Job Number 19106247
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Asia/Pacif/Australia Region| Suite 1108 11th Floor Cityplaza
One| Hong Kong S.A.R.| Hong Kong| Hong Kong S.A.R.
Position Type Management
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Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company| with more brands|
more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We
believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So| we ask|
where will your journey take you?
The Internal Audit Department provides Marriott with a systematic| disciplined
approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management|
control and governance. Internal Audit assesses and reports on Marriott’s
network of controls| governance| and business and financial risk management
processes| using a risk-based audit strategy.
This role is based in Hong Kong and will engage with multiple stakeholders and
members of finance leadership across the organization. She/he will play a key
role for ensuring that Marriott’s global controls| policies and procedures are
maintained to the strictest standards. She/He must be adept at tapping diverse
sources of information| identifying opportunities| anticipating challenges|
and executing strategies to deliver against current and future Internal Audit
priorities| thereby strengthening Marriott’s competitive advantage through
excellence in effective risk assessment and internal controls.
Manage above property and property audits as scheduled| overseeing both internal and external resources.
Responsible for ensuring the integrity of Marriott|s financial reporting and internal controls through the systemic monitoring of key performance measures and the auditing of critical processes leveraging data analytics techniques. Identify performance trends| and investigate and resolve any problems/ inconsistencies| as appropriate.
Assist in investigations| including detection| investigation and documentation of findings.
Responsible for assisting with developing and delivering training material used by third party service providers to execute service level agreements.
Establish and maintain strong| collaborative relationships with internal customers and third party service providers to ensure timely exchange of information with third party service providers to ensure customer satisfaction.
Leverage the use of business performance management skills – able to deploy and manage (use data to systemically monitor the progress of work against schedules| quality standards) resources| to achieve/exceed objectives in a dynamic operating environment.
Monitor ongoing maintenance and effectiveness of department audit tools (i.e.| facilitation software and Integrated Practice Management software). Research and prepare proposals for new tools that could increase effectiveness of the department.
Assist with the development and execution of the annual risk assessment plan.
Coordinate with the Internal Audit Senior Director and Senior Manager to manage publication of required reports.
Serve as the Process Owner and Administrator for the audit workpaper tool and any other software used by the department to increase the effectiveness of the audit process.
Support the Internal Audit Senior Director and Senior Manager to partner with the iT organization to develop and facilitate delivery of information| tools| and resources that support Internal Audit’s efforts in ensuring a strong systems control environment. Utilize strong business performance management skills – able to deploy and manage (use data to systemically monitor the progress of work against schedules| budgets| and quality standards) resources| and to achieve/exceed objectives in a dynamic operating environment.
Assist with the Compliance Risk and Internal Control Assessments; design| assess| enhance| implement and test compliance programs for internal controls.
Champion excellence in business ethics and integrity| social responsibility| cross-cultural effectiveness| and associate engagement.
Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
Key Talents and Experience
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in corporate internal audit or public accounting firm strongly preferred
At least 3 years of experience supervising audits| or having substantial responsibility for major aspects of an audit program preferably in a large| multinational publicly traded company or a public accounting firm.
Excellent English and fluent Mandarin (Spoken and written) are essential. Additional language skills appropriate to the region is preferred
Lodging/ hospitality industry experience highly desirable.
Strong relationship builder; experience working with outsourced partner(s) in a way that is seamless to the organization.
Collaborative approach with global market teams and business partners.
Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Effective in prioritizing work and following through on commitments.
Operates with a collaborative mindset to ensure that key stakeholders are considered| eliminating the need for duplicate systems; builds strong relationships to leverage information and insights to anticipate and respond to project risks; communicates well with project team and other leaders.
Strategic thinker; processes information through a strategic lens and applies tenants of systems thinking/theory to issues/assignments yielding the expected outcome or innovation.
Demonstrates understanding of multiple functions| brands and businesses in order to respond more quickly and resourcefully to new demands and challenges.
Acute attention to detail.
Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills; ability to take large volumes of complex data and/or information and present it in a clear and concise manner appropriate for management decision-making; uses data and a cogent problem solving methodology in decision making and impact assessment.
Strong and professional communications (verbal and written)| organization and presentation skills (verbal and written).
Knowledge of operating procedures| controls and governances.
Effective decision-making skills| can choose a prompt course of action amongst options involving uncertainty or risk.
Fast learner with a willing attitude. Resilience and a team player with a strong work ethic
Excellent Excel and Powerpoint skills required.
Education and Professional Certification
University Degree or equivalent in Accounting| Finance or a related discipline.
Member of a professional accountancy body (e.g. ACA| ACCA| CIMA)| IIA| CPA or CISA strongly preferred.
Project Management experience highly desirable.
This position will require global travel| on average| of 50% and occasionally up to 70%| and at times| on short notice.
Adaptability – Maintains performance level under pressure or when experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.
Communication – Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
Problem Solving and Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues| problems| and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions| develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions| solves problems| and chooses a course of action
Professional Demeanor – Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.
Building and Contributing to Teams – Participates as a member of a team to move 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 to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.
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/stakeholder 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
Talent Management – Provides support 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 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.
Financial Audit and Controls-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; including knowledge of and ensuring execution of local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (local GAAP)| Marriott International Policies (MIP)| and International Standard Operating Procedures (ISOPs).
General Finance and Accounting-The ability to apply knowledge of local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (local GAAP)| current company accounting policies and procedures| general accounting and financial reporting| auditing| accounts payable| and accounts receivable practices to ensure property maintenance of business unit and/or company financial information.
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 – Adds| subtracts| multiplies| or divides quickly| correctly| and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
Oral Comprehension – Listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Reading Comprehension – Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing – Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.