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Financial Risk Manager

Amsterdam, Netherlands | Uber

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Risk Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Manager, Financial Risk Management will be focused on coordinating and building a world class financial risk management program, through the strategic design and implementation of a financial controls program to respond to risk across emerging products at Uber. The successful applicant will work closely with business process owners, Uber's Internal Audit team and external auditors to manage financial risk by facilitating an effective and efficient control environment.

Given Uber's hyper growth there is a significant building component of the control environment, including providing solutions to process owners to manage risks, in particular the growth of emerging financial and payments products.

What You'll Do

Build and maintain relationships across Finance and the wider business, Internal Audit, external audit and other external stakeholders to drive effective financial risk management

Understand and manage emerging risks through early detection and adopt preventative measures to manage them

Formulate responses and strategies to respond to changes to the business environment, such as; new product introduction, adoption of new standards (e.g. PSD2), internal process changes or reorganization

Work with FinTech and process owners to improve efficiency of control environment through implementation of automation or process improvement

Bridge gaps between IT controls and business controls, including ITGC's. Work with IA to ensure complete control environment is managed

Work with emerging business lines to understand risk profile and ensure an appropriate control environment is established

Coordinate and review the completion of compliance activities such as; narrative and flowchart development, risk assessments, control rationalization, management controls testing

Provide control related support and training for the team to help mitigate financial risk through fostering an effective controls environment

Implement new processes and controls in response to changes to the business environment, such as; new product introduction, changes in accounting standards, internal process changes or reorganization

What You'll Need

Bachelor's degree (Accounting, Finance or Economics preferred)

Minimum 6 years of audit (internal or external), controls, compliance or risk management experience

Strong organization skills with an ability to plan and perform multiple tasks

Ability to analyze complex processes to identify potential financial, operational, systems and compliance risks across major finance cycles

Ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal form across a wide array of internal and external stakeholders, including senior management.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently, including managing a team

Ability to thrive in environments of uncertainty

Bonus Points

Big 4 accounting firm and/or internet/ technology industry experience


Demonstrated project management experience (PM certification a plus)

Experience with payments processes, including regulatory requirements such as PSD2

Experience managing, monitoring and remediating deficient financial controls

Process management experience, including process redesign and optimization

Working technical knowledge of US GAAP, SEC reporting requirements, SOX requirements, including PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 5

Experience with Oracle R12 or another large scale ERP

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