• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Belmond El Encanto, a Forbes Five-Star luxury 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 dedicated Assistant Financial Controller to work with the Financial Controller to help identify business/financial opportunities, issues, and controls, which help ensure that both capital and operating projects are properly forecasted and achieved. Responsible for administering cash flow needs to ensure sufficient cash reserves are on hand to fund daily operating expenses. Develops and maintains budgeting programs and systems to ensure the ability to properly account, track, and forecast present and future business. Organizational leadership responsibilities include the management and development of staff and systems for the Accounting department ensuring that we are both effective and efficient in the delivery of our costs and services. Delivers integrated development of these functional areas to ensure that systems integrity are practiced and maintained and that practices are reflective of corporate standards. Establishes systems that successfully meet external audit requirements, provides appropriate compliance reporting, identifies appropriate sales and property taxes, oversees leased property/concessions. Responsible for special projects and business analyses as requested/required to meet company needs.


Requires a college degree or equivalent in Accounting or Hospitality Management, plus five years of previous financial experience in a leadership position in the hotel or accounting industry. Skilled in Windows-based computer systems; property management systems. Skilled in spreadsheet software. Proficient/accomplished in reading and writing. Knowledgeable of Federal, State, and traditional audit regulations/ requirements. Proven experience establishing business systems that accurately forecast, track, and monitor operations and projects. Is well-versed in hospitality industry systems and stays current on changes and trends. Highly skilled in project performance and budgeting. Highly skilled in accounting and spreadsheets. Understanding of Labor Ratios, Productivity and manage Labor Software. Financial leadership skills have been applied and developed in all aspects of the hospitality field. Ability to generate staff enthusiasm and create a positive learning atmosphere. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong leadership abilities with clear communication both inter- and intra-departmentally.


Belmond 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.


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