Senior Manager Accounting

January 1, 2024
£32.0 - £36.0 / year

Job Description





The Senior Manager Accounting is in charge of the accounting and finance operations for the administrative offices across the continent. This job is responsible for the implementation of office-wide initiatives that produce products and services that meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the target customer: division leaders, department heads, office colleagues, and MI Corporate. This job is responsible for accounting and local financial reporting requirements for EMEA admin entities, as well as supporting other general entity administration needs. The incumbent leads key financial projects to match execution and business results with the Continent’s and MI strategy, while also establishing strong internal controls to reduce risk and protect corporate assets. This person manages clerical workers and reports to the Director of Finance and Accounting for Europe.





The Senior Manager Accounting may undertake some or all of the following duties:


  • Oversees the day-to-day accounting operations for the Continent’s allocated Administrative Entities.


  • Assists in the creation of the Continent’s yearly operating budget goals and consolidation.


  • Contributes to the creation of the annual Capex budget for administrative departments inside the offices.


  • Processes month-end closings for the administrative units of the office in accordance with the corporate timetable.


  • Prepares financial analyses as required by the Continent’s Finance Team in order to identify possibilities to reduce administrative costs, such as Cash Flows.


  • Manages, develops, and supports administrative assistants in the administrative office, as well as providing necessary HR assistance.


  • Approves PeopleSoft vendor setups, invoices, and payment releases for Marriott Administrative Entities.


  • Monthly reconciliation of Marriott Administrative Entities Balance Sheet accounts is ensured.


  • MIP-66 certification for Marriott Administrative Entities across the continent.


  • Ensures that fixed assets are properly configured and reconciled, and generates yearly certification for administrative offices.


  • Strong internal controls are maintained.


  • Aids in the Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) selection process.


  • In charge of general administration accounting.


  • Financial topics are communicated in a clear and convincing manner that is easy to understand and encourages desirable behaviours.


  • Facilitates criticism meetings with the management team to review information.


  • Ensures that administrative office policies and processes are control-focused and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


  • Using the Leadership Performance Process (LPA), establishes goals and expectations for direct reports and holds staff accountable for successful performance; coaches team by offering specific feedback to improve performance; conducts annual performance review with direct reports.


  • Assist the Director and the Senior Finance Leadership Team with any responsibilities that are assigned.






  • Performs all duties on time, ensuring that all deadlines, including those of the team, are met.


  • Other relevant responsibilities may be allocated by management.


  • Follow the policies and procedures of Marriott International.


  • Be proactive and adaptable at work, always fulfilling the needs of the team and the company.


  • Maintain a positive attitude and a dedication to providing exceptional service to all customers and associates.


  • Respond to others’ needs and feelings, regardless of status or position; accept interpersonal differences and establish a positive connection with all associates and customers.


  • Maintain an understanding of all Marriott product lines.


  • Maintain understanding of computer systems (Windows, Outlook, Excel, and so on).


  • Experience with PeopleSoft is desired.


  • Work as a team with all colleagues, always supporting the needs of the team and the business.





  • Experience in financial management is necessary; hotel finance and accounting experience is desired.


  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles, methods, and techniques, as well as financial records and transactions, including but not limited to generally accepted accounting principles.


  • Accounting, finance, and analytical abilities have been developed, as has experience with cash management, forecasting, revenue management methods, long-term capital expenditures planning, and project management.


  • Demonstrates the capacity to assess business trends in order to affect corporate strategies.


  • Resourceful in problem solving and addressing issues, leveraging resources to achieve results.


  • Translates business needs into what needs to be done; ensures that all work is completed efficiently; maintains a high performance level; and works effectively through a highly collaborative manner.


  • Creates an environment in which timely information flows seamlessly both up and down the organisation; possesses great communication and presentation skills.


  • Supports, oversees, and initiates change inside the organisation, removing barriers and accelerating its speed.


  • Actively pursues learning and self-development in order to improve personal, professional, and company progress, and shares knowledge.


  • Purchasers should be familiar with inventory controls, supplies, and equipment.


  • Strong time management abilities, as well as the ability to work independently and take initiative.


  • Financial concepts must be translated into actionable business plans and methods.


  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to negotiate and persuade others at all levels, including senior management, are required.


  • Effective decision-making abilities; can select a quick plan of action from options including ambiguity or danger.


  • Strong problem-solving abilities; supports fresh and imaginative ideas when necessary.


  • Capability to reach agreement among diverse stakeholders with different priorities.


  • Ability to manage change effectively.



  • PeopleSoft knowledge





  • Experience with UK GAAP accounting, preferably gained through professional development or courses, is preferred.


Marriott International is a diverse workplace. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to nondiscrimination on any protected ground, including disability and veteran status, as well as any other basis covered by relevant legislation.


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