Manager Internal Controls Europe – UKI
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Job Number 19158020
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Europe Office-UKShared Service, Cedar House, 750A Parkland Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom VIEW ON MAP
Position Type Management
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The Manager Internal Controls UKI will report to Director, Internal Controls & Compliance. The Manager of Internal Controls is a key member of the Finance team in the continent. This position is responsible for evaluating and improving the control environment and operational effectiveness for managed hotels within the continent and ensuring compliance with Marriott’s financial policies and procedures. Those activities are concerned with auditing, assisting and training hotels in strengthening and enhancing processes and tools to create strong internal controls which minimize risk and safeguard company assets. This individual will work closely with Continent finance teams, property leaders and Internal Audit to identify control weaknesses and present recommendations to financial leaders. This position directly reports to the Director, Internal Controls & Compliance.
The Manager Internal Controls Europe is responsible for hotels in UKI.
Location requirements: The Manager Internal Controls Europe to be located at the Luton Shared Service Centre Office.
Language Requirements: High proficiency (speaking, reading and writing) in English is essential.
Travel Requirements: There is an 70% business travel required.
Determines schedule of reviews for the assigned area based on risk assessment and discussion with Area Director of Finance and Director, Internal Controls & Compliance, Europe.
Conducts property reviews across the continent to the agreed schedule to assess internal controls in areas which include: Cash, Purchasing, Payroll and other accounting processes and key control initiatives and policies as directed.
Conducts desktop audits to ensure controls are in place around areas including but not limited to Marriott Rewards, Cash Rebates, P Card Spend and Expense claims.
Utilises Data Analytics to support the continent audit process.
Works with the Controls Team to enhance audit tools.
Manages UKI Controls Auditor.
Meets with Management at all levels to discuss audit findings and produces reports with recommendations to enable the property to take corrective action to improve internal controls
Conducts balance sheet reviews, highlighting any issues to Area Director of Finance/Director of Entities and Director, Internal Controls & Compliance
Ensures that accounting and self-audit principles and policies are followed, and trains hotels about the adequacy and effectiveness of internal accounting procedures, operating systems, financial policy compliance and overall controls.
Collaborates with the Controls Team in discussions around opportunities for improvements to policies, programs, and activities of the continent, makes recommendations regarding specific areas of responsibility, Ensures consistent treatment and resolution of issues.
Participates in the training provided by appropriate MI Corporate Departments.
Train property teams on control environment enhancements and shares best practices within the continent
Attends and presents at Area/Cluster Finance meetings.
Follow up on issues and recommendations from Internal Audit reviews and develop plans to improve overall control environment.
Participates in continent wide projects.
Assists with the training of new members of the Controls Team.
Complies with Marriott Hotel Regional Office policies and procedures.
CANDIDATE PROFILE - KEY TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED
Minimum Job Specifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in accounting, finance or a related field
Minimum of 4 years of experience, including at least one of the following areas:
1 year as previous Marriott Director of Finance
2+ years as previous Assistant Controller
2+ years’ experience in hotel auditing
PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of accounting, and of financial records and transactions including, but not limited to, generally accepted accounting principles.
Strong communications (verbal and written), organization and presentation skills
Strong financial management and analytical skills; ability to identify trends in financial statements
Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and equipment
Knowledge of overall hotel operations and governances
Knowledge of Governmental regulations and safety standards
Systems skills, including MS Office and hotel systems (Opera, PeopleSoft, SUN, LMS, etc.)
Ability to work independently and take initiative; strong time management skills
Ability to translate financial concepts into actionable business strategies and tactics
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence others at all levels, including senior management
Effective decision-making skills; can choose a prompt course of action amongst options involving uncertainty or risk
Strong problem-solving skills; encourages new innovative solutions when appropriate
Ability to build consensus amongst various stakeholders with competing priorities
Effective change management skills