Head of Accounting

Finance
Remote
We are looking for a Head of Accounting to supervise, track and evaluate Hopper’s accounting activities. The position reports directly to the Global Corporate Controller and directs and prioritizes the workload of the internal accounting team. You will have exposure to all levels of the organization and must be a strategic-minded person who is also able to be very hands-on and extremely focused on the details.  Automating, optimizing and scaling with efficiency is always non-negotiable for you because building a world-class finance function is always your ultimate goal.

Responsibilities

  • Managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department, as well as, monthly, quarterly & annual close processes
  • Take ownership of GAAP figures for statutory reporting and bridging with operations
  • Establish proper accounting methods, policies and principles for a fast close
  • Help in implementing system processes and optimization of the ERP system, that removes the need for manual work and adds to the accuracy of figures
  • Assist in the implementation of a control environment in line with the Company’s aspiration of being SOX compliant while keeping a business speed first mindset
  • Responsible for recording complex accounting transactions accurately (US GAAP standards, M&A transactions, equity transactions, intercompany transactions, consolidation entries, etc)
  • Work with the revenue team to understand and help in the implementation of new processes and business lines


Minimum qualifications

  • Beyond being a good accountant, we are looking to find a great candidate who has strong analytical skills and is the best at finding solutions and answers!
  • A proven track record of working in a fast-paced international finance department
  • Loves a challenge and thrives on making improvements
  • People management skills – great people makes everyone around them better
  • Believes that open honest transparent communication is key to a great team
  • Accounting ERP experience (ideally with NetSuite) and has previously played with configuration and performed set-up
  • CPA Certification or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • French and Spanish would be an asset

MORE ABOUT HOPPER

Despite the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, Hopper has emerged stronger than ever. As the travel industry continues to rebound, Hopper has demonstrated significant outperformance with its category-leading mobile-only marketplace, delivering value to customers and supply partners with the company’s proprietary suite of fintech offerings.

Here are just a few stats that demonstrate the company’s recent growth:

- Hopper’s valuation is now over $5B, which is more than triple our valuation from early 2020.

- The company grew its revenue by more than 300% YoY in 2021. Hopper’s monthly revenues are now 375% higher than its pre-pandemic high point and Hopper Cloud, Hopper’s new B2B initiative, is already 15% of its revenues and growing.

- According to Apptopia, Hopper was the #1 most downloaded OTA in the US in 2021. The app has over 70 million downloads.

- Hopper’s recovery is faster than the market and its share of the air travel market in North America is now 300% higher than prior to the pandemic, according to MIDT. We are now the 3rd largest air travel agency in North America.

- The company sells over $2B in travel and travel related financial services annually.

- Hopper’s fintech offerings, such as Price Freeze and Rebooking Guarantee, now represent over 70% of its air revenue.

- Given the success of its travel fintech, Hopper recently launched a B2B initiative called Hopper Cloud, where any travel provider can unlock a totally unique revenue stream by seamlessly integrating and offering Hopper’s travel content and fintech products. Hopper Cloud partners include Capital One, Kayak, Marriott, Amadeus, Trip.com, and MakeMyTrip.

The industry opportunity for Hopper Cloud is enormous as projections estimate that if all travel distribution channels offered travel fintech, it could increase the total consumer spend for the sector by $200 billion annually.

And all this recent growth is just the beginning. There are still so many new opportunities we’re excited to tackle in the next year!
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Title

Head of Accounting


Department

Finance

Team

Compliance & Reporting

Location

Remote

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