Director of Finance
Ben Mealer joined SMASHotels in 2013 as the Director of Finance and currently oversees hotel accounting, accounts payable processes, centralized sales tax reporting, centralized payroll processing, internal audit, credit practices and information services. He established and manages the centralized accounting functions for the company’s properties, standardizing processes and implementing enterprise technology. He focuses on comprehensive yet efficient accounting and reporting solutions. Mr. Mealer also serves as the Director of Finance of theWit Hotel where he brings his established theoretical food and beverage cost controls to effectively manage F&B in all outlets of the hotel.
Mr. Mealer started in the hotel industry at the Eaglewood Resort as the Income Auditor. He then moved on to Keylime Cove Water Resort where he assisted in opening the property and building the chart of accounts and the financial statements. As the Assistant Director of Finance, Mr. Mealer was able to evolve the payroll system to an automated system and online application system for Human Resources. He also transformed Accounts Payable to a paperless system and developed a customized cash flow statement.
Mr. Mealer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Accounting.