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3 - 5 Years
Sr GL Accountant
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch start-up to the third largest e-commerce company in the world. Booking.com is the largest business within Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) and accounts for the vast majority of Booking Holdings’ total revenue. Booking Holdings is a leading Fortune 500 e-commerce conglomerate with a market cap of approximately $80 billion.
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 travellers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts and even tree houses. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in over 40 languages, offer more than +28 million total reported listings, and cover +140K destinations in +200 countries worldwide.
We are looking for a Sr GL Accountant to join our Global Accounting Team in our office in Amsterdam, reporting to a Controller. The successful candidate will act as a connected business partner for internal stakeholders on tasks and projects with a cross functional impact. In this visible position, you will work closely together with multiple stakeholders including FP&A, various business departments and our Holding company based in USA.
This role is ideal for someone who is looking to drive initiatives and projects in order to actively create continuous process improvements and innovations. Overall, the ideal candidate will be keen to develop and grow within the role and to take on additional challenges and responsibilities as they occur.
Complete the monthly closing process for various entities within Booking, including preparation of journal entries, accruals, prepayments, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, detailed supporting analysis and relevant documentation
Review and perform variance analysis on balance sheet and profit and loss accounts during the closing procedures
Work closely with external providers (external auditors) to ensure that the organisation is compliant with the local regulations
Collect, compile, verify, and analyse financial information and prepare reports so that stakeholders have accurate and timely information for making business decisions
Provide technical accounting advice within your area of expertise to functional or operational areas to help them develop expense budgets, understand financial reports, and manage financial responsibilities
Drive standardisation and creation of global processes, automation and simplification of tasks
Proactively work to ensure all compliance requirements are met in a timely manner
Help the team meet and exceed department goals
3+ years' experience in (General Ledger) Accounting
Knowledge of US GAAP mandatory
Able to cope with dynamic and high change environment
Takes ownership for responsibilities with a positive attitude
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Proactive self-starter, resourceful with strong work ethic
Solution-oriented and result-driven
Capable of working independently as well as working in a team
Strong IT experience in financial systems, including SAP, is preferable