Senior Accountant II
Expedia, Inc
London, UK
6d ago


Please Note : This position requires fluency in French and English

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

In this position, you will b responsible for the Expedia Group companies within three French-speaking countries. Because of this, French language fluency is required.

You will be a part of a broader Statutory compliance team, covering the entire EMEA region and 30-plus legal entities.

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 Tax team on any VAT or corporation tax issues relating to Expedia’s French language companies.

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;
  • 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 process improvements within the month end cycle can be used 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 (merge, onboarding new companies, etc)

    You are fully qualified ACA / ACCA or EU equivalent (DSCG, Master Accounting / Audit or Business school) with experience in French GAAP preferably from a Big 4 public accounting firm (at least 4 years).

    You also have strong Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups, formulas...).

    Do you have strong inter-personal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, team oriented environment? We are looking for someone with the following strengths :

  • Strong organisational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Excel in a dynamic, rapidly changing and fast-growing organization
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with impact and influence
  • Enjoy building relationships and collaborating in a team environment
  • Expert multitasker, with ability to effectively prioritise
  • Language : English and French required, additional European languages advantageous but not essential


  • Analytical Problem-Solving & Decision-Making - identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions;
  • uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

  • Drive for Results - Sets high goals for personal and group accomplishment; uses measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals;
  • tenaciously works to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.

    Technical / Functional Skills - Has achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-

    related areas; keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.

    Written & Spoken Communications - Clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

    Relationship building - Builds effective relationships through positive communication, honesty and trust with internal business partners.

    Please Note : This position requires fluency in French and English


    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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