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Director, FP&A (Hotwire - San Francisco)

United States - California - San Francisco


About Hotwire:

Launched in 2000, Hotwire is one of the earliest innovators in the online travel arena. Just a few years later in 2003, we joined the Expedia Group family of brands that includes, HomeAway, Travelocity and more.

Our roots are in California, but we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product and technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies. Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the latest and greatest technologies available. We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer-centric approach to everything we do.

Hotwire differentiates itself as a brand within the travel marketplace by offering a unique a core value proposition for customers and suppliers with our opaque pricing model. This concept revolves around offering great bargains on hotel room nights without sharing the specific name or location of the hotel until the booking is complete. By giving this flexibility to our suppliers, we can offer great value to our customers. Hotwire also offers a full retail suite of other travel products that can fulfill virtually any customer travel need.

If you thrive in environments that are dynamic, action-oriented, data-driven and relish in conquering diverse challenges every single day, joining Hotwire is likely to be the most rewarding opportunity of your career. So-- what are you waiting for? Come join a household name brand that lives at the exciting intersection of technology and travel.

Position Overview:

Hotwire is hiring a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). In this role, you will lead a dedicated Hotwire team and collaborate with Expedia’s corporate finance teams to drive all aspects of planning and performance management for Hotwire. You will be responsible for all areas of FP&A, which includes developing financial and business plans, partnering with business leaders across the company, driving analyses for business & strategic issues and serving as the steward for Hotwire’s financial P&L.

Business Leader

  • You build and lead a great FP&A team.
  • You lead financial performance monitoring and improvement plans.
  • You work with senior leadership team in setting strategic direction for Hotwire.
  • You provide key decision support for senior executives across all functional areas.

Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • You direct preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual company financial performance reporting and analysis.
  • You lead weekly and monthly processes to provide performance analysis to Hotwire’s management and other business teams.
  • You drive financial analyses to evaluate the company’s operational and strategic decisions.
  • You analyze the drivers and issues for business performance variances.
  • You direct ad hoc strategic, financial and operational analyses.

Budgeting, Forecasting, and Planning

  • You lead annual planning and three-year financial strategic planning.
  • You lead financial forecasts throughout the year, monthly and quarterly.
  • You execute the process to continuously update financial pacing to assess the momentum of the business against forecast and against plan.
  • You maintain and communicate business risks/opportunities for Hotwire.
  • You partner with Hotwire management to identify and implement performance improvement initiatives throughout the company.
  • You collaborate with other Expedia, Inc. teams to collect input for forecast and to understand the drivers of the forecast.

Corporate Finance

  • You coordinate with other key Expedia, Inc groups to represent Hotwire and ensure smooth operations (e.g. Hotwire accounting, corporate finance, corporate fraud, other Expedia finance teams, etc.).

Project Work

  • You oversee analysis for strategic decisions with regards to new business models, strategic partnership agreements, etc.
  • You oversee the preparation of business analyses, trending analysis, and other ad-hoc projects as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years of financial, business and strategic planning experience, preferably in an e-commerce business.
  • Strong track record of building and managing successful teams.
  • Experience managing remote teams and working with other corporate finance groups within a large corporation.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for using data to drive better decision making.
  • Ability to build partnerships with all levels of management, cross-functional business partners and with corporate functions.
  • Excellent presentation and communication with C-level executives.
  • Domestic travel required (10-15%).

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 to 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.


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.


Job Category
Finance and Accounting Group

Job Function

United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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