Careem is hiring a

Budget Controller

Al Gharbia, United Arab Emirates

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organisation and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation in the region reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organisation that inspires and become a world-class institution from the region.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 31 cities from Morocco to Pakistan. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges, is passionate about solving problems, is not afraid to work super hard, and is a true partner in the company through generous stock option grants. We have attracted strong regional and international investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Read more about us in the New York Times or Arabian Business.


As a Budget Controller, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for budget tracking, prepares monthly actual reports based on ERP data
  • Lead budget control process & meetings with budget owners to avoid any overspending, identify risks and opportunities
  • Responsible for budgets’ forecast creation for related spending bucket in the ERP
  • Validate cross charge requests and execution
  • Within month update on spend vs. BDG, and escalating issues for resolution & investigation
  • Month end proofing and validation of respective budgets
  • Lead year end accrual preparation and trainings
  • Leads implementation of regional simplification projects
  • Be the center of expertise for process, procedure & technical know-how for area of ownership
  • Work closely with regional financial analysts
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