Director of Finance

Ambassador Chicago JDV by Hyatt
Chicago, IL

posted May 30, 2023

Director of Finance

What's in it for you…

  • Competitive compensation package!
  • Hotel discount at locations worldwide!
  • Paid time off and holiday pay incentives!
  • Professional development and promotion opportunities!
  • 401(k) available for all associates!
  • Full benefit options available!
    • Health benefits kick in Day 1!

About this job…

Hotel Accounting Managers are detail-oriented, data- and process-driven, and highly focused on accuracy.  Hotel Accounting Managers ensure proper invoice coding and processing, complete month-end accounting processes and statements, reconcile accounts, complete journal entries and edits, and assist the total hotel accounting process.  Successful candidates will adeptly manage many transactions while maintaining exceptional organization of data.  The key responsibility of a Hotel Accounting Manager is to deliver timely and accurate accounting reports in accordance with company and general accounting practices.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Work with Accounts Payable team to ensure hotel invoices are correctly coded and processed
  • Complete month-end accounting closing process
  • Issue financial statement packages including maintenance of recurring and reversing journal entries, accruals, income journal, reclassification, and other required journal entries
  • Support and engage with hotel teams to identify and resolve accounting challenges, monthly financials, and other research and financial analysis
  • Prepare month end account reconciliation and accounting work reports
  • Assist in computing and filing monthly agency tax returns
  • Manage weekly payables check runs and aging reports
  • Support Accounting Manager in reporting requirements and compiling budget data
  • Update and manage fixed asset detail ledgers and depreciation
  • Assist managing audits by providing audit schedules, data requests, and auditor inquiries
  • Comply with local, state, and federal laws and guidelines and with company policy
  • Always maintain professionalism consistent with company expectations

Success Factors…

Experience & Education: 

  • 4+ years of accounting experience, preferably with hotels, property management, or both
  • 2+ years of experience as a Director of Finance in hotels preferred
  • 4-year degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent education and experience


  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including electronic communication
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in primary language used in the workplace


  • 8+ hours per day sitting at desk/computer
  • Manual dexterity and repetitive motions required throughout workday

About First Hospitality…

Founded in 1985 and based in Chicago, First Hospitality is a forward-thinking hotel development, investment, and management company.  First Hospitality’s strategic vision is to create value for all through excellence and an openness to doing things differently.

First Hospitality seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the customers we serve.  FH fosters an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ambassador Chicago JDV by Hyatt

284 Room Hotel

Explore Downtown Chicago From Our Boutique Gold Coast Hotel

Step into Chicago history and its celebrated Gold Coast neighborhood when you enter the grand lobby of the Ambassador Chicago. Inside, vaulted ceilings rise over ornate décor and artwork that capture the city’s steadfast spirit. Check into sumptuous rooms, then explore nearby iconic landmarks like Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place.

Check into one of 284 rooms in the heart of the Gold Coast, each featuring iconic white-on-white décor and a serene atmosphere. Sleep on imported 300-thread-count linens and enjoy luxury touches like mosaic marble floors in the bathroom. Select a traditional space with neighborhood views, or opt for a lavish 650-square-foot one-bedroom suite. After you’ve unpacked, take a six-minute walk to Lake Michigan or mingle with the locals on Division Street. 

Reminiscent of an old-school English gentleman’s club, The Library is the perfect place to relax in the midst of your Chicago adventure or convening with friends before you discover the neighborhood. Pick-up a curated coffee beverage in the morning and enjoy drinks and portable snacks throughout the afternoon and evening from our 24-hour Grab and Go offerings.

Ambassador Chicago JDV by Hyatt

1301 North State Parkway

Chicago, IL 60610

Telephone (312) 787-3700