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Manager, Accounting & Reporting
Marriott International Bethesda, MD

Manager, Accounting & Reporting

Marriott International
Bethesda, MD
Expired: January 04, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Summary

As an integral member of the Loyalty Accounting and Reporting team, the Manager, Cobrand Accounting and Reporting will have responsibility for a wide range of financial reporting activities for Marriott's Loyalty Program. The Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Cobrand FBP and others to calculate accurate GAAP quarterly reporting related to certain Cobrand credit card and other partnership agreements. In addition, the Manager will help develop enhanced processes, models and reporting templates for new partnership agreements / business ventures that include Bonvoy (MI's Loyalty Program) points, including maintaining adequate internal controls over each process to support the accurate calculation, recording, and reporting of the Loyalty Program revenues and expenses in accordance with GAAP. This role will also monitor, quantify, and incorporate the impacts of contract and economic changes on GAAP reporting. This position will report to the Senior Director, Cobrand Loyalty Accounting & Reporting.

Expected Contributions
  • Contribute to Cobrand credit card and partnership financial reporting processes. Ensure financial reports related to new and existing partnerships are completed accurately, on a timely basis, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Review and analyze detailed Income Statement, Balance Sheets and Statements of Cash flow related to certain Bonvoy credit card and partnership accounts to ensure that activity is accurately reported, and material variances and changes are explained, with a focus on meeting internal and external stakeholder requirements.
  • As part of the quarterly close process, validate accuracy of life-of-contract forecasts and the related assumptions on which GAAP estimates are dependent. For each contract, identify triggering events which would indicate changes to estimates are required and work with the Senior Director to maintain documentation regarding current assumptions.
  • Assist with the creation and execution of new tools to support the calculation, recording, and reporting of partner-based Loyalty Program revenues and expenses, ensuring appropriate governance, controls, and compliance with GAAP. As Marriott enters into new partnerships involving Bonvoy points, participate in the development of financial reports and presentation materials for review with senior management.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Business Partner (FBP) organization to understand and document the assumptions made in forecasting cycles, including monthly forecasts and annual LRP/budget planning. Maintain and enhance financial models to adjust cash flow forecasts to GAAP presentations.
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of data and reports produced through the systemic monitoring of key performance measures and the auditing of key reports on a sample basis. Identify unusual financial and process performance trends and investigate and resolve any problems and/or inconsistencies as appropriate.
  • Manage the Reimbursed Revenue calculation related to certain Cobrand credit card and Partnership agreements for company financial statements, record Loyalty revenue to the ledger, provide variance analysis and reporting to Financial Reporting team.
  • Work with the company's external auditors in matters pertaining to their testing of Cobrand and other partnership activity.
  • Write memos to summarize quarterly adjustments to cobrand life-of-contract forecasts, document accounting treatment for new cobrand/partnership agreements, and maintain narratives/policies for cobrand/partnership processes.
  • Complete quarterly reconciliations for cobrand credit card and partnership balances, including all related MIP-66 requirements.
  • Assist with the set-up of new Chartfield strings to manage the accounting for new partnerships or cobrand agreements.
  • Champion excellence in business ethics and integrity, social responsibility, cross-cultural effectiveness, and associate engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

KEY TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting and/or finance experience in a global organization with increasing responsibility including complex accounting, data analysis, process management and financial modeling.
  • Familiarity of financial management tools (particularly Excel, Peoplesoft, and SmartView), methodologies, governance frameworks and processes; ability to drive process improvements and implement best practices.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills - ability to take large volumes of complex information and present it in a clear and concise manner appropriate for senior management decision-making; uses data and logical problem-solving methodology in decision making and impact assessment.
  • Excellent modeling skills, including the ability to design and develop complex revenue recognition calculations with strong controls and flexibility for an expanding business.
  • Results oriented; delivers results under difficult conditions and demonstrates balanced judgment under pressure. Ability to assess, plan and prioritize to complete projects at high quality levels; ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Responsive; ability to integrate and balance priorities, work activities and resources for the benefit of multiple key stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; listens to others and effectively comprehends information; creates an environment allowing timely information flows throughout the organization.
  • Ability to consistently make decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; comfortable challenging organizational norms and accepted thinking to improve effectiveness; escalates issues as appropriate.
  • Active learner -- able to enhance personal, professional, and business growth through new knowledge and experiences.
  • Strong data analytics skills: Tableau and/or PowerBI experience preferred.
  • Experience in Marriott business, processes, and contracts a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, policies, and controls.
  • Trustworthy with strong business integrity and ability to hold sensitive information in confidence.
  • Strong service orientation; collaborative team player.
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities.


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
  • Baccalaureate degree in accounting required.
  • CPA strongly preferred.


LOCATION
  • This position will be based at MI Corporate Headquarters in a flexible hybrid work environment.


Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

About the Team

Marriott International is the world's largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.

Address

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7750 Wisconsin Avenue

Bethesda, MD
20814 USA

Industry

Finance and Insurance

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