Assistant Manager, Accounting
Job Description: The Assistant Manager, Hotel Transactions Accounting and Owned/Leased Accounting, will contribute to accounting efforts related to Marriott s international owned and leased portfolio along with monthly accounting and reporting processes for gains/losses and leases. The position will also assist with recording the increasingly complex acquisition/disposition of hotel properties or brand acquisitions. The position is responsible for performing book basis research on Marriott s hotel investments, visible to Marriott Executives/Asset Managers. CLS Expected Contributions and Responsibilities Interpret and analyze financial statements & accounting information relating to owned and leased properties/legal entities, including differences between local and US GAAP. Ensure the accurate reporting of accounting information relating to Marriott s wholly owned or leased properties, including actuals, budget & forecast. Prepare and analyze balance sheet basis for potential transactions. Manage the completion of the Marriott International Policy #66 balance sheet reconciliations to support compliance efforts for the owned/leased property portfolio and gain/loss accounts. Partner with the management team in recording acquisitions/dispositions/construction projects. Partner with the management team with oversight/managerial responsibilities as assigned. Obtain and analyze support for transaction costs for Marriott International brand acquisitions reporting. Performs other duties as appropriate. Skill Requirements Understanding of U. S. generally accepted accounting principles. Able to develop and maintain effective client relationships and promote a service orientation that delivers customer results. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Capable of documenting processes, ensuring compliance with existing processes and producing quality results. Able to manage multiple time sensitive assignments simultaneously and work independently. Comfortable with complexity, ambiguity, and change is critical. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, promoting an environment that allows timely information flows throughout the organization. Ability to interpret complex transactions, lease and other legal documents. Specific Candidate Profile BS/BA in Accounting/Finance, or related discipline; CPA, MBA, or advanced degree in Accounting or Finance a plus. Minimum of three years of progressive job experience in accounting/finance field. Foreign currency transactions experience is highly desirable. International accounting experience is a plus. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, with strong focus on spreadsheet applications. Peoplesoft experience preferred. High degree of initiative, personal responsibility, and integrity. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent multi-tasking and problem solving skills. Strong commitment to deadline compliance. Superior attention to detail.