KAYAK: Staff Accountant

The position:

KAYAK is seeking an accountant to join our global GL accounting team. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, highly focused and possess strong accounting knowledge. He/she must be capable of working both independently and within a team.


  • Responsible for monthly close activities including preparation of balance sheet reconciliations (e.g. bank, prepaids, accruals, fixed assets and leases).
  • Prepare accounting entries and account reconciliations for various financial activities, including: General Accrued Expenses, Partners & Affiliates Expenses, Work together with and support Accounting Managers in various projects and operational improvements.
  • Chip in to on-going development in GL accounting processes, identify and communicate improvements.
  • Ad hoc analysis and tasks.
  • Support Accounting Managers to understand and analyze the financial position and performance of legal entities.

Education, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • 1-3 years of work experience in a GL accounting role within a multinational group or Top 6 audit practice.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS a plus.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement, along with a high level of attention to detail


At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, were able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is a part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.

Benefits and perks

  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Flexible hours
  • Free massages from professional masseuse
  • Regular team events/excursions

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.