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    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      October 06,2020
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    IT Risk & Control Officer - Financial Systems Specialist

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    The IT Risk Officer - Financial Systems Specialist has deep ERP IT controls expertise, specifically with SAP, with a strong working knowledge of SOx compliance. He / she is responsible for partnering with process and control owners in the Finance Function to ensure they have the knowledge, tools and support to deliver on their “first line of defence” responsibilities, which is in line with the Risk Function’s goal to embed a risk and control mindset across Booking. Furthermore, he / she contributes to the Risk Function’s aim for continuous improvement and ensuring our controls framework is aligned to leading industry practices, by providing general and technical guidance on how to maintain relevant controls. The IT Risk Officer - Financial Systems reports to the Corporate Functions Risk Manager.

    A successful risk professional at requires a dynamic personality and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment. Furthermore, he / she should be able to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, be able to balance multiple competing priorities, and strive for continuous improvement to drive beneficial business outcomes.

    B. responsible

    • Support process and control owners in Finance to identify and understand risks related to SOx and critical financial processes, and assist them in determining optimal controls to mitigate risks
    • Provide support to process and control owners in the design, implementation and amendment of controls
    • Support the use of SAP GRC Tools such as Security Weaver to help build sustainable control activities
    • Collaborate with team members on evaluating risks and designing controls for SAP and other financial systems in compliance with the various governing acts and procedures including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), PCI, GDPR, etc.
    • Identify controls based on risks for compliance areas in each of the IT and business processes
    • Support the financial system’s team to follow SDLC framework requirements during system transformations
    • Work with stakeholders to evaluate Segregation of Duties conflicts across financial applications and consult with business units in reducing the SoD conflicts and/or implementing mitigation controls to address risk
    • Perform risk assessments for new initiatives and projects for the Finance Function
    • Enable continuous improvement, maintaining our controls framework, by providing general and technical guidance on how to maintain relevant controls
    • Support the business to maintain comprehensive documentation including flow charts, process narratives and risk and control matrices, segregation of duties matrices and any others required
    • Maintain risk register and track risk exposures against risk appetite
    • Embed awareness and ownership in the first line of defense via training and communication to process and control owners
    • Obtain stakeholder commitment for implementing required changes and coordinate and monitor implementation of changes by the Finance Function
    • Report on risks and control effectiveness to Internal and External risk / audit committee boards
    • Lead the program management of testing cycles and engagement with internal and external auditors
    • Support the Risk Management Team and the Internal and External audit teams to ensure that remediation plans are implemented on a timely basis for any deficiencies found
    • Escalate any challenges in meeting audit cycle timelines or executing change (e.g. stakeholder commitment, technical complexity or resource limitations) in a timely manner
    • Foster an intelligent risk culture across through communication, training etc.

    B. skilled

    • 3+ years of experience gained within compliance, internal controls or audit
    • Deep working knowledge of SOx IT risks and controls
    • Familiarity with auditor testing methodology for SOx
    • 2+ years experience with SAP ERP or SAP technologies is essential. Blackline and Ivalua are an added bonus
    • Understanding of both the internal and external risk environment
    • Familiarity with financial processes, specifically period end accounting and reporting, and understanding of taxes, treasury, procurement processes
    • Understanding of standard industry IT risk management frameworks such as COBIT, PCI, COSO, and CIS
    • Ability to multitask and successfully manage multiple priorities and projects
    • Adaptability and ability to work in an agile and rapidly changing business environment


    We are a performance-based company that offers career advancement and lucrative compensation, including bonus. We also offer what is called the “Booking Deal” with competitive benefits. This position is open to worldwide candidates and in the case of relocation, we will assist you with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in The Netherlands.

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