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Data Analyst - Trading Finance

United States - Texas - Austin

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Expedia

Vrbo is seeking a Data Analyst to be part of our Global Finance Trading Team at its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Our culture is one that strives to solve difficult problems through rigorous hypothesis-based testing and empowering people to come up with analytical insights and data-driven solutions quickly.

The team is passionate about learning the drivers of the business and using data, technology and analytics to provide valuable data insights which drive the company’s critical business decisions.

You will provide data insights and financial support to the Global Retail Trading Team and be a key player in the commercial side of our business, working with other Finance, Accounting and Retail groups,

and periodically liaising with the executive leadership team. This includes influencing and driving investment decisions through robust analysis and reporting, with a specific focus on automating and streamlining the reports outside of excel.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop, design and implement automated reporting outside of excel to be used by cross functional trading teams and the greater Vrbo organization.  The expectation is that this report is in a web based application.

  • Be a Vrbo Finance data guru - be the point of contact for all data questions and insights in your respective area

  • Partner with internal stakeholders – both technical and non-technical – to answer complex business questions 

  • Through data mining and analysis, developed problem statements and corresponding hypotheses which are then proven through analytical insights and ultimately lead to operational or financial improvements 

  • Monitor key corporate and stakeholder specific metrics daily, quickly identifying areas of concern and proposing deep dive focus areas or corrective actions

  • Support ad-hoc data requests and key quarterly/ annual objectives

  • Support financial modeling and business case creation and monitoring

  • Robust and deep analysis and reporting of business metric trends

  • Utilize existing data warehouse(s) and influence future data marts including design, organization, and structure

  • Help guide with in-quarter financial management process

Who You Are:

General Skills:

  • Extremely high attention to detail where accuracy is the top priority 

  • Passion for number crunching, logical problem solving and intellectual challenges

  • Ability to structure / work on data exploration problems, with a scientific mindset, innovative approaches and creative solutions, leveraging strong reporting and data visualization skills

  • Flexible with changing priorities, be skilled at prioritizing effectively and handle changes comfortably

  • Able to work across different business divisions/countries to communicate findings company-wide

  • Strong organization skills, and some ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

Technical Skills:

  • Intermediate SQL knowledge

  • Intermediate level Tableau knowledge

  • Intermediate Business modeling skills using Excel 

  • Beginner level R, Python or other coding language

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor's in a Finance or an analytical field (e.g., Marketing Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics) and 2+ years of experience in data analytics

  • Background in relevant area – Finance/Strategy – is a strong plus 

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®, HomeAway®, 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, 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-47065

Job Category
Finance and Accounting Group

Job Function
FinOps

Location
United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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