Senior Accountant, External Reporting

Priceline.Com Norwalk , CT 06850

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

Booking Holdings is the world's leading provider of online travel & related services, provided to consumers and local partners in over 220 countries through six primary brands:, KAYAK,,,, and OpenTable. During 2018, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $14.5 billion and $4.0 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $80 billion. Booking Holdings' mission is "to help people experience the world".

  • - the world's leading brand for booking online accommodation reservations, based on room nights booked.

  • KAYAK - a leading online meta-search service allowing consumers to easily search and compare travel itineraries and prices, including airline ticket, accommodation and rental car reservation information, from hundreds of travel websites at once.

  • priceline - a leading hotel, rental car, airline ticket and vacation package online reservation service in North America.

  • agoda - a leading online accommodation reservation service catering primarily to consumers in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • - a leading online worldwide rental car reservation service.

  • OpenTable - a leading online provider of restaurant reservation and information services to consumers and restaurant reservation management and customer acquisition services to restaurants.

This position is part of the External Reporting team in Booking Holdings' corporate finance organization. The Sr. Accountant will interface with the BH Team and Brand personnel at various levels of the Company, as well as with internal and external auditors. Primary responsibilities include accounting research, drafting accounting policies and memos, providing technical support and assisting in the preparation of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

This role offers many opportunities, including being part of a fast-growing and profitable public company with both domestic and international operations, and advancement within a dynamic Accounting and Finance Group.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to members of the worldwide Finance and Accounting team on the treatment of accounting issues in compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements

  • Research, evaluate and document technical accounting implications of complex or non-standard transactions

  • Assist in the implementation of new accounting standards

  • Maintain the accounting policies manual and assist in updating or developing new policies to ensure consistency and compliance with GAAP and SEC requirements

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual filings with the SEC, including XBRL information, review of financial statements/ disclosures and coordination with internal and external auditors

  • Participate in SOX compliance efforts in relation to internal controls over financial reporting

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of process improvements to simplify, standardize and streamline external reporting

Required Skills:

  • Strong technical accounting foundation

  • Effective writing, presentation and communication skills

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Positive attitude and dependable team player willing to "roll up their sleeves" to get the work done

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and work well with people at a wide range of levels

  • Ability to build key working relationships with the Corporate Accounting and Finance team and accounting teams in the business units around the world.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

Required Experience:

  • 4-year college degree in Accounting; CPA preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of public accounting experience with a working knowledge of SEC reporting;

  • Knowledge of Hyperion HFM and XBRL filing process a plus

The candidate will be expected to bring experience of operating in a fast-moving, performance-oriented, highly collaborative environment. This individual must demonstrate a high level of integrity, intellect, passion, drive and energy, along with a sense of ownership for the processes and content of the role.

At Booking Holdings, we help our customers to reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration. EEOC: M/F/V/D/SO


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