Travel. It's one of life's simple pleasures. But, ooof, planning it can feel like hard work. For the last 20 years we've been on a mission to empower every traveller with innovative tools, insights and experiences that help people get to where they're going, so they can spend more time out exploring the world, and less time anxiously bouncing around 25 browser tabs and endless spreadsheets. Our traveller-first approach drives everything we do and it's never been more important than it is today.
When we launched as a flight comparison site back in 2003, we changed the game by helping travellers feel smart, like they were in on a secret, that promise hasn't changed. And today, while we're a world leader in travel, with millions of people using our products every single day we know there's so much more we can be doing.
Being part of Skyscanner means joining a team hell bent on building the world's most innovative, and helpful travel experiences possible. We're hugely ambitious and believe we have the chance to genuinely challenge and disrupt the industry.
We are looking for a motivated Finance Executive who is passionate about discovering the various disciplines that make up an in-house Finance organisation. We have lots of experience nurturing fresh talent at Skyscanner. We want to do everything possible to help you develop on a personal and professional level.
About the role
Your journey will begin in our Spending and Expenses team, learning first-hand how financial data enters our environment, how we control and analysis to support decision-making and budgeting.
As a Flexible Finance Executive you will spend time in each of our Finance areas including, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Tax, Internal Audit, Transactional accounting, giving you exposure to the full start to end cycle of our financial processes. You will develop practical skills in each of the areas, putting into practice what you have learned from your studies or experiences to date.
What are we looking for ?
- A genuine interest in working in a Finance role and a willingness to learn and develop as you rotate through the various specialisms.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
- Effective communicator and able to develop strong working relationships within the immediate team and across the business.
- Ability to be organised and demonstrate a professional and committed attitude.
- Bias towards being pro-active and responsive
- Ability to proactively manage and prioritise workload
- First class English written and verbal communication skills
Experience you can bring:
- Computer literate, comfortable with Excel and experience of accounting software would be an advantage
- Any relevant work, qualifications, or voluntary experience
What can we teach you ? what can you learn ?
This role provides an amazing opportunity to gain excellent exposure to a Finance function, developing finance skills which will enable you to begin a career in this area.
Upon successful completion of your first year, we will support your study for an appropriate external accountancy/finance qualification.
You'll join a brilliantly diverse group from all corners of the world. After all, travel is about finding new perspectives and experiencing new people and cultures - and Skyscanner is strongest when our teams are both inclusive and diverse. We recognise and challenge everyday biases, remove obstacles to inclusion and ensure all our people can thrive and be themselves.
We are committed to building a workforce that is representative of our travellers and creating a culture where everyone feels like they belong, including people with disabilities. If you need any adjustments to the interview process because of a disability, please let our recruitment team know. Any information you share with our recruitment team will be used solely to allow us to ensure your candidate experience is inclusive and accessible based on your needs.