Vice President, Operational Finance in Aqua-Aston Corporate at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 11/29/2020

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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 Title: Vice President Operational Finance

Department: Property Accounting Company:

Job Purpose: 

Looking for a strong hospitality finance professional to join our team as the Vice President of Operational Finance.  This role will be responsible for the oversight of the operational finance teams for the entire portfolio of hotels and restaurants both in the Hawaiian islands, mainland US and Costa Rica.  This position will work hand in hand with the operations team and other executives in the organization.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Maximum of ten responsibilities, in order of percentage of time spent on functions from longest to shortest; do not list anything that does not represent at least 10% of the job’s time.  Please include supervisory responsibilities.
  • Provide strategic leadership, functional guidance, and valuable insights to the operational finance team including all Directors of Finance, operations leaders, partners, owners, executive committees, and department heads for optimal business decisions for the hotels and the overall company.
  • Develop and manage key relationships with the Directors of Finance, Hotel General Managers, and other senior managers to provide financial support and understanding of short and long-term financial plans at the hotels.
  • Review financial performance of hotel departmental/area, analysis of variances, forecasts, budgets.  Challenge existing strategies and/or recommend alternate strategies to continually improve effectiveness of the business or financial management.
  • Coordinate and lead large multi-disciplinary projects including annual budget process, finance transformation initiatives and other special projects.
  • Participate as a member of the “Opening & Transitions Team” to assist with the transition or disposition of properties in the portfolio.
  • Evaluates and ensures policy compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI), accounting policies and procedures, financial controls, and activities within the company.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with owners and boards.  Ensure that the properties are responsive and compliant with required owner reporting and that they respond quickly to questions and requests.  This position will be a direct resource to owners and lenders and will attend owner meetings on an as needed basis.
  • Takes initiative in leading, communicating, offering ideas/recommendations for improvement and in solving problems.

Job Qualifications:  


Bachelor’s degree in business/economics/finance or equivalent

MBA a plus 


Ideal candidates will have multi-property hospitality experience, ideally with both centralized and decentralized finance teams.  Prior experience working with global brands (Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, etc.), independents and/or condo hotels is a plus.  A comprehensive knowledge of accounting and Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry. Candidates should possess strong analytical, strategic planning, technical and communication skills both written and verbal.  An excellent team leader with strong management, mentoring and coaching skills. Strong proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook is required.  Experience with Peoplesoft a plus.


CPA license a plus

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