Airbnb

Senior Specialist, Cash Operations

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

About Airbnb Capability Center

Airbnb Capability Center was set up in 2017 in Gurgaon to service the global Airbnb community. We are a fast-growing, up-and-coming office and home to the most hospitable people you will ever meet! Our small and extremely capable team of Gurgaon-based colleagues strive to make the impossible happen for our inbound and outbound travellers within this big and diverse market. Airbnb Capability Center is providing varied services under Community Support thereby providing world-class customer experience to our customers. Besides this, Airbnb Capability Center is also building deep capabilities for different verticals like Homes, Finance Technology Group, Finance Shared Services, Analytics, Engineering, etc.

The Challenge

As a finance team member, the Cash Operations Accountant will have broad exposure to various
financial systems Airbnb and will support critical goals and deadlines. The ideal candidate for this
position will have strong attention to detail as well as strong time management and the ability to

confidently support processes within the organization. In addition, the ideal candidate will have
cash management or accounting experience in an international, high transaction volume
corporation, a strong understanding of US GAAP and the ability to work in a fast paced, hyper
growth environment. This position reports to the Cash Operations Supervisor.


What you’ll do

● Monitor, analyze and report on daily cash activity including system health and resolution of data issues (both internal and external)
● Prepare and review daily and month-end journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and supporting schedules
● Prepare and review monthly merchant fee accrual entries
● Fulfilling audit requests for internal, interim and year-end audit
● Perform fluctuation analysis for monthly reporting deliverables
● Preparation and performance of monthly and quarterly controls
● Assist with maintenance of policies and procedures for accounting and analytical tools, and accounting and reconciliation systems
● Collaborate with analysts on BI to investigate and report transaction discrepancies

What you need to succeed

● Minimum of seven years of cash management or accounting experience

● B.com, ICWA/CA in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a closely related discipline

● Experience managing numerous cash and GL accounts, denominated in various currencies, and strong understanding of merchant fees a strong plus
● Strong understanding of US GAAP
● Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word
● Systems experience: Workday, Oracle, Cash Reconciliation Tools and Tableau
● Strong interpersonal and team building skills - ability to work with a diverse team and drive change across functional and business boundaries
● Strong oral and written communication skills

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