Sr Financial Analyst IT Operations in MVW Corporate Headquarters at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 4/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes specialized knowledge and skill in a discipline (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Resources, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) area to support team and/or department business objectives. Generally works under limited supervision, but within established guidelines, producing and analyzing more complex business information to assist in the decision making process.

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

The Sr. Financial Analyst IT Operations Finance & Accounting works with a high degree of independence, supporting function strategy and facilitating the flow of work between own department, Information Technology, and process areas in alignment with broader business objectives.  This role is responsible for supporting all financial aspects of IT Operations as it relates to analysis, reporting, control and governance, as well as special projects.

The Sr. Financial Analyst IT Operations Finance & Accounting reports and work closely with the Sr. Manager of IT Finance & Accounting in functions like monthly closing & reporting, allocations, leasing, budgeting, forecasting and analysis for over $125M of annual IT spending.  The Sr. Financial Analyst will analyze variances, implement controls and processes over the Budget and Strategic Plan cycles. This role will also ensure the accuracy of vendor invoices and resolution of issues related to vendor invoices as appropriate. The Sr. Financial Analyst of IT Operations Finance and Accounting may also participate in transformation initiatives in support of IT’s overall strategic and business imperatives.     

Expected Contributions

  • Contributes to team, department and/or business results by performing more complex quantitative and qualitative analysis for business processes and/or projects. Often manages small projects, business processes or parts of larger ones.
  • Responds to and contributes to decisions on more complex/non-routine business requests with limited to moderate risk. 
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • identifying opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of business processes.
    • providing training and technical guidance to less senior staff, where appropriate, and serving as point-of-contact for problem resolution.
    • participating in setting department operating plans.
    • recognizing and celebrating team successes.
    • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.
  • 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)

  • Support the IT budget, forecast, strategic plan, IT allocations and monthly close financial consolidation process.
  • Assist in monitoring and conducting monthly analysis of controllable and consulting spending (i.e., headcount expenses, health and welfare plan expenses, equipment lease accounting, data lines, systems, project recurring costs, chargeability, etc.) to support IT management.
  • Contribute to the development and redesign of financial models and reports while performing continuous improvements.
  • Participate in the close processes including the preparation of reports and value-added analysis.
  • Evaluate current overall financial processes and implement continuous improvements including streamlining processes to enable the IT Finance team to deliver proficient services.
  • Ensure vendor bills are accurate and assist in the resolution of any issues.
  • Help improve governance around vendor invoicing processes.
  • Arrange all necessary information to fulfill Tax & Treasury requirements.
  • Assist in the development of discipline and enterprise policies and guidelines to facilitate a strong internal control environment and ensure full compliance to help support the IT Function.
  • Participate and contribute to ad-hoc special projects and other strategic IT initiatives, as assigned.

Candidate Profile

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

Generally a professional position with specific knowledge and experience in a discipline (e.g., Accounting, Human Resources, Information Resources) and associate management.  College degree and/or relevant experience typically required.

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

  • BS or BA degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent relevant experience.
  • CPA or MBA preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant progressive experience, preferably in a multi-faceted corporate setting.
  • Intermediate to advance knowledge of Excel and financial modelling.
  • Must have strong business judgment, analytical skills, and conceptual thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at all levels in an organization and encourage business partnering.
  • Superior organizational skills, ability to complete multiple, concurrent tasks, and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, one-on-one, group).
  • Project and process management skills with attention to detail.
  • High degree of energy, self-confidence, integrity and drive.
  • Hands-on problem solver and team player.
  • Peoplesoft General Ledger/AP.

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