Finance London, United Kingdom

Chief Financial Officer BHFS UK

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

Booking Holdings Financial Services UK Limited (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in London, and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standard.

Job Overview

Booking Holdings Financial Services UK, is looking for a Chief Financial Officer with strong experience from the payments industry to act as a critical partner to our business, helping develop, launch, and enable our mission to deliver a world-class payments operation to support Booking Holdings Inc’s brands globally.  The Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee the financial activities of the corporation, direct the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversees Accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions.

  • Works with other department heads to monitor each department and make recommendations.

  • Directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.

  • Compares sales and profit projections to actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; makes or oversees any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets.

  • Reviews planning process and suggests improvements to current methods.

  • Analyzes operations to identify areas in need of reorganization, downsizing, or elimination.

  • Works with the President and other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process.

  • Studies long-range economic trends and projects their impact on future growth in sales and market share.

  • Identifies opportunities for expansion into new product areas.

  • Oversees investment of funds and works with investment bankers to raise additional capital required for expansion.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required.

  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.

  • Eight to ten years of experience in financial management required.

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

  • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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