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Senior Business Controller - Central Tech

Booking.com

Booking.com

Accounting & Finance
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Job Description

Senior Business Controller - Central Tech

Amsterdam

Sr. Business Controller - Central Tech

At Booking.com, our mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. Through our products, partners and people is how we do it. There's a whole planet of possibilities out there, and we bring it all together, in one place.

We are currently looking for an entrepreneurial Sr. Business Controller to be part of the dynamic and fast-paced Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, to support our Central Tech business. In this role you will report directly to the Senior Manager of Business Control - Central Tech. You will be working in our office in Amsterdam.

Move beyond compiling data and help tell the story behind the numbers. This position offers the opportunity to drive decision making within Booking.com.

In this role you are the finance business partner for the Central Technology department within Booking.com. You take ownership for the financial planning and control and you can easily handle important stakeholders. Whereby there is a clear emphasis on bridging innovative business strategies into solid financial plans. On the basis of business analysis and through building business cases, you take pro-actively the lead in advising stakeholders on their departments’ financial performance, expenses, FTE growth and other relevant business KPIs.

You will also work on enhancing ways of working within our team. Think about standardizing processes, automating financial reporting, or strengthening planning & control processes.

Lastly, you will also work on cost optimization projects. This will require close cooperation with FP&A peers, the Business, and relevant teams outside of FP&A.

Due to the rapid and continuous growth of the organization, the tasks and duties of this role will evolve over time. 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.

Responsibilities

  • Support Central Tech in decision making, setting directions and exploring new avenues on any strategic priority applicable at that time. You will do this by business partnering, mapping processes, and delivering economic and financial insights;
  • Take ownership of the Planning & Control cycle
  • Drive both short and long-term business planning process to create solid financial plans;
  • Identify what drives (financial) success for Accommodations business and develop measures for these drivers;
  • Visualize your analysis and report your work in such a way that your business partners are able to easily understand it to make decisions;
  • Present your findings to senior audiences, on an as-needed basis;
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis, scenarios and benchmarking as needed and contribute to new business/expansion/cost control projects and process improvement as and when business requires.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or other related field;
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience managing budgets in Technology department/function is required;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required, Google Sheets is a plus;
  • Financial modeling and analytical skills;
  • Able to handle demanding stakeholders;
  • You are able to take ownership of tasks/processes;
  • Commercial and inquisitive attitude;
  • Ability to listen, work with and proactively advise business partners;
  • Sees the headlines whilst having attention for the details;
  • Is able to explain economics and Finance to non-Finance business partners in a simple, understandable manner;
  • Ability to be a reliable, hands-on deliverer of quality results;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English;
  • Strong team player while being able to work independently;
  • Comfortable working in cross-functional teams and working in an unstructured environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously and drive projects to completion

Booking.com’s Total Rewards Philosophy is not only about compensation but also about benefits. Our Total Rewards are striven to make it easier for you to experience all that life has to offer—all the messy, beautiful, and joyful bits—on your terms. So you can focus on what really matters. We offer competitive compensation as well as thoughtful, valuable, and even fun benefits which include:

  • Health, life, and disability insurance*
  • Annual paid time off and generous paid leave scheme including: parent, grandparent, bereavement, and care leave
  • Hybrid working including flexible working arrangements, and up to 20 days per year working from abroad (home country)
  • Industry leading product discounts for yourself, friends, and family, including automatic Genius Level 3 status and Booking.com wallet credit
  • Free access to online learning platforms, development and mentorship programs, and a complimentary Headspace membership
  • On-site meals, coffee, and snacks, including healthy and vegan options, daily

Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Wellbeing and Volunteering (IDBWV) have been a core part of our company culture since day one. This ongoing journey starts with our very own employees, who represent over 140 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. Take it from our Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano: “At Booking.com, the diversity of our people doesn’t just build an outstanding workplace, it also crafts a better and more inclusive travel experience for everyone. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a place where you can make your mark and have a real impact in travel and tech.” We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustment to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment!!

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.