Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Senior Accountant, External Reporting and Technical Accounting

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

This position is part of the External Reporting team in Booking Holdings’ corporate finance organization.  The Senior Accountant 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 to members of the worldwide finance and accounting team on the treatment of accounting issues in compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements and keep current on proposed accounting and SEC reporting matters to proactively update management and finance teams

  • Research, evaluate and document technical accounting implications of complex or non-standard transactions and 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.

  • Participate in the preparation of quarterly and annual filings with the SEC, including XBRL information, financial statements/ disclosures and 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 and partner and execute on other finance related projects and initiatives, as assigned from time to time. 

Qualifications

  • 4-year college degree. 

  • U.S. CPA license required.

  • Minimum of 4+ years of relevant Big 4 public accounting experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; Experience with Hyperion HFM a plus.

  • Strong U.S. GAAP technical accounting and SEC reporting foundation with knowledge and practical experience in topics such as revenue recognition, leases 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. 

  • 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. 

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.

All compensation inquiries are to be sent to compensationinquiry@bookingholdings.com. Please note that only Connecticut based applicants will be responded to. Please confirm your name, Connecticut home address, the specific job you have applied to, and the date you made that application to allow us to respond to your inquiry. Due to inquiry volume, please expect up to 5 business days to receive our response. Note no adverse employment/hiring decisions will be made for exercising your rights as a resident of Connecticut.

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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