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.

SOX Controller
About Us: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 2 million unique vacation rental home listings throughout 190 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.

The Position:The SOX Controller will be an integral leader within the finance organization, reporting to the Sr. Director of Accounting in Austin. You will work closely with business leaders, Expedia tax, external and internal auditors and finance to ensure we appropriately manage risk and operations in a rapidly changing business environment within the accounting, tax and treasury corporate framework, and also undertakes significant financial projects from time to time.

Key Areas of Responsibility: Lead the financial control and compliance environment for HomeAway, working closely with HomeAway accounting, Expedia corporate accounting, HomeAway reporting, tax, treasury and internal audit teams.

Process and Systems: ⁃ Work closely with the business to ensure that all workflows are documented and updated on a regular basis, making certain robust processes, controls and best practice are adhered
⁃ Ensure that for any finance or business initiative that a full understanding of financial process flows, risks and governance exists and is implemented
⁃ Update process documentation where a change in process has resulted in a change in financial controls
⁃ Be a key part of the product design process for new initiatives with a financial angle, ensuring controls are in place where necessary and operating effectively
⁃ Act as a liaison for the corporate internal audit and SOX teams and help ensure audits are facilitated and action points effectively implemented
⁃ Work with Expedia Inc. corporate audit team, as needed, ensuring audits are facilitated easily and any recommendations effectively implemented
⁃ Help to establish a framework for the ongoing review of existing controls to ensure they remain relevant to current business processes and are fit for purpose
⁃ Ensure that all areas of financial risk are clearly communicated and understood and that risk mitigation strategies exist
⁃ Assist in statutory audit tracking for HomeAway foreign entities and communication/coordination with Expedia tax
⁃ Provision of ad hoc business support when required
⁃ Work within teams on adhoc finance projects as and when required, ensuring best practice implementation
⁃ Continually push for improvement and development of the department, keeping pace with business changes and market best practice success depends on demonstrated ability to be a self-motivated individual with desire to drive process improvement while maintaining attention to detail
⁃ Initiative with necessary planning and time management skills to complete with multiple deadlines
⁃ Analytical mindset and financial accounting experience gained over the last 5+ years of career
⁃ Demonstrated the ability to work successfully and rapidly in a cross functional and international environment, leveraging your persuasive and collaborative approach to drive projects to successful resolution

Qualifications: ⁃ BS in Accounting, with 3-6 years of experience
⁃ Big four experience a plus
⁃ Prior experience with high volumes of transactional data
⁃ Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required, Oracle Financials, Excel4Apps, and Blackline preferred
⁃ You are a strong communicator, self-starter, comfortable with all levels of management
⁃ Proven experience being proactive to improve and document departmental processes
⁃ Ability to interpret and research accounting guidance
⁃ Self-motivated, deadline oriented, fast-learner, who is a dedicated, hands-on team player with excellent problem-solving skills
⁃ Execution focused, with the ability to take individual responsibility for delivering quality work in a timely manner
⁃ Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
⁃ Strong process and system skills, as well as the ability to work effectively across functions and teams to resolve problems

⁃ Great Medical & Dental Plans
⁃ Competitive Compensation
⁃ Target Annual Bonus
⁃ 4 weeks Paid Vacation
⁃ 401k Matching
⁃ Free Snacks and Beverages
⁃ Bi-weekly company update talks with our C-Team
⁃ Free Listing on HomeAway.com

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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