HomeAway, a member of the Expedia family of brands, based in Austin, Texas, is the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, with sites representing more than 1.4M paid vacation rental home listings throughout 168 countries. HomeAway® offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations.The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.
HomeAway is seeking a Financial Analyst to be part of our commercial finance team at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. This team is a part of the worldwideFinancial Planning & Analysis organization. This role reports to the GlobalCost Manager based in Austin. The charge of Global Cost is to provide for a common language and data driven hypotheses,which can be validated through a test and learn approach to enable exceptional analytical insights, influencing faster and better business decisions.
The ideal candidate will have experience analyzing R&D investments, understand their return and be able to synthesize that information into actionable recommendations, solutions and predictive output. This person will have solid and proven experience monitoring, analyzing and forecasting headcount and cost in a high volume, ever changing environment. Additionally, we are looking for experience with OLAP based financial planning software such as Hyperion, AdaptivePlanning, or Cognos and a general understanding of accounting processes and concepts including USGAAP accounting. The candidate must be comfortable with working in an entrepreneurial organization where processes are not always well-defined and the environment is extremely fast-paced requiring agility and quick adjustments. Despite the pace, this person needs to bring process, automation, scale and predictability in the solutions they drive.
The ideal candidate will know how to analyze data to uncover trends, use them in a predictive environment and report on progress against key metrics with respect to headcount and expense. The candidate will have a strong appetite for professional growth, development and real time feedback along with a desire to progress in the FP&A organization atHomeAway. Handling multiple priorities and managing the interests of multiple stake holders is a must. This person must be able to take leadership and ownership beyond their area of responsibility, driving the business strategically and improving productivity and efficiency by connecting the dots across the various functions of the team and business. The ideal candidate will be excited to join a team of hard workers, and know how not to take them self too seriously while bringing their own sense of fun to our US office and worldwide FP&A team.
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