Senior Director Accounting

August 20, 2018


Expedia Group


Hospitality and Leisure






This leader will need to be a well-rounded accounting and finance professional, experienced in optimizing and scaling large teams, and have a real passion for solving complex and important operational challenges in a dynamic, iterative environment. The Senior Director will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Accounting and will be manage for a team of approximately 40 to 45 employees.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Own the accounting functions responsible for the accurate accounting, reporting and controls over:
    • The primary operating expense categories of cost of sales, sales and marketing, technology and content and general and administrative
    • Leases
    • Fixed assets including internal-use software and website development
    • Payroll and benefits
    • Translation, inter-company elimination, allocations and consolidation
    • Various other corporate level areas such as intangibles, debt, equity and investments
  • Manage and run the holistic monthly consolidation and financial close process, including: setting the calendar, leading chart of account and allocation changes, guiding the consolidation process and the reporting and validation of results, leading multiple close call meetings with FP&A teams, and reviewing and summarizing close-related issues
  • Lead and review monthly and quarterly financial schedules and deliverables for a variety of partners including, internal and external audit, investor relations, SEC/financial reporting, FP&A, etc.
  • Guide the team that works closely with technology and provides primary Oracle super-user, administration and reporting support
  • Oversee the administration of the Blackline account reconciliation solution and the holistic process for ensuring policy compliance of account reconciliations
  • Provide input and team leadership for necessary accounting treatments, data and information requirements and support models for new account standards and interpretations impacting areas of responsibility
  • Supervise and manage a fairly large team of direct and indirect reports in an optimized, scalable and well-controlled manner, providing strategic leadership, coaching, mentorship and development
  • Build relationships and drive collaboration with internal partners in accounting, finance and technology, among others
  • Participate in and lead strategic and project-based initiatives will be required, as needed


  • At least 10-15 years of experience in running large accounting organizations
  • Multinational, public company experience favored
  • CPA required
  • Well-rounded mix of Big 4 public accounting and private experience is strongly preferred
  • Proven results and outcomes of building and running successful accounting organizations
  • Well-versed in US accounting standards and SEC requirements, experience with international accounting standards a plus
  • Experience leading remote teams and working with an international employee base
  • Strong quantitative, analytical problem-solving skills
  • Experience building a vision and implementing process improvements and controls
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment and in building positive relationships cross-functional teams
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills including presenting in formal and large group settings
  • Ability to influence and drive leadership to decisions
  • Proficiency in advanced Excel a plus
  • Working knowledge of Oracle or Hyperion, and related reporting tools, preferred

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Job Type

Full Time

Travel Requirements


Contact Name

Erin Harris

Contact Email