ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and sbe Policies and Procedures. For this role, emphasis is placed on the management of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, processing and collections of global accounts.

    Duties & Functions:

    • All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and property policies, practices and procedures
    • Prepares and records journal entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
    • Ensure complete guest satisfaction and provide all guests with a successful experience during their stay, by providing information and services in order to both meet and exceed guest needs and expectations.
    • Maintains and balances source and general ledger accounts through calculation, allocation and reconciliation of variances and discrepancies.
    • Responds to accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
    • Assists with gathering and compiling data as requested by auditors to ensure timely completion of the annual audit.
    • Assists with the budget process, Treasury department requests, and Accounts Receivable processes.
    • Assists with special projects and ad hoc requests assigned by management.
    • Responsible for planning and organizing his or her own work within set guidelines. Maintains clear and organized files and procedures.
    • Understands and protects the organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
    • Develops and documents business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
    • Minimize uncollectable balances owing to the Hotel
    • Process credit application forms for groups
    • Assist reservations in planning different master and A/R accounts for groups
    • Review A/R transfers on a daily basis and decide what charges to hold and what to bill
    • Review ageing and follow up on delinquent accounts
    • Send out month end statements and collection letters
    • Prepare write off of uncollectable accounts
    • Attend resume meeting and pre convention
    • Enforce Hotel's credit policy
    • Review number of days revenue in city ledger
    • Ensure all payments to A/R are applied on a timely basis
    • Review group bills with clients during and at end of function
    • Ensure all billings are sent out on a timely basis
    • Research charge backs and process according to departmental procedures by the end of the day received
    • Research credit card company inquiries and respond with back-up information within 48 hours of receipt.  Keep copies of responses and file
    • Prepares month end reports such as: adjusted ageing and bad debts
    • Reconcile group billing when client has an inquiry
    • Respond to disputes incoming by mail, phone or executive offices
    • Prepare Daily Event Order report with master account numbers
    • Prepare labels and tiles for future groups
    • Follow up on deposits for future groups
    • Gather tax exemption back up for banquets and conferences
    • Post all checks received and apply to corresponding invoice
    • Make weekly collection calls
    • completion of monthly financial statements, accounts payable, bank reconciliations and other duties as needed, etc.
    • Performs related duties and special projects as assigned by Management


    • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to provide clear direction to the venue teams.
    • Communicate with employees using a positive and clear speaking voice, listen to and understand requests, respond with appropriate actions and provide accurate information.
    • Remain calm and alert, especially during emergency situations and/or heavy restaurant activity, serving as a role model for team and other employees. Interact with other department personnel and venue staff as needed.
    • Make decisions and take actions based on previous experience and good judgment, sometimes revising procedures to accommodate unusual situations.



    The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    • College Degree in Business, Hospitality, or Related field preferred.
    • At least one (1) year in a public contact position experience, preferably in an upscale or lifestyle brand hotel
    • Proven team leader with a high level of energy and motivation with a proven track record of living the company's values
    • An intermediate to proficient understanding of Computer systems such as: Opera, Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook is preferred
    • Enter and locate work related information using computers and/or point of sale systems
    • Ability to spend extended lengths of time viewing a computer screen
    • Possess a gracious, friendly, and fun demeanor
    • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and have a high level attention to detail
    • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with other employees and departments
    • Ability to work independently and to partner with others to promote an environment of teamwork
    • Must be able to stand or walk a minimum eight-hour shift.
    • Must be able observant and quick to respond to various situations while also multitasking and handling stressful situations.
    • Must be able to twist, tow (push or pull), reach, bend climb and carry objects as necessary.
    • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
    • Must be able to work inside and outside at all times of the year as needed, based upon business volumes.
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations


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