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Job Title:  General Ledger Accountant

Property:  Cape Girardeau Corporate
City:  Cape Girardeau
State:  MO

Basic Function

This is an Accountant position based out of the Drury Hotels Company’s Cape Girardeau Corporate office.  The position is open due to company growth. The responsibilities and duties for this position are comprised of typical accounting tasks. The ideal candidate is someone who desires to grow in the position, yet can patiently wait for the appropriate matching of the company’s need and their desire for advancement.  The position will maintain a high standard of integrity and service at all times to promote the Drury culture with team members, vendors & customers.

Job Duties

  1. Maintain sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner and maintain discretion/confidentiality in all matters.
  2. Maintain the accounting records for assigned hotels by recording journal entries and reviewing variances from budget. Process accounts payable for assigned hotels.  Apply generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Prepare year-end work papers for assigned companies.
  4. Prepare and process Sales Tax reports for assigned hotels.
  5. Assist in the annual budget process.
  6. Assist in the preparation of schedules requested by the external auditors in preparation for the annual audit.
  7. Other tasks and special projects as company needs dictate.

General Knowledge, Skill and Ability

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Proficiency in a variety of computer software applications, especially Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Word software. High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Must have the ability to enter data with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Ability to operate most standard office equipment.
  • Keen attention to detail in preparing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills. Excellent telephone and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Exhibit a +1 Service Attitude by providing courteous, friendly customer service.  Respond promptly and efficiently to inquiries and requests.

Education and/or Experience:

A college degree with a major in accounting is required.

Mental and Physical Requirements

  • Requires ability to take written and verbal direction and to clearly speak and read English.
  • Requires ability to relate to the public and team members in a warm, friendly manner contributing to a hospitable team environment.
  • Requires keen attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently.
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of Company policies and procedures as they relate to job responsibilities.
  • Requires the ability to apply reasonable business skills and knowledge and make sound decisions regarding job responsibilities.
  • Requires ability to maintain effective working relationships with vendors, service providers, and other Drury team members.
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently and independently.
  • Must be willing to contribute to departmental goals.  We are looking for a candidate with strong accounting and interpersonal skills who desires to continue personal and professional development.

Working Environment

  1. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  2. The noise level in the work environment is typical of an office environment.

Nearest Major Market: Cape Girardeau

Job Segment: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Finance

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