Director of Finance in Marriott's Newport Coast® Villas at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Call Center

Date Posted: 8/26/2019

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Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

Relocation assistance provided.

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Finance and Accounting, (DOF), Resort Operations (Ops) is a pro-active and trusted business leader who provides financial and accounting expertise to Resort Operations on-site leaders to make timely and informed business decisions, optimize business value, and manage financial risk. Responsible for financial compliance and adherence of the management agreement with the nonprofit property owners' association, as well as, financial and accounting reporting and analysis of the on-site ancillary business operations.

Develop, implement and support the delivery of financial products and services to meet the needs of the organization. Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), corporate policies and standards e.g., MVW-66 and Sarbanes Oxley. Oversees day to day operations by providing leadership, guidance and support to the sites Finance & Accounting (F&A) team by directing, planning, managing and executing against deliverables in a timely fashion. The four core work activities include, but not limited to, leading a team of on-site F&A professionals, business partnering with various stakeholders to execute and meet financial objectives, financial statement review and analysis, and implementation and compliance of accounting controls.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting preferred, or related major; 6-8 years related work experience in finance and accounting; or,
  • High School Diploma/GED and equivalent work experience

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Strategic Planning & Business Partnerships:

  • Utilize effective relationship building skills with a broad range of business partners to gain trust, positively impact decision outcomes, and mitigate risk to the organization. Stakeholders include, but not limited to, property owners' association Board of Directors, corporate and regional F&A executives, corporate and regional Resort Operations executives, on-site leaders and associates, internal and external auditors, corporate tax, and third-party vendors.
  • Make quality business decisions that thoughtfully weigh the facts and understand the interests of stakeholders involved
  • Drive comprehensive annual business plans for property owners' association and on-site ancillary operations, including action plans to meet financial objectives
  • Manage cash flow and profit forecasts that facilitate timely adjustments to the business by stakeholders

Accounting, Financial Systems & Controls:

  • Responsible for providing direction and ensuring the integrity of the financial reporting and accounting operations through a strong internal controls environment, including the compliance to company standards and policies, General Accepted Accounting Principles, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Provide oversight to audit processes by conducting property level self-assessments and assisting with internal, tax, and regulatory audits
  • Prepare data and information to auditors for annual property owners' association external audit, including clear and concise variance explanations demonstrating a thorough understanding of the financial statements
  • Knowledge of property owners' association governing documents and state statutes and rules as it relates to association financial management

Managing & Leading:

  • Motivate, coach, train, and recruit a team of on-site F&A professionals
  • Provide hands-on, real time accounting and financial analysis expertise to Resort Operations on-site leaders and property owners' association Board of Directors
  • Develop F&A goals that are fully aligned with organizational goals and effectively lead change to support company objectives
  • Train non-financial Resort Operations on-site leaders as appropriate in order to enhance business understanding
  • Working with others to identify and remove barriers to success

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Provide analytical support during budget reviews and capital planning to identify cost savings and productivity opportunities
  • Provide on-going analytical support by monitoring actual financial results against previously projected revenues and expenses, provide variance explanations, and plans for profit improvement
  • Review and analyze balance sheet reconciliations for completeness and accuracy, providing solutions and guidance for unreconciled items
  • Direct and continually improve the financial reporting process, including analyzing job tasks and structure to maintain controls, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Manage special projects as directed by the business needs

MANAGEMENT COMPETENICES

Leadership

  • Adaptability - Determines how change impacts self and others; displays flexibility in adjusting priorities; and communicates both the reasons for change and how it impacts the workplace.
  • Communication - Customizes approach to conveying complex information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner; appropriately interprets verbal and non-verbal behavior; and models active listening to ensure understanding.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Models and coaches others on breaking complex issues into manageable parts, identifying and evaluating alternatives and their implications before making decisions, and involving and gaining agreement from others when making key decisions.
  • Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.

Managing Execution

  • Building and Contributing to Teams - Leads and participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.
  • Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required
  • Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements for self and/or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships

  • Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.
  • Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company's service standards
  • Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

  • Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of team assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
  • Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

  • Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.
  • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach team, business, and administrative challenges.
    • Management of Capital Resources - Determines the appropriate allocation of money used to accomplish work goals, and submits expenses according to guidelines; appropriately utilizes and maintains equipment, facilities, and materials needed to perform work activities.
    • Purchasing and Materials Management - Knowledge of practices and procedures needed to maintain material, equipment and supplies; including vendor identification and contract negotiation, supply requisition and purchasing, inventory control, and when appropriate identification of environmentally-appropriate materials.
    • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Technical Acumen- Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges.
    • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of P&L statements, operating budgets, forecasting and scheduling, and the reporting of financial data
    • Auditing and Reconciliation - The ability to recognize, research, and resolve discrepancies in financial data, and create flow charts on main accounting and control cycles (A/R, AP, Cash) to facilitate understanding of key control points.
    • General Finance and Accounting - The ability to perform bookkeeping procedures, proficiently use financial systems technology, and accurately complete general ledger entries; knowledge of database structures in order to obtain financial queries; establish Cash flow statements and cash flow forecast with a good understanding the financials flows and the working capital needs.
    • Analysis - The ability to create and maintain spreadsheets as well as analyze and summarize financial data using appropriate financial software.
    • Accounting Knowledge - Knowledge of general accounting principles and current company accounting policies and procedures. This includes general accounting and financial reporting, auditing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
    • Accounting and Internal Control Knowledge - Knowledge of local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (local GAAP), Marriott International Policies (MIP), and International Standard Operating Procedures (ISOPs).
    • Legal - Ability to read and understand basic contract elements, e.g. royalty fees, management agreement, terms, priorities and profit distribution.
    • Auditing Skills - The ability to perform auditing procedures, including the ability to recognize, research, and resolve discrepancies in financial data.
    • Payroll Systems - Knowledge of local payroll reporting and tax requirements, ability to effectively record wages/tax liabilities, and operate payroll software applications, including understanding the features and functions of the applications.
    • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable - Knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes, including knowledge of sub ledger reconciliation and controls.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

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