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Senior Financial Analyst

United States - Texas - Austin

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The Opportunity

Vrbo is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst at their headquarters in Austin, Texas.  This role is a part of Vrbo’s Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team. FP&A owns the financial planning cycle, business monitoring and reporting, long term planning, and supporting key strategic initiatives for Vrbo.  The team is responsible for consolidating Vrbo’s global financial results and effectively communicating the results to internal executive leadership as well as Expedia (our parent company). FP&A is also responsible for partnering with the other Vrbo finance teams in the identification and management of financial risks/opportunities, creation of financial targets, and the development of analysis to support financial tradeoffs across regions and lines of business for optimal return.  

What you’ll do:

  • Serve as the Finance lead supporting business initiatives key to Vrbo’s long term strategy: urban market growth, distribution of Vrbo inventory within Expedia Group, traveler insurance products, government regulations & taxes, and media solutions

  • Support business leaders in understanding the financial outcomes of their initiatives.  Provide guidance and direction to assist those leaders in making decisions that generate the desired return on investment.

  • Represent Finance in working groups dedicated to the above initiatives.  Ensure Finance is appropriately represented and that potential financial impacts are considered.  Engage other Finance team members as needed to provide subject matter expertise.

  • Create forecasting models supporting the sales, revenue, and operating expenses associated with these core initiatives

  • Maintain FP&A models and reporting to ensure accuracy and alignment to financial systems of record, chart of accounts, and business offerings

  • Assist in consolidating and synthesizing the global Vrbo financial story on a weekly and monthly basis, bringing a common lens to varying regions, surfacing global trends, and reporting on key metrics

  • Partner with other Vrbo finance teams to ensure the alignment of the FP&A forecast with current business trends and operational initiatives

  • Proactively identify opportunities / risks (financial and business).  Work with other finance team members and business partners to capture / mitigate.   

  • Own “the story” for your areas of responsibility.  Produce executive level presentations to communicate financial results and identify areas of future opportunity and / or risk.

  • Develop forecasting models that use a data driven approach and limit user judgement

  • Improve the operational cadence and processes of the FP&A team.  Identify and implement opportunities to increase efficiency (including systems / software).

  • Support ad hoc requests and key quarterly / annual objectives

Who you are:

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities are constantly shuffling, and speed without sacrificing data quality is the norm

  • Strong critical thinking skills, with an innate sense of curiosity, that is complimented by an aptitude for learning quickly  

  • Mature communication skills.  The candidate must portray a strong presence and be very articulate both verbally and written.

  • Excellent at summarizing and then synthesizing large amounts of data (both quantitative and qualitative)

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail – accuracy is a must

  • Sound judgement with the ability to independently make decisions when required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience in finance-based roles

  • Experience working for a technology / ecommerce company

  • Experience developing models in Excel “from scratch” as well as improving the efficiency and accuracy in existing models

  • Experience building executive level presentations in PowerPoint

  • Ability to work effectively in team environments, particularly cross-functional teams

  • Solid time management and multi-tasking abilities

  • Foundational understanding of US GAAP Accounting

  • Experience with OLAP based financial planning software such as Hyperion, Prophix, Adaptive, Cognos or Clarity

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Annual target bonus or commission

  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility)

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Free snacks and beverages

  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team

  • Free listing on VRBO.com

  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk

  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass

  • Casual dress

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. 

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.


About Vrbo:
In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between. Vrbo is part of VRBO and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.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.

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.

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.
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R-45317

Job Category
Finance and Accounting Group

Job Function
FinOps

Location
United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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