Working as a Night Auditor

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Night auditors are hotel employees that work for handling the duties of both front desk agents and also they have to perform some duties of accounting department. The night auditors are employed by almost all the businesses except for the small motels.

The night auditors have to work with hotels with the main job responsibility of undertaking bookkeeping as well as acting as the front desk agent. There are part time positions available for night auditors and also there are hotels hiring one part time and one full time night auditor.

The duties and responsibilities given to the night auditors vary from the size of the organization as well as the facilities but the main responsibility given to the night auditor is to handle accounting duties at the end of the day. The night auditor inspects the daily ledger of hotel guests for verifying as well as balancing the entries.

If there is a restaurant included in the hotel, the night auditor has to verify and balance the ledger entries also. The ledger that is maintained has a record of all the accounts that are counted as receivables, such as the room charges, telephone calls and room service charges.

In case of discrepancies, it is the responsibility of the night auditor to investigate and correct them. The night auditor creates a detail of the daily deposits thereby ensuring that the amount that is placed at the hotel front desk is correct for morning.

Some of the important duties that have to be performed by the night auditors include data entry and the other accounting functions. In addition to these, it is also essential for the night auditors to perform front desk jobs.

The night auditor might also have to work in graveyard shifts. They have to be alert at all times and keep a check on the checking in and out of the guests in hotel, acting in response to the guest's complaints, working in coordination with the housekeeping request as well as they also must also have the capabilities of handling the emergencies that can arise in the hotel because of numerous reason.

They must have the efficiency of dealing with the front desk employees if they are working in the graveyard shift.

The individuals must have a high school diploma or an equivalent degree. There are hotels preferring the individuals having experience in general accounting and bookkeeping. The applicants must also have proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet. Excellent customer servicing skills are considered to be must for the night auditors.

There are increased job opportunities for the individuals who wish to work as night auditors. The night auditors having computer knowledge have better job opportunities available in the well established hotels that have demand for individuals for managing data.

The night auditors are paid a sum of $8 to $10 on an hourly basis that can also rise to $9.50 to $12.50 with the experience of five years. The full time employees also receive health insurance, vacation pays as well as retirement plan.

There is an increased demand for the night auditors having computer proficiency as there is an increased demand for managing data of the large hotels. The night auditor has to undertake the bookkeeping along with acting as front desk agent at times.
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