Senior Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting – JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America – USA


Job Number 19119903
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America| 2141 Lindau Lane|
Minneapolis| Minnesota| United States
Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? Yes
Position Type Management

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Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and
Marriott Hotels.
Marriott Hotels | Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than
500 global locations| is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can
travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels| you will help keep this
promise by delivering premium choices| sophisticated style| and well-crafted
details. With your skills and imagination| together we will innovate and
reinvent the future of travel.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International|s luxury portfolio and
consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and
distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come
first. Because if you’re happy| our guests will be happy. It’s as simple as
that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other| where you’ll be
part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-
workers. JW creates opportunities for training| development| recognition and
most importantly| a place where you can really pursue your passions in a
luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take
care of our associates. That’s The JW Treatment™.


Manages the day-to-day operation of the accounting office and assists the
property Director of Finance and Accounting in providing financial leadership
to the business. Primary responsibilities include financial analysis and
financial reporting| budgeting/forecasting| audit and control| asset and
liability reconciliation| working capital and cash control. Assists with
capital expenditure plans (Return On Investment Analysis)| owner relations and
owner reporting.


Education and Experience

• 4-year bachelor|s degree in Finance and Accounting or related major; no work
experience required.


Leading Accounting Team

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead| influence| and
encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making;
demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team

• Establishes and maintains open| collaborative relationships with employees
and ensures employees do the same within the team.

• Leverages strong functional leadership and communication skills to influence
the management team and to lead own team.

• Creates a working environment that enables the retention of top talent and
where individuals perform at their best.

• Encourages open dialogue between team members.

• Assigns team members and other department managers clear accountability to
accomplish goals.

• Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to
Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer
Review Process.

• Uses all available on the job training tools for employees.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals

• Submits reports in a timely manner| ensuring delivery deadlines.

• Ensures profits and losses are documented accurately.

• Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals| budget goals| team
goals| etc.

• Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize| organize| and accomplish
your work.

• Monitors all taxes that apply| ensuring that taxes are current| collected
and/or accrued.

• Compiles| codes| categorizes| calculates| tabulates| audits| or verifies
information or data.

• Maintains a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard
assets| improve operations and profitability and manage business risks.

• Generates and reviews financial reports that are linked to the plan’s
financial goals.

Managing Projects and Policies

• Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports|
presentations| etc.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and
solve problems.

• Ensures that the P&L is accurate (i.e.| costs are properly matched to
revenue| costs are recorded in the proper accounts) and statements are
delivered to appropriate individuals in a timely manner.

• Reconciles balance sheet and ensures account balances are supported by
appropriate documentation in accordance with SOPs.

• Oversees internal| external and regulatory audit processes and ensures
compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Produces accurate and timely financial reports to support effective decision

• Ensures compliance with standard and local operating procedures (SOPs and

• Ensures tax rates used for sales/use tax are current and proper amounts are
collected and/or accrued.

• Documents tax exempt transactions.

Demonstrating and Applying Accounting Knowledge

• Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues| products| systems| and

• Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to
program| write software| set up functions| enter data| or process information.

• Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether
events or processes comply with laws| regulations| or standards.

• Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

• Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving
and productivity opportunities.

Proving Financial Information and Guidance to Others

• Informs and/or updates the executives| the peers and the subordinates on
relevant information in a timely manner.

• Provides on going analytical support (e.g.| monitoring the operating
department’s actual and projected sales and profit and coaches management team
to ensure financial goals are met and opportunities are identified and

• Orients property managers to the accounting function and coaches to
effectively manage their departments financial performance.

• Provides meaning or context to the financial results.

• Advises the Director of Finance on existing and evolving operating/financial

• Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding
accounting and budgeting policies and procedures| and efficient control and
utilization of financial resources.

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

• Ensures team members are cross-trained to support successful daily

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

• Ensures new hires participate in the department’s orientation program.

• Ensures new hires receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully
perform their job.

• Creates appropriate development plans which develop team members based on
their individual strengths| development needs| career aspirations and

Additional Responsibilities

• Provides information to supervisors| co-workers| and subordinates by
telephone| in written form| e-mail| or in person.

• Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is
easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.

• Attends critique meetings to review information with management team.