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Senior Accountant II - (6 month fixed term contract)

United Kingdom - London


Looking to join a dynamic team of Accounting professionals and obtain valuable global VAT/GST compliance and accounting experience? The International Statutory Reporting team works closely with colleagues from indirect tax and international tax, treasury, and other departments to ensure Expedia Group, Inc.’s subsidiaries remain compliant with VAT and financial reporting requirements. Our ideal candidate has a strong foundation of accounting and auditing standards (preferably Italian), multi-currency and a strong accounting systems background and VAT compliance.

This position is in London, UK and is a 6 month fixed term contract with potential to extend for longer.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for a wide range worldwide VAT compliance, directly or liaison with external providers - depending on country
  • Responsible for month-end close journal entries necessary within VAT asset and liability accounts and month-end close journals required for statutory accounting purposes
  • Reconciliation of all VAT balance sheet accounts for designated Group companies
  • Monthly/Quarterly VAT payments where appropriate.
  • Assistance with the preparation of information requested by external auditors in respect of accounting and VAT matters per company
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Assist in the annual tax compliance such as withholding tax certification and declaration
  • Maintain statutory compliance, primarily for the Italian subsidiaries.
  • Supporting external statutory audits
  • Establishing and documenting new business processes and ensure these processes are communicated across the various business groups
  • Ensuring all SOX controls are maintained
  • Other complex ad hoc projects as needed

Who you are:

  • University degree, ACA, ACCA or equivalent required
  • Public accounting experience is required
  • VAT/GST accounting would be an advantage
  • Italian GAAP / IFRS would be an advantage
  • 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 communication skills, both written and verbal, capable of clearly articulating complex processes to audiences with differing levels of understanding.
  • Aptitude to establish and maintain a cross-functional network outside of our immediate team to ensure strong customer focus.
  • Experience with Oracle or a similar ERP system.
  • Intermediate Excel skills (pivot tables, functions) as well as the ability to work with large amounts of data.
  • Fluent in Italian (desired but not essential)

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 the 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.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenter®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.


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.


Job Category
Finance and Accounting Group

Job Function

United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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