Project Accountant - Europe (1 year Fixed Term Contract)
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Job Number 19001GBF
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Eschborn Global Design, Marriott Hotel Holding GmbH, Eschborn-Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany VIEW ON MAP
Position Type Management
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POSITION CAN BE BASED IN LONDON OR ESCHBORN
As a member of the Europe Business Finance & Administration team the Project Accountant will perform project accounting duties for assigned projects of moderate to high complexity/financial risk.
Complete accurate and timely project set-up in the financial systems (PeopleSoft and Mosaic)
Monitor and review project costs for accuracy and make applicable adjusting entries. Prepare and analyze project forecasts as applicable; identify potential risks and communicate appropriately
Ensure projects are billed in a timely and accurate manner, in accordance with owner/contractual requirements; may include contractual agreements including foreign currency translation issues
Monitor problem accounts receivable items including past due problem accounts; escalate to appropriate level for resolution
Review applicable domestic or international tax requirements, to ensure taxes are accrued and paid in accordance with jurisdictional regulations
Prepare and issue timely and accurate project status reporting to management on a periodic basis. Complete timely and accurate project closeout activities in conjunction with Project Management and in accordance with owner and contractual requirements
Interface with owners and other project/department management on projects with standard and non-standard loan and/or funding requirements
Compile and review account reconciliations for accuracy, and resolve reconciliation issues for assigned projects
Support process improvement opportunities to drive consistent tools and processes by using technology. Recommend areas in which processes may be optimized and/or improved. Utilizes strong systems skills in multiple applications in order to streamline processes and gain efficiencies
Key Talents and Experience
Excellent PC skills: proficient in Microsoft Office products
PeopleSoft software experience preferred
Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles required (GAAP)
Strong interpersonal and oral/written communications skills required
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and in a team setting
Knowledge of contracting, construction/design industry, project management and consulting agreements preferred.
Ability to identify issues, recommend solutions, and implement resolutions
Strong analytical skills and effective problem solving abilities; makes decisions using data
Ability to build and maintain key relationships and to coordinate with other departments and owners
Customer-service oriented perspective and an effective listener
Fluent in English.
Education and Professional Certification
Bachelor (or equivalent) degree in accounting, finance, or a related discipline or equivalent work experience required.
CPA (or equivalent certification) preferred.
This position will be based in Eschborn/London.
- Perform other related tasks as assigned by management
- Complies with Marriott International policies and procedures
- The position may involve travelling and overnight stays as appropriate to cover responsibilities
- Working hours are as required to do your job but normally not less than 40 hours per week. This may involve some weekend work