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Senior Accountant II (French-Speaking)



Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024

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Senior Accountant II

The Statutory Accounting team is hiring!

We are looking for a dedicated, independent, and thorough Statutory reporting enthusiast!

In this position, you will primarily be responsible for statutory accounting compliance for a number of companies within the Expedia Group, with a focus on French-speaking companies. You will be involved in various projects to improve processes to demonstrate your ability to innovate and be creative.

What you’ll do:

Preparation of the statutory accounts and audit files for various companies:

  • You will be liaising with external auditors, coordinating the collection of all data and explanations requested, and preparing the audit file to support these. You will also be the primary contact for audit queries
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with other teams (finance or non-finance teams) and external advisors when needed to have the information readily available on a timely basis for the preparation of the statutory accounts
  • You will work closely with the International Tax team on any corporation tax issues relating to the companies within your scope
  • You will play a key role in onboarding Group companies into the established global accounting processes, including documenting process flows, establishing and maintaining relationships with external advisors and identifying efficiency improvement
  • Helping the VAT team to review returns and post journals on an ad hoc basis

Monthly tasks:

  • Preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, reviewing monthly P&L and Balance Sheets, per company, prior to close – to ensure these are as expected and to assist the Corporate Accounting team in identifying errors or omissions
  • Where a company’s primary bookkeeping function is outsourced, communicating on a monthly basis with external advisors on local GAAP differences and local compliance (document retention, local Tax compliance, etc)
  • Implementing where appropriate, process improvements within the month-end cycle to increase efficiency and reduce hours

Other ad hoc projects as needed (dissolution of existing companies, mergers, for example)

Who you are:

  • University degree, ACA/ACCA, or equivalent professional experience
  • Big 4 Public accounting experience preferred
  • Fluency in English and French is required
  • Ability to use accounting knowledge and previous experience to add value and assist in meeting the department's objectives while working in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and high-growth organization
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups, and similar functionality)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, capable of clearly articulating complex processes


About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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