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Hyatt Senior Accountant, Joint Venture Accounting in CHICAGO, Illinois

Summary ** Hyatt Hotels Corporation seeks a self-motivated professional accountant to join its Corporate Accounting – Joint Ventures (JV) team. This colleague plays a key role in various monthly and quarterly close processes including preparation and review of journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, and financial statement analytics. Strong communication skills are essential as this role works with HHC’s JV partners located domestically and internationally as well as various colleagues throughout the HHC finance organization.Additional responsibilities include assisting the enhancement of internal controls and participating in special projects that incorporate a wide range of accounting exposure.

Responsibilities * Request and review various deliverables from HHC's JV partner including financial statements, audit reports and checklists. * Prepare journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations and analytics over significant account balances. * Review journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations and analytics over significant account balances prepared by the staff accountant. * Calculate HHC's share of JV net income to record through equity earnings. * Prepare quarterly external reporting schedules. * Review quarterly financial statements and annual statutory reports prepared by a third-party service provider for international JV holding companies. * Partner with various colleagues including the Real Estate Finance and Tax teams. * Assist with the optimization of accounting procedures and special projects. * Contribute to compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley including documentation of process areas and testing of key controls. * Resolve inquiries from management and external auditors. * 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 * 2-4 years of experiences in corporate accounting, public accounting or equivalent business/financial role required. * Supervisory responsibilities or other experience that requires ensuring the quality of work delivered by other individuals preferred. * Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business required. * Master's degree in accounting, finance or business preferred. * Certified Public Accountant preferred. * Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office, required. * Financial ERP systems (Oracle and/or Hyperion) preferred. * 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: CHI010020

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