VP, Controller- Managed Hotels

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts - Dallas, TX (30+ days ago)3.7


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company. We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world. Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers. We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

The Blue Thread uniting these household names and nearly 25,000 hotel, condo and home redemption options is Wyndham Rewards®, the richest and simplest rewards program in the business. Wyndham Rewards continues revolutionizing the loyalty landscape with its simple-to-use, generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate—the first of its kind for a major loyalty program. Wyndham Rewards members—more than 56 million and counting—can earn and redeem points for hundreds of rewards options around the world every day.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 associates worldwide.

Summary

Oversee the accounting and financial reporting functions to provide fiscal leadership and timely and accurate financial information/analysis for Wyndham Managed Segment (WM).

Responsibilities
Direct responsibility for WM Accounting and Reporting groups. including daily management of approximately 30 professionals, including 5 direct reports.

Direct responsibility for coordination of FP&A work for WM.

Timely and accurate reporting of actual results, and MD&A type information to Wyndham Hotel Corporate accounting and external reporting departments.
Ensure compliance with GAAP, coordination of Sarbanes-Oxley, and all WM financial accounting and control policies.
Liaison between WM and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Corporate Accounting, Treasury, Tax
Develop and enforce internal controls, SOX, accounting/authorization policies within WM accounting and reporting structures within the organization; heavy interaction with Internal and External auditors
Development of accounting positions and papers supporting reported results
Support future acquisitions through accounting reviews, integration of accounting functions, and purchase accounting. Work with Tax, Finance, Corporate Accounting and Treasury to complete any future acquisitions
Oversee the managed monthly billing function with Corepoint
Ensure Forecast preparation by local FP&A team.

Qualifications:
Complexity
This position is expected to work independently and with high level role direction to deliver the responsibilities.

The CAO will rely heavily on the decision making capability of this role and rely that the appropriate review and diligence has been applied.

CAO will look to this role to be the direct liaison with the SVP of FP&A for Wyndham Hotel.

Scope/Financial Responsibility
Complete management of the financial reporting of WM segment

Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills
Strong leader capable of developing quality relationships with peers, management, and staff and, through flawless execution, gain confidence of the CAO and SVP of FP&A as well as other Wyndham Hotel executives and corporate officers.

Team-oriented with ability to direct large staff of many levels in a deadline-oriented environment while retaining focus on work/line balance for him/herself and staff.

Exceptional organizational skills with ability to multi-task and apply technical accounting concepts to diverse situations

Experience/Certificates/Education
CPA required with minimum of manager level reached at Big 4 or predecessor firm; MBA preferred

10+ years of accounting and reporting experience including oversight of GAAP, G/L maintenance, and accounting operations with revenue management components

Experience in leading a large staff of accounting professionals at various levels in various facets of accounting

6+ years of travel industry experience preferred

15% travel required

International accounting and tax structure experience preferred