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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.

The Challenge 

The GL Accountant supports in managing the GL Accounting, Reporting/Systems, and Fixed Assets within the FSS, enabling the execution of quality services. This role supports continuous improvement projects to provide highly effective and efficient end-to-end processes in the General Ledger Accounting Division.

What you’ll do 

  • Supports transitions and knowledge transfer, monitoring critical deliverable.
  • Supports processes are migrated to the blueprint as per agreed timelines. 
  • Operational oversight to provide services at remarkable levels with a clear customer focus, including handling the exceptions. 
  • Provides functional guidance to the team members (Level 6 : Staff Accountant). Interacts proactively to ensure accurate accounting. Supports the manager in resolving all escalated issues and disputes. 
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders, including accounting authorities/auditors. Supports in managing relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders with the objective of meeting delivery as per the agreed parameters. 
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for related policies and processes. 
  • Actively initiate and participate in improvements to sustain a highly effective and efficient process, and work on areas to standardize processes to optimize investments made in global ERP systems and financial services. 
  • Support the measurement and delivery of service levels and SLA/KPI targets.
  • Support in building backup and cross training plans and ensure they are implemented and revisited regularly.
  • Shall perform Trial Balance Scrutiny, carry out Pre-close Review, Period Closing Activities and statutory audit and timely resolution of audit query.
  • Support in managing account reconciliation processes and drive policy adherence along with implementation of tools and usage. Ensure adherence to control and compliance policies and procedures.

What you need to succeed 

  • Chartered Accountant/Semi-qualified CA/MBA with relevant prior financial experience of 6-10 years. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multinational, matrix organization.
  • Experience of managing projects driving performance (e.g. ERP implementation).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and SQL. 
  • Systems experience: Blackline, Workday, Oracle. 
  • 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.

Country Description: 

Our Gurgaon office is home to a strong team of individuals who have an insightful and deep understanding of our Indian business. They are one of the most hospitable teams on the planet and welcome all with open arms. 

“We are looking for people with entrepreneurial attitude - the insurgent mission, the front-line obsession and the owner’s mindset” - Team Airbnb Capability Center

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