Hyatt Senior Accountant - Global Policies and Procedures in CHICAGO, Illinois

Hyatt Hotels Corporation seeks a self-motivated professional accountant to join its Global Policies & Procedures team. This individual will develop global accounting policies in order to ensure accurate and consistent application of US GAAP throughout the Company. This position will consult and provide technical accounting research assistance to various Finance functions to ensure the proper application of US GAAP. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for understanding newly issued accounting pronouncements, monitoring the impact to the Company, and ensuring timely compliance where applicable. This position will perform quarterly and annual impairment reviews on non-current assets. Furthermore, this individual will develop and deliver training on issued policies, newly issued accounting pronouncements, and other applicable updates related to the team.

  • Develop global accounting policies and assist in identification of revisions to policies
  • Assist business unit teams and finance organization with the implementation and consistent application of global accounting policies and compliance with US GAAP
  • Draft technical accounting memos to document the Company’s accounting positions and internal policies
  • Review new accounting pronouncements, monitor impact to the Company and ensure timely compliance where applicable
  • Assist in implementation of the new revenue recognition standard
  • Facilitate quarterly and annual impairment review on non-current assets
  • Ensure compliance with SOX controls that are the responsibility of the Global Policies & Procedures team
  • Develop and deliver training on issued policies, new accounting pronouncements, and other team updates
  • Serve as a key liaison between the Global Policies & Procedures team and the external auditors, including answering inquiries, preparing and providing support, coordinating requests and organizing semi-annual trainings
  • Participate in assigned ad hoc requests and special projects as necessary
  • 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

Experience * 3-5 years experience in public accounting and/or corporate accounting * Experience working at a large, multi-national accounting firm (Big Four) a plus * Knowledge of hospitality industry and previous hotel accounting experience a plus

Education * Bachelor’s degree in Accounting * Master’s degree in Accounting a plus

Certificates * Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required

Computer Skills * Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office * Experience with financial reporting systems (particularly Hyperion) a plus

Additional Requirements * Communication skills – communicates effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing; responds appropriately to verbal and non-verbal cues; succinctly gets messages across that have desired effect.
* Expertise – demonstrates a high degree of professional accounting competence in correctly translating business process activity into journal entries; efficiently and accurately gauges the accounting accuracy of entries prepared by others; timely and independently resolves ad hoc accounting research issues. * Organized – maintains proactive approach to accomplishing tasks; orchestrates multiple activities at once; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner. * Customer focus – views every customer contact as an opportunity to add value and enhance relationships; considers the impact on customers as a barometer to use in decision making.
* Personal integrity and trust –widely trusted; direct, truthful individual; presents the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidence; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago
Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office
Pay Basis: Yearly
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Accounting/Finance/Tax
Req ID: CHI009366

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