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Senior Staff Accountant

| Greater Boston Area

TripAdvisor provides a unique, global work environment that captures the speed, innovation and excitement of a startup, at a thriving, growing and well-established industry brand. At TripAdvisor, you will be part of a dynamic, fun, and energetic team where you can immediately make meaningful contributions. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the month-end close process and prepare account reconciliations of material balance sheet accounts
  • Analyze customer contracts for revenue elements and ensure proper revenue recognition
  • Responsible for timely and accurate billing and cash receipt processing of customer payments
  • Make regular, consistent collection calls and issue correspondence to past due customers to obtain payment commitment
  • Respond to customer invoice inquiries, resolve discrepancies, process and review account adjustments
  • Assist with the documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • Provide accounting support to internal and external auditors during quarterly and year-end reviews relating to compliance and financial statement audits, including preparation of supporting documentation
  • Other general accounting projects and month-end close work as assigned

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a demonstrated high level of academic success
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Intermediate level knowledge of all accounting functions and related internal controls
  • Public accounting experience and/or CPA a plus
  • Highly skilled in MS Excel
  • Organized, productive and detail oriented and able to work independently
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to build customer and internal relationships
  • Ability to meet designated deadlines and manage multiple projects to completion
  • Flexibility to work well in a high growth environment with a small company feel

In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Flexible and open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods accordingly
  • Ability to communicate with technical team members and analyze data provided as well as underlying source of data
  • Grasps the essence of new information; recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development; seeks feedback
  • Exhibits integrity though fair and ethical behavior toward others and a demonstrated sense of corporate responsibility and commitment
  • Treats colleagues and partners with respect: considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people
  • Can be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of specific responsibility are completed in an appropriate and timely manner and acknowledges mistakes, learns from those events and is able to move forward productively
  • Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information
  • Ability to balance time to market with a solution and make the right trade-offs along the way
  • Strong analytical skills: understands and utilizes metrics relevant to role
  • Clear communication through expression of facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner
  • Good business judgment when making decisions and always considers the relevance/impact of each decision on the business


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