Senior Accountant, International - Financial Reporting & Analysis

Company Name:
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Senior Accountant - International will report to the Senior Manager - International and be an integral member of the Financial Reporting and Analysis team. This highly motivated individual will assist in performing the reporting & analysis functions for various continents within International, including such brands as Marriott, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton, Autograph and several limited service brands. This individual will have a wide range of responsibilities supporting several key systems, reporting & accounting functions and analytical activities. This person will be involved in special projects and must be able to manage multiple tasks at a time.
Marriott International offers you the opportunity to find the hospitality job and career journey that''s right for you. With more than 1100 managed properties and 18 brands you''ll find us in your neighborhood and in more than 74 countries across the globe. Find Your World(TM) at Marriott.
_Overall Responsibilities include:_
I. __Division Ownership Maintenance__
Champion all division ownership responsibilities for International brands. Facilitate requests received from continent offices and other corporate departments for system maintenance, combo edit requests, ownership changes, etc.
Facilitate new hotel openings and closings by ensuring appropriate general ledger and other financial systems set up. Work with continent teams, directors of finance, and governance group to determine and set up proper chart of accounts. Assist with removal of deflagged properties by coordinating closing entries and system maintenance with continent office contacts.
II. __P&L; Reporting__
Assist with the monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis functions for various continents. This includes assisting with the review of managed, franchise, and owned/leased operating results for accuracy; ensuring that all P&L; activity is recorded in accordance with GAAP; analyzing the profit & loss statements, profit bridges, and other financial and statistical supporting schedules.
Analyze statistical data received from the properties. Determine if all data is being reported consistently. Evaluate and report on trends and resolve issues.
Participate in the preparation of the monthly P&L; forecast for various continents. Analyze activity ensuring an accurate and reasonable forecast. Research and explain unusual activity and variances to prior forecasts.
Assist with the development of a list of risks and opportunities as they relate to the International brands. The list will include properties that are deemed risks on the impairment and guarantee schedules as well as on AMAC and CGC documents.
Complete financial reports, queries, and ad-hoc analytical schedules as requested by Senior Management.
III. __LRP, Business Plan and Audit Process__
Assist with preparation of the annual business plan for the International brands. This includes preparation of all aspects of managed, franchise, and owned/leased P&L;, key statistical information, and various other supporting schedules.
Complete annual budget spread process by ensuring the Board of Director approved budget is reflected in the general ledger and that the monthly spread is accurate and reasonable.
Assist with preparation of the annual Long Range Plan process for the International brands.
Participate in the annual audit process. Prepare all interim and year-end P&L; PBCs for the International brands.
IV. __Other Additional Responsibilities__
Participate in implementing changes to financial reporting resulting from Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Financial Reports, Smartview, EPM, and Global Consolidations, and including incorporating new functionality into system reports and leveraging new tools to ensure the efficient preparation of the P&L; package.
Prepare reporting packages for stakeholders such as Investor Relations and Owner Franchise Services.
Assist in the preparation of various schedules included in the quarterly SEC reporting packages.
Assist with completing and maintaining proper documentation for all reporting processes in the group.
Complete other reporting, accounting and analytical projects as assigned by Senior Management.
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_Skill Requirements_ :
Two to four years of progressive job experience in accounting.
Strong computer skills. Experience with spread sheet based programs (Excel). PeopleSoft and/or Hyperion experience a plus.
Experience in Marriott Lodging a plus.
Public accounting experience a plus.
Ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects while meeting required goals and deadlines.
Strong customer relations skills. Customer service orientation.
Positive attitude and a high level of enthusiasm and energy.
Self starter and highly motivated.
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with peers, and all levels of management.
Strong organizational skills. Effective in prioritizing work and following through on commitments.
Strong communication skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills - ability to develop alternatives and solutions.
Demonstrated leader with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative work environment.
_Educational Requirements:_
Bachelor's degree in accounting.
CPA preferred.
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.
Hotel/Office: Marriott International HQ
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States
Posted: 2-Apr-2014
Ref#: 14000M4T
Job Category: Finance & Accounting
Brand: Corporate and Regional
Schedule: Full-time
Relocation: No
Position Type: Management

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