Financial Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis team - EMEA
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.
Move beyond compiling data and help tell the story behind the numbers. This position offers the opportunity to drive financial decision making within Booking.com.
We are currently looking for an entrepreneurial Financial Analyst to be part of the dynamic and fast-paced Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, to support the EMEA region. In this role you will report directly to the FP&A Finance Manager for EMEA. You will be working in our office in Amsterdam.
You will work closely with EMEA Partner Services Regional Directors (RDs) and Regional Managers (RMs) who are responsible for the business in a specific part of the Region. You will be required to provide strong strategic advisory and consulting input towards the RDs and his/her team members who will be your main business partners. You will have to bridge what the (financial) data tells you and how that could help the regional decision making on a wide array of topics.
You will be responsible for forecasting, analyzing and reporting the performance of part of the Booking.com EMEA business. This includes revenues, expenses and other KPIs in the region. You will also be involved in reporting and explaining variances versus budget and forecast. Ad-hoc analyses are part of the scope whenever there is a need from the business.
Due to the rapid and continuous growth of the organization, 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.
Play the role of Finance business partner to the RDs and his / her region;
Assist with business planning, financial forecasting, target setting, variance analysis and reporting of revenues, expenses and headcount for multiple countries in the region;
Contribute to robust, scalable and insightful reporting of the region’s key metrics;
Provide (financial) support and contribution to the region’s strategic decision making;
Continuously seek ways to improve existing reporting to fit with evolving requests from senior management;
Work with accounting and business teams on month-end close to accurately report results including explanatory comments;
Proactively deliver intelligence based on data and support and advise the business partners whenever there is an opportunity;
Communicate proactively with managers in international markets to understand market/business trends;
Perform ad-hoc analysis, scenarios and benchmarking as needed and contribute to new business/expansion/cost control projects and process improvement as and when business requires.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or other related field (preferred);
Additional professional certification (CPA/RC/CIMA/CMA) or studying is a plus;
3+ years’ experience in a similar role;
Advanced knowledge of Excel;
Financial modeling and analytical skills;
Knowledge of SQL, data mining and Microsoft VBA is preferred;
Knowledge of financial systems e.g. SAP, ANAPLAN and Hyperion SmartView;
Excellent business partnering and communication skills;
Strategic mindset and a strong desire to aid to data-driven decision making;
A strong drive mentality to aid to problem solving and providing the best analytics possible to the key decision makers in the region
Ability to listen, work with and proactively advise business partners;
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;
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously and drive projects to completion.