Head of Finance - India

12 months ago
Finance & Accounting - Finance & Strategy
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Uber Technologies, Inc.
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Uber Overview

About Uber


We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

About the Role:


The Head of Finance will join the Leadership team in India. In this role, you will be a strategic, financial, and operational thought partner to the Regional General Manager and the rest of the regional management team including the Strategy & Planning team as well as city General Managers. You will have the critical role of integrating regional operations with the backbone finance and accounting systems and teams being built at HQ, surfacing regional priorities and partnering with HQ teams to deliver the solutions our regional and city teams need.


You will help scale the regional team as our business continues to grow exponentially, and you will be tasked with providing comprehensive financial insight into our business, while pushing to improve efficiency and growth of both top and bottom line. You will help drive forecasting, planning initiatives, running with them to improve our business. In this role you will also mentor and develop team members, helping create a world-class team that goes deeper than just about anyone else in order to drive big results.


So if you're ready to go deep working on a rewarding set of problems and opportunities and if you've got excellent finance skills, experience, passion, and a team-first mentality - read on and get in touch! The right person for this role has an entrepreneurial spirit, takes ownership, seizes opportunities, and can handle the ever changing environment of a startup with a charisma that is consistent with the Uber brand.




What You'll do

  • Be the strategic business partner to Regional General Manager’s and other stakeholders
  • Ensure effective financial management of the business: responsible for performing all financial tasks and oversight necessary to achieve the region's mission and help execute growth plans
  • Participate as a member of the regional management team to ensure sound, data-driven decisions
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the region including profit and loss reports, and monitoring of regional and cash flow budgets
  • Manage and oversee various relationships with HQ financial partners, including Financial Planning & Analysis, Strategic Pricing & Planning, Accounting, Financial Operations, and Financial Applications
  • Participate in developing new products and markets by assisting in identifying new opportunities and managing all aspects of financial assessment including ROI, IRR, and cash flow analysis
  • Help designate and drive prioritization of the region's major initiatives, driving them from start to finish
  • Business partnering - work together with company leaders to develop financial forecasts and operational goals, apply business judgment and financial insights to assist with decision-making
  • Region and City P&L planning - you will be primary point of contact for all things finance for the region cities (including forecasting, goal setting, modelling support)
  • Help us scale efficiently - we'll always move fast, but evolving our planning processes and ensuring finance best practices spread through the organization
  • Help drive requirements and implementation for financial planning and business intelligence systems - (Hyperion, Adaptive, etc.)


What You'll Need:

  • BS/BA in a quantitative field with excellent academic record
  • Significant functional expertise, and credible leadership experience, playing both operational and strategic roles in the finance arena. Investment banking or private equity experience a plus
  • Deep background and experience in A/R, A/P, Accounting, FP&A, Tax and Procurement
  • People leadership experience - hiring, mentoring, building, and developing a team
  • Ability to own and complete multiple projects simultaneously with a sense of urgency
  • Go getter attitude - resourcefulness and passion are the lifeblood of Uber. We move fast and deliver results because of our tenacity and passion
  • Go deep - this role is not about going an inch deep and a mile wide; we work on complex problems and dabbling will not cut it - we expect someone who enjoys going deep on issues
  • Think strategically and then execute - the models we're creating aid in decision making and strategy - we operationalize our insights
  • Top-notch communication and people skills - numbers are key, but a business is built with people and relationships. Relationship building, interpersonal skills and excellent communication are assets in our fast-moving environment
  • Team player - this is a highly collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Self-starter - You will take initiative, be proactive, set and drive toward goals
  • Systems - working knowledge of enterprise-level financial planning systems


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