Director of Finance

The Hoxton, Chicago, Illinois

Our story

Just like our doors, our minds are open too. Since we opened our first hotel in Shoreditch, London in 2006, we’ve never just been about offering a bed for the night. We want to be more than that, providing a place where guests can hang out alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighborhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces. Then there's our eclectic program of monthly events where we bring the outside in, working with local creatives to curate events unique to each location.

We proved that style didn’t need to be sacrificed for value and honest pricing is still very much at the heart of everything we do. We opened our second London hotel in 2014, followed by Amsterdam in 2015, Paris in 2017, Williamsburg and Portland in 2018 with Los Angeles, and Chicago coming soon. Each hotel has its own character; however, you’ll find the familiar Hoxton Hustle, incorporating the uniqueness of their neighborhoods using local designers, artists, and illustrators for everything from interiors to wallpaper, art and neighborhood guides.

The Hoxton, Chicago will be our third hotel in North America, located in the Fulton Market district, an area that is fast evolving and buzzing with a whole host of new stores, inspiring start-ups, swishy global HQs and an exciting bar and restaurants scene to match. It’s where you want to be in Chi-Town.

The hotel will have 182 bedrooms spread over seven floors, along with a lively open-door lobby, three restaurants and bars, a rooftop swimming pool with views across the city, a retail pop-up, and The Apartment, our unique meetings and events space. Add to all that our two floors of office space for those who are more work than play.

The details

The role will initially be based at a pre-opening office, then moving to The Hoxton, Chicago.  You’ll report jointly to the General Manager and the VP of Finance for North America.

Here’s an idea of how we see the role…

You’ll be responsible for setting up The Hoxton’s finance operation for Chicago. In its initial phase, this will involve taking ownership of all pre-opening finance activities for The Hoxton, Chicago and managing the day-to-day accounting activities for the hotel immediately after it opens. 
 Examples of tasks included are:  
Day-to-Day Finance Functions 

  • Oversee the daily hotel banking and deposits
  • Ensure that a complete daily income audit on the hotel’s daily revenue is carried out, andresolve and correct any variances in a timely manner 
  • Review front office guest ledgers to ensure no high risk from in-house guests, includingmonitoring the PMS paymaster list and ensuring no account is over three days old, and ensure compliance with this policy by working with Front Office/Meeting & Events teams as required
  • Oversee that all suppliers’ invoices are appropriatelyauthorized by the various Heads of Department and processed into the purchase ledger on a timely basis, and that payments to all suppliers are processed in a timely manner
  • Oversee the sales ledger, ensuring that all invoices are checked and sent to customers withinthree days of checkout and that robust credit control is carried out
  • Respond to any guest/supplier inquiries in a timely manner
  • Produce journals at month end to ensure correct accrual of supplier liabilities
  • Ensure all fortnightly payroll timesheets from the various departments are checked and sentto the payroll processing team, and team members are paid when due
  • Account for stock movements, update the asset register for any new asset additions andprepare the depreciation journal
  • Ensure that the Hotel Operations team is made aware of any continued variances to expectedperformance, and flag up training needs relating to other departments
  • Complete the month end process, review and submit monthly reports in a timely manner
  • Oversee the day to day accounting for activity occurring in the management company, and ensure that all sales invoices for the various fees are raised and collected in a timely fashion
  • Produce monthly management accounts (and fulfil all related responsibilities)

Wider Responsibilities

  • Oversee statutory compliance for The Hoxton, Chicago
  • Implement the financial controls policy and ensure adherence by the relevant team members
  • Support the future development of accounting systems, policies and procedures
  • Be the primary point of contact for the wider finance team in responding to any questions concerning the hotel’s financial position and performance
  • Be a business partner to the on-site operational teams, and a supportive leader alongside the hotel General Manager

What’s in it for you…

  • The opportunity to help head up the team at an exciting new hotel
  • There is opportunity to grow with an exciting young company and be part of a team who are passionate about everything they do
  • The chance to help build a team from scratch and embed The Hoxton values and behaviors
  • To work for an innovative organization, committed to not just building new hotels but building a globalbrand
  • The opportunity to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding
  • You will receive a competitive package with a significant opportunity for career development

About you

  • You’re technically skilled and have a strong understanding of best practice hotel operations and standard systems, i.e. PMS systems, reservations systems etc.
  • You understand group corporate structures, and have a strong grasp of local statutory compliance requirements
  • You have recently working in a self-accounting hotel and are able to effectively work remotely from a larger Finance team
  • You’ve been a part of a hotel opening and experienced setting up a Finance team.
  • You have a methodical and process-driven approach to tasks, and you are also able to work flexibly and calmly to meet deadlines
  • You can take ownership of important issues, solve problems and make effective decisions
  • You have the ability to learn quickly and adapt to The Hoxton’s unique culture
  • You work positively and collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of delivery at work
  • You’ll live and breathe each of The Hoxton’s leadership behaviors
  • You jump out of bed every morning, fizzing with energy and jazzed about what you’re doing today
  • You are humble. There are no egos, and no drama
  • If we get stuck in a lift with you – we’ll get along nicely and have a laugh along the way


The Hoxton, Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  True Facts.



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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Hours: Full Time, Salaried
  • Salary: Competitive
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