Controller Kauai Beach Resort Full-Time 18-078

Come join our team!

Come join our team!


You're Gonna Love It Here!

When you work at Aqua-Aston, you become part of our ohana. We are a tightknit group of diverse individuals who encourage each other to be our best selves.

It's Not Just A Job

Our employees smile, not because we want our guests to feel welcome, but because we can?t help it. Our work is fulfilling because we?re in the business of spreading aloha to our guests.

We Make Promises

Aqua-Aston offers competitive benefits, opportunity for growth, and a fun, rewarding work environment. We believe respect and teamwork are integral to our company?s success.

Job Description


Position Summary: Functions as the property's strategic financial business leader. Develops, implements and monitors accounting and financial strategies that support achievement of the hotel?s goals. Responsible for all finance activities related to budgeting, forecasting, profit and loss reporting and balancing ledgers for operating and balance sheet accounts. Oversees all accounting activities related to income auditing, cashiering, accounts payable processing, accounts receivable collection, tax compliance, payroll and month end processing so as to ensure financial controls, accurate reporting and hotel profitability.


  • Reviews and analyzes business strategies throughout the hotel to ensure alignment with the hotel?s financial objectives. Analyzes information, forecasts sales against expenses and creates multi-entity budget plans.

  • Manages the financial and accounting functions related to the Hotel Rental Program in accordance with the Individual Agency Rental Agreement.

  • Actively serves of the hotel?s Executive Committee. Advises the GM and executive committee on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.

  • Implements control systems to manage business risks. Ensures a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, and improve operations and profitability.

  • Maintains checkbook accounting system for all departments to determine purchase approvals and manage spending limits

  • Provides direction and training to the operational department managers in areas related to finance, financial reports, internal controls, labor management, payroll, etc.

  • Completes month end close to include ensuring that adjusted journal entries and accruals are posted. Reviews preliminary P & Ls with respective departments for additional adjusting entries in order to ensure financial results are available by the established deadline.

  • Coordinates the hotel?s capital expense budget and reconciling expenditures

  • Oversees the timely and accurate semi-monthly payroll processing, including time edits, tip declaration, and gratuity distributions in compliance with state and federal labor laws

  • Reviews ledger details to validate proper payment and revenue postings

  • Provides direction to the night audit team so as to ensure proper revenue reporting

  • Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued and that all tax returns are paid and filed timely.

  • Participates in the recruitment, hiring, training, development, and performance management of Accounting staff as appropriate. Includes but is not limited to ensuring new hires receive the appropriate training to successfully perform their job. Creates appropriate development plans which develops team members based on their individual strengths, development needs, career aspirations and abilities. Conducts annual performance review process for employees.

  • Provides management with reports and information that can be used as a basis for improved decision making. Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.

  • Ensures compliance with management contract and reporting requirements.

  • Ensures compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


  • Minimum of five years of progressive finance management experience in a hotel/resort and/or AOAO environment

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance or related business field preferred, or equivalent experience may substitute for a degree.

  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, profit and loss reporting and balancing ledgers for operating and balance sheet accounts

  • Aptitude for performing numerical analysis of data and formulating conclusions and/or solutions

  • Ability to use logic to define a problem, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations

  • Ability to clearly and concisely present technical subjects

  • Must possess strong communication and listening skills, excellent speaking, reading and writing skills

  • Ability to comprehend and use technical or professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate complex ideas

  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office and strong Excel skills)

Diversity Commitment

We celebrate the diversity of people, ideas and cultures. We believe our differences are what make us better ? a better place to work, a better place to grow, enabling a better way to see the world. We are fully committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, veteran's status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Company complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled employees and applicants.


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