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12 Jun 2019

Full-time Operations Control Specialist at Marriott International

Nigeria Job bucket Staff Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Marriott International is a leading global Lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. Its heritage can be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott.

The Job : Operations Control Specialist

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Job Number: 19001JPU
Location: Lagos
Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Brand: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Schedule: Full-time
Position Type: Management

Start Your Journey With Us

  • At Sheraton, we go above and beyond in everything we do. We are inspired by our guests and one another – and are driven to make things better. We love what we do, and we give it all we’ve got – on property and off. When guests stay with us, it’s not just a room with a bed that they’re buying. It’s an experience.
  • We’re looking for someone who is ready to go beyond in everything they do. If you are someone with a genuine drive to improve your life and the lives of those around you, we encourage you to explore careers with Sheraton.

Job Summary

  • Responsible to establish and maintain the controls environment for the Shared Service Center and properties finance activities.

Core Work Activities
Managing Work, Projects, and Policies:

  • Interact with Area Direct of Finance Nigeria, GM & HOD’s to achieve control environment goals
  • Provide and lead training of SOP’s
  • Verify and complete on property audits –
  • Complete monthly, quarterly & annual audit related functions
  • Review Daily Executive Pack
  • Assist Area Direct of Finance Nigeria during External Audit Period
  • Support ISRA auditors for his/her development
  • Act as buddy to DOFs for property audits
  • Assist with or lead investigations on property
  • Act as support to DOFs in cluster as needed e.g. cover for sickness/maternity leave
  • Responsible for on-property internal controls activities
  • Uphold the policies and procedures outlined in the audit standards

Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals:

  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
  • Ensures reports and audits are documented accurately.
  • Maintains a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets.
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding controls and policies and procedures.
  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, compliance target, team goals, etc.

Demonstrating and Applying Accounting Knowledge:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of company’s internal controls and procedures
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Gross Revenue Report.
  • Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, develop financial spreadsheets, 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.

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

  • Supports the development, mentoring and training of employees.
  • Provides constructive coaching and counseling to employees.
  • Trains people on marriott’s policies and procedures

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity.
  • Uses effective listening skills.
  • Demonstrates self confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Manages group or interpersonal conflict effectively.
  • Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
  • Manages time well and possesses strong organizational skills.
  • Presents ideas, expectations and information in a concise well organized way.
  • Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow
  • Makes collections calls if necessary

Candidate Profile
Education and Experience

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a leadership position within Accounting or Finance or related professional area
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft accounting and Opera PMS will be advantageous
  • Excellent team leadership skills are required
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadline-driven
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages
  • Knowledge of Marriott finance policies will be advantageous.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to travel within Sub Sahara Africa

Management Competencies
Managing Execution:

  • Building and Contributing to Teams – Leads and participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.
  • Driving for Results – Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
  • Planning and Organizing – Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements for self and/or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships:

  • Coworker Relationships – Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.
  • Customer Relationships – Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.
  • Global Mindset – Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability:

  • Organizational Capability – Evaluates and adapts the structure of team assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
  • Talent Management – Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise:

  • Applied Learning – Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.
  • Business Acumen – Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach team, business, and administrative challenges.
  • Technical Acumen – Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges:
    • Economics and Accounting – Knowledge of P&L statements, operating budgets, forecasting and scheduling, and the reporting of financial data.
    • Auditing and Reconciliation – The ability to recognize, research, and resolve discrepancies in financial data, and create flow charts on main accounting and control cycles (A/R, AP, Cash) to facilitate understanding of key control points.
    • General Finance and Accounting – The ability to perform bookkeeping procedures, proficiently use financial systems technology, and accurately complete general ledger entries; knowledge of database structures in order to obtain financial queries; establish Cash flow statements and cash flow forecast with a good understanding the financials flows and the working capital needs.
    • Analysis – The ability to create and maintain spreadsheets as well as analyze and summarize financial data using appropriate financial software.
    • Accounting Knowledge – Knowledge of general accounting principles and current company accounting policies and procedures. This includes general accounting and financial reporting, auditing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
    • Accounting and Internal Control Knowledge – Knowledge of local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (local GAAP), Marriott International Policies (MIP), and International Standard Operating Procedures (ISOPs).
    • Legal – Ability to read and understand basic contract elements, e.g. royalty fees, management agreement, terms, priorities and profit distribution.
    • Auditing Skills – The ability to perform auditing procedures, including the ability to recognize, research, and resolve discrepancies in financial data.
    • Payroll Systems – Knowledge of local payroll reporting and tax requirements, ability to effectively record wages/tax liabilities, and operate payroll software applications, including understanding the features and functions of the applications.
    • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable – Knowledge of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes, including knowledge of subledger reconciliation and controls.
  • Basic Competencies – Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities:
    • Basic Computer Skills – Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
    • Mathematical Reasoning – Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
    • Oral Comprehension – Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • Reading Comprehension – Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
    • Writing – Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Job Categories: Finance Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Marriott International jobs and Operations Control Specialist jobs. Salaries: N300,000 - N400,000 and N400,000 - N600,000.

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