Amsterdam, Netherlands - Booking.com International BV
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.
Booking.com, part of Booking Holdings listed in NASDAQ, is the world leader in booking accommodations online. Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in 214 offices in 70 countries worldwide.
With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. Booking.com connects millions of travellers with memorable experiences, a range of transport options and incredible places to stay. Booking.com is available in 43 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings. Room nights are reserved through our public website and other channels, and subsequently processed and translated into earnings. Our revenue-generating IT systems are in-house developed, managed and maintained by our IT Department and for accounting we run SAP.
We believe that the passion and talent of our employees is our strength – it is what drives us towards outstanding performance. We offer a dynamic, motivating and ever changing work environment. A culture that is open, innovative and performance orientated. Our scale and scope, commitment to people and high standards of integrity make Booking.com a great place to work.
The Booking Holdings’ Global Internal Audit function reports directly to the chairman of the Audit Committee. The team is located in Norwalk (CT) and Amsterdam. The main goal of the team is to provide independent insights, advice and assurance on business risks and controls to senior management, and to drive change with regards to Governance, Risk Management and Internal Controls.
The Senior Internal Auditor role is part of the Global Internal Audit (GIA) team of Booking Holdings. This role will focus on planning and executing operational, financial and compliance related audits of Booking Holdings companies, which often include significant IT components and controls. Next to this, the Senior Internal Auditor will assist on planning and executing SOX testing at Booking.com and other Booking Holdings companies. This position is based in Amsterdam and involves occasional travel to other Booking Holdings companies.
Plans and executes SOX control testing at Booking.com and other Booking Holdings companies.
Plans operational, financial and compliance related audits/reviews across various processes.
Coordinates with stakeholders, such as Risk & Compliance, Finance and others.
Assists in conducting risk assessments and identifies controls in place to mitigate identified risks.
Documents the results of audit work in accordance with standards of the internal audit department and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Prepares timely audit reports for senior management.
Provides advice on internal control and participates in enhancing control procedures for Holding companies.
Drives and promotes the continuous improvement of the internal audit function.
Self-starter – Executes the audit activities with minimum guidance.
Acts as a Team Player – Collaborates, supports colleagues and peers across the organization, while still being able to work independently when needed.
Results Oriented – Meets deadlines on assignments, juggles multiple projects.
Communication – Is able to work with all levels of individuals up to and including executive management.
Commercial Awareness – Eagerness to understand the business.
Entrepreneurial and committed to self-development.
Excellent knowledge of auditing various business operations and risk-based auditing attained through 4-7 years of relevant experience working in a Big 4 accounting firm and / or Internal Audit function at a listed company.
Thorough understanding of the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and ability to fully comply with IIA standards
Good understanding of IT environments and experience with supporting IT audits.
Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation.
Strong analytical skills (experience with audit analytics is a plus).
Excellent audit report writing and oral communication skills (proficiency in English).
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Detail oriented but able to quickly grasp the bigger picture.
Maximum of 20% travel requirement globally based on the Audit plan and project requirements.
A minimum of Bachelor’s (post-secondary degree) preferably in Accounting or Finance.
CA/CPA/CIA or equivalent designation highly desirable.
Big 4 Experience desirable.
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite.
Experience with data analysis software is desirable.
Global Internal Audit – Who We Are
Our contribution to the bigger picture
We’re here to provide assurance through objective analysis, insights and advice on the key risks that you and the company face. Being at the forefront of an industry and constantly reinventing yourself requires taking a certain amount of risk. We’re here to make sure you can move at full speed, being reassured that safety nets are in place.
More than auditors
As our name suggests, we audit. We look at how the company manages risk and how we can optimize this process. However, we do a lot more. Touching every brand and function within Booking Holdings, we are able to connect people, share lessons learned and good practices. This way, we drive change to make our company stronger.
Partner for success
We are not only here to identify risks and to point out what could go wrong. We invest in our understanding of the business and in our relationship with you. We partner with you to help you and the company become more successful. To achieve our goals, we require full transparency. In return, we offer exactly the same. That means that when working with us, you will know what to expect during every step of the way. Also, we’re objective by design. So, no agendas to push other than achieving the company’s longer term goals in a sustainable manner.
What makes us tick?
GIA is a diverse group of enthusiastic people with an analytical mind and a curious nature. We bring a fresh pair of eyes and can see the bigger picture. We operate globally, across all brands and cultures. In doing so, we meet new people that broaden our knowledge every day. We take pride in moving Booking Holdings forward by partnering with the brands and the people that make up this great company.