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Accounting and Financial Analysis in the Hospitality by Hales J.

By Hales J.

''Accounting and fiscal research within the Hospitality makes accounting and finance effortless to benefit! as soon as a hospitality supervisor reads this publication, they are going to instantly turn into a greater supervisor. i will use this publication to coach new managers in my hotel.''— Tom Forburger, Senior Director of Finance, JW Marriott desolate tract Ridge hotel & Spa''Accounting and monetary research within the Hospitality teaches the fundamentals of hospitality accounting that each resort supervisor must recognize on the way to do their activity after they begin operating within the lodge undefined. as well as being a high-quality place to begin to construct from, it's also an outstanding source for destiny use. by way of analyzing Accounting and monetary research within the Hospitality undefined, scholars are ensured to have the fundamental instruments which they'll have to develop into profitable managers.''— Mark Koehler, region Director of Finance, 4 Seasons inns and hotels

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Transient, group, and contract. These three primary room market segments identify who is traveling and why the person is traveling. Transient The transient segment refers to individual business or pleasure travelers. They can be further segmented by the room rate they are willing to pay. Following is an example of a room rate structure that defines specific market segments and ranges from highest to lowest room rates: Concierge Regular or rack rate $149 room rate 129 Corporate 119 Special corporate 75–110, depending on the number of rooms Discount AARP 95 Government 85 Travel industry 75 Weekend super saver 69 Group Groups are travelers that include two or more people who stay more than one night.

To understand the importance of measuring change and what it tells about the financial performance of a business. 5. To learn how percentages are used in financial analysis to measure financial performance. 6. To be able to identify trends and understand their importance to financial analysis. Chapter Outline Fundamental Methods of Financial Analysis Two Important Tools The Financial Management Cycle Comparing Numbers to Give Them Meaning Last Year Budget Forecast Previous Month or Period Pro Forma Other Goals Measuring Change to Explain Performance Using Percentages in Financial Analysis 27 CHAPTER 2 FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCIAL ANALYSIS Calculating Percentages What Percentages Measure Four Types of Percentages Used in Financial Analysis Cost or Expense Percentages Profit Percentages Mix Percentages Percentage Change Trends in Financial Analysis Short- and Long-Term Trends Revenue, Expense, and Profit Trends Company and Industry Trends General Economic Trends—National and International Summary Hospitality Manager Takeaways Key Terms Formulas Review Questions Problems This chapter presents some of the fundamental accounting concepts and methods of financial analysis that will be used throughout the book and also throughout the career of any hospitality manager.

We can then calculate the number of rooms sold by dividing total room sales of $1,000,000 by the average room rate of $80, which gives us 12,500 rooms sold. That should match the number of rooms sold on our accounting report. So now we have the units or volume—12,500 rooms sold—but we don’t know if this is better or worse than last year’s monthly sales of $950,000. The answer will come from last year’s accounting reports. If the report tells us that the average rate for last year was $78 and 12,180 rooms were sold, we can multiply these together and get the monthly sales of $950,000.

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