Director Regional Finance in HHI Marketing and Sales Office at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 7/17/2022

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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 Benefits Available



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.




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

The Regional Director of Finance (RDOF) 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 Regional Vice Presidents to make timely and informed business decisions, optimize business value, and manage financial risk.  Responsible for leading accounting operations in support of and in alignment with M&S operations within a region. 

Fulfills core financial analysis roles, i.e., Planning and Analysis, Business Partner Relations, Commissions, Talent Management, and is accountable for accounting functions, e.g., Cash Deposit, 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 RDOF ensures coordination and communication with Regional/Corporate Business Partners, Field Accounting & Finance, Tax, and corporate based Financial Planning and Analysis groups as appropriate.

Leads site-based Directors of Finance who are the primary Finance and Accounting business partner to Project Directors and 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.



CLS Generic 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. 
  • Works to enhance the organization’s capabilities through effective staffing and development of others by:
    • anticipating staffing requirements by comparing business needs with strengths and weaknesses of existing staff.
    • using appropriate MVW interviewing tools to hire the best managers available from inside or outside.
    • setting and maintaining high standards for team and individual performance.
    • providing timely coaching and feedback.
    • making and rewarding distinctions in performance.
  • 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.
    • working with others to identify and remove barriers to success.
  • Readily critiques own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions (including duties and responsibilities)

Overall Responsibilities

  • Ensures proper and timely on-site financial management, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning of all MVCI "M&S" business units through site DOF.
  • Provides leadership to the Site DOFs.
  • Establishes reporting tools and metrics to consistently measure and evaluate performance in the M&S arena.
  • Supports Marketing & Sales Finance, with leading the region 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 Vice President ("RVP") of M&S and other regional team members for the region.

People Management 

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

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

Leadership

  • Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
  • Leading Through Vision and Values - Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
  • Managing Change - Initiates and/or manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace; serves as role model for how to handle change by maintaining composure and performance level under pressure or when experiencing challenges.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.
  • 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.
  • Strategy Development - Develops business plans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of business plans through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.

Managing Execution

  • Building a Successful Team - Uses an effective interpersonal style to build a cohesive team; inspires and sustains team cohesion and engagement by focusing the team on its mission and importance to the organization.
  • Strategy Execution – Ensures successful execution across of business plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.
  • 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.

Building Relationships

  • Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder 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.
  • Strategic Partnerships - Develops collaborative relationships with fellow employees and business partners by making them feel valued, appreciated, and included; explores partnership opportunities with other people in and outside the organization; influences and leverages corporate and continental shared services and/or discipline leaders (e.g., HR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Revenue Management) to achieve objectives; maintains effective external relations with government, business and industry in respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison between locations, disciplines, and corporate to ensure needed resources are received and corporate strategies are understood and executed.

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

  • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach team, business, and administrative challenges.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Applied Business Knowledge - Evaluates market conditions, organizational objectives, and important aspects of the business to accurately diagnose market opportunities and threats; anticipates opportunities and threats, identify issues, and develop strategies and plans. Aligning individual and team actions with strategies and plans to drive business results.
  • Management of Financial Resources – Determining how money will be spent to get the work done and accounting these expenditures.
  • Continuous Learning - Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application.
  • Strategy Knowledge - Understanding and utilizing professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific strategic work challenges.


CLS Generic Candidate Profile

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

Generally a professional position requiring significant knowledge and experience in one or more disciplines and/or business operations as well as associate management experience. College degree and/or relevant experience generally required.

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

Education

Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting preferred, or related major

  • High School Diploma/GED and equivalent work experience

Experience

  • 10+ years related work experience in finance and accounting


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

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