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Hyatt Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description:

Hyatt Hotels Corporation seeks a self-motivated professional to join its Corporate Accounting Team. Responsibilities include general oversight of assigned processes within the Hyatt monthly and quarterly close process. This includes preparation and review of journal entries, monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations as well as financial statement analytics across all Hyatt entities. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the enhancement of internal controls and participating in special projects that incorporate a wide range of accounting exposure.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions

  • Preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, cost alocations, analytics, and other requested details used for financial reporting.

  • Review journal entries, account reconciliations, analytics, and other work assigned to and prepared by staff accountants.

  • Involvement in multiple processes, including; general ledger transactions, debt, leases, intercompany, cash, and other areas.

  • Assist with the optimization of accounting procedures and special projects, as required.

  • Fielding and resolving inquiries from management, other departments within Hyatt, and external auditors.

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

  • Significant interation with the business units, and external auditors throughout the course of a month/year.

  • Reviewing quarterly schedules for external reporting.

  • 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

  • Required: 3-5 years of experience in corporate accounting, public accounting, or other equivalent business/financial role.

  • Preferred: Supervisory responsibilities or other experience that requires ensuring the quality of work delivered by other individuals.

Education

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business

  • Preferred: Master’s degree in accounting, finance or business

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Required: None

  • Optional: Certified Public Accountant

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job

  • Required: Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Office

  • Preferred: Financial ERP systems (Oracle, Hyperion)

Additional Comments and Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to operate in a complex and dynamic Corporate Environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago

Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Accounting/Finance/Tax

Req ID: CHI010615

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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