Technical Accounting Controller
Booking.com BV
Amsterdam, Netherlands
3 dagen geleden

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
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