Finance Manager - Feasibility and Strategic Investments
Who are we looking for?Choice Hotels, one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, has an exciting new opportunity as our Finance Manager - Feasibility and Strategic Investments on our Strategic Finance & Franchise Investments team. The strategic finance team partners with teams across the enterprise to help drive hotel development through deal analysis, market opportunity assessment, and analyzing strategic fit with Choice's corporate goals. As a key member of our Strategic Finance team, you will work cross-functionally and play technical lead on franchise feasibility projects that align with the financial goals of Choice and its franchisees.Are you results-oriented with an analytic mindset while having the ability to communicate and explain complex financial issues to non-financial professionals? We invite you to apply today for our Finance Manager - Feasibility and Strategic Investments role and #MakeItYourChoice.Your ResponsibilitiesFranchise Feasibility & Investment AnalysisLeverage data to provide investment analyses and valuation support for the decision-making process of our internal clients, which include Franchise Development, Franchise Operations, Finance and Executive ManagementDevelop franchise contract and pipeline valuations, market and asset evaluations, and cash flow waterfalls using investment analysis techniques including net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and discounted cash flow (DCF)Prepare deal value analysis including impact of market revenue opportunity, capital deployment, pricing, and other deal leversMaintain and enhance monthly deal value reportingAssess the feasibility of new hotel franchise projects through market and asset evaluation to ensure strategic and financial fitDevelop materials for management review to support the presentation of strategic development efforts toward corporate goal achievementDevelop and maintain pipeline planning, reporting and valuation estimatesPartner with our Advanced Analytics team on the development of analytical tools to ensure analyses meet desired financial and strategic outcomeFacilitate feedback to internal stakeholders on market opportunity and asset evaluationsProvide forward looking health of business reporting to managementStrategic Finance Analytical SupportProvide research and analysis for strategic projects in support of the development of Choice's Strategic Long Range PlanAssist with financial modelling, feasibility analysis, and project assessment to help drive Choice's future brand growthPrepare professional documents for management and Board of DirectorsResponsible for review, analysis, and financial modeling of investment projects to ensure accurateness of projections and investment caseYour Experience, Skills & CompetenciesBS Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Analytics, or equivalent years of experience4 plus years with financial analysis, modeling, real estate feasibility and/or investment analysis experienceFranchising or hospitality experience a plusExcellent financial analysis and modeling skillsAdvanced knowledge of Microsoft ExcelExperience with Tableau and SQL a plusDeals well with ambiguity and has ability to build projects from the ground upSolid understanding of real estate economics and the ability to apply understanding to the franchise business modelAbility to communicate and explain complex financial issues to non-financial professionalsStrong drive for data integrity, strategic thinking and translating data into business insightsResults-oriented with a strong sense of urgencyAbility to perform in high pressure environmentExcellent organizational, time management, and project management skillsSelf-starter mentality, ability to work independently, and motivation to learn new techniques, skills, and knowledgeYour TeamThis is an individual contributor role that will report to the Director, Strategic Finance & Franchise Investments. You will have 2 peer teammates and collaborate with cross functional departments and engage with leadership on a regular basis.Your Work LocationAs our Finance Manager - Feasibility and Strategic Investments, you will be based in our beautiful, state-of-the-art worldwide corporate headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. Less than 15 miles from Washington, DC, we're located directly across from the Rockville Metro station, with service on the Red Line and the MARC Brunswick line, easy access to I-270, and plenty of free parking provided by Choice Hotels.Right now, our associates in Rockville, MD are working in a hybrid environment, between two-four days per week in the office, and working virtually the remaining days. We provide flexibility and encourage ongoing communication with your leadership to establish expectations about your unique needs.We are focused on safety and wellness in our offices, and as such, as a Choice associate you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status and provide a copy of your vaccination card. If you are not vaccinated or elect not to disclose your status, we will require a weekly negative COVID-19 test when working in the office.About Choice HotelsChoice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. Choice currently franchises more than 7,100 hotels, representing nearly 600,000 rooms, in more than 40 countries and territories. Ranging from limited service to full-service hotels in the upscale, midscale, extended-stay and economy segments, the Choice family of hotel brands provides business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options throughout the United States and internationally.At our worldwide corporate headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, and IT center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and through our associates across the globe, we keep Choice hotels thriving by serving as a champion for our franchisees and providing cutting-edge technology.About Choice Hotels Financial Performance2021 Choice Hotels third quarter domestic RevPAR exceeded guidance and grew 11.4% above 2019 levels; awarded 89 new domestic franchise agreements in the quarter, a 10% increase from the same period of 2020to model Choice's Cultural Values: Welcome and Respect Everyone, Be Bold, Be Quick, Listen, Be Curious and Show Integrity.