Assistant Controller at Grande Vista Sales with Marriott Vacations Worldwide - Career Site

Date Posted: 12/6/2017

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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.

**Must be able to speak Spanish**

JOB SUMMARY

The Assistant Controller supports the Director of Finance in delivering financial and performance analyses that facilitate effective strategic and tactical decisions to drive profitable growth or decline strategies, business performance, and better manage business complexity. Provides financial expertise; develops, implements and supports the delivery of financial products and services to meet the needs of the site. Ensures site compliance within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), corporate policies and standards e.g., MVW-66 and Sarbanes Oxley.

Manages the day to day operations by providing leadership, guidance and support to sites F&A team. Additionally, is responsible for directing, planning, managing and executing against deliverables in a timely fashion. Responsible for period, quarter and end of year closing, forecasting, auditing and ensuring proper controls are in place to mitigate risks for the organization.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

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

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Accounting, Financial Systems & Controls:

  • Analyzes and compiles financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicates monthly and annual financial results to multiple business partners.
  • Ensures profits and losses are documented accurately.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance to corporate standards and policies to ensure appropriate controls and processes that comply with Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
  • Aides in the development and maintenance of sound business practices and introduction of controls necessary to protect the Company's assets and interests, and further ensures compliance with these controls. Manages the balance sheet reconciliation process for M&S.
  • Obtains a thorough understanding of the accounting system to maximize the quality of management reporting.
  • Supports audit processes by conducting self-audits and providing information to internal audit department as necessary. Assists locations in preparation for audits and implementation of corrective action plans for areas identified for improvement. Prepare periodic & quarterly Controls Self Assessments.
  • Ensures timely communication & submission of payroll critical data to partnering departments (Accounting Services & Human Resources / Compensation).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
  • Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Supports a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability and manage business risks. Assist in formulating accounting policies, processes and SOPs
  • Leverages centralized accounting processes and shared services.

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Provides on going analytical support. Monitors actual and projected results to ensure financial goals are met while providing support for the cause of financial variances. Assists in identifying opportunities to improve profitability.
  • Accurately reports and analyzes revenue, cost, profit, and cash flow deviations from budget and forecast. Develops period forecasts and analyzes the information against budget by interacting with M&S operations.
  • Supports the compensation planning process by providing analysis of potential financial impact, and compliance to company strategy
  • Prepare and analyze forecast for M&S.
  • Participate in the Budget & LRP process.
  • Assist in developing planning models/tools to facilitate business decisions.
  • Assist on cross-functional projects requiring finance expertise.
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis as per business needs on specific projects.

Providing Financial Information and Guidance to Others:

  • Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant financial information in a timely manner.
  • Attends critique meetings to review information with management team.
  • Advises the Director of Finance on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.
  • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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.
  • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach team, business, and administrative 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.
    • Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.
      • Mathematical Reasoning - Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
      • Oral Comprehension - Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
      • Reading Comprehension - Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
      • Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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

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