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Staff Accountant (AP)

Company: Belmond Ltd
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

El Encanto, A Belmond hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today's luxury-seeking guest.

We are seeking a detail-oriented Staff Accountant to be responsible for processing invoices, preparing payment to suppliers, and maintaining files of Accounts Payable records and documents. Specific duties include:

  • Match invoices and/or packing slips to purchase orders. Compare prices, quantities ordered, received and billed. Only process invoices for payment with approved purchase orders or appropriate approvals.
  • Set up vendor master accounts.
  • Ensure proper coding on expenditure to departmental accounts, and post all invoices on monthly basis.
  • Prepare manual and weekly check run according to the Hotel policy and procedures.
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable ledger balance with vendor's statement, and research any discrepancies as needed.
  • Keeping good records of all paid invoices and supporting documents.
  • Maintain files of payment vouchers and check registers.
  • Safeguard records and documents for all Accounts Payable section.
  • Participate in the month end closing as it pertains to Accounts Payable.
  • Responsible for journal preparation of provision and accrual accounts in relation to Accounts Payable at the month end closing.
  • Perform other tasks or projects as assigned by the Financial Controller


High School education is a must and Associated degree/College degree or three years experience as Accounts Payable. Ability to communicate fully in English with all levels of management and co-workers. Spanish will be an advantage. Ability to read and interpret documents and manuals. Ability to create, write and produce correspondence and documents. Ability to speak effectively and professionally before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to communicate effectively with hotel vendors and staff. High degree of professional integrity and be able to work in a safe, prudent and organized manner.

Ability to resolve problems effectively.


El Encanto offers a full array of benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage. In addition, the company pays for basic life and AD&D as well as short term disability. Team members can choose additional coverage to include voluntary life/AD&D, spouse life/AD&D, dependent life, critical care, hospital indemnity, accident and flexible spending.

The Company offers paid time off, sick pay, a 401(k) program with Company matching, and an employee assistance program. Team members enjoy free cafeteria meals and discounts on food and beverage, spa treatments, and retail boutique items.

The Discovering Belmond program offers complimentary accommodation for team members while on leisure travel outside their region at any Belmond hotel and resort. It also offers food and beverage at a discounted rate. In addition to the complimentary offerings, discounted rates are available for safaris, trains and cruises.

Keywords: Belmond Ltd, Santa Barbara , Staff Accountant (AP), Other , Santa Barbara, California

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