Area Controller

Springfield University Plaza

Area Controller

Full time

Atrium Hospitality is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Area Controller to join our team, overseeing financial operations for the Springfield University Plaza, Springfield Residence Inn, and Springfield Courtyard . If you are a motivated finance professional with a passion for hospitality and a proven track record in financial management, we invite you to contribute to the success of our Springfield properties and join the Atrium Hospitality family.

University Plaza in Springfield, Missouri is on the lookout for a dynamic individual to join our team! With 267 beautifully appointed rooms, a whopping 46,059 sq. ft. of flexible event space, the EXPO center has an additional 112,000 square feet with a location that's the heartbeat of Springfield's vibrant scene, this isn't just a job - it's an experience! Imagine being part of a place where every day feels like a celebration, surrounded by a community that's as lively as the events we host! If you're ready to bring your passion and energy to the heart of the action, then University Plaza is the place to be. Let's make every moment count - apply now and let the adventure begin!

The Area Controller will review financial performance for multiple hotels and monitor key metrics to improve overall hotel performance while ensuring compliance in finance policy, procedures and practices.

The Area Controller will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments:

  • E nsur e compliance with property internal controls, Atrium SOPs, and safeguarding property assets ;
  • Support and completing annual and interim external audits ;
  • M anag e the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions, while ensuring the accounts are in good standing ;
  • Confirm accurate credit card and cash deposits;
  • Manag e Sales and Use Tax accruals and accounts as well as ensuring compliance with all sales and use tax regulations;
  • M anag e all daily processes in accounting systems including accurate and timely reporting of daily revenue ;
  • Monitor house funds, including cashier variances , providing coaching a nd disciplinary action , as required ;
  • Perform month end tasks and general ledger items, working with Corporate Accounting team to complete financial reporting ;
  • Provid e the General Manager s and department heads with profitability and financial analysis to include l abor r eviews, forecasts and budgets ;
  • Manage direct reports by ensuring Associates understand employment practices, recommending employment decisions and corrective action, supporting performance management, and implementing discipline ; and
  • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position.

Salary Range: 65k-85k

What you will need to be considered for this position:

3 + years of Financial Accounting experience

2 + years management experience

Strong knowledge of the accounts payable, income audit, and general ledger reconciliation functions

Bachelor's in accounting , Business, Finance, Management or other related discipline or equivalent experience

Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite

What will set you apart:

Previous full-service hotel experience

Front desk experience

Hotel accounting, b udgeting and forecasting experience

Multi-property accounting experience

C ertified P ublic A ccountant (CPA) or other related, professional certifications

Working knowledge of POS and PMS systems

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  • Free Lunch!
  • Monthly employee socials to honor all anniversaries, birthdays, and employee of the month recognition.
  • Positive team culture and opportunity for advancement.
  • Monthly coffee with the GM - free beverage item from cafe provided.
  • Discounted rates at Atrium properties.
  • Benefits: Merit Increases, Referral Bonus, Paid Vacation/Sick time/holidays, Health/401K, Daily Pay option, Tuition Reimbursements, Management training, Gym membership discounts, Auto/Home Insurance and Pet Insurance to name a few.
  • Conveniently located close to downtown Springfield and Missouri State University.


When you're an Atrium Associate, you're a part of a crucial workforce providing the ultimate 'Home Away From Home' for our guests. We know that it takes a lot of time and effort to provide these exceptional experiences, so we reward your efforts with a competitive compensation plan and other benefits and perks that allow you to offer your best to our guests. These benefits include:
  • Daily Pay
  • Significant Travel Discounts on Marriott and/or Hilton properties
  • 401k Plans
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other property specific benefits

Plus, we make sure you can grow your career the way you want to through Internship programs, training and development and over 80 hotels that offer incredible opportunities for career driven associates.


Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

Atrium Hospitality provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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