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Vice President, Finance Strategy and Solutions

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Egencia

This newly-created, pivotal role will be the transformation leader for Expedia Group’s finance solutions strategy globally.

As part of our Expedia Group Platform and Marketplaces Group, you will be a leader within the new capability and create your own team responsible for driving true finance system transformation to an exceptional future state, across Expedia Group. Strategic thinking and impactful influencing are critical as you will interact with our finance and business leaders, driving operational excellence and participating in wider, global cross-functional initiatives.
 

You are a luminary; motivated by change, innovation and transformation and you will embrace the challenge to create a leading-edge finance strategy for Expedia Group.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop the vision and strategy for Expedia Group Finance and its systems, technology and processes, leveraging external insights and best practices.
  • Identify and consolidate all business needs, investments and potential solutions across Expedia Group’s finance functions. Translate business demands into systems/technology/process-improvement initiatives.
  • Identify and drive value creation from financial systems strategy through automation, transactional data accuracy and enhanced speed of operations.
  • Operational ownership: spearhead the finance perspective as we build new products and services across Expedia Group. You are a recognized thought leader with a bias to action to apply tools, methodologies and best practices.
  • Effectively manage complex projects with inter-dependencies and significant people, process, system change management across Expedia Group Finance.
  • Co-own the solutioning for finance systems (e.g. Oracle, TaxEngine) with product and technology teams. Develop the roadmap for the transition onto pan-Expedia Group unified finance systems, technology and processes and communicate implementation needs to the relevant platform teams.
  • Ensure solutions for Finance are fit for future automation and optimization across all record to report, order to cash and purchase to pay instances.
  • Lead with positive intent and drive greater learning and training across the function and adoption of systems/technology solutions.
  • You will coach the team in driving innovation to build excellence in performance and reporting; identifying new opportunities for business growth and effective decision making.

Who you are:

  • You are a finance solutions’ visionary and a thought leader.
  • You have significant depth and breadth of finance experience including accounting, tax etc. 
  • Must have in-depth knowledge and experience of Oracle ERP system.
  • A story-teller: you are able to articulate a vision to a diverse group of individuals including product and technologists.
  • Ideally a qualified accountant.
  • You are results driven and able to create a roadmap and execute directly and through influence.
  • You can demonstrate previous success having used target ‘customer’ experiences as a starting point for driving change and simplifying operations.
  • You are a problem solver and strategic thinker with a strong operational and programmatic approach. You have the ability to develop a strategic plan and mobilize a large organization’s operations to deliver the strategy.
  • Thrive in large, global, fast moving organizations and is experienced and enthusiastic working in dynamic, entrepreneurial environments.
  • A relationship builder able to navigate through complex organizational needs to ensure the most robust and pragmatic solution.

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people.  We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.  Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.  

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach.  We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer.  We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small.  We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground, so we can act fast and stay simple.  Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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R-51140

Job Category
Finance and Accounting Group

Job Function
FP&A

Location
United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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