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Senior Accountant II - VAT compliance and Statutory Accounting (Fixed Term)

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, multi-currency and a strong accounting systems background and VAT compliance.

This position is located in our office in Angel Square, London.

Note this is a Fixed Term Contract, with an anticipated end date of 31st July 2020.

What you’ll do:

VAT compliance

o   You will be responsible for a wide range of worldwide VAT compliance, directly or in liaison with external providers - depending on country

o   You will be responsible for month-end close journal entries necessary within VAT asset and liability accounts and month-end close journals required for statutory accounting purposes

o   You will be reconciling all VAT balance sheet accounts for designated Group companies

o   You will assist with the preparation of information requested by external auditors in respect of accounting and VAT matters per company

o   You will prepare Monthly/Quarterly VAT payments where appropriate

Preparation of financial statements

o   You will assist in the annual tax compliance such as withholding tax certification and declaration

o   You will maintain statutory compliance

Support the team in

o   Determining, and implementing where appropriate, process improvements within the month end cycle to increase efficiency and reduce hours. Streamline processes and utilisation of resources in order to create maximum productivity.

o   Ensuring all SOX controls are maintained

o   Other complex ad-hoc projects as needed

Who you are:

o   University degree, ACA, ACCA or equivalent required

o   Public accounting experience is required

o   VAT/GST accounting would be an advantage

o   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

o   Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, capable of clearly articulating complex processes to audiences with differing levels of understanding

o   Aptitude to establish and maintain a cross-functional network outside of our immediate team to ensure strong customer focus

o   Experience with Oracle or a similar ERP system

o   Strong Excel skills (Pivot tables, functions) as well as the ability to work with large amounts of data

Note this is a Fixed Term Contract, with an anticipated end date of 31st July 2020.

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® CruiseShipCenters®, 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 Fixed Term

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