Senior Accountant -Operation in Marriott Vacation Club® at The Empire Place© at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

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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 

The Senior Accountant -- Operations Shared Services is in charge of ensuring the integrity of the resorts' and Clubs financial reporting for Asia. This position directly manages the daily accounting interaction with Surfers Paradise integrated resort and starting in H2 2017, Bali Courtyard resort, both managed by MI. In addition, accounting for above property costs, and individual Club accounting are also part of the responsibilities of the position. 

The accounting operations team consists of Finance and Accounting (F&A) professionals based on-site at various resort locations within Asia or at the regional office (Singapore). The total number of resorts and Clubs in the Asia portfolio may vary over time as the company expands the Marriott Vacation Club brand. 

CANDIDATE PROFILE  

  • Degree in Accounting with at least 4 years of relevant working experience, preferably with an external audit experience + relevant industry experience (hospitality a plus)
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience with US Multi-National Corporation preferred;
  • Strong Excel skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong command of English language required, good written and verbal communication
  • Regular travel to resorts may be required (3 to 6 times a year)
  • Able to build and maintain rapport with all levels of associates, even remotely
  • A team player with ability to collaborate with senior management, functional departments and external partners
  • Motivated self-starter, curious, resourceful and independent; keen to learn
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Well-organised and capable of managing multiple priorities effectively
  • Strong business integrity and holds sensitive information in confidence 

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES  

Accounting, Financial Systems & Controls:  

  • Control of resort rental activity:
    • Review of daily interface billing and the Resort Opera activity (bank accounts, F&B recharges etc.); ensure ancillary revenue belonging to hotel is re-imbursed after collection.
    • Overlook rental activity accounting (in coordination with MI accounting team); Ensure all revenues and costs related to rooms and activities are recorded correctly to General Ledger
    • Record OFB invoices to General Ledger (including sharing information with MI Finance team in regards to Marriott Rewards reimbursement) 
  • Resort accounting:
    • Prepare Bank account reconciliation
    • Move collected activity revenues from Developer to Club Manager in preparation of cost distribution.
    • Distribution of payroll and related costs to resort P&L
    • Conduct once a month a review of the hotel allocation (Shared Services Agreement and BMS) for accuracy and alignment of allocation methods with agreement
    • Feed questions back to hotel when needed and assess pertinence of the cost for MVW; follow up of items that need correction.
    • Detailed review of all areas allocated (in particular Repair and Maintenance) cost detail with hotel every month to ensure the cost base for allocations does not include items not benefiting MVW or should be excluded as per agreements. Review side by side with the hotel, brief Director Ops and follow up with hotel to ensure corrections are being made in the coming month.
    • Review and preparation of Body Corporate (BMS) budget in liaison with Body Corporate Manager.
    • Code and record invoices received for operations (chart field string) and set up payments for them. Follow up to ensure payments are made in a timely manner
    • Preparation Australia GST information on a monthly basis
    • Control transfer in and out of reserve account when they occur and record reserve invoices.
    • Conduct the close process for each resort 
  • Clubs accounting
    • Reserve Fund accounting of reserve balances for individual clubs (depending on dedication)
    • Prepare cost allocation per Club every month
    • Record above property costs
    • Always seek to organise accounting data to maintain transparency, efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Controls
    • Ensure adequate access to accounting systems and bank for MI on site teams
    • Ensure proper authorisation of costs by Resort Manager
    • Assist statutory audit work as required  

Financial Reporting & Analysis:  

  • Assist preparing, analyzing and uploading forecast for Site and Clubs as needed
  • Prepare and analyze BUVAR reports for resorts under responsibility, Present in BUVAR meetings and ensure resolution of action items under responsibility from one meeting to the other
  • Provide information for the Budget, Long Range Plan and Strategic Plan process for the Asia Clubs
  • Prepare annual Members report for Australia Club
  • Prepare special reports as directed by the business needs.

Business Partnerships:  

  • Establish rapport with Resort Managers and act as the first point of contact for accounting information to assist they daily management
  • Maintain a daily contact with key stakeholders to ensure alignment and speedy resolution
  • Utilize effective relationship building skills with a broad range of business partners: on site MI teams, on site and regional finance associates, corporate and regional Resort Operations executives, on-site leaders and associates, internal and external auditors, and third-party vendors/contributors (Body Corporate Manager).

Managing associates:  

  • The position could have in the future to motivate and manage other associates directly, as the portfolio of resorts grows. 

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

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