Regional Director of Finance - Resorts Operation at Marriott Vacation Club® at The Empire Place© with Marriott Vacations Worldwide - Career Site

Date Posted: 9/19/2017

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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.
Job Summary

The Regional Director of Finance (RDOF) Resort Operations (Ops) is a pro-active and trusted business leader who provides financial expertise and leads the delivery of financial analysis and reports that enable business partners to make timely and informed business decisions, optimize business value, and manage financial risk. The RDOF is responsible for leading accounting operations in support of and in alignment with the Operations team.

The accounting operations team consists of Finance and Accounting (F&A) professionals based on-site at various resort locations within Asia or at the regional office (Singapore). The total number of resorts and Clubs in the RDOF's portfolio may vary over time as the company expands the Marriott Vacation Club brand. Accounting operations is responsible for financial compliance and adherence of the management agreements with property owners' associations /Clubs and the financial reporting and analysis of on-site ancillary business operations when applicable.

The RDOF must have a pulse on the business, anticipating the ever-changing environment, while meeting company financial objectives and ensuring compliance of accounting controls within their portfolio of resorts and Clubs.

Providing clear direction through effective communication, setting realistic expectations, developing solutions, monitoring the progress of the team and following-up on status and course correct when necessary, are all key responsibilities of the RDOF. Other core work activities include, but not limited to, business partnering with various stakeholders to positively impact decision outcomes, ensuring the integrity of the financial reporting, and driving improvements to transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness of the reporting.

Job Descriptions

Managing & Leading:

  • Establish F&A goals that are fully aligned with organizational goals and effectively lead change to support company objectives
  • Motivate associates, even if not directly reporting into the MVW structure, often remotely; Motivate and recruit the accounting operations teams within the RDOF's portfolio of resorts/Clubs
  • Direct and continually improve the financial reporting process, including analyzing job tasks and structure to maintain controls, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Leads and provides direction, coaching and guidance to on-site F&A team
  • Actively support the development and training of associates
  • Working with others to identify and remove barriers to success

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Lead the comprehensive annual business plans and LRP for Clubs, property owners' association, the Asia-based Clubs, and on-site ancillary operations, including action plans to meet financial objectives; assist to develop models to assist inventory dedication changes, and maintenance fee assessments at early planning stage.
  • Manage regional cash flow and profit forecasts that facilitate timely adjustments to the business
  • Provide analytical support during budget reviews and capital planning to identify cost savings and productivity opportunities.
  • Manage special projects as directed by the business needs.

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, on site and regional MI teams, corporate and F&A executives, Asset Management, corporate and regional Resort Operations executives, corporate tax, property owners' association and Club Advisory Committees, on-site leaders and associates, internal and external auditors, and third-party vendors/contributors (Body Corporate Manager).
  • Make quality business decisions that thoughtfully weigh the facts and understand the interests of stakeholders involved
  • Manage new site/new Club start up, including pre-opening assessment, working with Asset Management and Resort Operations to positively impact decision outcomes of operational set-up, and F&A recruitment
  • Prepare and deliver regular Advisory Committee meeting presentations

Accounting, Financial Systems & Controls:

  • Responsible for providing direction and ensuring the integrity of the financial reporting and accounting operations of the 3 Asia Club and COA 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 analyzing property level self-assessments and assisting with internal, tax, and regulatory audits
  • Ensure compliance of the Australia Club (Managed Investment Scheme) from an operational standpoint and prepare each year the Members' report; assist statutory and tax filings for each operational entity
  • When required, act as a statutory director for Asia entities.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting preferred; or related major; 10 years related work experience in finance and accounting
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting; or related major; 7 years related work experience in finance and accounting.
  • Experience with US Multi-National Corporation preferred
  • Experience in motivating remote teams
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Strong command of English language required, good written and verbal communication
  • Regular travel to resorts
  • Able to build and maintain rapport with all levels of associates, and external constituencies
  • A team player with ability to collaborate at all levels internally the company and external partners
  • Motivated self-starter, curious, resourceful and independent; keen to learn
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

If you believe you are the one we are seeking, apply here and attach your resume giving full details of qualifications, experience as well as current and expected salary.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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