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Area Director of Finance - Gulf, Levant & Pakistan (based out is Doha Office)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Finance and Accounting


 

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Posting Date Jan 30, 2019
Job Number 19000ALN
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Dubai Area Office, Dubai, United Arab Emirates VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? Yes
Position Type Management

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JOB SUMMARY
The ADOF provides financial leadership in achieving profit, cash flow, and key performance goals while further enhancing owner and franchise relationships for Marriott hotels located in the Gulf, Levant & Pakistan. Partners with the AVP, the MEA (the “Continent”) team and the Finance Business Partner to help make optimal business decisions for the Continent Provides a strategic perspective and uses sound financial skills and business acumen to identify profitable opportunities, anticipate challenges, and create competitive breakthrough strategies, while ensuring a controlled financial environment and protecting and strengthening Marriott's competitive advantage.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field; successful completion of intermediate accounting required.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience as a previous Director of Finance or other Regional / Above property finance role.
• Ability to travel approximately 50 – 75% with a base in Dubai (or other assigned location in the Continent).

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead and facilitate the achievement of annual goals and targets to ensure profitability and revenue growth
• Execute strategies and actions to increase return on invested capital. Lead and facilitate the management of cash flow, capital and overall expenses to obtain highest value
• Deliver against balanced scorecard and discipline initiatives to build brand equity and customer allegiance
• Identify risk exposure and effectively leverages the organization (Continent team, Business Management, etc.) as appropriate to manage business and financial risk to create and preserve value
• Manage MI's presence in the different sovereign jurisdictions. Scope of responsibility includes JV, entity structure, tax planning and compliance, Continent business structure, property based financial systems, shared services, other line of businesses, i.e. cluster sales organizations and casinos .
• Assist FBP Finance and Development in development activity in the Area (e.g. identification of market opportunities and formulation of plans, monitoring/ modifying pro-formas, lending financial strategic support to optimize unit growth etc.). Work with corporate and Continent team to ensure smooth hotel opening process; work with the FBP Finance and the property team on the development of pre-opening and working capital budgets, and other pre-opening activities relating to finance and accounting.
• Strategic business partner to the AVP & rest of the Continent team. Provide financial leadership and strategic perspective in developing and monitoring business plans to achieve profit and growth objectives for the Area; identify profitable opportunities, manage business risk and help make optimal business decisions. Support and advise the AVP, FBP and the Continent management team (GMs, DOFs) on key operating/financial issues; help enhance the team’s financial and business skills.
• Facilitate the Continent’s business planning processes (LRP, operating and capital budgets, forecast, risk assessment), standard reporting processes (working capital, month end reporting, annual statement of operations, etc.), and compliance with local tax, financial, and accounting regulations. Provides direction, support and ensures compliance on balance sheet analysis/certification, hotel audits and internal control standards, P&L reviews, cash flow forecasts, technical accounting, financial systems & reporting, and financial analysis (pro forma, project analysis, business cases, etc.).
• Lead the execution of finance and accounting responsibilities for the Area across multiple sovereign jurisdictions and in different currencies: budgeting and forecasting, controls, financial analysis, cash management, balance sheet, financial reporting & systems, P&L, CAPEX, owner returns, financial risk management.

Managing Projects and Priorities:
• Functions as a strategic senior technical expert within the department.
• Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
• Champions leaders’ vision for product and service delivery.
• Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep moving forward toward achievement of goals.
• Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects.
• Determines priorities, schedules, plans and necessary resources to promote completion of any projects on schedule.
• Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
• Reviews vendor proposals and selects appropriate vendor for services/technologies/hardware.
• Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new project plans.
• Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
• Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the quality of operations.

Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders:
• Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders (e.g. DOFs, property finance teams, GM, AVP, other above property departments, etc.).
• Communicates concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand.
• Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities both on property and within the Continent.
• Supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

Providing Technical Support and Consultation:
• Provides technical expertise and technical leadership within own and other teams.
• Provides recommendations to hotel and above property departments to improve the effectiveness of processes and programs.
• Demonstrates advanced knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
• Demonstrates advanced knowledge of function-specific procedures.
• Applies knowledge/judgment to achieve business goals.
• Foresees, identifies and resolves problems.
• Keeps up-to-date technically and applies new knowledge to job.
• Performs other reasonable duties as required for this position.


Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.




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