Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Blackline System Administrator

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. 

Job Overview

Booking Holdings is currently undergoing a Finance Transformation initiative to drive standardization and harmonization across its global entities financial and ancillary systems.  As a part of this initiative, Blackline will be the solution for account reconciliation, intercompany transaction matching and journal entry management. This role will serve as the global administrator supporting the Blackline platform and user base while continuing to leverage and deploy Blackline functionality to provide best in class technology. This role will also work with leadership to determine and implement specific technical needs related to Blackline financial close software.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Acting as the global system administrator and subject matter expert for any issues relating to Blackline, as well as ensuring timely and accurate processing of all Blackline requests from global users.

  • Assisting in the general goals of the financial systems team working closely with the administrators of SAP, HFM, OneStream, etc.

  • Performing ongoing application maintenance, upgrade, development, testing and implementation of application enhancements.

  • Testing of the Blackline software program to ensure newly implemented and existing functionality is working as intended.

  • Performing daily system maintenance between Blackline and multiple ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, NetSuite).

  • Managing 3rd party job monitoring tools for interface failures and performing issue resolution. 

  • Participating in broader Blackline related projects and proactively identifying technologies that can improve productivity in Blackline and beyond – such as Intercompany hub, transaction matching, etc.

  • Ensuring Blackline interfaces are tested regularly and are working well to avoid issues with the month-end financial close and research issues as needed.

  • Ensuring that policy changes are updated within the system timely.

  • Assisting with the coordination of IT projects and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Identifying efficiencies in processes and internal controls related to the platform.

  • Advance the footprint of Blackline technologies or other technologies as opportunities arise across the global user base.

  • Enhancing processes and implementing them while maintaining strong internal controls.

  • Managing user accounts including security levels, additions and removals.

  • Preparing application documentation related to troubleshooting, training and general navigation within the product suite.

  • Training global users on Blackline functionality. 

  • Being internal control focused to ensure our control environment remains strong.

  • Being customer service focused to help employees with Blackline or other issues that arise.

  • Interfacing with internal and external stakeholder. 

Qualifications

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or related field

  • 3+ years experience as a Blackline administrator and/or end user experience

  • Experience with Blackline Administration and Blackline ERP interfaces

  • Knowledge of the Blackline SAP connector software and SAP processing

  • Knowledge of Blackline suite of products is a plus

  • Good working knowledge of ERP systems (strong preference for SAP)

  • Individuals with a background in accounting/finance, business and systems experience is preferred

  • Internal controls knowledge related to interface validations

  • Strong project management is preferred

  • Understanding of internal controls with systems and process

  • Strong analytical skills when analyzing financial data

  • Strong organization and communication skills

  • Experience working in a large multinational company environment

  • Knowledge of the financial close process is a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

  • Booking Holdings is a Global company and the position may require up to 15% travel during normal circumstances

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 

  • Booking.com

  • KAYAK

  • priceline

  • agoda

  • Rentalcars.com

  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO  

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