• Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • May 02, 2018
Full time Other

Job Description

Assist in the daily operation of accounting department while ensuring adherence to standards required by corporate policies. The Accountant is responsible for the Banking and Revenue portions of the hotel operation.

Hotel Overview: Embrace your passion for hiking, skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities in Banff National Park while pursuing a fulfilling career at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take a risk, make a change and experience a new adventure while further developing your career. To live and work in a National Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Our team is a network of empowered individuals with a strong sense of themselves and the hospitality industry. Work hard, play hard and receive extraordinary benefits including subsidized onsite accommodations, which make saving money very easy to manage. Join our Fairmont family today

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Business Support, responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Assisting with maintaining and adhering to operational and annual budget
  • Maintain and adhere to applicable polices and procedure outline in accounting and finance policies and procedures manual
  • Monitor the completion and distribution of daily in-house reports (F&B, Rooms segmentation, Flash, and Labour)
  • Reconcile and monitor all assigned balance sheet accounts according to the policy
  • Responsible for month-end activities like account adjustments, reconciliation, forecast comparison, accruals and reporting
  • Calculate, post, record and verify financial data for use in maintaining accounting and statistical records
  • Follow up with departments, review procedures and make recommendations to improve the processes
  • Responsible for assisting finance leaders in maintaining general ledger and balance sheet
  • Oversee banking transactions and Revenue processes for the hotel. Take ownership to resolve the issues
  • Administer and maintain hotel agreements and rental/ tenant contracts
  • Oversee the preparation of the daily operational package that is routed to GM and Controller
  • Maintain good working relations with colleagues, CASD team and other departments
  • Conduct employee performance interviews
  • Oversee/ assist general cashier and AP accountant and make sure the coverage in both areas all the times
  • Assist finance leadership team with ad hoc projects and requests


  • Accounting designation or enrollment in a recognized Accounting Program Preferred
  • Previous hotel accounting experience at a supervisory/managerial level (Minimum 3 years preferred)
  • Self-motivating and have a high degree of analytical ability and confidentiality, and work in a safe, prudent and organized matter
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule in order to accomplish all major responsibilities and tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to motivate employees
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Familiarity with GFS Sun System, Opera, Silverware, Birchstreet and Excel

Visa Requirements: Applicants must hold the proper work authorization to be legally eligible to work in Canada.

APPLY TODAY: We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about living and working in Lake Louise!


At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!