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Dual Property Controller

Company: Element Detroit at the Metropolitan
Location: Grosse Pointe
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


The Dual Property Controller will lead and supervise the finance operation, processes and procedures for the Aloft Hotel and Residences at the David Whitney, The Monarch Club and Element Detroit at the Metropolitan. Areas of oversight include budgeting, income auditing, cashiering, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax compliance, monthly financials, and payroll.


-Verifies the accuracy and timeliness of all finance functions: daily and month end reporting, payroll processing, income audit, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash and credit card management
-Works with Azul Corporate office on comprehensive month end close which may include preparing journal entries and accruals, completing cost of sales entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, ensuring proper tax reporting and analyzing profit performance
-Develop and Achieve Financial Goals
-Creates the annual operating plan that is aligned with the company's strategic direction
-Provides analytical tools and support to department heads during budget preparation
-Leads the sales and operations team in creating accurate monthly forecasts that allow the team to react to changes in business levels
-Ensures monthly P&Ls reflect accurate revenues, expenses, and cost of sales calculations
-Analyzes daily monthly variances between actual forecasted and budgeted performance
-Advises GM and executive team on existing and upcoming financial and operational issues
-Analyzes financial data and operational and market trends to identify opportunities for improvement
-Leads the property in developing and maintaining a strong labor culture that maximizes productivity performance
-Facilitates monthly P&L reviews to uncover challenges opportunities and trends
-Manages capital expense budget and reconciles expenditures monthly
-Ensures strong accounting and operational controls to safeguard assets and maximize profits
-Manages the accurate collection posting and reconciliation of occupancy taxes sales taxes and transient marketing district (TMD)fees
-Provides continuous direction to and education of the operational team in all areas related to finance, financial reports, internal controls, labor management, payroll, month end reconciliations, P&L performance, etc.
-Fosters strong professional relationships with the entire management group by providing direct counsel and feedback that positively impacts the performance of the business and sharpens the financial acumen of the team
-Conducts ongoing coaching and annual reviews to influence positive team development
-Cross trains team members to support successful department operations
-Sets high standards for performance and holds the team accountable for results
-Supports and brings to life the property's core values and service culture

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

-Assist with any guest inquiry.
-Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards and anticipate and address guests service needs. Speak with others using clear and professional language.
-Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures.
-Report maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries.
-Complete safety training and certifications.
-Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees.
-Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards; and identify, recommend, develop, and implement new ways to increase organizational efficiency, productivity, quality, safety, and/or cost-savings.
-Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by direct and indirect Supervisors.

-Environmental conditions are inside, a job is considered inside if staff spends approximately 75 percent or more of the time inside. Temperature is moderate and controlled by resort environmental systems.
-Must be able to sit at a desk for up to eight (8) hours per day. Walking and standing are required at times. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
-Must be able to exert well-paced ability to maneuver between functions occurring simultaneously.
-Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis.
-Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds occasionally.
-Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
-Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.
-Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.
-Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks occasionally.
-Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch, type and carry out substantial movements (motions) of the wrists and hands as well.
-Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.

All Staff Members must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Azul Hospitality Group, LLC standards. Refer to the property specific required grooming and uniform standards policy.


Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Azul Hospitality Group, LLC, from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Staff with irregular attendance / tardiness will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Upon employment, all staff is required to fully comply with Azul Hospitality, LLC rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotels facilities. Staff members who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, staff members may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that a staff member in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Keywords: Element Detroit at the Metropolitan, Detroit , Dual Property Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Grosse Pointe, Michigan

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