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    Junior Financial Controller

    Junior Financial Controller

    It wasn’t so long ago that booking a trip to see the Eiffel Tower, stroll down New York’s iconic Madison Avenue or feel the sand between our toes on Copacabana Beach was simply a matter of a few taps on our smartphone.

    In fact, that’s what we do at We 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.

    Across our offices worldwide, we continue to innovate. To solve for some of the most complex challenges in travel and technology, and to plan for the exciting developments that lie ahead. With strategic long-term investments into what we believe the future of travel can be, we are opening up new career opportunities that will have a strong impact on our mission.

    We are united in the belief that our very human desire to explore the planet’s beauty and discover more about other people and cultures will endure. The world is waiting for us. Together, we will be ready.

    We are looking for a Junior Financial Controllerwithin the Global Accounting organization. We are looking for someone with solid experience in accounting and a strong understanding of other functional Finance areas such as Treasury, Financial Systems or Risk & Controls.

    As part of the Global Accounting team, your focus will include end-to-end responsibility of elements such as global fixed assets and lease accounting, and consolidated reporting to the holding organization (Booking Holdings) based in USA. In this role as Junior Controller, you will be part of a dynamic organization of finance professionals and will report directly to the Financial Controller of Reporting. You will be working from our headquarters in Amsterdam, but will interact regularly with the regional accounting teams based in New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Shanghai.

    Strong communication and people leadership skills are essential. 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.


    • Lead various global accounting processes,
    • Play a crucial role in reporting financials to Booking Holdings in USA,
    • Responsible for various end-to-end processes monthly close processes including several within SOX reporting scope,
    • Drive standardization and creation of global processes, automation and simplification of tasks
    • Identify, follow-up, initiate and prioritize process improvements which directly impact daily activities within the accounting and finance department,
    • Partner with Financial Controllers on a day-to-day basis and align on priorities and roadmaps for the full Global Accounting department
    • Partner with other key Finance departments such as Treasury, P2P, Financial systems and Process, Risk & Controls on process improvement,
    • Driving best practice from a SOX perspective,
    • Provide coaching and development for team members,
    • Work directly with Booking Holdings accounting team on Group processes and complex accounting matters
    • Act as a connector with the regional accounting teams by leading cross team efforts

    Please note that this list of duties is not exhaustive and you may be required to complete ad-hoc tasks as requested by your manager.


    • University (Accounting, Business, Economic) degree and/or post-graduate education (RA/CPA)
    • 5+ years experience in finance and/or accounting preferably within a Big4 environment and multi-national corporate environment
    • Sound knowledge of US GAAP,
    • SOX control and process knowledge and experience,
    • Experienced in working in a team in an international company and matrix organization,
    • Track record in successfully representing finance in cross-functional projects
    • Enthusiastic about innovation,
    • Adaptability and capability to lead and drive change,
    • High levels of personal effectiveness, particularly communication, organization and the ability to focus on achieving project deadlines,
    • Proven ability and the credibility to persuade and influence in effecting changes within an organization,
    • Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management,
    • Enthusiastic, proactive and driven,
    • Ambitious and inquisitive attitude,
    • Fluent in spoken and written English,
    • Strong IT experience in financial systems, including SAP and Hyperion/Smartview, is preferable.
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