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Director, Accounting

Accounting, Finance & Accounting
in San Francisco, California

About the Role
The Director of Accounting Operations will be responsible for the oversight of our global accounting operations. The ideal candidate will be strategic and hands on, having experience in a similar role in high growth multinational organizations consisting of multiple lines of business. This person is a seasoned leader, and developer of people, processes and technology.

What you will do

  • Provide strategic leadership for accounting operations, developing and managing the roadmap for accounting group on a global scale and creating solutions to support a world-class close via systems automation, local team support and an outsourced model.

  • Oversee the monthly closing process to assure the timely preparation of accurate financial information in accordance with US GAAP guidelines, meeting all deadlines necessary to support internal and external reporting deadlines.

  • Manage relationship, direction and coordination with both internal audit and external auditors. Proactively manage risks in order to avoid all significant audit issues. In the event of any audit related items and observations, ensure immediate response and remediation on a global basis.

  • Drive continuous improvement in the quality and timeliness of accounting information and identify and realize opportunities to further leverage financial systems. Ensure the consistency of financial statement methodologies and classification across entities, including the integration of newly acquired entities.

  • Be forward thinking, develop a strategy to support the growth of the business; ensure hiring and prioritization of strategic projects to align with the company's goals.

  • Cultivate a high performance team with broad and deep functional expertise. Foster an environment that supports individual and team growth and continuous development of innovative, best in class processes.

  • Define and maintain documented accounting policies and procedures.

  • Work with business partners to improve accuracy and timeliness of inputs for key financial processes

Basic Requirements

  • 15+ years of accounting experience, including 5+ at a public company

  • 5+ years in a management role


Preferred Requirements

  • Public accounting/Big 4 Accounting experience preferable

  • Experience working with Oracle or other similar ERP systems

  • Strong Controls, US GAAP and IFRS experience

  • BS/BA in Accounting, CPA or Masters in relevant field preferable

  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize demands and meet deadlines

  • Proven ability to work in a cross-functional, high-growth environment, and to lead and drive complex initiatives

  • Strong executive communication skills and influencing skills. Ability to build relationships

  • Proven track record of leadership with a keen ability and desire to mentor staff on career development

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.


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