Job Description

WORK IN PARADISE  at the beautiful South Seas on the tip of Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast just across the bridge from Fort Myers. Escape to a tranquil tropical island destination, marked by 2.5 miles of beaches, surrounded by glistening gulf waters and endless opportunities for fun and adventure. 

Yes, we were impacted by Hurricane Ian, but our beaches and sunsets are stunning - and we’re coming back quickly with a new and much more luxurious resort!


We are a part of Timbers Resorts, a developer and operator of exceptional boutique hotels, residence clubs and resort communities located in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. We are always looking for dynamic, driven people to join our team. We are passionate about exposing our Owners and guests to some of the most sought-after places on earth and creating unparalleled experiences for families to make memories.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing company and world-class Southwest Florida resort! The role of the Sr. Financial Controller is to facilitate profitable financial decisions and drive financial improvement in resort businesses.  They would function as the property’s strategic accounting and financial business leader partnering with the General Manager and property leaders. The position is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of property accounting and finance functions of South Seas including the financial oversight of our managed assets, which include our hotel, time-share private residence clubs and resort developments. 


Full-time, salaried position - base salary range starting at $140,000 per year


  • Responsible for all financial reporting including overseeing the monthly close cycle, all general ledger activity, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, labor management, and balance sheet control. 
  • Provide clear direction in the management of the financial, operational and business development objectives of South Seas and its managed assets.
  • Coordinate the formulation, preparation, and implementation of the annual budget, capital program, goals initiative and forecasting process for all South Seas projects
  • Maximize cash flow performance through appropriate controls on inventory, credit and collections, disbursements, deposits, remittances and purchasing practices
  • Maintain accurate and timely financial and related information. Provide consistent communication of monthly financial performance for South Seas and its managed assets.
  • Establish appropriate communication with the ownership groups, Board of Directors, executives and associates, local tax authorities and members of the community.
  • Attend the regular Board of Directors and annual homeowner meetings of the private residence clubs
  • Prepare for the successful completion of the annual external audits of the corporate entity, subsidiaries, and managed assets
  • Provide financial analysis, interpretation, and recommendations to the corporate management team that contribute to the long-term financial performance of the company and its managed assets
  • Evaluate new development, brand management, and other business opportunities
  • Document and enforce corporate policies and procedures including contracting, purchasing to maintain the adequacy of internal controls for all revenues, expenses and related company/ managed assets
  • Initiate appropriate procedures regarding policy enforcement, business, legal advice, governance and compliance with applicable laws and regulations and corporate requirements
  • Identification of best practices to improve processes and efficiency


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance is required, Master’s Degree preferred  
  • 8-10 years previous hospitality accounting experience, or related accounting/finance experience
  • Previous HOA experience is preferred
  • Management of full cycle hotel accounting required
  • Previous experience as a Hotel Controller is ideal
  • Ability to give attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Proficient with a variety of computer software applications. Preferred experience with: Microsoft Dynamics, Opera, Excel, and resort systems e.g. ProfitSword, SMS Host, etc.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills. Be a critical thinker
  • Self-driven with the ability to create critical paths that provide solutions to ongoing operations challenges
  • Ability to conduct appropriate and relevant analysis of business results
  • Manage priorities and workflow
  • Effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds

We offer a very competitive salary and generous benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • 401(k) with 100% match


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing duties of this job, the associate is occasionally required to work on a Saturday or Sunday, as necessary to support month end reporting functions.

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