Sr. Manager, Financial Analysis & Business Support in MVW Corporate Headquarters at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 12/31/2019

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.

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 Technology, 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 and monitoring the flow of work between own department and others in alignment with broader business objectives

Specific Job Summary (describe the nature and purpose of the position)

The Sr. Manager is a pro-active and trusted business leader who provides financial and accounting expertise to Resort Operations leaders to make timely and informed business decisions, optimize business value, and manage financial risk.  

The Sr. Manager is responsible for financial compliance and adherence of the management agreement with the nonprofit property owners’ association and the financial and accounting reporting and analysis.

The Sr. Manager develops, implements and supports the delivery of financial products and services to meet the needs of the organization.  The Sr. Manager ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), corporate policies and standards e.g., MVW-66 and Sarbanes Oxley.  They oversee day to day operations by providing leadership, guidance and support by directing, planning, managing and executing against deliverables in a timely fashion. 

The Sr. Manager fulfills a financial planning function, i.e., budgeting, Long Range Planning, forecasting and updating inventory loaded into the MVC Trust.  The Senior Manager provides financial analyses and reports that drive a business line decision process led by the respective Chief Operations Officer (COO), Asset Management organization, and business process leads. Builds and maintains key relationships ensuring coordination and communication with Feasibility, Corporate Development F&A, Regional and Field Accounting & Finance, Tax, and Financial Planning and Analysis groups as appropriate.  This position will be managing a team and is expected to provide guidance, support and development opportunities. 

CLS 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.
    using appropriate MVW interviewing tools to hire the best managers available from inside or outside. 
    setting and maintaining high standards for team and individual performance.
    providing timely coaching and feedback.
    making and rewarding distinctions in performance.
    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 (including duties and responsibilities)

Strategic Planning & Business Partnerships:
•    Utilize effective relationship building skills with a broad range of business partners to gain trust, positively impact decision outcomes, and mitigate risk to the organization.  Stakeholders include, but not limited to, property owners’ association Board of Directors, corporate and regional F&A executives, corporate and regional Resort Operations executives, on-site leaders and associates, internal and external auditors, corporate tax, and third-party vendors.
•    Make quality business decisions that thoughtfully weigh the facts and understand the interests of stakeholders involved
•    Drive comprehensive annual business plans for property owners’ association, including action plans to meet financial objectives
•    Manage cash flow and profit forecasts that facilitate timely adjustments to the business by stakeholders

Accounting, Financial Systems & Controls:
•    Responsible for providing direction and ensuring the integrity of the financial reporting and accounting operations through a strong internal controls environment, including the compliance to company standards and policies, General Accepted Accounting Principles, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
•    Provide oversight to audit processes by conducting property level self-assessments and assisting with internal, tax, and regulatory audits
•    Prepare data and information to auditors for annual property owners’ association external audit, including clear and concise variance explanations demonstrating a thorough understanding of the financial statements
•    Knowledge of property owners’ association governing documents and state statutes and rules as it relates to association financial management
•    Manage bank cash balances not to exceed the bond requirements.

Managing & Leading:
•    Motivate, coach, train, and recruit a team of F&A professionals
•    Provide hands-on, real time accounting and financial analysis expertise to Resort Operations leaders and property owners’ association Board of Directors
•    Develop F&A goals that are fully aligned with organizational goals and effectively lead change to support company objectives
•    Train non-financial Resort Operations on-site leaders as appropriate in order to enhance business understanding
•    Working with others to identify and remove barriers to success

Financial Planning & Analysis:
•    Provide analytical support during budget reviews and capital planning to identify cost savings and productivity opportunities
•    Provide on-going analytical support by monitoring actual financial results against previously projected revenues and expenses, provide variance explanations, and plans for profit improvement
•    Review and analyze balance sheet reconciliations for completeness and accuracy, providing solutions and guidance for unreconciled items
•    Direct and continually improve the financial reporting process, including analyzing job tasks and structure to maintain controls, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness
•    Manage special projects as directed by the business needs

CLS 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 as well as associate management experience. College degree and/or relevant experience generally required.

Specific Candidate Profile (the education, experience, skills and attributes that are important for this position)

    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred.
    CPA and/or advanced degree preferred.

    7 to 10 years of progressive, lodging/hospitality/timeshare experience/Finance & Accounting

    Ability to work under pressure in deadline-oriented environment while managing multiple tasks and staff persons.
    Superior communication skills, including the ability to effectively report to senior management in a verbal and written format.
    Lead and manage a team
    Ability to work independently.
    Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
    Proficiency in PC-based applications, including EXCEL, MS Access, PowerPoint, and Word.

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