Finance and Economics Management & Business Others
3 - 5 Years
Financial Analyst - Corporate FP&A
Financial analyst - MEC & Corporate projects
At Booking.com, our mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. And while that world might feel a little farther away right now, we’re busy preparing for when the world is ready to travel once more. With strategic long-term investments into what we believe the future of travel can be, we are opening career opportunities that will have a strong impact on our mission.
Financial Analyst Booking.com:
In this role you are part of a dynamic and fast-paced team and will report to the Corporate FP&A Manager of Booking.com. You will be collaborating with the US Holdings team, as well as working closely with the other FP&A (regional) teams (part of the wider FP&A organization).
You will play an important part in leading the Company monthly financial close process, working closely with the Accounting and FP&A teams to provide senior Management with a deep understanding of variances in actual performance versus plans. You will also be responsible for the main reporting systems’ metadata maintenance and consistency, taking a seat at the table to support and collaborate on the multiple ongoing Finance projects (SAP migration, Cost centers structure revamp and maintenance, Balance sheet and other forecasting model improvements, amongst others).
As a successful team member, you have a good understanding of financial principles and financial systems and you are looking to apply your skill set to make an impact and become a strong collaborator across the different Finance functions and beyond. You are detail-orientated and naturally analytical, excelling at showcasing logical thinking when compiling, analyzing, and presenting financial data and analysis. You are able to prioritize your workload and you can effectively balance and navigate time-sensitive and clashing requests or priorities.
Due to the rapidly evolving travel market and recent industry disruptions, as well as past history of rapid growth of our business in the last 2 decades, the tasks and duties of this role will evolve over time. You will be keen to develop and grow within the role and challenge yourself to take on additional projects and responsibilities as they present themselves.
End-to-end ownership of the Month end close Actual vs Plan Reporting and Consolidation process, through effective collaboration with the Accounting and other FP&A teams on completion of the monthly financial closes;
Exposure to senior leadership and Group Holdings through monthly presentation of the financial results and main drivers for variances vs plans. Ability to effectively summarize and pin-point the relevant data-points that will speak to management and support decision making;
Recurring report production and variance analysis, as well as continuously seeking ways to improve existing reporting to fit with evolving requests from senior management;
Interest in Financial systems maintenance and management, through oversight of the metadata infrastructure of our main Financial reporting tools : Anaplan and Hyperion (having the right P&L accounts available, the right cost centers/profit centers/entities combinations to accurately reflect and translate our business and operations);
Interest in Financial modeling and developing Anaplan model-building capabilities to support the various FP&A teams with (basic) modeling enhancements and improvements;
Perform ad-hoc analysis, scenarios and benchmarking as needed and contribute to new business/expansion/cost control/finance-lead projects and process improvement as and when business requires;
Support and strengthen the Balance sheet forecasting and reporting process, building on its growing focus for the Company;
Support the Corporate team with ongoing efforts to strengthen the Governance and Controls environment within the FP&A organization.
3+ years’ experience in a Corporate and/or Reporting or similar role;
Bachelor/Masters’ degree in Business, Finance, or other related field (preferred);
Strong working knowledge of P&L and general accounting;
CPA / CMA / ACCA or equivalent is a plus;
Knowledge of financial systems e.g. Anaplan, SAP and Hyperion SmartView is a plus;
Good knowledge of Excel and/or Google suite is preferred;
Analytical mindset and a strong desire to aid to data-driven decision making;
Excellent business partnering and communication skills;
A strong drive mentality to support problem solving and providing the best analytics possible to the key decision makers in the region
Financial modeling is considered a plus and analytical skills;
Sees the headlines whilst having attention for the details;
Strong team-working skills with ability to work independently;
Comfortable working in cross-functional teams and working in an unstructured environment.