The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Assistant Financial Controller Full Time in Lake Louise, AB

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Branch Lake Louise AB CA

Assistant Financial Controller
Lake Louise, AB

Supervise, conduct and prepare month-end account reconciliations, account analysis and closing procedures. Prepare and post journal entries, ensuring efficient…

Assistant Financial Controller

Primary Location : Canada-Lake Louise-The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Employee Status : Regular

Assistant Financial Controller

At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, our financial operations thrive with the commitment of Colleagues and Leaders who model our values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment. Showcase your leadership and numerical strengths as Assistant Financial Controller, where your accuracy and attention to detail will inspire the same qualities in your team members.

Hotel Overview: Nestled on the edge of Alberta’s Lake Louise in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is an all-season recreational paradise that has attracted guests from around the world since 1890. Only a two-hour drive west of Calgary, the property is enveloped by some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Facilities include 554 guest rooms, Health Club and Spa, five restaurants, a deli and a lounge. As well, we also have retail shopping, a business centre, horseback riding and canoeing in the Summer, and sleigh rides in the Winter.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Controller, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Controller in ensuring that accounting staff understand and follow applicable policies and procedures outlined in the hotel Finance & Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of accounting department to ensure smooth, effective and efficient daily work practices.
  • Develop an engaged, enthusiastic and guest driven team.
  • Supervise, conduct and prepare month-end account reconciliations, account analysis and closing procedures.
  • Prepare and post journal entries, ensuring efficient completion of all month-end functions.
  • Maintain system of accounts and controls, providing accurate data necessary for all required accounting reports and statements.
  • Verify the accuracy of all Income Audit transactions and ensure daily revenue and rebate summary is reconciled.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure that all daily management reports are issued on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Administer financial component of concession leases, ensuring accurate monthly and annual reporting and reconciliation of all rents due to hotel operations and corporate office.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial operating statements and reports in accordance with Finance and Accounting Policy and Procedure.
  • Assist in the creation of the Annual Operating Budget and Strategic Plan.
  • Assist in the creation of the Monthly Rolling Operating Forecast.
  • Assist in the effective utilization and integration of hotel and accounting technology systems, including software applications, current and future.
  • Represent the accounting office and the Controller in his absence.
  • Actively contribute to hotel overall leadership and direction.


  • Professional designation or acceptable university degree with an appropriate specialization in Accounting or enrolled in a recognized accounting program with progression to 4th or 5th level.
  • Minimum of 5 years hotel accounting experience and previous accounting experience at a supervisory/managerial level.
  • Proven leadership and coaching skills with a track record of developing a highly motivated and cross-trained group of progressive accounting professionals.
  • Familiarity with hotel operating systems and software, including ACCPAC, Hyperion, Opera Property Manager, Micros, ADACO Purchasing System and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent administrative, interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

Visa Requirements: Applicant must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

APPLY TODAY : Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you’ll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Job Level : Senior Leadership / Executive
Schedule : Full-time
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Closing Date : Ongoing
Job Number: CLL01775

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Lake Louise, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-23
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