Manager, Timeshare Assurance
SVO Orlando Operations Center - Orlando, FL

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Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

Position is based in Orlando, Florida

Department

By leveraging compliance efforts, the Internal Audit department seeks to promote business enhancements such as process improvement, risk mitigation, transformed controls and increased business value. Additionally, the Internal Audit department evaluates the design, implementation and effectiveness of the organization's controls, ethics-related objectives, programs and activities. Annual and quarterly assessments are made to gauge the effectiveness of internal controls in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; internal audit function for our owned, managed and joint venture hotel, resort and timeshare properties worldwide; as well as all auditable business functions or entities such as Regional Sales and Marketing, Corporate, timeshare and hotel division offices.

Job Description

Performs complex, professional internal auditing work primarily for Starwood's Timeshare division. Activities will include (i) managing or leading operational, financial, and compliance audit projects (including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance); (ii) providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; (iii) providing key input to development of the annual global risk assessment, audit universe and Timeshare audit plan; and (iv) assisting in the evaluation of the effectiveness of controls, recommending measures for improvement and monitoring compliance. Position has direct responsibility for 1 senior auditor based in Orlando, including professional staff development and training. Position is expected to develop strong working relationships with Timeshare leadership and to maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards. Additional responsibilities may include the development of reporting for senior management and/or the board of directors and investigative projects. Given remote nature of the position, strong leadership skills are required as well as the ability to work well independently with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Position is based in Orlando, Florida and requires periodic travel to the Starwood corporate offices in Scottsdale and Stamford as well as travel to other Starwood domestic/international locations as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Certification as a CIA or CPA required.
  • A minimum of 7 years of full time experience in auditing, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation, including a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience. "Big 4" experience preferred.
  • Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Skill in planning and project management and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 requirements.
  • Knowledge or a high interest in learning business processes, auditing principles, business controls, internal controls and system controls in a hospitality environment.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with co-workers, agency staff, and external contacts and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other business software applications to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses.
  • Timeshare experience is desirable.
Manager, Timeshare Assurance
Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

Position is based in Orlando, Florida

Department

By leveraging compliance efforts, the Internal Audit department seeks to promote business enhancements such as process improvement, risk mitigation, transformed controls and increased business value. Additionally, the Internal Audit department evaluates the design, implementation and effectiveness of the organization's controls, ethics-related objectives, programs and activities. Annual and quarterly assessments are made to gauge the effectiveness of internal controls in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; internal audit function for our owned, managed and joint venture hotel, resort and timeshare properties worldwide; as well as all auditable business functions or entities such as Regional Sales and Marketing, Corporate, timeshare and hotel division offices.

Job Description

Performs complex, professional internal auditing work primarily for Starwood's Timeshare division. Activities will include (i) managing or leading operational, financial, and compliance audit projects (including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance); (ii) providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; (iii) providing key input to development of the annual global risk assessment, audit universe and Timeshare audit plan; and (iv) assisting in the evaluation of the effectiveness of controls, recommending measures for improvement and monitoring compliance. Position has direct responsibility for 1 senior auditor based in Orlando, including professional staff development and training. Position is expected to develop strong working relationships with Timeshare leadership and to maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards. Additional responsibilities may include the development of reporting for senior management and/or the board of directors and investigative projects. Given remote nature of the position, strong leadership skills are required as well as the ability to work well independently with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Position is based in Orlando, Florida and requires periodic travel to the Starwood corporate offices in Scottsdale and Stamford as well as travel to other Starwood domestic/international locations as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Certification as a CIA or CPA required.
  • A minimum of 7 years of full time experience in auditing, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation, including a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience. "Big 4" experience preferred.
  • Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Skill in planning and project management and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 requirements.
  • Knowledge or a high interest in learning business processes, auditing principles, business controls, internal controls and system controls in a hospitality environment.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with co-workers, agency staff, and external contacts and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other business software applications to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses.
  • Timeshare experience is desirable.

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