The position:

KAYAK & OpenTable is seeking an energetic Senior Accountant who loves numbers to join our EMEA Accounting team. 

The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, highly focused and possess strong accounting knowledge. He/she must be capable of working both independently and within a team. This is a hands-on role, working closely alongside and reporting to the Senior Manager, Accounting.


  • Responsible for the financial integrity of OpenTable EMEA legal entities, including monthly flux analysis and review of management accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet).

  • Prepare and present month-end reporting and commentary to Director, Accounting.

  • Responsible for monthly close activities including preparation of more complex balance sheet reconciliations and accounting memorandum.

  • Identify and lead ad-hoc accounting process improvement projects and operational improvements.

  • Build strong business partnerships with other internal functions (i.e. Commercial, Legal, Payroll, Marketing) to ensure all parties are aligned and correct accruals are recorded on a monthly basis.

  • Primary contact for external audit fieldwork, including the review of statutory accounts.

  • Liaise with internal audit department to ensure timely completion of audits, SOX control testing and implementation of any recommendations.

  • Assist with the coaching and training of other team members.

  • Lead ad-hoc analysis and projects.

Education, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree.

  • Top 6 trained with 1-3 years post-qualified (ACA/ACCA/CA) experience in a GL accounting role within a high-growth or multinational environment.

  • Exceptional attention to detail, and disciplined approach to completion of work.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to meet tight deadlines.

  • Flair for numbers and analytical thinking.

  • Real team-player who is proactive and solution focused.

  • Knowledge of US GAAP a plus.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (ability to work with remote team members).

  • Supervision and team management experience (preferred).


Our mission at KAYAK is to provide the world’s favorite travel planning tools. With every query, KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages.

And because our team is always on the lookout looking for ways to make travel planning and trip management even easier, we offer a variety of tools and features such as KAYAK Trips, Explore and Price Forecast and are constantly evolving our app, Facebook Messenger and Slack bots, Alexa skill and related A.I. innovations.

In addition to KAYAK, we manage a portfolio of metasearch brands including: momondo, Cheapflights, SWOODOO, checkfelix, HotelsCombined and Mundi that together process more than two billion consumer queries a year.  

KAYAK and OpenTable is an independently managed subsidiary of The Booking Holdings Group.


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