HomeAway, Inc., an Expedia brand based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, 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. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.HomeAway also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

Payments and Projects Accountant at HomeAway
About Us:HomeAway has an exciting opportunity for a detail oriented and motivated Payments and Projects Accountant reporting to the Projects & Payments Manager in its Austin, Texas headquarters. HomeAway, a member of the Expedia family of brands, based in Austin, Texas, is the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, representing more than one million online bookable vacation rental homes in 190 countries. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

With direct responsibility for implementing and reconciling global payment liability accounts, the Accountant will drive monthly and quarterly close activities for revenue and balance sheet reconciliations related to payments, analyze high volumes of transactional data, manage auditor requests, and will work closely with cross functional departments such as development, product, systems, sales, FP&A, and Legal. Drawing on previous experience with transactional revenue systems and data analysis for a high volume business, the Accountant will play a lead role in new product and system implementations in the rapidly growing online vacation rental business.

To be successful, you must be a high-energy, hands-on individual that has the ability to work independently and provide accounting process improvement expertise in support of the company’s revenue drivers and initiatives.

Responsibilities:⁃ Implement processes, automation, and reconciliations for the payment processing business
⁃ Play a key role cross functionally in implementing and maintaining accounting, reconciliations, and systems for payment processing
⁃ Ensure the proper accounting treatment for all product and service offerings is documented
⁃ Ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, as well as with emerging accounting standards and support statutory requirements as needed
⁃ Stay current on evolving Accounting Standards announcements and updates under prevailing regulatory bodies (FASB, SEC), incorporating into current Company policy as necessary
⁃ Assist with SOX process and controls to ensure compliance
⁃ Maintain reconciliation of GAAP reporting to internal operating metrics
⁃ Streamline systems and reporting tools to ensure efficient and accurate recording and proper classification of liabilities and expenses
⁃ Manage monthly close efforts, including preparation of monthly liability, payments, and accounts receivable reconciliations
⁃ Assist in the quarterly and year-end audit process, actively working with external auditors to ensure that the interpretation of accounting standards is consistent and aligned with GAAP
⁃ Manage and organize large amounts of data in order to isolate and solve problems

Required Qualifications:⁃ Bachelors in Finance or Accounting
⁃ 4-6 years corporate and/or public accounting experience
⁃ Prior experience with high volume transactional revenue systems and data analysis required
⁃ Strong proficiency with Excel
⁃ Experience with balance sheet reconciliations and journal entries
⁃ Detail-oriented with great organizational skills, and a willingness to dive into the details
⁃ Proven experience being dedicated to improve and streamline processes
⁃ Ability to interpret and research accounting guidance
⁃ Self-motivated, deadline oriented, fast-learner, who is a dedicated, hands-on standout colleague with excellent problem-solving skills
⁃ Execution focused, with the ability to take individual responsibility for delivering quality work in a timely manner
⁃ Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills
⁃ Strong process and system skills, as well as the ability to work effectively across functions to resolve problems

Preferred Qualifications:⁃ Experience with Oracle or Blackline systems a plus
⁃ CPA or actively pursuing a CPA

⁃ Great Medical & Dental Plans
⁃ Competitive Salary
⁃ Target Annual Bonus
⁃ Employee Stock Purchase Plan
⁃ 4-weeks Paid Vacation
- Discounted Vacation Rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
⁃ 401(k) matching
⁃ Free snacks and beverages

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Why work with us
Founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in February 2005, the idea behind HomeAway was to revolutionize the historically-fragmented vacation rental industry and establish the company as the clear market leader. The entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers who created the very first vacation rental sites, many of which are now part of the HomeAway portfolio, fueled the early growth of the business and set the tone for the company culture that exists today. At HomeAway we work as a team, we work hard and we're competitive, but we always make time to celebrate our successes. From peer-nominated awards for those who have exceeded expectations with a free vacation, to company parties that celebrate holidays and achievements, we strive to maintain a culture where everyone's content and proud to call HomeAway their "home away from home!"
The HomeAway World Headquarters is located in downtown Austin, Texas. Employees love the proximity to restaurants, bars and retail — especially to the unofficial company cafeteria, the Whole Foods Market flagship store. The office space is also situated off of Lady Bird Lake, which has a fantastic hike and bike trail. HomeAway's four-story, 86,000-square-foot, mixed-use building was awarded Gold-level LEED certification in April 2010 for its use of eco-friendly materials. The design is vacation-themed and features a giant replica of the birdhouse from the HomeAway logo.
Perks & Benefits
Target Annual Bonus
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
4 Weeks' Vacation
Free drinks and snacks
Game room
Workout room/area, onsite showers and lockers, and bike lockers
Great medical, dental and vision plans

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