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The Community You Will Join:
You will be joining the Platform Controlling team within Finance where we oversee the accounting & reporting for all platform related activity.
Platform Controlling is a global team and is part of the larger Accounting function
Interaction with key cross functional stakeholders including Airbnb Payments Luxembourg S.A. management, Payments Compliance, Legal, Treasury and Product.
The Difference You will Make:
The goal of the Finance Manager is to lead the Finance function of Airbnb Payments Luxembourg S.A.
This role will report to the Director, Platform Accounting.
The right candidate is a self-motivated individual with strong skills in risk & compliance, risk assessment, project management, and relationship management. This role requires a self-starter with the ability to operate independently and manage multiple competing priorities with strict deadlines.
The ideal candidate will have experience in a regulated payments entity.
A Typical Day:
Produce complete, accurate and timely monthly Payments entity financial statements with supporting schedules and present to the Luxembourg Managing Director for approval
Support implementation of Finance compliance program; including, but not limited to:
Development, documentation and oversight of controls, policies and standard operating procedures
Assessment of regulatory risk
Conducting testing and monitoring
Lead audit with 3rd party auditors of Payments entity financials and be primary contact for regulatory audits
Assist with remediation of issues identified through controls or audits
CSSF and BCL Reporting submissions
Maintain Finance compliance program through:
Providing guidance to business partners relating to the development of controls for critical business processes to mitigate compliance/operational risk
Providing ongoing support of business unit’s issue management and remediation efforts
Provide local entity oversight of processing accounts and banking relationships, working with the global treasury team
Handle both proactive and reactive needs arising from additional oversight and manage corresponding take away items. Partner on these items with internal teams such as Treasury, Cash Operations, Legal Compliance and Payments Engineering teams
Minimum of 10 years of experience in a payments finance, or accounting role with related professional certification.
Working knowledge of EU regulatory requirements is essential, with an emphasis on Luxembourg compliance.
Strong knowledge of testing design, management and execution.
Advanced analytical, cross-referencing and deductive reasoning skills.
Advanced Excel skills.
Participation in cross-functional ad hoc project work.
Demonstrated ability to influence and facilitate stakeholders to achieve project goals within compliance or risk areas.
Ability to analyze risks in complex business processes, and recommend controls to mitigate those risks.
Proven ability to develop effective, matrixed, cross-organization relationships, collaborating and communicating across business and technology stakeholders and multiple geographies.
Excellent project management, organizational, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Skill in focusing on desired results, determining what is important and urgent, and clarifying next steps.
Thrives working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining composure and able to make sound decisions under pressure.