Manager – Air Operations (Finance)
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 Air Operations Manager to effectively lead the Air A/P team, and evolve this global function to meet the future 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 new air partners are established in the finance systems in a smooth and timely fashion, as well as accurate and timely reconciliations and payments along with compliance of industry organizations such as ARC, BSP and IATA. In addition, the AP Manager can apply knowledge and experience to issues that have not been previously encountered to determine effective solutions.
Why this job’s a big deal: Priceline is expanding its global presence and this is a critical position to support that effort. Thus, the finance onboarding process, timely reconciliations, and payment processing are crucial to the success of the air business.
In this role you will get to:
Directly lead and develop an on-shore and off-shore team responsible for daily Air Accounts Payable and Vendor Reconciliation processes including regular weekly & monthly operational reporting (measured by Key Performance Indicators)
Proactively identify the need for, design, and implement both operational & Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) controls across the air operations function to effectively mitigate risk
Act as our primary air operations project focal for the new complex and/or high impact initiatives by reviewing and assessing financial impacts with a cross-functional team, and designing new financial processes that meet audit standards
Ensure subledger and General Ledger accounts for Air AP are reconciled and certified monthly, and trends are investigated, explained, and appropriate action taken
Data Skills to find 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.
Air industry expertise and experience is required.
Has an understanding of ARC, BSP, IATA, and GDS
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent related professional experience
Have strong written and verbal communication skills and proven success with effectively leading a financial operations team
Analytical and comfortable working with big data
Strong team developer and talent coach who thrives with developing their teams
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.
Who we are:
WE ARE PRICELINE.
Our success as one of the biggest players in online travel is all thanks to our incredible, dedicated team of talented employees. Priceliner’s are focused on being the best travel deal makers in the world, fueled by our passion to help everyone experience the moments that matter most in their lives. Whether it’s a dream vacation, your cousin’s graduation, or your best friend’s wedding – we make travel affordable and accessible to our customers.
Our culture is unique and inspiring (that’s what our employees tell us). We’re a grown-up, startup. We deliver the excitement of a new venture, without the struggles and chaos that can come with a business that hasn’t stabilized.
We’re on the cutting edge of innovative technologies. We keep the customer at the center of all that we do. Our ability to meet their needs relies on the strength of a workforce as diverse as the customers we serve. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.
Priceline is part of the Booking Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKNG) family of companies, a highly profitable global online travel company with a market capitalization of over $80 billion. Our sister companies include Booking.com, BookingGo, Agoda, Kayak and OpenTable.
If you want to be part of something truly special, check us out!
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