Assistant Finance Manager in MVW AP Regional Office at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 2/22/2020


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

This role reports to the Senior Finance Manager and is responsible for all finance and accounting activities including Marketing & Sales (M&S) Operations in the Asia Pacific region, which includes execution of month-end close and balance sheet management under a strong internal control environment. The role also takes charge of the Accounts Payable function in the region. In performing the duties, legal regulations, GAAP as well as operating procedures of Marriott Vacations Worldwide must be complied with.

Position requires relevant experience in Accounts Payable function, strong collaboration with other team members and other departments, willing to be hands on, able to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment and a team player with strong organizational and communication skills.

Core Work Activities

1. Accounting and Month End Close Execution

  • Ensure all financial closing timelines are met. Ensure overall processing integrity and accuracy.
  • Ensure all month-end close journal entries are prepared/reviewed accurately and on a timely manner.
  • Clear understanding of financial transactions and results for all operating units within area of responsibility.
  • Implement/Support process improvements for the Accounts Payable and team financial closing processes. Document the effectiveness and/or efficiency of process improvement.

2. Balance Sheet Management

  • Prepare and/or review monthly balance sheet schedules and reconciliations.
  • Ensure all balance sheet reconciliation are supported with adequate documentation.
  • Investigate reconciling items and ensure corrections are made, and all issues identified during the reconciliation review process in the next reporting period.
  • Improvise and standardize balance sheet reconciliations/schedules documentation across entities within area of responsibility.

3. Statutory and Corporate Reporting

  • Manage completion of statutory reporting for entities under your responsibility area within timelines.
  • Ensure GST and WHT are filed timely and accurately.
  • Provide adequate support to Global tax tam on various tax queries for your responsibility area (e.g. CIT).
  • Ensure clear reconciliation and documentation between management accounts (US GAAP) and local statutory accounts.
  • Assist with assessment on impact of new accounting standards on local statutory report (e.g. Lease Accounting, etc.)

4. Accounts Payable

  • Responsible for Accounts Payable in assigned countries.
  • Manage Accounts Payable team.
  • Document and standardize policies and procedures related to Accounts Payable, ensuring that adequate controls are in place.

5. Cash management

  • Manage cashflow requirements of your responsible entities.
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager to assess best position for the responsible entities’ cash management.

6. Internal Controls

  • Balance sheet reconciliations performed, and reconciling items cleared in the following month and ensuring account balances are correct and meaningful.
  • Document the nature and purpose of balance sheet accounts and the transactions flow though (i.e. accounting entries).
  • Favorable results of internal and external audit under your responsibility areas.
  • Develop and update SOPs/Job Aids regularly.
  • Assist in formulating processes and SOPs, if needed

7. Ad Hoc Support & Requests

  • Perform analyses on an ad hoc basis as required and assist on other accounting works as required by the business.
  • Strong collaboration and support all business partners.
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Gain a good understanding of the business and MVW processes in order to provide good support to all business partners.

Candidate Profile

  • Diploma/Degree in Accounting with at least 5-6 years of accounting/audit experience.
  • Solid functional background in accounting operation (including GL).
  • Significant experience with balance sheet reconciliation.
  • Experience in Accounts Payable Function
  • Experience in a high-growth, rapidly-changing culture. Must be able to work with a strong sense of urgency, both as an individual contributor as a team player.
  • Experience with US Multi-National Corporation and US GAAP preferred.
  • Proficient MS Office skills, in particular advanced MS Excel
  • Keen eye for details with an aptitude for numbers
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • A team player with ability to collaborate with functional departments and external partners
  • Motivated self-starter, resourceful and independent
  • Well-organised and capable of managing multiple priorities effectively
  • Strong business integrity and holds sensitive information in confidence
  • Understands and possesses the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to be flexible with job duties and scope of work
  • Enthusiastic individual with excellent organizational and communicational skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and other language skill advantage.