Senior Manager| Internal Controls Europe – Europe Office – London


Job Number 19159623
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Europe Office – London| Barnard|s Inn| 86 Fetter Lane| London|
Greater London| United Kingdom
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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The Senior Manager Internal Controls Europe 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. Additional European languages are preferable.

Travel Requirements: There is approx. 50% 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.

Manages the annual update of audit tools utilized within the continent.

Leads the Europe wide off property audit programme for the continent utilizing data analytics software.

Produces quarterly hotel self audit report identifying properties that have not met goals and analyzes the result to determine common control deficiencies and training/process change needs providing information to the Internal Controls Team and Area DOF’s for follow up.

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

Participates in Audits throughout Europe.

Participates in investigations.

Reviews and approves Controls Managers audit reports for distribution.

Conducts property and entity/office reviews across the continent to the agreed schedule to assess internal controls in areas which include: Cash| Purchasing| Payroll and other accounting processes and key control initiatives and policies as directed.

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

Provides support on Internal Control items to Luxury East and Luxury West hotels.

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 disciplines.

Participates in the training provided by appropriate MI Corporate Departments.

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

T alent Management

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

Develops Internal Controls Team members.

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.


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 areas:

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 skills

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| Micros| PeopleSoft| SUN| LMS| etc.)

Ability to work independently and take initiative; strong time management skills

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 appropriate

Ability to build consensus amongst various stakeholders with competing priorities

Effective change management skills

Education and Professional Certification:

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