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Corporate Controller - Hospitality

Victoria, BC

As a Corporate Controller at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa, you will play a vital role in overseeing the Accounting and Finance Department. This position manages strategic and tactical functions in order to support operational decision making and help the business navigate change. You must be able to make difficult, reasoned decisions and explain complex accounting, financial, and business concepts to others in a way that they can understand.

About the job


Manages day to day operations of the accounting/finance department

Prepares reporting and financial statements

Directs the preparation of annual reports

Creates corporate forecasting, operating and capital budgeting

Oversees accounting transactions, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll

Manages the accounting operations of subsidiary entities

Oversees all activities relating to the financial aspects of the hotel/various departments

Adheres to GAAP Accounting practices and requirement by regulatory bodies. Ensures compliance with local/municipal, provincial and federal laws.

Develops and enhances internal control system

Approves procurement

Develops and manages cost controls

Preserves an efficient accounting filing system

Preserves a directory of executed contractual documents


Ensures accounting standards and federal and provincial regulatory requirements are met

Creates and ensures compliance of accounting policies and procedures

Performs primary liaison for auditors

Interprets accounting, legislative, contractual, franchise, hotel’s SOPs and regulations to ensure compliance. Ensure that requirements are disseminated to appropriate staff


Creates relevant, useful and timely monthly, quarterly and annual report for internal stakeholders as per accounting and financial best practice

Makes recommendations based on report analysis

Creates report for external stakeholders as needed

About the qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.

A CPA designation is preferred.

Previous experience in the Canadian hospitality industry using PMS (Galaxy Lightspeed) and various Hospitality/Resort POS system (Oracle Simphony/Micros) is desired.

A strong business and financial acumen.

Experience using integrated Accounting software and knowledge of NetSuite is desired.

Strong leadership qualities and experience in leading a team are required.

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