Compliance Dublin, Ireland

Head of Internal Audit BHFS (Ireland)

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 Financial Services (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in Dublin, Ireland and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

The Head of Internal Audit will have overall responsibility for managing the operation of Booking Holdings Financial Services International Limited internal audit function and has direct responsibility to the BHFS Board on internal audit matters. They will also have responsibility for managing Internal Audit matter for Booking Holdings Financial Services UK Limited and Booking Holdings Financial Services US.  The Head of Internal Audit will be part of the larger Booking Holdings Inc Internal audit team and report directly to the BHI Audit Director and an indirect reporting line to the BHFSI Board. You will be responsible for managing and updating the BHFS internal audit charter and developing a risk-based audit plan with appropriate and timely actions and reporting taken with audit findings.

The role of Head of Internal Audit is a pre-approved controlled function (PCF-13), and so the successful candidate will need to undergo fitness and probity checks and be approved by the Central Bank of Ireland before commencing the role. Next to the audit procedures for BHFS, this role will also participate in other activities of Global Internal Audit at the company’s Brands, including operational audits. 

In this role you will get to:

  • Deliver comprehensive, independent risk assessments across the business;

  • Contribute to the creation, planning, and supervision of the delivery of an annual risk-based internal audit plan;

  • Conduct audits within the BHFS group.

  • Contribute and participate in audit procedures at other business units with the BHI Group

  • Drive the delivery of the audit work on time, within the agreed budget, in accordance with agreed standards and regulations, including but not limited to the internal audit charter of the firm;

  • Form an independent opinion on the governance, risk, and control environment and of management’s awareness in each area of responsibility;

  • Undertake risk-based audit work that effectively challenges management. Deliver and communicate audit results to the Executive Management Team;

  • Promptly deliver reports that clearly highlight where action is required. Use influencing and communication skills to confirm that issues raised in audits are promptly resolved;

  • Maintain highly effective and influential relationships at the Board, Executive Management Team level, and below;

  • Oversee and ensure all audit issues are identified and track and report on audit issues until resolution. 

  • Present formal updates at the relevant Board, Committees, and Executive Management Team meetings;

  • Monitor continuous improvement of audit methodology and practices through the adherence to documented procedures and standards ensuring consistency of working practice and quality of audit team;

  • Proactively manage relationships with the Board, regulator, and internal stakeholders; and 

  • Comply with existing Fitness & Probity Standards, the new Common Conduct Standards, and the Additional Conduct Standards issued by the Central Bank of Ireland.

What you have:

  • Extensive experience in external audit or internal audit or experience in auditing control functions within the financial services/fintech sector.

  • Professional membership of a relevant auditing body.

  • Strong knowledge of the existing Fitness & Probity Standards, the new Common Conduct

  • Standards and the Additional Conduct Standards issued by the Central Bank of Ireland;

  • Strong communication skills enabling you to effectively report to the Board and Senior Management Team and clearly articulate business risks and controls;

  • Honest, proactive, and responsible, with a strong work ethic and attention to detail;

  • Proactive approach in managing audit and special projects and seeking ways to add value;

  • Team player with excellent leadership and project management skills and the ability to successfully oversee multiple projects at one time; and

  • Willingness to challenge.

  • Previously Held a PCF-13 position.

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.

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! 

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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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