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Director, ESG Accounting and Controls

Posted November 23, 2022

Bethesda Marriott
Bethesda, MD
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Corporate Financial Accounting (“CFA”) is a headquarter-based accounting department responsible for the accounting and reporting relating to Marriott’s investment, development, joint venture, foreign exchange, debt, Environment, Social, and Governance (“ESG”), and international banking activities.

As a member of the Corporate Financial Accounting Team, the Director will partner with other Marriott colleagues to execute various financial and operational management processes that support financial and ESG operational business objectives, including playing an integral role in the design and application of new processes and controls to support ESG reporting and compliance. The Director will be responsible for creating accounting processes for the responsible areas to meet all internal control, U.S. GAAP, and international reporting requirements while also allowing for the flexibility to accommodate evolving future business needs.

Expected Contributions

  • Develop strong trusting relationships with Global Finance, Engineering, Continent, Legal and other stakeholders, and disciplines
  • Develop deep understanding of risk and controls and ESG SEC and international statutory reporting rules
  • Partner with various teams to design and implement ESG reporting processes and controls to accurately capture ESG data as required for Marriott’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, international statutory reporting, and ESG reports.  Drive cross functional collaboration as needed 
  • Drive decision making by presenting reasonable options, concisely explaining the pros and cons of such options, and providing recommendations
  • Maintain documentation as needed and ensure the established process is communicated to the impacted teams, and executed effectively
  • Support preparation of ESG related disclosures subject to controls attestation and validation by external auditors
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning new and emerging ESG reporting frameworks
  • Maintain appropriate industry expertise and technical knowledge and communicate effectively to partners in non-technical language
  • Participate in and lead ESG-related steering committees, as needed
  • Identify and implement process enhancement opportunities related to the assigned areas that drive efficiency, consistency, and accuracy.  This includes identifying and exploring any technology enhancements related to the Director’s areas of responsibility
  • Assist with selecting and implementing an ESG reporting and management tool

Candidate Profile

Key Talents And Experience
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent PC skills, proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • PeopleSoft software experience preferred
  • Knowledge of accounting (U.S. GAAP) and auditing principles required
  • High degree of initiative, personal responsibility, and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communications skills required
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to identify issues, recommend solutions, and implement resolutions
  • Strong analytical skills and effective problem-solving abilities; makes decisions using data; anticipates risks and consequences of current issues on future project outcomes
  • Ability to build and maintain key relationships and to coordinate with other departments
  • Customer-service oriented perspective and an effective listener
  • Must be a self-starter, capable of identifying needs/requirements and taking independent action

Education And Professional Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Accounting/ Finance major preferred)
  • CPA a plus
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience, including managing others


  • This position will be based at Marriott Headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

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.

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?

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Bethesda Marriott

5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814


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