Senior Accountant in Singapore Regional Office at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

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Job Description

Senior Accountant

JOB SUMMARY

This role reports to the Finance Manager and is responsible for all finance and accounting activities for Marketing & Sales Operations in the region for Singapore and APAC Distribution sites, which includes execution of month-end close and balance sheet management 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.

This position requires strong collaboration with other team members and other departments, primarily Marketing & Sales departments, in ensuring the day to day accounting functions under the Finance Manager's responsibility are operating smoothly.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

1. Accounting and Month End Close Execution

  • Ensure all financial closing timelines are met. Ensure overall processing integrity and accuracy.
  • Analyze monthly financials variances against prior month or prior quarter, forecast and budget.
  • Ensure all month-end close journal entries are prepared accurately and on a timely manner.
  • Assist to check accuracy of M&S reports for closing.
  • Review of all bank activities before close to fix reconciling items before period close.
  • Ensure all financial transactions are well supported.
  • Clear understanding of financial transactions and results for all operating units within area of responsibility.
  • Recommend and implement improvements to the close process where possible.

2. Balance Sheet Management

  • Prepares schedules and reconciliations to support month end close balance sheet positions.
  • Ensure all balance sheet reconciliation are supported with adequate documentation.
  • Investigate reconciling items and ensure corrections are made all issues identified during the reconciliation review process in the next reporting period.

3. Statutory Reporting

  • Manage completion of statutory reporting for entities under your responsibility area within timelines: Audit, Tax (VAT/WHT etc.), In-country regulatory requirements
  • Provide adequate support to Global tax tam on various tax queries for your responsibility area (e.g. CIT).
  • Assist in providing the information for reports of M&S regular meetings as required by the business.

4. Cash Management

  • Manage cashflow requirements of your responsible entities.
  • Support the finance manager to assess best position for the responsible entities' cash management.

5. Internal Controls

  • Balance sheet reconciliations performed, and reconciling items cleared in the following month and ensuring account balances are correct and meaningful.
  • Document the nature and purpose of balance sheet accounts and the transactions flow though (i.e. accounting entries).
  • Favorable results of internal and external audit under your responsibility areas.
  • Develop and update SOPs/Job Aids regularly.
  • Assist in formulating processes and SOPs, if needed.
  • Perform internal controls checks on business/financial controls.

5. Ad Hoc Support & Requests

  • Perform analyses on an ad hoc basis as required and assist on other accounting works as required by the business.
  • Strong collaboration and support business partners (especially M&S team).
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism at all times.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Degree in Accounting with at least 5 years of accounting experience, preferably with audit experience
  • Experience with balance sheet reconciliation and month-end closings
  • Excellent MS Office skills, in particular advanced MS Excel
  • Keen eye for details with an aptitude for numbers
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • A team player with ability to collaborate with functional departments and external partners
  • Motivated self-starter, resourceful and independent
  • 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
  • Ability to be flexible with job duties and scope of work
  • Enthusiastic individual with excellent organizational and communicational skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and other language skill advantage.