Upward Projects

Upward Projects Houston, TX, USA
Jan 26, 2020
Full time
Area Director - Postino WineCafe (Houston Area) US-TX-Houston Job ID: 2 Type: Regular Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Leadership/Management Postino Heights (Houston) Overview You thrive on creating positive experiences for your teams, they consider you a mentor, you bring out the best in them, and you fuel their passion for delivering an unmatched hospitality experience. Achieving optimal results comes easy to you, and you are consistently a top-performer in your organization and have the accolades to back it up - yet you are the ultimate team-player. Responsibilities We are a restaurant group that thrives on creating authentic and inspiring experiences for the communities we serve. Through the contributions of countless incredible people, past and present, we're headed to the moon with a simple mission - to make people feel good . BE AUTHENTIC & HUMBLE Be your true self and courageous to represent your beliefs while being coachable and open to feedback. ACT WITH INTEGRITY Do the right thing always. Be accountable and trustworthy. BRING GOOD ENERGY Bring passion for hospitality to every shift. We love smiles and positivity. GET EXTRAODINARY RESULTS Be part of a winning team that is committed to delivering hospitality at the highest level. ACHIEVE AS A TEAM We take pride in the pursuit to be the best, but we can only do that as a collaborative team. Qualifications The primary responsibility of this position is to lead, develop and create connections with managers and team members in alignment with the company's vision, objectives and desired results, for a specific region, concept(s), or outlined units. This position promotes the initiatives of the company through efficient allocation and use of company resources. Providing oversight and validation of company goals, results, processes, procedures and standards by the General Manager in assigned area. Specific Job Duties Communicate the vision, priorities and goals to restaurant leaders Rewards and recognizes the appropriate behaviors of restaurant leaders. Conducts and completes manager reviews and create leadership career pathways Provides guidance to General Manager on how to handle employee conflicts successfully with the best outcome. Guides or delivers documentation and communication of behavioral issues with store leadership. Promotes a work environment free of discrimination and harassment and immediately communicates any concerns or issues to Human Resources. Promotes and ensures safe conditions in each work location by following company process and procedures. Immediately corrects any potential risks. Works with store leaders to identify and solve areas of opportunity on the profit and loss statement. Helps guide restaurant leadership to provide outreach to the community. Builds and maintains positive key relationships with vendors. Immediate follow up to guest complaints and incidents within a 24 hour time period. Maintains the company facilities standards at each facility with repairs, cleanliness, and equipment. Performs interviews with potential leadership candidates when requested. Performs store audits as assigned. Ensures store locations are meeting company sanitation standards scores with Everclean and the Health Verifies that orientation and onboarding of all team members is completed and followed according to company standards. Ensures each store is staffed with Certified trainers and the training program is being utilized and followed. PM18
Upward Projects Phoenix, AZ, USA
Jan 26, 2020
Full time
Accounts Payable Specialist US-AZ-Phoenix Job ID: 2 Type: Regular Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Lab (Home Office) Upward Projects (LAB) Overview The Accounts Payable Specialist will become a contributor to the success of Upward Project's full Accounts Payable processes. This includes routing vendor invoices through approval, verification, coding, entry, reconciliation, processing, and supporting the month-end financial closing. In addition you will be an ambassador of hospitality service to our stores, departments, and vendors in completing this work-flow successfully. You will also be part of supporting the Payroll Accountant on special projects when needed. Responsibilities We are a restaurant group that thrives on creating authentic and inspiring experiences for the communities we serve. Through the contributions of countless incredible people, past and present, we're headed to the moon with a simple mission - to make people feel good . Be Authentic and Humble Know your strengths and weaknesses Seek feedback to perform at a higher level and be coachable Actively listen to understand the perceptions of others Act with Integrity Be consistent and committed Be the example of the right behaviors Build trust through personal accountability Bring Good Energy Have passion for what you do Have a positive mindset Raise the vibration in the room Achieve as a Team Be a contributor Collaborate with others to achieve together Be a motivator to get the right results Qualifications YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THESE AREAS Approval Ensures invoices and/or expense reports are approved by department heads or restaurant leaders Routes any unapproved invoices to the authorizer of the services/goods Ensure AP cut off deadlines are being complied by all team members authorized to submit invoices for processing Assist with improving the current approval processes for invoices Data Entry & Expense Coding Ensures timely and accurate input of information into the accounts payable system Ensures all invoices received are scanned, approved, coded and posted in a timely manner to the accounting system on a weekly basis Ensures invoices are posted to the correct period or account based on invoice date, prior coding, and timing of services performed Codes invoices and expense reports based on a chart of accounts Ensures timely follow-up with all company credit card holders for coding and completion of Concur expense report Assists with improving existing coding reference sheets for store and departments Creates journal entries for check deposits received Supports with any testing on current and future automated invoice coding software and initiatives Assists with document retention and maintenance, including help with streamlining a system for filing processing invoices for easy access by the accountants and/or department heads Payment Processing Supports check printing process on a weekly basis based on terms with vendors Assists with preparing checks for mailing and filing Applies EFT payments for Fintech alcohol vendors, utilities, and any vendors have been authorized as EFT Ensures posted credits are taken timely or refund checks are requested on any open credits Processes monthly rent Ensures that all checks printed are entered into the banking system for positive pay Provides week over week flux in check printing totals and provide explanations for any unusual variances Assists with improving system to manage vendor contacts and payment methods by vendor (e.g. check vs. EFT vs. credit card) Assists with future initiative of integrating credit card payments for vendors into AP Vendor Relationships, Store Support, and Customer Service Completes credit applications for new vendors for Controller approval Ensures any new vendors set up are approved and have W9 and appropriate insurance documentation on file Creates new users in Concur for employees receiving company credit cards Inactivates infrequently used vendors Monitors Accounts Payable email and researches and resolves vendor invoice and payment inquiries in a timely manner Creates tools to manage vendor contacts and payment methods Ensures interactions with vendors, stores, department heads, and team members on invoice inquiries are handled professionally, timely, and compliance with company policies and procedures Coaches restaurant leaders and department heads on proper coding and approval of invoices Miscellaneous Provides audit and validation support to the Payroll Accountant to ensure accurate payroll processing especially for new stores (~5-10 hr/week) Provides temporary back up on payroll processing functions when Payroll Accountant is out of office Coordinates issuing 1099s at year-end Prepares ad hoc reporting for financial controller and CFO as needed POSSESS THESE SKILLS AND EDUCATION High School Diploma or GED Minimum of 2 years of experience in Accounts Payable (systems and full-cycle month-end close process) Minimum of 2 years of experience in Payroll, Accounting and Administrative Experience with accounting and invoicing systems, specifically Dynamics Great Plains and Concur experience preferred Strong computer, data entry and 10-key skills Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software: Excel, Word, etc. and other software to maximize efficiency Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, and maintain a positive attitude Must have high attention to detail and be able to detect/prevent errors Exposure to high volume or multi-unit payables processing is preferred Ability to provide great customer service when responding to and dealing with complaints and inquiries from vendors Ability to work efficiently and cooperatively as a part of a team Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written manner Must maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality Must have high level of organization in a fast-paced environment Must have a high level of reasoning and be able to communicate accordingly any suspicious approvals and phishing scams attempting to solicit fraudulent payments Must have high level of curiosity and eagerness to improve on existing accounts payable systems to ensure maximum efficiency & scalability for high growth in multi-unit restaurants. Here at Upward Projects, we make people feel good and with this commitment, we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon, race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Please contact People & Culture Team at for any assistance or accommodation due to a disability. PM18