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Director Finance Refurbishment in Westwood Corporate Headquarters at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 6/5/2019

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.

Generic Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes a high level of specialized knowledge and skill in a discipline (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Resources, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) area to support department and/or function objectives. Generally works with considerable independence, developing operating plans and related operational processes for own department in alignment with broader business objectives. Responsible for selection, supervision and development of staff in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Specific Job Summary

Manage the accounting and reporting of multiple refurbishment projects at all stages of their life cycle. Responsible for accurate and timely financial management, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting of project spending totaling $100M plus annually. Interpret and analyze financial results to support profit reporting, budget variances and project closeout. Partner with Resort Refurbishment Services team to identify and mitigate project risks to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget. Maintain a solid and positive relationship with Condominium Owner's Association (COA) in respect to contracts, invoices and cash collection. Maintain an environment of strong financial control and monitor compliance with company policies and procedures. Provide leadership in the development of improved accounting policies, procedures and reporting tools. Supervise and train the accounting support staff.

Generic Expected Contributions

  • Develops operating plans and workable business processes for own department in alignment with function strategy.
  • Manages larger business processes and/or projects, setting priorities and measurable objectives, monitoring and reporting on the process, progress and results. Typically influences work of cross-functional or extended teams.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on business requests that have broader department impact and/or moderate risk. Presents alternative solutions to business issues by leveraging the broader organization.
  • Works to enhance the organization's capabilities through effective staffing and development of others by:

- anticipating staffing requirements by comparing business needs with strengths and weaknesses of existing staff.

- coaching own team to collaborate with others.

- using appropriate MVW interviewing tools to hire the best people available from inside or outside.

- establishing goals and delegating tasks appropriately.

- providing timely coaching and feedback

- making and rewarding distinctions in performance.

- engaging in progressive disciplinary processes, when appropriate.

  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:

- acting in a consultative fashion to implement programs impacting the broader organization.

- assisting in the development and communication of broader organizational goals.

- achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.

- taking calculated risks to move the department or team forward.

- developing and using systems to organize and keep track of information.

- balancing the interests of own group with the interests of the organization.

- working with others to identify and remove barriers to success.

  • Readily critiques own behavior to acknowledge mistakes and improve future leadership performance and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions

  • Manages project forecasting, actuals and budgeted costs.
  • Captures and monitor all commitments on a timely basis, performing financial due diligence review of contracts and change orders, and ensuring approval in accordance with company policy.
  • Reviews and supervises the processing and payment of contractor / consultant payment applications and other project expenditures.
  • Maintains a strong system of control within Resort Refurbishment Services by (including but not limited to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements):Leads accounting team in creation and utilization of improved reporting tools, processes and procedures.
    • Confirms compliance with company policies and procedures.
    • Reconciles refurbishment related balance sheet accounts monthly, including reconciliations of Job Cost to General Ledger.
    • Ensures financial representation at all major bid openings.
  • Identifies and evaluates opportunities to assist business in monitoring and lowering refurbishment costs.
  • Provides financial analysis of general contractors bidding on major projects - identify any contractors that could be a financial risk to the project.
  • Performs reporting of project expenditures and forecasting of annual refurbishment cash flows.
  • Partners with the refurbishment management team to prepare total project forecasts.
  • Work with Resort Refurbishment Services team to establish revenue and expense projections for Budget, Long Range Plan, and participative forecasts.
  • Monthly review the revenue and expense actuals compared to budget/forecast and provide variance explanations.
  • Evaluate and monitor Resort Refurbishment Services billing rates to determine and ensure rates are covering department costs.
  • Responsible for maintaining billing schedule in accordance with Refurbishment Services Agreement with COA and for reviewing invoices to COA's.
  • Review all Refurbishment Services Agreements to understand terms of contract as well as confirm revenue and costs are accounted for accurately.
  • In accordance with agreements, oversee project closeout to ensure billings to COA's and projects costs are finalized and reconciled.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training, supervision, and development.
  • Conducts financial analysis to support managerial decision-making and special projects as requested.

Generic Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Generally a professional position requiring significant knowledge and experience in one or more disciplines and/or business operations and associate management. College degree and/or relevant experience generally required.

Specific Candidate Profile

  • BS or BA Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related major or equivalent work experience.
  • CPA preferred.
  • 6-8 years related work experience accounting & finance experience.
  • Knowledge of real estate development or construction industry.
  • Basic understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404.
  • Public accounting experience a plus.
  • 3-5 years management experience.
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Goal oriented with the drive and commitment to meet and exceed deadlines and expectations.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with a balance of assertive and cooperative characteristics.
  • Ability to work with associates at all levels of the organization and in a project team environment.
  • Proven analytic approach to problems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and construction job cost systems.
  • Microsoft Access Database experience preferred.

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


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