Assistant Accountant- Financial Services in London Regional Office at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

Job Snapshot

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

Reports to Manager Audit, Tax, Payroll and Financial Accounting:

  • Assists in preparation of Audit File for MVCI Europe Ltd, MGRC Management Ltd and 47 Park St Ltd including lead sheet analysis, GAAP adjustments, PBC file and local book MVGL entries.
  • Preparation and calculation of entries relating to Europe tax planning.
  • Preparation of the UK quarterly VAT returns for the UK entities
  • Manage and maintain the Fixed Asset Register for the UK entities
  • Preparation of weekly/monthly/quarterly management reports.

CRITICAL TASKS

Policies and Procedures

  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary materials and information.
  • Protect the privacy and security of guests and coworkers.
  • Follow company and department policies and procedures.
  • Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.

Communication

  •  Speak to guests and co-workers using clear, appropriate and professional language.
  •  Prepare and review written documents (e.g., daily logs, business letters, memoranda, reports), including proofreading  and editing written information to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  •  Talk with and listen to other employees to effectively exchange information.

Working with Others

§ Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.

§ Handle sensitive issues with employees and/or guests with tact, respect, diplomacy, and confidentiality.

§ Provide a clear, friendly service to all members of the Company and suppliers.

§ Partner with and assist others to promote an environment of teamwork and achieve common goals.

General Finance and Accounting

§ Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.

§ Organize, secure, and maintain all files and records in accordance with document retention and confidentiality policies

and procedures.

§ Record, store, and/or analyze information using property software.

§ Maintain accurate electronic spreadsheets for financial and accounting data.

§ Complete month-end closing procedures and reports as specified.

§ Prepare, maintain, and distribute statistical, financial, accounting, auditing, or payroll reports and tables.

§ Access computerized financial information to answer general questions as well as those related to specific accounts.

§ Generate finance/accounting reports from computer system as needed.

§ Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals,

ledgers, and/or computers.

§ Code documents according to company policies and procedures

Physical Tasks

§ Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.

SITE-SPECIFIC TASKS

Audit Responsibilities

  • Assists in the annual audit process and accounts preparation for MVCI Europe Ltd, MGRC Management Ltd and 47 Park St Ltd.
  • Prepares and posts local GAAP entries required to ensure the General Ledger agrees to the latest signed accounts.
  • Assists in preparation of the tax pack for MVCI Europe Ltd, MGRC Management Ltd and 47 Park St Ltd including detailed analysis of costs.
  • Assists in annual preparation of Withholding Tax schedules and notices for 47 Park St owners.
  • Prepares quarterly analysis of statutory group and audit costs including variance analysis to send to head office.

Month Close Responsibilities

  • Preparation of journals for intercompany interest calculation and applicable tax planning required journal entries.
  • Update the intercompany interest forecast calculations and post any forecast journals required.
  • Post any bank journals required to record transactions and fees for the LRO Natwest bank accounts and prepare monthly BS Recs.
  • Update the Fixed Asset Register, ensuring the Fixed Asset clearing account is reconciled and assists in the annual Fixed Asset audit.
  • Prepare intercompany repayments for MVCI Europe Ltd, MGRC and 47 Park St.
  • Prepare IBP Billing repayment for UK.
  • Prepare MVCI Europe Ltd intercompany billing to Europe, Middle East and US entities including journal preparation and raising of invoices.
  • Prepare BS Recs for Intercompany Billing Accounts 132XXX
  • Prepare BS Recs for UK VAT accounts
  • Prepare all Statutory invoices for intercompany invoices related to charged raised by the LRO Finance team (includes MSA, RSA, Waterfall etc)
  • Prepare monthly VAT working file for MVCI Europe Ltd, MGRC and 47 Park St Ltd including analysis of VAT postings

Quarterly Responsibilities

  • Preparation of UK VAT returns for MVCI Europe Ltd, MGRC Mgmt Ltd and 47 Park St Ltd and monthly SOX reconciliations for MVCI Europe Ltd.
  • Update the analysis of Customer Deposits for the bonding level of the PCO Trust. Arrange bank transfers as necessary to maintain correct bonding level.

Reporting Responsibilities -- preparing analysis directly for SVP EME

  • Monthly preparation of European Dashboard P&L analysis
  • Weekly sales flash summary
  • Monthly preparation of the Guest Satisfaction Survey graphical results
  • Monthly preparation of the European forecast graphs
  • Quarterly preparation of the UK Consumer Finance dashboard

Other

§ Perform all tasks in a timely manner ensuring all deadlines are met.

§ Perform other related tasks as assigned by management.

§ Comply with MVWC International policies and procedures.

§ Be proactive and have a flexible approach to work, meeting the needs of the team and the business at all times.

§ Maintain an attitude and commitment to provide excellent service to all customers and associates.

§ Respond sensitively to the needs and feelings of others, regardless of status or position; accept interpersonal differences and maintain a constructive rapport with all associates and customers.

§ Maintain a working knowledge of all MVWC product lines.

§ Maintain computer systems knowledge (Windows 10, email, Excel, Peoplesoft, Word etc.).

§ Work with all MVWC colleagues as a team, supporting the needs within that team and those of the business at all times.

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

Personal Attributes

§ Integrity

§ Dependability

§ Positive Demeanor

§ Initiative

§ Presentation

Interpersonal Skills

§ Team Work

§ Diversity Relations

§ Customer Service Orientation

§ Interpersonal Skills

Communications

§ Electronic Communication

§ Communication

§ Listening

§ English Language Proficiency

§ Form, Report, and Log Completion

Analytical Skills

§ Arithmetic Computation

§ Computer Skills

§ Learning

Organization

§ Multi-Tasking

§ Time Management

§ Detail Orientation

General Finance and Accounting

Microsoft Office, esp Excel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

A-Level equivalent, AAT, ACCA, CIMA studier/part qualified/finalist.

Related Work Experience

- Working knowledge of PeopleSoft General Ledger is desirable.

- Previous experience of financial accounting (VAT, audits etc) is desirable

Supervisory Experience

No supervisory experience is required

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

§ All MVCI London Associates,

§ 47 Park Street and MGRC Associates,

§ US Treasury and Accounting Services Department

§ US Tax Department

§ External Auditors

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

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