Senior Manager



1,001-5,000 employees

Skyscanner operates as a trips meta-search engine company.

Consumer Goods


Edinburgh, UK + 1 more

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • A professional accounting qualification, and at least 5 year’s PQE (ACCA, ICAS, ICAEW)
  • Significant experience in corporate reporting and technical accounting (prior Big 4 audit experience would be an advantage)
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRSs, knowledge of US GAAP beneficial
  • Knowledge of international group structures, multi-jurisdictional accounting
  • Understanding of SOX, PCAOB
  • Experience in corporate reporting including SECR reporting
  • Experience writing accounting policies and technical accounting papers
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and comfortable interpreting legal agreements
  • Able to engage with and influence colleagues of all levels of the organisation
  • Strong problem-solving and organisation skills, including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Solid analytical skills with high attention to details and ability to conduct complex data analysis, which may require in-depth evaluation of multiple factors
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Ability to operate with different cultures on an international level in a dynamic working environment
  • Develop and maintain the Skyscanner Accounting Policy Manual
  • Advise on new accounting developments that may require changes to accounting policies, disclosures, or processes
  • Advise on accounting of new complex accounting transactions and perform reviews of existing accounting positions and financial statements
  • Review existing practices and advise on improvement or alternative approaches
  • Supporting multi-scenario business propositions, opportunities to develop and demonstrate an agile, adaptive approach to give guidance and alternatives
  • Collaborations across Finance and the wider Skyscanner business, seeking to understand our business model and ambitions and providing technical inputs to ensure understanding of our accounting and reporting requirements
  • Monitor and document any GAAP differences between Group and foreign subsidiaries
  • Maintain the group proforma financial statements and develop new disclosures, including SECR reporting
  • Knowledge sharing and education across Finance – demonstrating ability to translate complex accounting across multi-discipline audiences
  • Adoption of a continuous improvement mindset
  • Supporting business growth activities including M&A and expansion into new countries, including due diligence reviews, and establishment of accounting policies for new entities
  • Support development of Finance Control Manual
  • Ad-hoc projects to develop accounting policy with collaboration to ensure controls operate effectively in compliance with SOX requirements
  • Prepare audit and other committee papers
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with colleagues across finance globally

Skyscanner’s mission is to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel with their website that helps travelers plan and book in a straightforward and speedy process. The company is committed to simplifying the traveling process by aggregating millions of traveling options varying from flight, hotel, and car transport selections.

Company Stage


Total Funding



, United Kingdom



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



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