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Responsible to establish and maintain the controls environment for the Shared Service Center and properties finance activities.
Education and Experience
Minimum 5 years experience in a leadership position within Accounting or Finance or related professional area
Working knowledge of PeopleSoft accounting and Opera PMS will be advantageous
Excellent team leadership skills are required
Ability to work under pressure and deadline-driven
Knowledge of Microsoft packages
Knowledge of Marriott finance policies will be advantageous.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
Ability to travel within Sub Sahara Africa
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Managing Work, Projects, and Policies
Interact with Area Direct of Finance Nigeria, GM & HOD’s to achieve control environment goals
Provide and lead training of SOP’s
Verify and complete on property audits -
Complete monthly, quarterly & annual audit related functions
Review Daily Executive Pack
Assist Area Direct of Finance Nigeria during External Audit Period
Support ISRA auditors for his / her development
Act as buddy to DOFs for property audits
Assist with or lead investigations on property
Act as support to DOFs in cluster as needed e.g. cover for sickness / maternity leave
Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals
Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
Ensures reports and audits are documented accurately.
Maintains a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets.
Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding controls and policies and procedures.
Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, compliance target, team goals, etc.
Demonstrating and Applying Accounting Knowledge
Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
Demonstrates knowledge of company’s internal controls and procedures
Demonstrates knowledge of the Gross Revenue Report.
Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, develop financial spreadsheets, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities
Supports the development, mentoring and training of employees.
Provides constructive coaching and counseling to employees.
Trains people on marriott’s policies and procedures
Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Demonstrates personal integrity.
Uses effective listening skills.
Demonstrates self confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
Manages group or interpersonal conflict effectively.
Informs and / or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
Manages time well and possesses strong organizational skills.
Presents ideas, expectations and information in a concise well organized way.
Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow
Makes collections calls if necessary
initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and / or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
prioritizes and arranges work requirements for self and / or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.
utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
Generating Talent and Organizational Capability
Learning and Applying Professional Expertise
specific work challenges
o Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of P&L statements, operating budgets, forecasting and scheduling, and the reporting of financial data.
o Auditing and Reconciliation - The ability to recognize, research, and resolve discrepancies in financial data, and create flow charts on main accounting and control cycles (A / R, AP, Cash) to facilitate understanding of key control points.
knowledge of database structures in order to obtain financial queries; establish Cash flow statements and cash flow forecast with a good understanding the financials flows and the working capital needs.
o Analysis - The ability to create and maintain spreadsheets as well as analyze and summarize financial data using appropriate financial software.
o Accounting Knowledge - Knowledge of general accounting principles and current company accounting policies and procedures.
This includes general accounting and financial reporting, auditing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
o Accounting and Internal Control Knowledge - Knowledge of local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (local GAAP), Marriott International Policies (MIP), and International Standard Operating Procedures (ISOPs).
o Legal - Ability to read and understand basic contract elements, e.g. royalty fees, management agreement, terms, priorities and profit distribution.
o Auditing Skills - The ability to perform auditing procedures, including the ability to recognize, research, and resolve discrepancies in financial data.
o Payroll Systems - Knowledge of local payroll reporting and tax requirements, ability to effectively record wages / tax liabilities, and operate payroll software applications, including understanding the features and functions of the applications.
o Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable - Knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes, including knowledge of subledger reconciliation and controls.
o Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
o Mathematical Reasoning - Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
o Oral Comprehension - Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
o Reading Comprehension - Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
o Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.
Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.