For the Global Accounting team, we are looking for an enthusiastic Technical Accounting Controller that will focus on US GAAP technical accounting topics and other related projects.
Technical Accounting Controller is a newly created position within the Global Accounting organization. We are looking for someone with solid experience in US GAAP accounting and a strong understanding of other functional Finance areas such as Risk & Controls, SOX, Financial Systems and Compliance.
As part of the Global Accounting team, you will be primarily focused on leading the accounting treatment of new products, assessing the accounting of non-recurring transactions, participating in group reporting, and process improvement.
In this role as a Controller, you will be part of a dynamic organization of finance professionals and will report to the Financial Controller of Booking.
com. You will be working from our headquarters in Amsterdam, but will interact regularly with our group technical and reporting team in the US.
Strong communication 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.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Lead accounting implementation of new initiatives, products and non-recurring transactions
Document the technical accounting assessment (US GAAP)
Drive standardization and creation of 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
Partner with other key Finance departments (FP&A, risk, payment, product, tax, treasury and reporting team)
Provide coaching and development for team members on technical accounting and compliance related tasks
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.
Required Qualifications & Experience
University (Accounting, Business, Economic) degree and / or post-graduate education (RA / CPA / ACCA)
Approx. 8-10 years’ experience in finance and / or accounting preferably in multi-national corporate environment
Sound knowledge of US GAAP (IFRS experience is good to have)
Experienced in working in a team in an international company and matrix organization
Participation and experience in cross-functional projects
Enthusiastic about improvement and 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, is preferable