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Senior Manager, Financial Analysis and Business Support

Posted May 6, 2021

Marriott International
Bethesda, MD
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JOB SUMMARY

As a member of the Corporate Financial Strategy & Analysis organization the Senior Manager will play an integral role in providing financial analysis support that enables Marriott leaders to make business decisions that drive overall business results and create the most shareholder value.   This includes supporting the company’s key corporate financial planning processes along with providing analytical support across numerous areas to include Treasury, North America and CALA Continent Teams, Project Finance, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisition and other Discipline Finance Business Partners on key valuation matters (e.g. capital structure and debt capacity, dividend policy, new hotel valuations, asset management, acquisitions, alternative growth strategies, etc.).

In this current business environment, however, it is expected that the Senior Manager roles will be primarily focused on supporting the company’s corporate financial planning efforts which in addition to the annual enterprise-wide long range financial plan and company budget, will include responsibility for updating and maintaining Marriott’s 3-year company financial model which will form the basis for regular and recurring updates to MI’s multi-year outlook.  Further, she / he will partner with Investor Relations to provide quarterly earnings and periodic security analyst meeting support and otherwise ensure the multi-year financial model accurately represents the growth and valuation of the company based on changing economic conditions / outlooks.

The Senior Manager will lead and/or support more complex projects, participate in setting scope of projects, and may serve as primary interface with senior level clients as a part of a shared resource team. 

EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Maintain and conduct regular updates of the company 3-year financial model while proactively partnering with key stakeholders to stay informed of key risks / opportunities and other significant financial transactions (to include partnering with Treasury in the calculation and regular monitoring of credit and revolver covenant ratios).  
  • Provide support for the annual planning and execution of the enterprise-wide long-range financial planning and budget, assisting the Director, Corporate Financial Planning (CFSA) with the following:
  • Development and management of the annual companywide budget and LRP planning calendar
  • Establishment of process guidelines, targets and presentation structure
  • Liaising and communicating with the continent / discipline teams and all other key stakeholders ensuring organizational accountability and compliance
  • Updating and ensuring the accuracy of the consolidated operating model and (5) preparing executive presentations
  • Highly visible role that includes frequent interactions with senior management, requires a strong command and understanding of MI’s financial statements and the ability to clearly communicate complex matters to senior executives and other finance partners.
  • Interpret company performance to address identified business challenges and improvement opportunities.
  • Provide managed valuation support to North America and CALA continent teams.
  • Provide and/or review return on investment analysis on organizational initiatives ensuring the right financial approaches and resources are brought to bear. Analysis focuses on gathering and synthesizing current state data, understanding and modeling future state proposals, developing optimal solutions to address critical business issues, and developing presentations that compare data, highlight risks and focuses on qualitative and quantitative issues.
  • Support and/or review the evaluation of potential merger & acquisition opportunities accurately preparing pro formas, financial analyses and valuations of proposed transactions and presenting to senior executives. Conduct due diligence and prepare company overviews to provide senior management with a preliminary view of potential target companies.
  • Support Treasury and Investor Relations in their ongoing responsibilities, such as quarterly earnings releases, equity analyst conferences, and rating agency presentations.
  • Support the review of valuation methodology and conduct annual update of pro forma assumptions.
  • Lead post audits of prior investments, analyzing variances and presenting to senior management.
  • Support the development of senior executive presentations to MI’s Board of Directors

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Key Talents and Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years relevant work experience with strong corporate finance background with an ability to organize and interpret complex, detailed financial information and present analytical results in manner appropriate for senior management decision-making (both orally and in writing, in memos or presentation format).
  • Real Estate, Lodging or Corporate planning experience is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills with a solid understanding of technical corporate finance concepts (NPV, IRR, cost of capital)
  • Strong spreadsheet skills to include complex formulas/macros, word processing, and presentation software skills
  • Strong accounting skills, particularly in analyzing financial statements
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, and work both independently and as part of a team to include leading 1-2 staff on a project. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative work environment
  • Exceptional communication skills, creating an environment allowing timely information flows throughout the organization

Education and Professional Certification

  • Baccalaureate degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline required
  • MBA with a concentration in Finance/Accounting, strongly preferred

LOCATION

  • This position will be based at Corporate Headquarters.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.
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Marriott International

10400 Fernwood Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

(301) 380-3000

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www.marriott.com

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