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Senior Manager, Global Accounting (remote)

Company: KAYAK
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We're also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit .
As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.
The primary responsibilities will be to lead the global GL accounting team. This role will own the day-to-day accounting operations and month end close for certain account balances. The successful candidate should have a proven understanding of US GAAP, display a strong sense of ownership and accountability, and possess an eagerness to learn and implement.
In this role, you will:

  • Lead all accounting activities for complex account balances, including (but not limited to) Loyalty Reserves, Allowance for Bad Debts, Leases and Capitalized Development ensuring compliance with US GAAP and Booking Holding Accounting Policies
  • Dive into the details and identify difficulties, eliminate inefficiencies by revamping processes and utilization of internal systems and tools
  • Manage a team of 3 and provide mentorship to develop their skills and support their growth
  • Review accounting schedules, month-end reconciliations and memos prepared by the team
  • Provide suggestions for improvement to maximize accuracy and efficiency during audits
  • Liaise with Booking Holdings teams and auditors with respect to requests for additional information of global GL accounting areas
  • Collaborate with other teams within finance and outside of finance, across the Kayak and OpenTable businesses.
  • Assist with implementation of suggested improvements
  • Assist with various ad hoc projects as they arise

    Please apply if:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    • CPA preferred
    • 8+ years' of relevant experience in industry and/or public accounting (Big 4 experience preferred)
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high level of attention to detail
    • Outstanding written and communication skills
    • Be comfortable working in a rapid change environment and dealing with ambiguity
    • Solution focused with the ability to prioritize and lead multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
    • NetSuite experience a plus
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (vlookup, pivot tables, etc.) preferred


      • Generous paid vacation
      • Day off on your birthday
      • Company matched retirement plans
      • Health, dental and vision insurance plans
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Headspace Subscription
      • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
      • Weekly Catered Lunches
      • Free massages from professional massage therapists
      • Universal Paid Parental Leave

        Note for Connecticut Residents: To receive estimated salary range information for this role pursuant to Connecticut's "An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position", email . You must include the name of the position in your request.
        Diversity and Inclusion
        We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.
        We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
        "Remote work allowed"

Keywords: KAYAK, Stamford , Senior Manager, Global Accounting (remote), Accounting, Auditing , Stamford, Connecticut

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