Area Director of Finance in Phuket Beach Club at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 10/14/2021

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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.

Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes a high level of specialized knowledge and skill in a discipline (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) area to support department and/or function objectives. Generally, works with considerable independence, developing operating plans and related operational processes for own department and monitoring the flow of work between own department and others in alignment with broader business objectives, selecting and developing effective managers and work teams, and managing own organization through reliable systems and processes.




The Area Director of Finance (ADOF) Marketing and Sales (M&S) is a pro-active and trusted business leader who provides financial expertise and leads the delivery of financial analysis and reports that enable Marketing and Sales Leadership to make timely and informed business decisions, optimize business value, and manage financial risk.  Responsible for leading M&S Finance and Accounting team in Thailand and Australia and provide support to Singapore. 

Fulfills core financial analysis roles, i.e., Planning and Analysis, Business Partner Relations, Commissions, Talent Management, and is accountable for accounting functions, e.g. Payroll, Site Audits, and Internal Controls.  In the fulfillment of these roles, the ADOF delivers financial and performance analysis that facilitate effective strategic and tactical decisions that drive profitable growth or decline strategies, business performance, and better manage business complexity.  As a result, the ADOF ensures coordination and communication with Sites/Regional/Corporate Business Partners, Field Accounting & Finance, Tax, and corporate based Financial Planning and Analysis groups as appropriate.

Leads site-based Directors of Finance/Managers who are the primary Finance and Accounting business partner to Site department leaders.  Oversees site adherence to and the continuous improvement of accounting and financial analysis processes, practices, and procedures by ensuring compliance with GAAP and company policies, e.g., MVW-P66 and Sarbanes Oxley.  Additionally, the delivery of site based financial and business performance analysis, reporting of cash flow modeling and financial statements, e.g. profit and loss statements, balance sheet statements, forecasts, budgets, strategic plan projections, return on invested capital optimization, asset disposition and restructuring.

Specific Candidate Profile

Education

CPA Qualified

Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting

Experience

  • 10+ years related work experience in finance and accounting
  • Strong local statutory knowledge preferred.
  • Cluster experience is an advantage




Expected Contributions

  • Develops operating plans and workable business processes for own department in alignment with function strategy.
  • Manages larger business processes and/or projects, setting priorities and measurable objectives, monitoring and reporting on the process, progress and results. Typically influences work of cross-functional or extended teams.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on business requests that have broader department impact and/or moderate risk.  Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Ensures proper and timely financial management, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning of all MVCI "M&S" business units through Site F&A Team.
  • Provides leadership to the Site DOFs/Managers.
  • Establishes reporting tools and metrics to consistently measure and evaluate performance in the M&S arena in collaboration with Regional teams.
  • Supports Marketing & Sales Finance, with leading the cluster in continuous improvement for M&S finance practices and procedures.
  • Provides support and training to enable exemplary performance in cross-functional environment.
  • Provides support and analysis for Regional leaders of M&S

People Management 

  • Works to enhance the organization’s capabilities through effective staffing and development of the Finance M&S team.
  • Leads and provides direction, coaching and guidance to Site DOFs/Managers and associates. 
  • Actively support the development and training of associates

Sales & Marketing Support

  • Develops strong knowledge of key business factors and works with the business leaders to drive cost effective Marketing.
  • Leads the preparation of strategic plans/long range plans, budgets and forecasts for all M&S business units.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on business requests that have broader department impact and/or moderate risk.  Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization.
  • Monitors and controls project budgets, commitments and final costs.
  • Prepares pro forma economic performance models and forecasts.
  • Manages new site start up: Pre-opening assessment, operational set up, recruitment.
  • Reviews and analyzes M&S strategies, program costs and commissions.  Forwards recommendation to Project Directors for implementation.
  • Manages special projects as directed by the business needs.

Department Management

  • Identifies, develops and implements improvement to operating plans and workable business processes for Thailand, Australia & Singapore in alignment with function strategy.
  • Manages larger business processes and/or projects, setting priorities and measurable objectives, monitoring and reporting on the process, progress and results. Typically influences work of cross-functional or extended teams.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization.
    • assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals.
    • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.
    • taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward.
    • developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information.
    • balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization. 
  • Works with others to identify and remove barriers to success.
  • Obtains a thorough understanding of the accounting system to maximize the quality of management reporting.
  • Ensures adequate balance sheet reconciliations each operating period.
  • Documents operational processes and maintains a strong environment of financial controls.
  • Ensures timely and adequate local statutory filings.

Leadership, managing execution, building relationships, generating talent and organizational capability and learning and applying professional expertise are required competency for this position.

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