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CTO Senior Finance Business Partner

Booking.com

Booking.com

Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

Job Description

Part of a dynamic, international and fast-paced team, working in the scope of the Business Control for Central Technology. In this role you are the Senior Finance Business Partner for the CTO and their team at Booking.com. You take ownership for the financial planning and control cycles including multi year program investments planning; you effectively manage the needs and demands from CTO leadership as it relates to our company’s technological plans, infrastructure and data/asset management. You are an integral part of the Central Tech leadership team.

You will lead the financial planning and control cycle activities for Central Tech, whereby there is a clear emphasis on bridging innovative business strategies into solid financial plans. On the basis of detailed business analysis and models, you proactively take the lead in advising stakeholders on their departments’ financial performance, expenses, volume and non volume related FTE growth and other relevant KPIs. Ad-hoc analyses and business cases are part of the scope whenever there is a need from the business.

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 and capabilities optimization projects. This will require close cooperation with FP&A peers, Business/functions, 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.

This role requires a dynamic and proactive person with strong analytical, communication, and stakeholder management skills. This position is based in our headquarters in Amsterdam and will report to the Director of Business Control within FP&A.

As CTO Senior Finance Business Partner you will be responsible for:

  • Serve as a strong business partner to CTO and senior leadership team, proactively advising the business on trends and financial/operational opportunities
  • In-depth understanding of Central Tech business drivers to serve as liaison between the business and Corporate & Group FP&A
  • Responsible for long and short term range modeling Spend and Capex requirements with transparency into drivers, managing proactively risks and opportunities, along with tracking execution of financial and operational benefits of approved initiatives
  • Drive team to execute on both the short and long-term business planning process to create solid financial plans for Central Tech
  • Develop, coach, lead and inspire team members to deliver results
  • Through direct reports, oversees month-end close process to accurately report business results and provide insightful explanatory commentary
  • Improve and ensure data governance and integrity on key metrics
  • Challenge the status quo and strive for excellence in all internal processes;
  • Collaborate with FP&A peers on company wide financial models and detailed forecasts of the company’s annual and 3-year plans;
  • Preparation of financials for internal and board-level reviews.
  • Manage and develop a team of 2

As CTO Finance Business Partner you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or other related field
  • Additional professional certification (CPA/RC/CIMA/CMA) or studying is a plus
  • Experience managing budgets in Technology department/function is required
  • Experience business partnering at CTO, CIO level
  • 10+ years of experience in business control
  • 5+ years of team management experience is required
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required, Google Sheets is a plus
  • Financial modeling and analytical skills
  • Ability to listen, work with and proactively advise business partners
  • Sees the headlines whilst having attention for the details
  • Extremely reliable and autonomous, hands-on deliverer of quality results
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English
  • 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;
  • Organized, proactive and results oriented.
  • Flexible mindset.

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