Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Senior Analyst, Risk and Controls

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

Senior Analyst, Risk & Controls role is part of the Risk & Controls (R&C) Team of Booking Holdings. This position will report to the VP, Risk & Controls and assist in performing a broad range of operational and financial risk management responsibilities, including planning and execution of Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) compliance, being an independent trusted advisor to the first line of defense to enable informed risk-based decisions, as well as developing and implementing guidance, training, and enablement to the Booking Holdings brands.
 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan and execute SOX compliance activities at Booking Holdings including control design, testing, and remediation to enhance the control environment to mitigate financial reporting risk.

  • Perform monitoring activities over certain key internal controls through periodic control certifications.

  • Assist in administration of the GRC tool (AuditBoard).

  • Support key initiatives to mature the risk and controls program through the development and implementation of guidance, training, and enablement.

  • Coordinate with stakeholders, such as Global Internal Audit (GIA), External Auditors, and others, and provide direct support to manager in maintaining relationships within these departments. 

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for control and process owners.

  • Perform project management oversight related to SOX testing, including facilitation of meetings on testing status and results. 

  • Liaise with management and provide advice on critical matters related to internal controls, including remediation of deficiencies and determining root causes.

  • Facilitate implementation of remedial changes by working with control owners. Perform monitoring over remediated controls to verify compliance. 

  • Assist in conducting risk assessments and identify controls currently in place to mitigate identified risks.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • CPA/CIA*

  • Broad – 4+ years 

  • Public Accounting (Big 4)*

  • Internal Audit/Risk & Controls Function a listed company*

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and conflicting priorities

  • Self-directed: Executes the audit activities with minimal guidance.

  • Team Player: Collaborates, supports colleagues and peers across the organization, while still being able to work independently when needed.

  • Detail Oriented: Values quality, self-review, and continuous improvement.

  • Results-Oriented: Meets deadlines on assignments, juggles multiple projects.

  • Communication: Able to work with all levels of individuals up to and including executive management.

  • Commercial Awareness: Eagerness to understand the business.

  • Risk Mindset: Able to Interpret the significance of audit findings, conclude on findings, and make practical recommendations that enhance controls and reduce risks based on root cause analysis.

  • US GAAP and COSO Framework knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of SOX and risk-based auditing of various business processes.

  • Strong skills in relationship building, problem-solving, and timely problem escalation.

  • Strong analytical skills (experience with audit analytics is a plus).

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills (proficiency in English).

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Detail-oriented but able to quickly grasp the bigger picture.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and/or Google Suite (preferred).

  • Experience with AuditBoard is desirable.*

  • Approx. 4-6 weeks of travel annually, domestically and/or internationally

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 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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