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Travelzoo

Business Controller, Asia Pacific

AP - HKG - Finance – Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Department AP - HKG - Finance
Employment Type EFTE-Employee Full Time Equivalent
Minimum Experience Executive

Travelzoo® provides our 28 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. With more than 25 offices worldwide, we have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 15 years we have worked in partnership with more than 2,000 top travel suppliers—our long-standing relationships give Travelzoo members access to the irresistible deals.

The Business Controller, Asia Pacific is responsible for communicating the story behind Travelzoo’s numbers and influences business decisions to increase profitability and growth in Asia Pacific. The person in this role overseas the Finance team in Asia Pacific and will be work closely with Business Controllers in Europe and North America to drive improvement for Travelzoo.

This position will be based in Hong Kong and report to Chairman directly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review current regional Finance team structure and set up the team to perform successfully.
  • Provide leadership and development opportunities to the regional Finance team.
  • Work with the other two Business Controllers to align the Finance system globally, and ensure the system is linked to other systems in the business.
  • Ensure regular dialogue with all other departments.
  • Deliver monthly reporting and forecasting, as well as full-year details of financial estimates.
  • Work with US headquarters for monthly and quarterly financial reporting and analysis and with quarterly reviews and audits.
  • Provide regular financial overviews, insights and recommendations to senior management and other departments.
  • Report on monthly key KPI’s and cost drivers to facilitate a performance dialogue.
  • Drive financial insights and support the business in preparing business cases to justify strategic decisions.
  • Comply with SOX audit and other audit requirements.
  • Educate other teams in financial processes and cost drivers that they can actively influence to enhance Travelzoo’s performance.
  • Provide analysis of pricing, sales and marketing trends.
  • Deliver long- and short-term budgeting including a bottom-up and top-down approach.
  • Ensure management reporting complies with internal and external auditing requests, as well as risk management standards.
  • Carry out regular financial planning, forecasting and variance analysis.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or above in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or another relevant field.
  • Experienced in working with an US Company and also be knowledgeable in US GAAP.
  • At least 10 years of working experience in Finance & Business controlling.
  • Strong Change Management skills; Understand Lean Six Sigma would be a plus.
  • Must excellent in analytical & numerical skills.
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication & influencing skills.
  • High level of Adaptability.

 We offer:

  • Competitive salary package with Travelzoo signature leisure Travel Allowance.
  • Excellent international career opportunities in a high growth company.
  • Fast paced and open minded work environment.
  • Ask about our travel perk! 
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  • Location
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Department
    AP - HKG - Finance
  • Employment Type
    EFTE-Employee Full Time Equivalent
  • Minimum Experience
    Executive
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