Director, Operations Finance ($123,400 - $155,500)

Date:  May 26, 2023
Property:  RPH (0023)

Newport Coast, CA, 92657

Division:  Resort at Pelican Hill (RPH)
Req ID:  41560

Position Summary:

The Director of Operations Finance is responsible for safeguarding the Resort assets and financial resources to ensure that all are utilized to maximize profitability. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience in a similar position at a premium resort property. The position will be a strategic finance business leader and will have full accountability over the accurate maintenance of financial statements and month-end close processes, and will report directly to the Sr. Director of Finance.

Job Duties:

Core Activities

  • Leads and facilitates monthly close process that ensures accurate and timely publishing of financial statements and reports.
  • Prepares monthly financial packages for senior leadership that include P&L analysis, balance sheet review, KPI metrics and financial and operational commentary
  • Develops means to improve profit, including estimating cost and benefit, exploring new business opportunities, etc.
  • Analyzes information, forecasts sales against expenses, and creates annual budget plans.
  • Owns the weekly labor management process to maximize productivity and adjust to the needs of the operation.
  • Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for property managers.
  • Implements a system of appropriate controls to manage business risks.
  • Ensures a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability.
  • Provides ongoing analytical support by monitoring the operating department’s actual and projected financials.
  • Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders (owners, corporate, guests, etc.).
  • Advises the Sr. Director of Finance and Senior Leadership Team on existing and evolving operating/financial issues. 
  • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
  • Accountable for the cost controllership function of ensuring that all expenses are monitored, competitively negotiated, and controlled from fraud.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cash flow and corporate priorities.
  • Point of contact for internal audits as well as manages action plans, SOP implementations and execution
  • Communicates with vendors regarding statements and open invoices; developing vendor relationships is crucial in this role

Leadership and Coaching

  • Manages and develops a team of three finance professionals
  • Partners with Operations leaders and provides insights to improve overall financial acumen.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy in timely deliverables
  • Models and coaches other on addressing complex issues with proactive and strategic decision making
  • Supports and aligns with the culture and vision of the Resort at Pelican Hill.

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related major.
  • 5+ years experience in hospitality finance or accounting roles.
  • (Preferred) MBA or Master’s degree
  • Advanced knowledge of SAP, Excel, BI platforms, Hotel systems (PMS, POS, Sales & Catering, Payroll, etc.)
  • Strong technical acumen in managing everyday business operations including, economics, reporting and analysis, auditing and reconciliation, GAAP accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable. 
  • Exhibits foundational resort/hotel finance knowledge and proactively seeks training required to business problems as necessary.
  • Ideal candidates will exhibit strong leadership and interpersonal skills, are able to prioritize and adapt to changing needs of the Resort operations, have strong work ethic, good business acumen, and a passion for hospitality.
  • The role is expected to be an active participant in day-to-day finance/accounting duties and maintain complex financial models.




Base Pay Range: $123,400.00 - $155,500.00


Actual placement within this range may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.

The Company also offers competitive benefits for full time employees including paid time off, matching 401(k), and health benefits.


About Us:
The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of the world’s finest Five-Star, Five-Diamond destinations offering unparalleled service and luxury.

Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, The Resort at Pelican Hill is a world unto itself with seven exceptional dining options, 36 holes of world-class golf and the #1 Spa in California.

Our employee community is comprised of hard-working, dedicated hospitality professionals who create memorable experiences that stay with guests long after they’ve left. It’s an environment populated with talented, passionate and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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