Marriott International - Senior Manager Internal Controls

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Manager Internal Controls Europe, Eastern Europe (EE) will report to Director, Internal Controls & Compliance. The Senior Manager of Internal Controls is a key member of the Finance team in the continent. This position is responsible for evaluating and improving the control environment and operational effectiveness for managed hotels within the continent and ensuring compliance with Marriott’s financial policies and procedures. Those activities are concerned with auditing, assisting and training hotels in strengthening and enhancing processes and tools to create strong internal controls which minimize risk and safeguard company assets. This individual will work closely with Continent finance teams, property leaders and Internal Audit to identify control weaknesses and present recommendations to financial leaders. This position directly reports to the Director, Internal Controls & Compliance.

SCOPE
The Senior Manager Internal Controls Europe will cover all brands in Europe.

  • Location requirements: The Senior Manager Internal Controls Europe to be located at the Europe Office Eschborn/London.

  • Language Requirements: High proficiency (speaking, reading and writing) in English is essential. Russian is preferable.

  • Travel Requirements: There is an 80-90 % business travel required.

EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONS

Internal Control/ Financial Leadership

  • Develops objectives, plans and scope consistent with the continents objectives and priorities with the Director, Internal Controls & Compliance.

  • Leads the compliance programme and training in EE.

  • Manages the quarterly Europe MIP66 Balance Sheet Process.

  • Leads the Europe SOP programme for the continent ensure appropriate SOP’s are written and updated as necessary.

  • Works with the Director, Internal Controls & Compliance and EE Area Director of Finance to identify and prioritize properties that should be reviewed.

  • Conducts property reviews to assess internal controls in areas which include: Cash, Purchasing, Payroll and other accounting processes in line with polices and ensures consistency in countries where local procedures are required.

  • Conducts reviews on MI entities within EE ensuring strong controls are in place and policies are followed.

  • Carries out Balance Sheet Reviews in EE to identify any risk and works with the Area DOF or Entities team to remediate.

  • Ensures that accounting and self-audit principles and policies are followed, and provides training to the hotels in all finance areas including accounting procedures, operating systems, financial policies and overall controls.

  • Participates in continent wide projects and Finance training with other disciplines.

  • Participates in the training provided by appropriate MI Corporate Departments.

  • Follows up on issues and recommendations from Internal Audit reviews and develop plans to improve the overall control environment.

Talent Management

  • Train property teams on control environment enhancements and share best practices within the continent.

  • Develops junior finance talent through the guest auditor programme.

Owner Relations

  • Meets with Company management at all levels to discuss audit findings and produce reports with recommendations to enable the property to take corrective action to improve internal controls.

  • Confers with Company management on opportunities to improve policies, programs, and activities of the continent; makes recommendations regarding specific areas of responsibility. Ensures consistent treatment and resolution of issues.

  • Support all MI hotel brands.

Others

  • Complies with Marriott Hotel Holding GmbH Regional Office/ Fetter Lane policies and procedures.

CANDIDATE PROFILE - KEY TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED
REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience, including at least one of the following areas:

  • 1+ year as previous Marriott Director of Finance

  • 2+ years as previous Assistant Controller

  • 3+ years experience in hotel auditing

PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of accounting, and of financial records and transactions including, but not limited to, generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Strong communications (verbal and written), organization and presentation skills

  • Strong financial management and analytical skills; ability to identify trends in financial statements

  • Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and equipment

  • Knowledge of overall hotel operations and governances

  • Knowledge of Governmental regulations and safety standards

  • Systems skills, including MS Office and hotel systems (Opera, PeopleSoft, SUN, LMS, etc.)

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; strong time management skills

  • Ability to translate financial concepts into actionable business strategies and tactics

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence others at all levels, including senior management

  • Effective decision-making skills; can choose a prompt course of action amongst options involving uncertainty or risk

  • Strong problem-solving skills; encourages new innovative solutions when appropriate

  • Ability to build consensus amongst various stakeholders with competing priorities

  • Effective change management skills

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field.

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