Financial Analyst at Expedia Group
Vrbo is seeking a 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:
Develop and manage operating expense budgets for Vrbo supporting the following organizations: Information Technology, Development, Brand Marketing, and Corporate Strategy
Create forecasting models supporting multiple types of organizational spend including: Cloud (AWS), technology equipment, contracting resources, software capitalization, and people driven expenses
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
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics
4 to 8 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
Prior experiencing forecasting AWS / Cloud costs a plus
Benefits & Perks:
Competitive health and insurance benefits
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
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®.
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.