Director, Finance Business PartnerSouth Carolina, Columbia, 29201 Columbia USA
Job Number 23035411Job Category Finance & AccountingLocation Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United StatesSchedule Full-TimeLocated Remotely? YRelocation? NPosition Type ManagementJOB SUMMARYAs a member of the Finance Business Partner group for Global Technology (FBP-GT), the Director will be the primary finance business partner to the senior leadership team for a multi-year technology Project. The Director will coordinate with and support multiple stakeholders including continent and corporate leadership, discipline teams and external stakeholders. The Director will also partner closely with other finance leads within the FBP-GT, FBP-GO and FBP-CO groups to leverage resources as needed (e.g. reporting, business/operations analysis, budgeting & forecasting, etc.) in order to provide accurate, timely and actionable reporting and analyses related to the financial operation and management of one-time program costs and impacts to ongoing operating costs.As a member of the Finance Business Partner group for Global Technology (FBP-GT), the Director will be the primary finance business partner to the senior leadership team for a multi-year technology Project. The Director will coordinate with and support multiple stakeholders including continent and corporate leadership, discipline teams and external stakeholders. The Director will also partner closely with other finance leads within the FBP-GT, FBP-GO and FBP-CO groups to leverage resources as needed (e.g. reporting, business/operations analysis, budgeting & forecasting, etc.) in order to provide accurate, timely and actionable reporting and analyses related to the financial operation and management of one-time program costs and impacts to ongoing operating costs.EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONS
Lead and manage the financial models, business cases and reporting & analysis for the project and present them to senior and executive leadership.
Lead overall business case execution of key financial processes for the project, helping to ensure sound decision making around discipline financial objectives.
Leverage FBP GT resources to ensure the proper execution of the development and monitoring of the programs budgeting & forecasting process, the charge-out rate analysis, program analysis and review, annual audits, owner and franchisee inquiries and all related reporting and financial controls for the Program.
Serve as finance stakeholder and subject matter expert on discipline project teams as assigned, and leverage the appropriate FBP resources to compile, analyze, model and interpret financial information in support of the Project. Provide financial thought leadership on the deployment of the project, with ability to challenge the status quo and anticipate issues.
Leverage diverse resources and sources of information (General Ledger, Smartsheets, PowerBI, Apptio, etc.) to create reports and develop analyses to help successfully monitor and analyze overall development and deployment costs by utilizing their cost monitoring tools and reporting and forecasting process. Ensure that potential issues are identified early and that project management is informed of program/project costs at all times.
Lead efforts to implement the financial aspects of discipline initiatives related to the project, including leading and presenting PSAC submissions, BREM submissions, OFB charge code requests, billing, etc.
Analyze ongoing business decisions and initiatives ensuring the right financial approaches and resources are brought to bear on overall business challenges and opportunities.
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 sampling basis. Identify unusual financial and process performance trends, and investigate and resolve any problems and/or inconsistencies as appropriate.
Partner with Discipline leaders, Owner and Franchise Services, and Continent Leaders to improve communication of impacted charges to owners and participate as required in dispute resolution with owners.
Ensure alignment of project costs with management agreements to provide accurate, compliant allocation of cost and recovery of same to participating hotels.
Financial management of program changes including project change orders, project schedule revisions and labor forecast updates to clearly identify impacts to overall costs and the project business case. Ensure that potential issues are identified early and that senior leaders and project managers are informed of program/project costs as needed.
Ensure the efficient and effective execution of the budget processes for the program/project including timely and complete communications to stakeholders, and budget updates in the form of supplemental approvals and forecasts.
Actively monitor program costs and identify and promote strategies to reduce overall program costs and mitigate risk areas.
Oversee the necessary internal financial reporting and variance analysis for the project. This would include detailed forecast of development costs, cash flow reporting, balance sheet projections, Prepared by Client (PBC) work papers, and other internal management, Legal, Owner, and audit requests.
Prepare and present project financial updates as required for Marriott financial reporting and planning processes, Steering and Corporate Growth Committee meetings, Owner and Franchisee meetings, etc.
Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with GT, Consumer Operations, Global Operations, their FBP teams and other key stakeholders to understand the business. Drive alignment and shared accountabilities with key stakeholders by identifying and communicating key process and outcome requirements.
Participate on intra and cross-discipline project teams providing a strategic finance perspective to the work and helping the project team achieve objectives.
Minimum 8 years of financial management experience in a global organization with increasing management responsibility including complex data analysis and financial modeling.
Able to present complex models and ideas to senior executives clearly and concisely.
Knowledge of generally accepted finance and accounting policies, principles and controls; as well as Marriott-specific accounting and finance processes and systems.
Knowledge and understanding of MI business model and management and franchisee contracts.
Exhibits strong leadership and finance knowledge; able to leverage this strength to influence business team strategies and decisions.
Able to lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously and translate business needs into operational financial management priorities.
Able to orchestrate systemic change – initiates, supports and manages change within the organization, taking steps to remove barriers or to accelerate its pace.
Operates with a collaborative mindset to ensure that key stakeholders are considered, eliminating the need for duplicate systems; builds strong relationships to leverage information and insights to anticipate and respond to project risks; communicates well with project and other leaders; openly shares and does not withhold information.
Able to sell ideas persuasively; settles differences and wins concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful while remaining diplomatic.
Possesses strong interpersonal skills; must be a successful “networker” and able to maintain effective relationships, both internally and externally.
Responsive; ability to integrate and balance priorities, work activities and resources for the benefit of multiple key stakeholders.
Delivers results under difficult conditions and demonstrates balanced judgment under pressure. Able to assess, plan and get “the right priorities” done, on time and budget, at high quality levels; can work both independently and as part of a team.
Makes 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.
Education and Professional Certification
Baccalaureate degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline required
CPA or MBA preferred
Position is remote-eligible with a higher preference for a local candidate to work a flexible hybrid schedule based at Marriott's Headquarters in Bethesda, MD.
California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $239,250.00 annually.Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $217,498.00 annually.New York City & Westchester County, NY Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $130,500.00 to $239,250.00 annually.Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $239,250.00 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus and restricted stock units/stock grants. Employees will accrue 0.4616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.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. Marriott International considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?
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