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Senior Accountant II - Fixed Term Contract

United Kingdom - London


Senior Accountant II - Fixed Term Contract

The statutory Accounting team is hiring! We are looking for a dedicated, independent, and thorough Statutory reporting enthusiast! 

In this position, you will be responsible for the Expedia Group companies within three French-speaking countries. Because of this, French language fluency is required. You will be involved in various projects to improve processes in order to demonstrate your ability to innovate and be creative.

What you’ll do:

  • Preparation of the statutory accounts and audit files for various EMEA entites.

You will be liaising with external auditors, coordinating the collection of all data and explanations requested, preparing the audit file to support these. You will also be the primary contact for audit queries for French language companies. 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 also 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 improvements

  • Monthly tasks:

You will be preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, reviewing of 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, liaising on a monthly basis with external advisors on local GAAP differences and local compliance (document retention, local Tax compliance, etc); Determining, and implementing where appropriate, process improvements within the month end cycle to increase efficiency and reduce hours. Streamline processes and utilisation of resources in order to create maximum productivity. Ensuring all SOX controls are maintained and adhered to - SOX compliance

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

Who you are:

  • University degree, ACA or equivalent required

  • Big 4 Public accounting experience preferred

  • Basic knowledge of French language 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, rapidly changing, 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 to audiences with differing levels of understanding.

Note: This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract

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®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.  

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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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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Job Category
Finance Group

Job Function

United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Fixed Term

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