Senior Manager, Finance Operations

Senior Manager, Finance Operations

R4528

Location

Mumbai

Career Track

Finance

Senior Manager, Finance Operations

Senior Manager, Finance Operations.

From accounting and financial planning to risk/fraud analysis and payments, our Finance team ensures not only our company’s financial security, but also that our customers can buy from us with confidence. 

Priceline is looking for an experienced Sr.  Air Operations Manager to effectively lead a key component of the Air A/P team, and evolve this global function to meet the needs of our rapidly growing and dynamic business. This person will join our finance team and be responsible for all aspects of the Air Operations function supporting a global portfolio. This includes ensuring that all air partner transactions are reconciled in the finance systems in a smooth, accurate, and timely fashion, and that payments are issued on time, to comply with industry organizations such as ARC, BSP and IATA. You will be responsible for gaining knowledge of the travel industry, specifically air ticketing and back-office reconciliation processes and requirements. In addition, the Air Operations Manager can apply knowledge and experience to issues that have not been previously encountered to determine effective solutions.
 

This role is eligible for our hybrid work model: Two days in-office.

Why this job’s a big deal: 
Priceline is expanding its global presence and this is a critical position to support that effort.  

In this role you will get to:

  • Lead an offshore organization and an onshore team responsible for daily Air Vendor Reconciliation processes including regular weekly & monthly operational reporting (measured by Key Performance Indicators) 

  • Ensure the payment requests derived from reconciliations are monitored to protect operations and meet Sox requirements. 

  • Collaborate with FinTech, Accounts Payable and other departments to ensure high volume transactional invoices are reconciled and paid timely. 

  • Review Transactional Accounts Payable Aging reports to ensure accuracy and action as needed.

  • Lead onboarding activities for new Air suppliers.

  • Be a People Leader, guiding multiple teams to achieve the mutual goal of global expansion and reconciliation optimization

  • Raise, track, and manage JIRA Tickets for all discrepancies, issues, and unreconciled transactions, measured by Key Performance Indicators

  • Analyze large quantities of data and develop dashboards to gain insights and monitoring

  • Identify and measure conformance to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Controls and operationalize improvements to the models

  • Act as our primary air operations project focal for the new complex and/or high impact initiatives

  • Review and assess financial impacts with a cross-functional team, and design new financial processes that meet audit standards while optimizing the efficiency and accuracy of the processes involved

  • Ensure subledger and General Ledger accounts for Air transactions are reconciled and certified monthly, and trends are investigated, explained, and appropriate action taken

  • Identify patterns and help the team find the root cause of issues

Who you are:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of financial operations, accounts payable, and/or accounting experience with progressive growth in responsibilities.

  • Have a minimum of 3 years of team leadership with multiple direct reports and a proven ability to manage and guide teams to achieve goals.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent related professional experience, Master’s Degree in Business preferred

  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills and proven success with effective leadership of a financial operations team

  • Strong team developer and talent coach who thrives with developing their teams

  • Ability to work flexible hours to align with our Global Partners as necessary

  • Experience with IATA BSPs preferred

  • Experience working in and explaining issues to cross-functional teams with various and diverse institutional knowledge and focus

  • Illustrated history of living the values necessary to Priceline:  Customer, Innovation, Team, Accountability and Trust. 

  • The Right Results, the Right Way is not just a motto at Priceline; it’s a way of life. Unquestionable integrity and ethics is essential.   

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