Staff Accountant - USA

7 days ago

Hyatt Residence Club

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.

This is a Full Time role with benefits, with a pay range of $28.00 - 33.00 per hour.

This position will support our West Region sites and may have flexibility to work remotely, within approved US-based locations.

Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes knowledge and skill in Accounting to support department and/or function objectives. This individual will work under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager and Senior Accountant.

Specific Job Summary

The Staff Accountant role is part of the Finance and Accounting team, primarily supporting the Resort Operation businesses including, but not limited to non-for profit vacation ownership associations. This position is responsible for the monthly close process and preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations for the Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO) division.

Core work activities include:

  • Preparation of reconciliations and journal entries for month end close
  • Support senior or manager with budget preparations and forecasts
  • Business partner with the resort operations teams
  • Coordinate and support accounts receivable and accounts payable with the central teams
  • Working with leadership to review audit schedules to prepare for annual audits and prepare workpapers
  • Work with auditors and tax preparers
  • Following departmental directives to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures
  • Driving process improvement to ensure efficiency and scalability

Expected Contributions

  • Contributes to team, department and/or business results by performing the following types of tasks: journal entry compliance, adherence to account reconciliation policy, and partnering with Finance and Accounting teams to ensure organizational success.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • Utilizing technical knowledge and skills to enhance business processes
    • Allocating own time effectively to meet goals in a manner that does not disadvantage other associates or groups
    • Uses problem solving skills to offer solutions to problems encountered day-to-day.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of personal strengths and areas for improvement and works to improve and increase skills and knowledge.

Accounting and Controls

  • Participate in month-end close process ensuring timelines are met, all required entries are recorded, and potential delays/issues are properly communicated and addressed with Leaders.
  • Ensure balance sheet accounts are supported by appropriate documentation and comply with policies.
  • Prepare data and information for annual external audit, including required schedules and ad-hoc requests.
  • Ability to interpret standard GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act).

Managing and Business Partnerships

  • Partners with leadership to complete projects, set priorities and measurable objectives, monitor, and report on the process, progress, and results.
  • Responsible for producing high-quality work and/or business results.
  • Participate in a positive work environment with collaborative relationships that encourage others and celebrate successes.
  • Ability to work under pressure in deadline-oriented environment while managing multiple tasks.
  • Superior communication skills, including the ability to effectively report to direct leadership in a verbal and written format

Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills. Usually, a professional position with general knowledge in Accounting. College degree and/or related experience typically required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting preferred; 1-3 years related work experience in finance and accounting; or,
  • High School Diploma/GED and equivalent work experience
  • Developed analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft and Excel

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