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Strategic Finance Manager

Strategic Finance, Finance & Accounting
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

In Finance, we work hand-in-hand with leaders across the company to ensure smooth, disciplined execution of strategic business objectives. Our Strategic Finance team providex comprehensive financial insight into the business through regional and functional business partnering, forecasting and budgets, and pricing and incentives.

About the Role

EMEA is the second-largest mega-region for Uber Eats globally. We are operating in 300+ cities across 14 countries. It's an especially diverse region with a range of peculiar, operational, and cultural dynamics. Within EMEA, we separate 4 subregions: UKI, NCEE, SSA and WSE.

NCEE (Northern Central and Easter Europe) and SSA (South Saharan Africa) are 2 sub-regions within EMEA with a total of 5 countries. After launching in 2016-2017, the regions have seen tremendous growth rate, and we have become the preferred destination for millions of customers and we offer thousands of restaurants and couriers an opportunity to earn through our platform.

Our work is not done yet, far from it: NCEE and SSA still represents a major growth opportunity in the years ahead while eaters, customers and partners expect more from us than ever before. And, with competitors offering more choice than ever for consumers, we want to bring our "A" game and delight customers with every single delivery - day in, day out.

Forecasting a hyper-growth business is hard. Forecasting for one of the fastest-growing startups ever, developing across the world, while driving optimization for evolving business models - that's a challenge that doesn't come around often. Doing all this alongside a team that is as eager, dedicated, hands-on, thoughtful, motivated and fun-loving as you are - that's Strategic Finance at Uber. The team works with the leadership as a key partner in budgeting, optimization and performance tracking to accomplish our financial and operational objectives.

This role is based out of Amsterdam (NL), and would be encouraged to support the business, reporting directly to the EMEA Head of Finance.

You will have a direct ability to impact the success and the trajectory of the business, that will cover short and longer term forecasting, performance deep-dives, analysis to support strategic decision making covering areas such as promotion, pricing, restaurant acquisition and geo/cities expansion, and, various projects sought at improving the performance.

You will be in an outstanding position, which will enable you to connect the dots across various dimensions, generating insights others might not be make.

What You'll Do

  • Financial planning and analysis: work with the finance organization and with regional business leaders to develop financial forecasts and operational goals, apply business judgment and financial insights to help with decision making.
  • Financial modeling: build models from scratch, improve existing models, and break excellent models down into components that consolidate.
  • Think strategically and implement: the models we build aid in decision making and strategy - we operationalize our insights.
  • Monthly close: analyze variances between actuals, forecast, and plan - use insights to iterate on forecasts and build/discuss potential action plans with cross-functional colleagues.
  • Operational improvement: help craft our planning processes and ensure finance standard methodologies spread through the organization. Work with accounting to provide input on management reporting needs and better understand our actuals.
  • Business optimization: support initiatives that optimize our global UberEats P&L. Work closely with the Senior Finance Management to provide financial insights and assess the company's overall progress towards its strategic objectives.
  • Innovate: we will push the boundaries beyond traditional forecasting. Be innovative, adaptive, and eager to learn new technical abilities.
  • Special projects: new initiatives always come up, you will chip in beyond regular modelling.

Basic Qualifications

  • MSc / MBA in Finance, Accounting, Economics highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 6-9 years, ideally a mix of Banking, Corporate finance or operational FP&A role at either a high-growth company or a large, well-established organization.
  • Excellent stakeholder-management skills; you are leading up, down and across to help and drive decisions. Comfortable to speak up, challenge others (be the voice of reason, rooted in financial savvy) and be challenged.
  • Excellent communication: numbers are key, but a business is built with people and so your written and verbal communication is clear, concise and persuasive. You are a good storyteller and excellent with PowerPoint.
  • You have good eye for business and make it your mission to understand the business and the external landscape we operate it, in order to make your recommendations tailored and highly relevant.
  • A combination of the following functional/financial skills: good knowledge of accounting and financial reporting (GAAP), hands on experience with Hyperion, TM1 or comparable financial systems, revenue and cost forecasting and financial modelling - all within a multi geography business.
  • Outstanding Excel/Google Sheet skills: Standard methodologies are second-nature, your models are excellent, scalable and intuitive.
  • Self-starter: You will take initiative and set and drive toward goals.
  • Ownership: You take pride in what you do and act as a business co-owner, always doing what is best for the business, and for its shareholders.
  • Systems: shown understanding of enterprise-level financial planning systems.
  • You are able to operate at both the strategic and the operational/tactical level; this requires both a detail-orientation and ability to take a step back.
  • Focus on what matters most: We have to do things quickly and we need to do them well. Striking that balance can be complicated but should be a strength.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading a direct report or a small team for 1-2 years or longer.
  • Proficiency in IBM Cognos TM1 or similar reporting systems.
  • SQL skills: the ability to self-serve, investigate and get the data we require will make you much more effective in this role.
  • CFA or CPA.

At Uber, we reimagine the way the world moves for the better. The idea was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, and ever since then, our DNA of reimagination and reinvention carries on. We've grown into a global platform moving people and things in ever-expanding ways, taking on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters make movement happen at the push of a button for everyone, everywhere.

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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