Accountant at Singapore Regional Office with Marriott Vacations Worldwide - Career Site

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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This role reports to the Finance Manager and primarily focuses on the execution of period close and balance sheet management , statutory and financial reporting across APAC under a strong internal control environment. In performing the duties, legal regulations, GAAP as well as operating procedures of Marriott Vacation Club International must be complied with.

Position requires strong collaboration with other team members and other departments in ensuring the day to day accounting functions under the Finance Manager's responsibility are operating smoothly.


Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals

1. Accounting and Period Close Execution.

i. Ensure all financial closing timelines are metEnsure overall processing integrity and accuracy.

ii. Analyze monthly financials variances against prior month or prior quarter, forecast and budget.

iii. Ensure all accruals, amortizations and period close journal entries are prepared accurately and on a timely manner.

iv. Review of all bank activities before close to fix reconciling items before period close.

v. Recommend and implement improvements to the close process where possible.

2. Balance Sheet Management

i. Prepares schedules and reconciliations to support period close balance sheet positions.

ii. Ensure all balance sheet reconciliation are supported with adequate documentation.

iii. Investigate reconciling items and ensure corrections are made all issues identified during the reconciliation review process in the next reporting period.

iv. Manage construction in progress positions and fixed assets register for AP2 and AP3 Clubs.

3. Development Accounting

i. Record entries to correct Peoplesoft GL string and project ID.

ii. Responsible for tracking APAC's Development and A&C cashflow.

iii. Maintain periodic development and project tracking reports, as the business requires.

4. -Ad Hoc Support & Requests

i. Backup for accounts payable and bank operations, as required.

ii. Participate in finance projects as the business requires.

iii. Perform analyses on an ad hoc basis as required and assist on other accounting works as required by the business.

iv. Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

v. Informs and/or updates superiors and peers on relevant information in a timely manner.

vi. Creates written and verbal presentations effectively.

vii. Listens and responds to associate's needs.

viii. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism at all times.

5. Inter-company and International Billings

i. Check that inter-company billings are valid and well supported.

ii. Challenges billings that are incorrect, invalid or not adequately supported

iii. Raise inter-company recharges and book billing to correct operating unit and account code.

iv. Confirm, reconcile and settle inter-company balances monthly.

v. Perform inter-company reconciliation on a timely manner and ensure reconciliation are supported with documentation.

vi. Perform inter-company settlement on a timely manner.


i. Prepare schedules for audit, tax and other statutory purpose.

ii. Assist with statutory audit and SOX compliance.


  • Diploma/ Degree/ Professional Qualification in Accounting with at least 2- 3 years post-qualification experience, preferably in US MNCs.
  • Solid functional background in General Ledger Accounting
  • Experience with balance sheet reconciliations.
  • A team player with ability to collaborate with functional departments and external partners
  • Motivated self-starter, resourceful and independent
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • 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
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially excel.
  • Ability to be flexible with job duties and scope of work
  • Enthusiastic individual with excellent organizational and communicational skills and attention to detail
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and other language skill advantage.

Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.

  • o Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
  • o Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
  • o Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • o Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • o Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.