L.G. Smith Blvd. #85
Aruba, Dutch Antillies
QUALIFICATIONS: Hotel and casino accounting executive with over 20 years of experience
with increased responsible hotel accounting positions. Excellent
reputation as creative, innovative, and results oriented individual. Noted
for ability to apply computer techniques in streamlining accounting
operations. Full budgets, financial statements, accounting policies and
procedures, auditing, and all other accounting functions and computer
EDUCATION: B.S. Degree, Hotel and Restaurant Management
Hilton Hotel School, University of Houston
M.B.A. Degree, Major in Finance and Accounting University of
Controller HYATT REGENCY, Aruba, D.A.
October 2005 - Present
Started at the Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. , then transferred to the 4
star Hyatt Regency in Aruba, D.A. 360 rooms, 5 bars, and 4 main
restaurants. 9 accounting staff plus storeroom personell and night audit.
Controller CURTAIN BLUFF RESORT, Antigua W.I.
October 2004 – October 2005
A five star resort in Antigua. PriceWaterCoopers had deemed the
accounting records as un-auditable for the previous and current year. Set
up new systems and re-created all entries from previous year and present
to comply with audit standards. Trained a local accountant with recent
MBA degree to take over as controller.The following years exceeded
Controller ROYAL ANTIGUAN RESORT, Antigua W.I.
September 2002 - October 2004
This 4 star hotel has 272 rooms, 4 restaurants, and 3 bars, with 3
accounting associates, and 3 storoom/purchasing employees. Have
reduced operating cost through out the hotel, especially food and
beverage cost without decreasing quality. Accounting is completely
computerized. Was sold to a new company in September 2004
Controller THE STANLEY HOTEL, Estes park, Colorado
March 1999 – September 2002
Started with the company at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode
Island, then transferred to the Stanley. Total of 135 rooms with 3
associates. Have set up hand recognition time punch system, and
provided training to decrease cost and streamline accounting procedures.
Stayed with the company until the company could not survive the
decrease in business caused by 9/11, and most of the managers had to
Controller SAM LORD’S CASTLE, Barbados B.W.I.
Oct 1995 – March 1999
Was hired by Carnival Hotels to implement Carnival’s policies and
procedures at this 280-room resort previously owned and managed by
Merriott with 12 accounting associates reporting to me. Worked closely
with the owners to continue to improve the property’s bottom line as well
as guest satisfaction and transformed the resort to an all-inclusive
operation. After the Patriot purchase of Carnival and Wyndham, we were
managed by Wyndham, then later became on of the properties that
became independent and was sold.
Controller ROYAL CABANA CASINO, Aruba, Dutch Antilles
March 1992 – October 1995
One of the largest casinos in the Caribbean, with three excellent
restaurants and a large showroom operation. Had to set up all
accounting, financial, and controls systems for the recently opened
operation working closely with the owners and meeting Las Vegas audit
Finance Dept. DIVI HOTELS, Miami Florida
January 1989 - March 1992
Worked out of the home office in Ithaca New York, as internal auditor.
Trained to audit the casino division as well. Later worked with a 3
person team to implement a system wide chart of accounts, and later
back office computer and accounting system tied in to the home office
Then took over as controller at Tiara Beach Hotel, in Cayman Brac.
Later transferred to replace the controller at the Flamingo Beach Hotel
and Casino, Bonaire.
Controller SHERATON HOTEL, McAllen Texas
Sep 1983 - January 1989
Used a manual accounting system for the first two years, then up-graded
to a computerized system. Implemented improved food and beverage
purchasing and control procedures that greatly reduced cost and
increased profits. This was a 300 room 5 star resort property on 17 acres
on the Texas/Mexico border, catering mainly to wealthy foreigners from
Mexico and Central America.
Controller GALLEON BEACH HOTEL Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Oct 1980 – Sep 1983
Was a high volume hotel on seven mile beach with 5 restaurants
and bars. All accounting was on property reporting to the home
office in Houston,Texas.