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Accountant

Employer
Marriott
Location
Cape Town City Centre Cape Town Cape Town Region, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number 24103140
Job Category Finance & Accounting
Location The Westin Cape Town, Convention Square, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Non-Management
Function
Are you ready to grow your dream career!! Join our amazing team and help deliver unforgettable cuisines and create memorable experiences. We are recruiting for a fun, energetic, innovative and enthusiastic experienced Accountant with a positive attitude. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance the successful candidate will be required to Support the day-to-day execution of general ledger impacted processes, including support to clients as they work with and understand these processes. Performs accounting functions specifically in the areas of daily transactions, account balancing, ledger reconciliation, reporting and discrepancy resolution.
Education and Experience
- 4-year bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting or related major; no work experience required.
OR
2-year degree from an accredited university in Finance and Accounting or related major; 2 years' experience in finance and accounting or related professional area.
Required Experience & Qualifications
- Proficient in Excel; experience in People Soft, Sage VIP, OPERA, MICROS & MATERIALS CONTROL will be an advantage
- Good communication and report writing ability.
- Be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- To follow up on queries/reconciling items and action where necessary.
- The ability to manage the Finance team and work without supervision.
- Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in IR management and disciplinary processes
- Effective problem solving, decision making and conflict management skills
- Attention to detail pertaining to area of responsibility
- Flexibility re working hours' /Month end week end /Overtime.
- Flexibility to work over weekends, public holidays and after hours when required.
Key Responsibilities
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Managing Work, Projects, and Policies
- Coordinates and implements accounting work and projects as assigned.
- Coordinates, implements and follows up on Accounting SOP audits for all areas of the property.
- Complies with Federal and State laws applying to fraud and collection procedures.
- Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
- Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data.
- Balances credit card ledgers.
- Verifies contracts for groups and performs credit reference checks for direct billed groups if necessary.
Maintaining Finance and Accounting Goals
- Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
- Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
- Ensures profits and losses are documented accurately.
- Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
- Maintains a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets.
- Completes period end function each period.
- Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
Leading Accounting Teams
- Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
- Motivates and provides a work environment where employees are productive.
- Imposes deadlines and delegates tasks.
- Provides an "open door policy" and is highly visible in areas of responsibility.
- Understands how to manage in a culturally diverse work environment.
- Manages the quality process in areas of customer service and employee satisfaction.
Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities
- Supports the development, mentoring and training of employees.
- Provides constructive coaching and counselling to employees.
- Trains people on account receivable posting techniques.
Additional Responsibilities
- Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Demonstrates personal integrity.
- Uses effective listening skills.
- Demonstrates self-confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
- Manages group or interpersonal conflict effectively.
- Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
- Manages time well and possesses strong organizational skills.
- Presents ideas, expectations and information in a concise well organized way.
- Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow up.
- Makes collections calls if necessary
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.
At Westin, we are committed to empowering guests to regain control and enhance their well-being when they need it most while traveling, ensuring they can be the best version of themselves. To achieve the brand mission of becoming the preeminent wellness brand in hospitality, we need passionate and engaged associates to bring the brand's unique programming to life. We want our associates to embrace their own well-being practices both on and off property. You are the ideal Westin candidate if you are passionate; you are active and take pride in how you maintain your well-being; you are optimistic; you are adventurous. Be where you can do your best work,? begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global?team, and become the best version of you.

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