Staff Accountant at Westwood Corporate Headquarters with Marriott Vacations Worldwide - Career Site

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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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 general knowledge and skill in a discipline area (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Resources, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) to support team and/or department objectives. Generally works under close supervision or within well-established guidelines to complete routine tasks.

Job Summary

As a member of the Accounting Services department, the Staff Accountant contributes specialized knowledge in the shared services accounting process including inter-company and inter-unit transactions. The Staff Accountant supports the period close process as well as prepares and interprets results for business operations during the period, quarter, and year-end close process as well as coordination and consolidation of financial data needed for use in these processes.


Expected Contributions

  • Performs the following types of basic tasks: journal entries, reconciliations, analysis, research, and report generation.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on standard/routine business requests with limited risk.
  • Responsible for own work and contributing to team, department and/or business results. May direct work of non-management staff.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:

- utilizing technical knowledge and skills to enhance business processes.

- establishing priorities for self and, where appropriate, others.

- allocating own time effectively to meet goals in a manner that does not disadvantage other associates or groups.

- contributing to department/unit budget as appropriate (i.e., input, following guidelines, etc).

  • 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

  • Reviews financial data to ensure it is in compliance with MVCI's policies and procedures.
  • Completes period end closing process, including journal entries, financial statement activity and reporting for all appropriate departments.
  • Performs reconciliations, journal entries, and related research.
  • Ensures necessary adjusting journal entries are completed in timely manner.
  • Responsible for MIP-66 account reconciliations
  • Responsibilities also include providing ad hoc reports for management.
  • Assists with preparation of audit work papers
  • Performs special projects as required.

Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows: Usually a professional position with general knowledge in a discipline (i.e., Accounting, Human Resources, Information Resources). College degree and/or related experience typically required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in accounting role. 
  • BS/BA in accounting preferred or equivalent on-the-job-experience.
  • Proficiency in PC-based applications, including Excel, MS access and Word.
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred.
  • Proven analytical skills including the ability to reconcile accounts and explain variances.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Detail oriented highly-developed organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.

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


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