Finance Manager Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Santa Barbara, CA

Job title: Finance Manager

Company: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Job description: Begin Your Rosewood Journey

We believe that life is made of many journeys: inspiration, wonderment, curiosity, or the simple joy of discovering something new every day. If you share the same sentiment, then this opportunity is for you.

Rosewood Miramar Beach is looking for an experienced Accounting Manager to join the Finance Team!


The Accounting Manager is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Finance in maintaining the general ledger, balance sheet, and financial records. The Accounting Manager supports Senior Management by producing regular analytical reports and other ad hoc reports as requested to assist and advise management in maintaining the hotel’s financial objectives. Additionally, the Accounting Manager is responsible for supervising other areas within the Finance Department under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance, including payroll, accounts payable, income audit, and general cashiering in accordance with all related local and corporate policies and procedures. Strong analytical, statistical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential for success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Assistant Director of Finance with maintaining the effectiveness of internal controls to safeguard the assets and resources of the hotel.
  • Actively support other department managers with matters dealing with labor standards, payroll, and other cost control issues that may arise.
  • Participate in the analysis of labor costs and reporting
  • Direct and supervise the efforts, quality, and timeliness of all aspects of payroll, accounts payable, and general cashiering or other areas as directed by the Assistant Director of Finance and Director of Finance
  • Assist with the development of the Finance Department staff to aid the future growth of the company.
  • Assist in other areas of the accounting office as needed.
  • Understand and possess a working knowledge of Accounting & Finance policies and procedures
  • Good understanding of and participation in Month-End Process, including but not limited to preparation of financial statements, accruals, and journal entries, maintaining reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Complete work within the corporate guidelines for Month-end Process.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Finance and Division Heads in preparation of all budgets and forecasts for all hotel entities
  • Understand and apply the current Edition of USALI.
  • Participate in the physical inventory counts and the subsequent accuracy of the count, price, and valuation. Recommend cost controls and advise management as needed.
  • Safeguard the cash assets through monthly bank reconciliations, cash counts of all issued Banks, including general cashiers, and reporting any discrepancies to the Assistant DOF.
  • Have a working knowledge of all areas in Finance to ensure that coverage can be provided for employees on vacation or leave.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Finance in Forecasting/Budgeting and assist the Department Heads in producing their annual budgets.
  • Develops and updates policies and manuals, as related to the division/department, for implementation in the field, while ensuring compliance to the same for consistency across the group.
  • Participates in conducting internal operations reviews / internal audits to ensure departmental compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Assists with tax calculations and filings in line with filing requirements and guidelines.
  • Participate in the development of controls and tools, such as but not limited to, menu engineering, flash reports, etc.
  • Actively participates in and leads recruitment and talent development for the division/department, to meet both current and future needs.
  • Support the hotel philosophy concerning hiring, employee relations, disciplinary action, training, counseling, evaluating, etc.
  • Control and monitor payroll and expenditures for the department.
  • Prepare work schedules for effective staffing, ensuring efficient operation of the department within specific labor standards.
  • Is a “brand ambassador” at all times and ensures brand integrity and clarity are always maintained.
  • Models the company’s culture, vision, mission, and core values at all times.
  • Foster and promote a cooperative working climate, maximizing productivity and employee morale.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies, service procedures, and standards.
  • Ensure that standards, inclusive of grooming and attire of staff, are maintained at a superior level on a daily basis.
  • Maintain the effective flow of communication by attending required hotel meetings and conducting departmental pre-shift and monthly associate meetings.
  • Interact and respond in a courteous and professional manner with all guests, staff, and community members, inclusive of resolving all guest and staff difficulties.
  • Perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Ensure that all materials and equipment are in complete readiness for service; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.
  • All other duties as required.

About Rosewood Miramar Beach

Rosewood Miramar Beach features 161 ultra-luxury guestrooms across 16 acres, including a glamorous Presidential Residence, a Bridal Suite, and multi-bedroom family bungalows nestled among rolling lawns and mature landscaping. Guests are treated to estate-style service, entirely personalized to complement their every need. Amenities include an oceanside bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a signature restaurant, two swimming pools, a Sense® spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a beach club, and a screening room. In addition, the resort offers 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including a 6,000-square-foot ballroom.

Competitive Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Complimentary Room Nights

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Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Ability to compute mathematical calculations
  • Accounting experience and knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • experience with computers
  • Must be able to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy
  • Be a clear thinker, remain calm and resolve problems using good judgment
  • Follow directions thoroughly
  • Understand a guest’s service needs
  • Work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality of guest information and pertinent hotel data
  • Prior heavy exposure to accounting
  • Ability to be resourceful, creative, and maintain flexibility
  • Ability to perform mathematical operations with units of measure including, but not limited to dollars, cents, feet, inches, cups, pounds, and ounces
  • Required to speak, read and write English, with fluency in other languages preferred
  • Must be able to exert physical effort in transporting 20 pounds, endure various physical movements throughout the work areas, reach up and down, remain stationary at times throughout work periods, and satisfactorily communicate with guests and co-workers to their understanding
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies, service procedures, and standards.
  • Must be able to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy; prioritize, organize, and follow up; be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment; follow directions thoroughly; understand a guest’s service needs; work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team; work with minimal supervision; maintain the confidentiality of guest information and pertinent hotel data.

Technical Skills:

Ability to input and access information into the Accounting system; ability to maintain concentration and think clearly; ability to prioritize, organize, and follow up; ability to promote positive relations with vendors and associates alike; ability to provide clear and pleasant telephone communication; ability to maintain the confidentiality of pertinent hotel data; ability to perform job functions with minimal supervision; ability to remain stationary at assigned post for extended periods of time; ability to focus on details and resolve numerical problems; ability to work cohesively with other departments and co-workers as part of a team.


Required to speak, read and write English, with fluency in other languages preferred.


College degree in accounting or finance


Minimum 5 years experience in a similar capacity for a luxury or ultra-luxury property; experience in accounting; prior hotel/resort experience preferred.

Rosewood Miramar Beach requires all associates to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination, including receiving a booster if eligible. Accordingly, applicants will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to beginning employment and may only begin employment if fully vaccinated. In accordance with the law, Rosewood Miramar Beach will accommodate applicants and employees who cannot be administered the COVID-19 vaccine for medical or religious reasons, if to do so would not be an undue hardship. Applicants should contact if they have questions about this requirement or wish to request an accommodation under the law.


Expected salary:

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Job date: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 22:57:17 GMT

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