Booking.com BV (the company behind Booking.com™, the leading online accommodation reservation service in the world) is in search of a SOX Senior Manager – Risk & Controls to join the Risk Operations team.

About the role 

The SOX Senior Manager, is a strategic role within the wider Risk & Controls team, that is responsible for delivery and further enhancement of our Internal Control Program Office, that spans across audit coordination, testing of controls and quality assurance. In this role you will also; act as SOX Subject Matter Expert (SME) support on complex deficiencies, establish a control testing capability in our Center of Excellence (COE) in India and other  ambitious plans for the future, including building data analytics capability and expanding the capability into other regulatory control frameworks beyond SOX. 

The SOX Senior Manager is a strong people manager who will be responsible for managing a growing team of strong and enthusiastic professionals.  

A successful candidate for this role requires a dynamic personality and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment. Furthermore, they  should be able to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, believe in the importance of data-driven decision making and strive for continuous improvement to drive beneficial business outcomes.

Our preferred candidate has a unique technical skill set  including very strong knowledge of PCAOB requirements, strong IT knowledge and at the same time broad business acumen and understanding of business and financial controls. In addition this person has the right level of creativity and drive to build a state of the art Internal Control function in Booking.com.

This position presents an exciting opportunity for you to enhance the profile of the Booking.com Risk & Control Function and lead a talented team of professionals. This is a role that will encourage you to learn and grow, and will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to Booking.com.

 

B.Responsible: key areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to

  • Audit coordination and Quality Assurance
    • Efficient coordination of various audits, SOX, Swift, PCI
    • Building and maintaining reporting for senior management on the progress of the audits, deficiencies, improvement initiatives, etc
    • Providing SME and Quality Assurance on complex controls issues
    • Manage and maintain relationships with internal and external audit
  • Controls testing
    • Continue to design, build and mature the Control Testing capability 
    • Facilitate Annual scoping and alignment with different parties including internal and external audit
    • Leading a team of testers in COE in India and further building and strengthening the function
  • Data Analytics
    • Building data analytics capability to further increase governance and monitoring of controls
  • Risk Governance & Oversight:
    • Own and embed risk governance practices and frameworks to elevate the Risk & Control Function and build maturity.
    • Develop a robust roadmap to ensure the Risk & Control Function is equipped with the knowledge, tools and expertise to deliver leading class service and support to the business.
    • Stay abreast of industry leading practices and tools / technologies and determine their applicability to Booking.com.
  • Reporting 
    • Provide input and insights into various Risk reporting capabilities, including Business Unit reporting, Audit Committee reporting and Risk Committee updates.
  • Team Management
    • Lead and develop a growing SOX team of c. 10 people, providing oversight and developing team members’ capabilities.
  • Help raise the profile of the Risk & Control Function throughout the business by championing our values and strategy. 

B.Skilled

  • 10+ years of experience with PCAOB audits and controls testing, with a relevant degree
  • Risk Management experience is preferred but not required
  • Bachelor degree or higher in a relevant field (f.e. Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Security, Business, Audit) (Master Degree is preferable). Alternatively compensating years of experience (3 to 5 years in addition to below)
  • Advanced project management skills 
  • Advanced stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with large e-commerce or tech companies is advantageous
  • CPA, ACCA, CIA, CISA, or similar advantageous
  • Line manager experience 
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Advanced understanding of and experience with risk management relevant fields, for example but not limited to:
    • Business analysis
    • Auditing
    • Corporate governance
    • Finance concepts and processes
    • SOX, COSO
    • IT Risk management and IT Governance
  • Enthusiastic, self-starting and flexible and agile work attitude 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage workload, work under pressure and deliver on timelines
  • Handle multiple tasks, of varying and often complex content, generally at the same/similar time
  • Have the ability to split large tasks into logical, manageable and decoupled actions which are managed effectively and delivered on time
  • Strongly process, problem solving and action oriented
  • Curious and proactive in the assessment and challenge of risks
  • Independent & autonomous, while still a strong team player
  • Advanced communication and persuasion

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