Director of Finance - Resort Complex in Orlando at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

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.

The Director of Finance functions as a multiple properties’ strategic financial business leader.  This role is responsible for overseeing the Sheraton PGA, Vistana Beach Club and Harborside Atlantis properties. As a member of the Leadership Team, the position champions, develops and implements multi-properties and company-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the property and its associates.  The Director of Finance interfaces with the Association(s) Board of Directors, and establishes a relationship as a business partner. The Director of Finance is responsible for monitoring the financial performance, ancillary business performance, Board Relations and Board Governance issues. The position provides the financial expertise to enable the successful implementation of the property’s service strategy and initiatives, while working within the budget guidelines.  In addition, creates and executes a budget and business plan that is aligned with the Association and Company business strategy and focuses on the execution of financial and accounting activities and the delivery of desirable financial results. Safeguard assets by creating and maintaining sound internal control systems. Hire the most professional, service-oriented, dedicated highly skilled, trained staff available.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ensuring P&L Accuracy - Ensuring Profits and Losses are documented accurately. Produces accurate forecasts that enable operations to react to changes in the business.
  • Improving Profit - Developing means to improve profit, for the Commercial Unit including estimating cost and benefit, exploring new business opportunities, etc.
  • Creating Annual Budget - Analyzing information, forecasting revenues against expenses and creating annual budget plans. Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for property managers.
  • Ensuring that All Taxes are Current, Collected and/or Accrued - Monitoring all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
  • Meeting and Communicating with Boards/Owners - Attending board and annual members meetings and communicating with the owners, understanding the priorities and strategic focus.
  • Ensuring Report Delivery Deadlines - Submitting reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
  • Demonstrating Leadership - Utilizing interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Advising the GM and executive committee on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.
  • Communicating an Understanding of Owner Priorities - Communicating the strategic goals, the focus and the owner priorities to subordinates in a clear and precise manner. Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
  • Comparing Budgeted Wages to Actual Wages - Analyzing differences between actual budget wages and forecasted wages for more efficient budget planning.
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Developing and Executing Business Plans - Thinking creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new business plans which is aligned with the company’s and brand’s strategic direction.
  • Ensuring Adequate Cash Flow - Demonstrates an understanding of cash flow and board priorities. Manages property working capital and cash flow in accordance with brand SOPs and association requirements.
  • Meeting the Needs of Key Stakeholders - Understanding and meeting the needs of key stakeholders (owners, corporate, etc.).

Other:

Conducts annual performance appraisals with direct reports according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes. Reviews audit issues to ensure accuracy.

Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.  Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.  In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Starwood rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel’s facilities.  Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

  • Additional duties as necessary and assigned.

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

  • Applied Business Knowledge - Understands market dynamics, enterprise level objectives, financial metrics, and important aspects of business; skilled at using business knowledge to anticipate opportunities and risks.
  • Building a Successful Team - Skilled at building a cohesive team and facilitating goal accomplishment.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships - Skilled at developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Building Trust - Ability to interact with others in an honest, fair and respectful way; giving others confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.
  • Strategic Decision Making - Ability to gather and organize information relevant to a long-range goal or vision, develop alternative strategies, and execute a course of action to carry out strategy.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team leader.  There is minimal direct supervision.
  • Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. 
  • Must be able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups to managers, clients, customers, and ownership.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, SAP, and other applicable computer systems.  Budgetary analysis capabilities required.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statutes and their comparable state and local laws (where applicable): Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, FMLA, and NLRA.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS



Education

4-year bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related major; Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related area preferred.

Experience

Four to six years related experience, including at least three to four years of accounting/finance supervisory experience.



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