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Financial Analyst Trainee

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted March 13, 2021.

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others’ vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes general knowledge and skill in a discipline area (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) to support team and/or department objectives.  Generally works under close supervision or within well-established guidelines to complete routine tasks. 

Specific Job Summary (describe the nature and purpose of the position)

The Financial Analyst Trainee supports the day-to-day operation of the Accounting Office under close direction of managers within the Finance and Accounting function. Primary responsibilities include financial analysis and financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting, audit and control, asset and liability reconciliation, working capital and cash control.

CLS Generic Expected Contributions

  • Performs the following types of basic tasks:  analysis, auditing, budgeting, forecasting, programming, research, report generation, and software integration.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on standard/routine business requests with limited risk.
  • Responsible for own work and contributing to team, department and/or business results. May direct work of non-management staff. 
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • utilizing technical knowledge and skills to enhance business processes.
    • establishing priorities for self and, where appropriate, others.
    • allocating own time effectively to meet goals in a manner that does not disadvantage other associates or groups.
    • contributing to department/unit budget as appropriate (i.e., input, following guidelines, etc).
  • Demonstrates an awareness of personal strengths and areas for improvement and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions (including duties and responsibilities)

Assisting in Management of Accounting Teams

  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to influence and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Creates a working environment that enables the retention of top talent, where individuals perform at their best.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees.
  • Provides excellent leadership (e.g., differentiates top performers, fosters teamwork and encourages work/life balance).
  • Ensures that regular on-going communication occurs with employees to create awareness of business objectives, communicate expectations, and recognize performance.
  • Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members.

Managing Work, Projects, and Policies

  • Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Monitors taxes that apply to property, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
  • Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data.
  • Ensures account balances are supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with SOPs.
  • Reconciles balance sheet.
  • Generates financial reports that are linked to the plan’s financial goals.
  • Supports the development of the annual operating budget for the property.
  • Ensures that the P&L is accurate (i.e., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts) and statements are delivered to appropriate individuals in a timely manner.
  • Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities.
  • Ensures compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Demonstrating and Applying Accounting Knowledge

  • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
  • Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, 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.
  • Keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Providing Financial Information and Guidance to Others

  • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
  • Advises the Finance and Accounting Managers on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.
  • Leverages technology and effectively uses information systems and tools to generate financial reports and provide managers with analytical support to drive decision-making.
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.

Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals

  • Submit reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
  • Ensures profits and losses are documented accurately.
  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Supports the implementation of the property’s annual business plan.
  • Monitors systems to ensure accuracy of data (e.g., outlet menu prices) and support the achievement of revenue goals.
  • Reviews financial reports that are linked to the plan’s financial goals.
  • Supports a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability and manage business risks.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
  • Attends critique meetings to review information with management team.    

CLS Generic Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Usually a professional position with general knowledge in a discipline (i.e., Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology).  College degree and/or related experience typically required.

Specific Candidate Profile (the education, experience, skills and attributes that are important for this position)

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or related major; no work experience required.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.