Financial Analyst in Westin Kierland Villas at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Call Center

Date Posted: 10/2/2020

Job Snapshot

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.

Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes general knowledge and skill in a discipline area (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) to support team and/or department objectives.  Generally works under close supervision or within well-established guidelines to complete routine tasks.

Specific Job Summary (describe the nature and purpose of the position)

The Financial Analyst assists the Director of Finance and Accounting, Field Operations (DOF) with financial compliance and adherence of the management agreement with the nonprofit property owners’ association and the financial and accounting reporting and analysis of the on-site ancillary business operations.

Maintain strong internal controls environment, including the compliance to company standards, policies, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Responsible for period, quarter and end of year closing, forecasting, auditing and ensuring proper controls are in place to mitigate risks for the organization. Core work activities include, but not limited to, business partnering with various stakeholders to meet financial objectives, financial statement review and analysis, and compliance of accounting controls.

Expected Contributions

  • Contributes to team, department and/or business results by performing the following types of basic tasks:  analysis, auditing, budgeting, forecasting, programming, research, report generation, and software integration.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on standard/routine business requests with limited risk.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • utilizing technical knowledge and skills to enhance business processes.
    • establishing priorities for self and, where appropriate, others.
    • allocating own time effectively to meet goals in a manner that does not disadvantage other associates or groups.
    • contributing to department/unit budget as appropriate (i.e., input, following guidelines, etc).
  • Demonstrates an awareness of personal strengths and areas for improvement and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions (including duties and responsibilities)

Accounting, Controls, and Financial Analysis:

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and in format approved by company policy.
  • Research and document variances from actual results compared to budget and previous forecast
  • Ensure balance sheet accounts are supported by appropriate documentation.
  • Ensure tax rates used for sales and use tax are current and proper amounts are collected and/or accrued
  • Conduct property level self-assessments and assist with internal, tax, and regulatory audits.  Assist the Director of Finance with completing action plans to rectify deficiencies.
  • 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.
  • Provide analytical support during budget reviews and capital planning to identify cost savings and productivity opportunities.
  • Assist with cash flow and profit forecasts that facilitate timely adjustments to the business by on-site leaders, including the accurate payment and recording of intercompany transfers.

Managing and 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 on-site leaders and associates, corporate and regional F&A executives, corporate and regional Resort Operations executives, internal and external auditors, corporate tax, corporate Accounting Shared Services Group, property owners’ association Board of Directors, and third-party vendors.
  • Make quality business decisions that thoughtfully weigh the facts and understand the interests of stakeholders involved.
  • Create a positive work environment with collaborative relationships that encourages others and celebrates successes.
  • Provide hands-on, real time accounting and financial analysis expertise to Resort Operations on-site leaders
  • Assist with training non-financial Resort Operations on-site leaders as appropriate in order to enhance business understanding.
  • Performs reasonable request as assigned.

Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Usually a professional position with general knowledge in a discipline (i.e., Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology) and associate management.  College degree and/or related experience typically required.

Specific Candidate Profile  (the education, experience, skills and attributes that are important for this position)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting preferred, or related major; 0-2 years related work experience in finance and accounting; or,
  • High School Diploma/GED and equivalent work experience

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