Manager, Compliance (based in Asia Pacific excluding China location)

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Singapore Regional Office


Job description

The Compliance Manager 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 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 the continent’s finance team, property leaders and Internal Audit to identify control weaknesses and present recommendations to financial leaders.  This position directly reports to the Director, Compliance.
Expected Contributions
List specific responsibilities and contributions critical to achieving the expected business results including performance contributions associated with the leadership band.
  • Develops objectives, plans and scope consistent with the objectives and priorities as indicated by the supervisor.
  • Develops and/or enhances audit tools and reviews the internal controls within the region. Conducts property visits across the continent to assess internal controls in areas which include: Cash, Balance Sheet Certifications, Property Self Audits, Purchasing, and other accounting processes and key control initiatives and policies as directed.
  • Ensures that accounting and self-audit principles and policies are followed, and trains hotels about the adequacy and effectiveness of internal accounting procedures, operating systems, financial policy compliance and overall 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.
  • Meets with Company management at all levels to discuss audit plans and results and make recommendations to resolve findings requiring corrective action.
  • Participates in the training provided by the Continent and/or other appropriate MI Corporate Departments.
  • Does follow-up on issues and recommendations resulting from property and regional audits, and develops plans to improve overall control environment.
  • Trains property teams on control environment enhancements and share best practices within and between regions
  • Reviews tracking of audit results through Quickbase and reports out regularly on the status of all property self-audits in the region. Identifies properties that have not met audit completion goals or who are not properly using the Quickbase tool to report audit scores and document action plans and audit deficiencies.
  • Works with all stakeholders to identify and prioritize properties that should be reviewed by the Compliance Manager.
  • Supports all MI hotel brands.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of accounting, and of financial records and transactions including, but not limited to, generally accepted accounting principals.
  • 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
  • Governmental regulations and safety standards
  • Systems skills, including MS Office and hotel systems (Opera, SUN, PeopleSoft 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
    Minimum Job Specifications
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or CPA, CA
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience, including at least one of the following areas:
    • 1+ year as previous Director of Finance
    • 2+ years as previous Assistant Controller
    • 3+ years’ experience in hotel auditing
  • Ability to travel approximately 75-80%
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?

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.


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