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Finance Director Europe

Finance - Paris - Full-time

We believe in a world where all cars are shared. Carsharing empowers people to get going in a smarter, easier way, while also having a positive impact on the environment and making cities more liveable. It’s this vision that propels us forward and inspires us to think even bigger. 

Since April 2019, Drivy is now part of Getaround. Together, we’re the world's leading carsharing platform with a community of more than 5 million users sharing over 11,000 connected cars across 7 countries. 

Our team is collaborative, positive, curious, and engaged. We think fast, work smart, laugh often, and are looking for like-minded people to join us in our mission to disrupt car ownership and make cities better.

Your mission

  • Lead all financial topics as an executive team member, with responsibility for the company's financial health. By combining operational and strategic roles, you will manage accounting and financial control functions and establish a financial strategy for the profitable long-term growth of the business. 

What you’ll work on:

  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • - Coordinate financial planning (budget) and rolling forecasts
    -Proactively ascertain deviations to the forecast and suggest counter measures
    -Lead the FP&A efforts to discover, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets to perform strategic analysis and support decision making
    -Ensure that FP&A activities are performed to a high standard, such that the various department and country Directors receive all required information and commentary on a timely basis
  • Strategic analysis:
  • -Participate in key decisions and strategic projects as a member of the Europe executive team
    -Partner with department Directors and VP Europe to help set the strategic directions of each market/department
    -Partner with the US
  • Internal Audit & Compliance:
  • -Liaise with auditors, tax authority and banks to ensure that policies, procedures, standards of performance and compliance are adhered
    -Oversee the company's transaction processing systems
    -Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
    -Construct and monitor reliable control systems
    -Ensure that the company complies with regulatory requirements, notably as a marketplace
    -Ensure legal approval of accounts trough preparation of the general assemblees
  • Manage the Accounting & Tax teams in charge of controlling the financial bookkeeping, closing financial monthly accounts and ensuring payments and cash forecasts

Who you’ll work with:

  • You’ll report directly to Group CFO (based in San Francisco), while being locally overseen by VP Europe 
  • You’ll work closely with all Europe Directors and be part of Europe Management Team
  • You’ll manage a team of approx. 10 people based in Paris

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • At least 10 years of experience, including full management of a Finance function
  • Ability to work in a fast-changing start-up environment
  • Experience in international companies
  • Successful track record partnering with and influencing exec-level stakeholders
  • Hands-on person able to dive into accounting, tax & reporting issues
  • Advanced complex financial modelling and analytical skills
  • Strong and proven management skills
  • Fluent French and English (ideally bilingual)
  • Excellent at solving unstructured problems
  • Unquestionable credibility and integrity
  • Critical Thinking – strategic and highly analytical

What we offer:

  • Getaround is a fast-growing startup with European HQ in the centre of Paris. We offer one of the most dynamic and diverse company cultures in town, and give every employee the opportunity to grow and the power to define their impact at Getaround.