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SrDir-Accounting, Consumer Payments

Company: Marriott
Location: Hartford
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

**Job Number** 22141867

**Job Category** Finance & Accounting

**Location** Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

**Schedule** Full-Time

**Located Remotely?** Y

**Relocation?** N

**Position Type** Management


As a member of the Consumer Payments team, this position will closely partner with the VP, Consumer Payments, to manage/drive development and execution of Marriott's Global Payments strategy. This position will support the team in the seamless integration of Marriott's existing platforms and current/future partner relationships (i.e., Accenture, Chase, Elavon, Bank of America). She/he will support the definition and execution of solutions that meet the requirements of Marriott's payment strategies and business opportunities. Support will include providing oversight and leadership of infrastructure development and a cost recovery model to process customer settlements above property and enhance on-property payment capabilities. Under the direction of the VP, Consumer Payments, this position will also work with internal discipline partners to align Global Payments with other key business strategies and participate in the engagement of owners & franchisees to align interests. She/he will collaborate with Global Finance, IT, Global Operations, BMSC, Legal, and the various Finance BPO Service Provider(s) while functioning as a Global Payments subject matter expert.


+ Partner with VP, Consumer Payments, key business and discipline leader, and key external partners to execute against a Global Payments strategy and operational plan.

+ Lead and drive internal stakeholders and external partners to drive action, development and business processes, cost recovery models and business cases, enhancements to enabling technology to facilitate above-property customer settlement, improved customer experience and operational efficiencies.

+ Lead the definition and management of the financial performance, budgets and KPI's fo the Global Payments project (MagLev).

+ Drive the management of ongoing partner relationships.

+ Develop initial RFP drafts for third-party providers to support Global Payment and other related business strategies, where applicable (e.g. BMSC Big Data).

+ Participate in and drive contract negotiation efforts with third-party providers with research, financial, and data driven insights which align to Marriott's Global Payments business strategies.

+ Establish and maintains regular reporting and communication with key stakeholders regarding pertinent strategic initiative activities and developments.

+ Partner with the VP, Global Payments to validate Service Provider(s) and ensure contract terms and conditions, commitments, and notifications are adhered to.

+ Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with corporate and continent finance teams to understand the business and ensure timely exchange of information. Provide ongoing advice and guidance to internal stakeholders concerning matters related to Global Payments.

+ Develop and/or participate in benchmarking and market-to-market activities to stay abreast of trends and bring best-practices to Marriott's model.

+ Provide management oversight of junior team members on the Global Payments team.

+ Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

+ Identify, drive, and track compliance and regulatory changes as required.

+ Identify, raise, and as appropriate resolve key decisions, escalations, and/or risks.


**Key Talents and Experience**

+ Minimum 12 or more years of broad financial management experience in a global organization with increasing management responsibility.

+ Extensive knowledge and understanding of the payments industry, landscape and interoperability.

+ Knowledge and understanding of lodging industry.

+ Ability to effectively understand and communicate with technology and finance stakeholders

+ Experience with large-scale, complex program and/or process management.

+ Experience with large-scale initiatives and managing associated change.

+ Strong business acumen and service orientation.

+ Knowledge of generally accepted finance and accounting policies, principles and controls.

+ Exhibits strong functional leadership and finance knowledge; able to leverage this strength to influence business team strategies and decisions.

+ Strategic thinker; processes information through a strategic lens and applies tenants of systems thinking/theory to issues/assignments.

+ Demonstrated ability to formulate creative solutions for complex business issues, mitigating risk and maximizing stakeholder satisfaction.

+ Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills; ability to take large volumes of complex information and present it in a clear and concise manner appropriate for senior management decision-making; uses data and a cogent problem solving methodology in decision making and impact assessment.

+ Able to orchestrate systemic change; initiates, supports and manages change within the organization, taking steps to remove barriers or to accelerate its pace.

+ Operates with a collaborative mindset to ensure that key stakeholders are considered, eliminating the need for duplicate systems; builds strong relationships to leverage information and insights to anticipate and respond to project risks; communicates well with project and other leaders; openly shares and does not withhold information.

+ Ability to lead others through ambiguous situations and demonstrate flexibility in approach and motivate others to achieve desired results; able to work in a matrix organization and make things happen without having to own all the resources; leverages shared resources to achieve results.

+ Strong interpersonal skills; must be a successful "networker" and able to maintain effective relationships, both internally and externally with a broad group of stakeholders to foster trust and influence key decisions.

+ Ability to manage across diverse and distributed organizations, balancing the needs and requirements of key stakeholders with the need to ensure successful project delivery.

+ Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; listens to others and effectively comprehends information; creates an environment allowing timely information flows throughout the organization.

+ Responsive; able to integrate and balance priorities, work activities and resources for the benefit of multiple key stakeholders.

+ Results oriented; delivers results under difficult conditions and demonstrates balanced judgment under pressure; able to assess, plan and get "the right priorities" done, on time and budget, at high quality levels; able to work both independently and as part of a team.

+ Able to consistently make decisions in a timely manner sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; comfortable challenging organizational norms and accepted thinking to improve effectiveness.

**Education and Professional Certification**

+ Baccalaureate degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline required or equivalent related experience

+ MBA or Graduate Degree preferred


+ This position will be based at MI Corporate Headquarters, with the ability to consider remote workers.

This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment, subject to applicable law. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation request is received and approved.

_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?

Keywords: Marriott, Hartford , SrDir-Accounting, Consumer Payments, Accounting, Auditing , Hartford, Connecticut

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