Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Director, GBS Risk & Controls

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through five primary consumer-facing brands:, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. For more information, visit and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) @BookingHoldings.

Booking Holdings is currently undergoing a Finance Transformation initiative that will drive effective finance support for business management; promote strong governance and control in the organization; and have a world-class finance organization in terms of execution and efficiency.

As part of this newly formed organization (Global Business Services), we are hiring for a Director, Risk & Control (R&C)reporting to the VP Global Business Services with a dotted line to VP Risk and Controls. This role will be part of a global leadership team that will focus largely on alignment and efficiency around key risk & control processes in the GBS organization as part of the Finance Transformation Journey.

The R&C Lead will be responsible for building out the GBS R&C Pillar and collaborating with the Controls Integration team. This workstream spreads across each of the verticals within our Global Business Services Organisation and the Risk & Control Lead will be responsible for defining the process governance model and the support framework to enable the embedding of Risk and Controls across all the GBS Workstreams. This will require setting clear roles & responsibilities between the Brand R&C Functions and the GBS Risk Function.

The R&C Lead will be the ultimate owner of the end-to-end risk process going forward and ensure continuous monitoring and future improvements. The R&C Lead will be responsible for building out the Risk & Controls Transformation vision, and strategy and defining the Target Operating Model. This will include gaining a detailed understanding of the current State of the R&C functions and a global and brand level for People, Processes and technologies and identifying opportunities for collaboration, centralization, and automation. 

In this role you will get to:

  • Developing and driving the R&C transformation enterprise strategy by partnering with and building strong relationships with CFOs, Head of Risks, Chief Accounting Officer, and other executives across  the Company  to implement a new Global Operating Model for Risk & Control

  • Collaborate with all R&C Leadership to gain an in-depth understanding of the current state of these functions at a global and brand Level for People, Processes & Technology

  • Analyzing the current state and identifying opportunities for collaboration, centralization, automation

  • Work closely with the VP GBS and VP R&C to build out and deliver the GBS strategy for the R&C Functions. This will include setting the vision,  assessing impact, and building out the value proposition.

  • Develop the GBS R&C Pillar and support framework (Change control procedures & control documentation) 

  • Be the risk driver for GBS current and future initiatives. 

  • Be the GBS Liaison with other Risk functions and owners to enable the delivery of Risk Assessments

  • Promote awareness of risk management throughout GBS whilst maintaining strong stakeholder management and thus being an articulate communicator, fostering collaboration, integrating perspectives, and driving business beneficial outcomes

  • Develop and deliver training, tailored to audiences at various levels and business functions regarding the impact of internal controls & compliance. 

  • Work with support teams & PMO ensuring the new TOM is accurately resourced, communicated, managed & deployed.

What you have:

  • 9/10 years of previous work experience in auditing, risk management, corporate governance, compliance or internal controls )

  • Strategic problem solver and sparring partner for Leadership and Management with a high degree of analytical talent and business process understanding

  • Comfortable in reporting to different levels of management, including Director and Vice President

  • Thorough understanding of internal controls (e.g. SOx-audits) and experience in applying them in various business areas/functions

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and lead workload, work under pressure and deliver on timelines

  • Enthusiastic, self-starting, flexible, and agile work attitude

  • Quick thinker and confident in decision-making

  • Process, problem-solving, and committed approach

  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills

  • High level of integrity, confidentiality & professionalism

  • Ability to develop strong relationships with business partners in order to drive risk management culture and implementation

  • Previous experience at a Big 4 company is a plus.

  • Experience with finance processes and/or controls is a plus

  • Experienced Project ManagerMinimum 8+ years of previous work experience in auditing, risk management, corporate governance, compliance or internal controls

Our Commitment to Diversity 

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.

There are a variety of job related factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible to be considered for an annual bonus and equity grant.

The base salary range for Connecticut and the NYC-metro area is $172,800-$211,200.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program designed to keep you and your family healthy, plan for the future and make the most out of life. For a glimpse of our benefits offerings, please see here. In addition to competitive health and wellness benefits, we currently offer other perks to eligible employees, such as: tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, discounts, and more! 

If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to click the "apply" button!

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 with your request. M/F/V/D/S


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