Finance Norwalk, Connecticut

Director, Technical Accounting & External Reporting

Company Intro:

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world’s leading provider of online travel & related services, provided to consumers and local partners around the globe through our primary brands:  Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable.  During 2018, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $14.5 billion and $4.0 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $80 billion.

Job Title: Director, Technical Accounting & External Reporting

Reports to and Location:

The Director, Technical Accounting & External Reporting will report to the Vice-President of External Reporting and the position sits in our Norwalk, CT headquarters.  

Job Overview:

This position is part of the External Reporting team in Booking Holdings’ corporate finance organization.  The Director will interface with corporate office and brand (business unit) personnel at various levels of the Company, as well as with internal and external auditors.  Primary responsibilities include accounting research, drafting accounting policies and memos, providing technical support and assisting in the preparation of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide technical accounting and implementation support and training to members of the worldwide finance and accounting team on the treatment of accounting issues in compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements.
  • Research, evaluate and document technical accounting implications of complex or non-standard transactions.
  • Keep current on proposed accounting and SEC reporting matters to proactively update management and finance teams.
  • Implement new accounting standards.
  • Update the accounting policies manual and develop new policies to ensure consistency and compliance with GAAP and SEC requirements.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual filings with the SEC, including XBRL information, review of financial statements/ disclosures.
  • Manage interactions with and develop Company’s memos and other analysis for internal and external auditors for their audit/review of quarterly and annual financial statements and specific accounting matters, as they arise.
  • Maintain effective and efficient internal controls and participate in all required SOX compliance efforts in relation to internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to process, controls and systems used by the External Reporting team and the broader finance organization.
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the Company, especially the finance organization.
  • Partner and execute on other finance related projects and initiatives, as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

  • Strong U.S. GAAP technical accounting and SEC reporting foundation with expert knowledge and practical experience in topics such as revenue recognition, leases, derivatives and hedging, stock-based compensation, business combination and financial statement presentation and disclosure.
  • Strong advisory/consultative skills with a service mindset and the ability to build key working relationships with finance and accounting teams at the brands around the world.
  • Experience implementing accounting standards and special projects.
  • Experience in a fast moving, high growth environment providing strategic direction from a financial reporting and operational standpoint.
  • Ability to identify, escalate and respond quickly to unexpected challenges and opportunities.
  • Strong writing, presentation and communication skills and ability to easily explain complex accounting issues and conclusions to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to effectively lead, inspire and develop potential team members.

Required Education and Experience:

  • 4-year college degree.
  • U.S. CPA license required.
  • Minimum of 12+ years of relevant experience, with a combination of Big 4 public accounting and public company industry experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; Experience with Hyperion HFM a plus.

About BKNG:

With over $92.7 billion in gross bookings in 2018, Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services.  With operations in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, 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 help millions of people 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 portfolio of companies, we help our customers to 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 a 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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