Senior Manager Internal Controls| Eastern Europe – Europe Office – London


Job Number 19000XTP
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Europe Office – London| London| Greater London
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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The Senior Manager Internal Controls Europe| Eastern Europe (EE) will report
to Director| Internal Controls & Compliance. The Senior Manager of Internal
Controls is a key member of the Finance team in the continent. This position
is responsible for evaluating and improving the control environment and
operational effectiveness for managed hotels within the continent and ensuring
compliance with Marriott’s financial policies and procedures. Those activities
are concerned with auditing| assisting and training hotels in strengthening
and enhancing processes and tools to create strong internal controls which
minimize risk and safeguard company assets. This individual will work closely
with Continent finance teams| property leaders and Internal Audit to identify
control weaknesses and present recommendations to financial leaders. This
position directly reports to the Director| Internal Controls & Compliance.


The Senior Manager Internal Controls Europe will cover all brands in Europe.

• Location requirements: The Senior Manager Internal Controls Europe to be
located at the Europe Office Eschborn/London.

• Language Requirements: High proficiency (speaking| reading and writing) in
English is essential. Russian is preferable.

• Travel Requirements: There is an 80-90 % business travel required.


• Internal Control/ Financial Leadership

• Develops objectives| plans and scope consistent with the continents
objectives and priorities with the Director| Internal Controls & Compliance.

• Leads the compliance programme and training in EE.

• Manages the quarterly Europe MIP66 Balance Sheet Process.

• Leads the Europe SOP programme for the continent ensure appropriate SOP’s
are written and updated as necessary.

• Works with the Director| Internal Controls & Compliance and EE Area Director
of Finance to identify and prioritize properties that should be reviewed.

• Conducts property reviews to assess internal controls in areas which
include: Cash| Purchasing| Payroll and other accounting processes in line with
polices and ensures consistency in countries where local procedures are

• Conducts reviews on MI entities within EE ensuring strong controls are in
place and policies are followed.

• Carries out Balance Sheet Reviews in EE to identify any risk and works with
the Area DOF or Entities team to remediate.

• Ensures that accounting and self-audit principles and policies are followed|
and provides training to the hotels in all finance areas including accounting
procedures| operating systems| financial policies and overall controls.

• Participates in continent wide projects and Finance training with other

• Participates in the training provided by appropriate MI Corporate

• Follows up on issues and recommendations from Internal Audit reviews and
develop plans to improve the overall control environment.

• Talent Management

• Train property teams on control environment enhancements and share best
practices within the continent.

• Develops junior finance talent through the guest auditor programme.

• Owner Relations

• Meets with Company management at all levels to discuss audit findings and
produce reports with recommendations to enable the property to take corrective
action to improve internal controls.

• Confers with Company management on opportunities to improve policies|
programs| and activities of the continent; makes recommendations regarding
specific areas of responsibility. Ensures consistent treatment and resolution
of issues.

• Support all MI hotel brands.

• Others

• Complies with Marriott Hotel Holding GmbH Regional Office/ Fetter Lane
policies and procedures.


• Minimum of 4 years of experience| including at least one of the following
• 1+ year as previous Marriott Director of Finance
• 2+ years as previous Assistant Controller
• 3+ years experience in hotel auditing


• Thorough knowledge of the principles| procedures| and techniques of
accounting| and of financial records and transactions including| but not
limited to| generally accepted accounting principles.
• Strong communications (verbal and written)| organization and presentation
• Strong financial management and analytical skills; ability to identify
trends in financial statements
• Knowledge of purchasing| inventory controls| supplies and equipment
• Knowledge of overall hotel operations and governances
• Knowledge of Governmental regulations and safety standards
• Systems skills| including MS Office and hotel systems (Opera| PeopleSoft|
SUN| LMS| etc.)
• Ability to work independently and take initiative; strong time management
• Ability to translate financial concepts into actionable business strategies
and tactics
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence
others at all levels| including senior management
• Effective decision-making skills; can choose a prompt course of action
amongst options involving uncertainty or risk
• Strong problem-solving skills; encourages new innovative solutions when
• Ability to build consensus amongst various stakeholders with competing
• Effective change management skills


• Bachelor|s degree in accounting| finance or a related field.