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FinTech Director



Ref: OP782-378

Job description / Role

Mission: Motivate a world-class, cross-functional commercial, financial and technology team to transform the financial infrastructure of the region
- Provide accurate, real-time financial and operational data to improve decision making at every level of the organization and enable intelligent growth
- Create a seamless, frictionless payments platform to enable flexibility and livelihoods for millions of customers, captains and merchants in our region

Reporting: CFO [or VP Prod/Engr with dual reporting to CFO]

Responsibilities: Develop, deliver and enhance Careem’s financial technology objectives

- Work across the organization to leverage cross-functional resources in engineering, product and program management to collaborate effectively
- Build a dedicated team of specialists including commercial management for evaluating infra procurement and banking decisions

Accounting: deliver real time, accurate, granular financial data
- Develop systems to support real-time consolidation of operational, technology-based financial data (including payments, receivables across millions of transactiosn) and offline data (vendor payments, invoices)
- Design systems to report accounting data at high levels of granularity relevant to improve decision making at scale
- Work closely with accounting team to ensure effective adoption and maintenance across all systems

Strategic finance: simplify planning and forecasting across Careem to be as simple as the click of a button
- Working closely with Strat Fin team, identify best in class enterprise performance management tools and systems and make build v buy decisions to deploy in the Careem environment
- Manage implementation and user training to ensure highest quality adoption across commercial teams

Business intelligence: ensure stability of business definitions and data quality
- Working closely with Strat Fin, Accounting, BI and commercial teams to maintain and enhance audited definitions of KPIs across the business
- Ensure quality of data is at highest levels of fidelity, and access to data is uninterrupted for real time analysis


Payments: develop frictionless payment infrastructure across the region
- Develop strategy for Careem payments, evaluating and executing build v buy decisions and managing incentive campaign tools
- Develop infrastructure to pay and collect from millions of captains, merchants and customers across the region, flexibly and reliably
- Drive development and enhancement of Careem wallets including infrastructure to deploy and run incentives campaigns
- Manage payment aggregators and gateways to drive lower cost, high fidelity solutions that support real time reconciliation with low fraud rates
- Lead integration team to deliver and enhance infrastructure objectives

About the Company

We are a brand that aims to simplify people's lives by revolutionizing the transportation industry. A brand that strives to inspire everyone it interacts with, and supports every single person who dares to believe. #BeCareem

Careem is the MENA region's leading ride-hailing service and newest Tech Unicorn. With 30% monthly growth, we now operate in 50+ cities across 11 countries and host over 6 million users. With our recent Series D funding success, we are positioned on the cusp of significant scale and well on target to deliver our goal of creating one million jobs in the region by 2018.

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