About the Position Posting Date Jul 03, 2018 Job Number 18001UWW Job Category Finance and Accounting Location W Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland VIEW ON MAP Brand W Hotels Schedule Full-time Relocation? Yes Position Type Management Start Your Journey With Us Boldly coloring outside the lines of luxury, W turns the traditional notion of the extravagant hotel on its head. Our irreverent attitude and taste for excess redefine revelry for the modern jet set. Our guests have a lust for a life less ordinary that drives them to demand more, experience it all, and hit repeat. We share our guests passions, providing insider access to whats new and whats next. Moderation is not in our vocabulary and we know that lust for life demands more, not less. W guests soak it in and live each day with a mantra Detox. Retox. Repeat. If youre ready to create the energetic W scene that is magnetic to everyday disruptors around the world, then we invite you to explore a career with W Hotels. JOB SUMMARY The Director of Finance for the W Brisbane will have overall responsibility for planning, directing and managing the provision of accurate, timely and objective financial data from which informed management decisions can be made. A member of the Executive Committee, you will support the hotels financial goals by preparing budgets and forecasts and controlling expenses to ensure compliance and financial expectations are met. This is an ideal role for a results orientated individual. You must be extremely organised with a strong ability to multi-task and lead a dedicated team of finance professionals. Excellent communication skills and a lust for life are essential. You will be a collaborative leader with a strategic and analytical focus. Influencing and innovating abilities that span beyond their immediate direct reports as well as demonstrated sound decision making skills and good judgment are critical. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience 4-year bachelor s degree in Finance and Accounting or related major 3 years experience in the finance and accounting or related professional area. OR Master s degree in Finance and Accounting or related major 1 year experience in the finance and accounting or related professional area. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Engaging in Strategic Planning and Decision Making Develops means to improve profit, including estimating cost and benefit, exploring new business opportunities, etc. Analyzes information, forecasts sales against expenses and creates annual budget plans. Compiles information, analyzes and monitors actual sales against projected sales. Analyzes differences between actual budget wages and forecasted wages for more efficient budget planning. Identifies the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new business plans Creates the annual operating budget for the property. Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for property managers. Implements a system of appropriate controls to manage business risks. Ensures a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability. Analyzes financial data and market trends. Leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive annual business plan which is aligned with the companys and brands strategic direction. Provides on going analytical support by monitoring the operating departments actual and projected sales. Produces accurate forecasts that enable operations to react to changes in the business. Leading Finance Teams Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others advocates sound financial/business decision making demonstrates honesty/integrity leads by example. Communicates the strategic goals, the focus and the owner priorities to subordinates in a clear and precise manner. Leverages strong functional leadership and communication skills to influence the executive team, the property s strategies and to lead own team. Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes. Provides excellent leadership by assigning team members and other departments managers clear accountability backed by appropriate authority. Conducts annual performance appraisals with direct reports according to standard operating procedures. Anticipating and Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders Attends meetings and communicating with the owners, understanding the priorities and strategic focus. Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders (owners, corporate, guests, etc.). Advises the GM and executive committee on existing and evolving operating/financial issues. Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors. Demonstrates an understanding of cash flow and owner priorities. Manages communication with owners in an effective manner. Manages property working capital and cash flow in accordance with brand standard operating procedures and owner requirements. Facilitates critique meetings to review information with management team. Developing and Maintaining Finance Goals Ensures Profits and Losses are documented accurately. Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued. Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines. Develops and supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc. Improves profit growth in operating departments. Reviews audit issues to ensure accuracy. Monitor the purchasing process as applicable. Managing Projects and Policies Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc. Reconciles balance sheet to ensure account balances are supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with standard operating procedures. Ensures that the P&L is accurate (e. g., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts). Ensures compliance with management contract and reporting requirements. Ensures compliance with standard and local operating procedures. Ensures compliance with standard operating procedures. Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities Ensures team members are cross-trained to support successful daily operations. Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently. Ensures new hires participate in the departments orientation program. Ensures new hires receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job. Creates appropriate development plans which develop team members based on their individual strengths, development needs, career aspirations and abilities. Conduct performance review process for employees. Participates in hiring activities as appropriate. Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. Other information Company Marriott International Australia no - Principals only. 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