St. Joe Club & Resorts

  • Senior Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-FL-Watersound
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/15/2018 1:01 AM)
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    Club & Resorts Corporate Office
  • Overview


    Position Type: Year Round
    Position Status: Exempt
    Availability: Must be available to work weekends and holidays.


    The Staff Accountant manages the day-to-day operation of the Accounting operations for the WaterColor Inn & Resort. Primary responsibilities include financial analysis and financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting, audit and control, asset and liability reconciliation, working capital and cash control.


    Assisting in Management of Accounting Team

    • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
    • Participates in internal, external and regulatory audit processes.
    • Ensures that regular on-going communication occurs with employees to create awareness of business objectives, communicate expectations, and recognize performance.
    • Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members.
    • Provides excellent leadership (e.g., differentiates top performers, fosters teamwork and encourages work/life balance).
    • Ensures employees establish and maintain open, collaborative relationships within their team.
    • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.
    • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard Operating Procedures

    Managing Projects and Policies
    • Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
    • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
    • Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data.
    • Ensures that the P&L is accurate (i.e., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts) and statements are delivered to appropriate individuals in a timely manner.
    • Reconciles balance sheet.
    • Ensures tax rates used for sales/use tax are current and proper amounts are collected and/or accrued.
    • Ensures compliance with standard and local operating procedures (SOPs and LSOPs).
    • Ensures account balances are supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with SOPs.
    • Reviews audit issues and makes corrections as necessary.
    • Ensures property permits, licenses and if applicable vendor contracts are current.


    Demonstrating and Applying Accounting Knowledge
    • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
    • Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
    • Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
    • Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
    • Leverages technology and effectively uses information systems and tools to generate financial reports and provide managers with analytical support to drive decision-making.


    Proving Financial Information and Guidance to Others
    • Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant financial information in a timely manner.
    • Attends critique meetings to review information with management team.
    • Advises the Director of Finance on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.
    • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
    • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
    • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.


    Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals
    • Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
    • Ensures profits and losses are documented accurately.
    • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
    • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
    • Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
    • Supports a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability and manage business risks.


    1. Prepares journal entries on a monthly basis.
    2. Records financial transactions in accordance with GAAP.
    3. Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
    4. Understand internal control procedures and regulations.
    5. Assist in maintaining and updating accounting policies and procedures.
    6. Perform month end duties in accordance with closing schedule.
    7. Analyze and communicate general ledger and other financial variances.
    8. Prepare financial/analytical reports.
    9. Prepare quarterly schedules and external and internal audit requests.
    10. Assist with special projects.



    • 4-year bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting or related major and 1 year in hospitality accounting leadership role

    • 6 years experience in a position of responsibility with a hotel accounting team


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