Palihotel Seattle Seattle, WA
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Paligroup is currently seeking an experienced Controller for the Palihotel Seattle location.


The Controller of Palihotel Seattle will primarily oversee the day-to-day accounting and payroll operations. This description is a summary of primary responsibilities and qualifications. The job description is not intended to include all duties or qualifications that may be required now or in the future. 

Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions: 

· Responsible for financial activities of the hotel through accurate and timely audits and reporting.

· Oversee A/P, A/R and General Cashier functions, ensuring accurate and proper cash handling controls are in place.

· Reconcile cash received in the income journal to cash received in the bank.

· Partner with operational leaders to ensure proper collection of payment and processing of invoices, management of check books, and address accounting solutions for operational issues.

· Prepare daily/weekly/monthly financial reports and distribute in a timely manner.

· Prepare monthly/quarterly financial packages for management and partners.

· Assist the Director of Finance with creation and management of budget and forecast as well as overall financial leadership.

· Create and update monthly schedules that support the balance sheet and certain line items in the income statement.

· Reconcile the guest ledger and advanced deposit ledgers daily to the income journal.

· Reconcile the city ledger in M3 and PMS to the general ledger on a monthly basis.

· Reconcile sales and occupancy tax daily in the income journal, research and resolve any discrepancies.

· Assist the Director of Finance in reconciling all bank and balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis to ensure all balances are clearly documented and variances researched and rectified in a timely basis.

· Implement processes and procedures to improve the efficiency of the accounting recordation as well as daily and monthly closing process.

· Conduct internal financial audits as directed.

· Ensure all necessary permits and licenses are current.

· Provide management and the operational team with various reports used to manage the hotels – Daily Sales, Labor and other adhoc reports when needed.

· Assist in preparation of project specific loan draw requests and ensure that pertinent documents are in place.

· Verify employee payroll time cards are correct and balanced each pay period for submission and conduct quarterly or semi-annual payroll audits. 

· Ensure all Hotel staff submit PAF’s for the current pay period.

· Assist all departments in ensuring staff take and sign for breaks in accordance with Paligroup/State laws.

· Prepare penalty break report. 

· Assist the operations team with IT related requests and serve as liaison to third-party IT professionals, as needed.

· Special projects as needed including but not limited to the following:

i. Migrate financial information into M3

ii. Streamline the daily revenue reporting via automation

iii. Assist the Director of Finance with third party audit requests


Skills/Knowledge Required:

· Must possess a positive attitude and be service oriented.

· Must be able to multi-task.

· Must possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, and managerial organizational skills.

· Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy.

· Ability to prioritize and organize.

· Be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word); ability to adapt to new technology and systems.

Ability to:

  • Perform job junctions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy. 
  • Prioritize, organize, and follow up. 
  • Be hands-on, with a “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude.
  • Be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment. 
  • Follow directions thoroughly.
  • Work with minimal supervision. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to carry up to 40lbs.
  • Ability to walk, stand and bend continuously throughout the day.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Paligroup Management is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Paligroup does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

A trusty neighborhood hotel celebrating Seattle’s waterfront…

Location, Location, Location. Palihotel Seattle will be an intimate, fun, comfortable and contemporary boutique hotel located in a historic, century-old building directly across the street from Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market and the Elliot Bay waterfront.  

Offering 96 rooms, The Hart and The Hunter restaurant, bar, coffee bar and lobby, we have carefully designed our spaces to enhance the hotel’s vibrant neighborhood and be communal and inclusive for travelers and locals alike.


Palisociety is a collection of unique hotels and residences that are synonymous with authenticity, style, innovation and good old-fashioned hospitality. We take to heart that few things in life are as transformative as the people and places you encounter when you travel. Because when all is said and done, it’s about the experience.


Paligroup is a fully integrated branded real estate development and hospitality operating company that acquires, programs, develops, owns, and operates unique hotels and residences. Our proprietary brands, development and operational expertise also includes specialized retail spaces, highly curated restaurants, bars and event venues. Avi Brosh founded Paligroup in 1998 and serves as its Chief Executive and President.

The company's track record, current portfolio and forthcoming properties are designed to provide customers with a unique and aspirational experience. Each Paligroup branded property has a distinct personality specifically tailored to best serve its local market and neighborhood, all featuring a contemporary, sophisticated design and personalized service.

Paligroup's Brands are synonymous with neighborhood authenticity, style, innovation and success. We are convinced that this combination of custom-tailored place-making and unique social experiences increases performance, market share and overall pricing power.

Paligroup currently operates three hotels in Los Angeles including Palihouse West Hollywood, Palihotel Melrose, Palihouse Santa Monica. In addition to Palihotel Seattle, four new properties are scheduled to open in 2018 and early 2019. The new properties include Palihotel Westwood Village, Palihotel Culver City, Palihouse Miami Beach and Palihotel San Francisco.


To be a society of unique hotels and residences with an independent spirit. 


To enhance the lives of our guest and the community by creating one-of-a-kind neighborhood-centric places filled with interesting people and friendly staff providing trusting service.

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