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Hyatt Director, Corporate Accounting in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description:

The primary responsibility of this position is the oversight of a team of 20 Hyatt professionals and their assigned processes within the monthly and quarterly close process. This includes oversight of the accounting processes executed by the team as well as additional deliverables that the team provides to others within the organization. Additional responsibilities include the evaluation and development of the Senior Managers, Managers, Seniors, and Staff Accountants in the organization so that they may grow as professionals and elevate to higher levels of responsibility. Additionally, the Director will be expected to identify projects to improve the accounting processes for which the team is responsible and guide the individual teams to ensure the projects are successfully executed. Finally, the Director is expected to serve as a customer service point of contact for the Business Unit Finance groups that are supported by their team and to proactively engage them in strategic discussions as to how to improve the level of corporate accounting’s service in the organization.

Position Responsibilities

  • Completeness and accuracy of the corporate general ledger, including accounts receivable.

  • Review of quarterly and annual external reporting schedules.

  • Develop project plans (timelines, milestones, assignments) for the team to execute process improvements or Corporate initiatives.

  • Serve as a customer service point of contact for colleagues supported by the Corporate Accounting team.

  • Establish and implement development plans for all team members and additionally, monitor the performance of the team members against established goals.

  • Deliver quality candid feedback to team members.

  • Evaluate and recommend existing team members for promotion/internal transfer opportunities.

  • Coordinate and/or oversee the coordination of the interview and evaluation process for open positions on the team.

  • Field and resolve questions from management and internal/external auditors.

  • Identify and drive improvements in processes in the organization that will result in greater efficiencies as well as decrease exposure to financial misstatements.

  • Contribute to the compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, including the documentation of controls and processes and testing of key controls.

  • Manage the monthly close process and maintain the responsibility for the corporate general ledger.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values.

  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Qualifications:

Experience

  • 10-15 years of accounting experience, preferably in both public and corporate accounting. Additionally, should have supervisory responsibilities or other experiences relative to ensuring the quality of work delivered by team members.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (required)

  • Master’s degree in Accounting (preferred)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - preferred

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job

  • Strong PC Skills, including Microsoft Office

  • Financial ERP systems (Oracle and Hyperion preferred)

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago

Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Accounting/Finance/Tax

Req ID: CHI010583

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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