Instacart is the leading grocery technology company in North America
Remote, OR, USA

Director, Financial Data

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Employer Provided Salary: $194,000-$260,000 Annually
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We're transforming the grocery industry

At Instacart, we invite the world to share love through food because we believe everyone should have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Where others see a simple need for grocery delivery, we see exciting complexity and endless opportunity to serve the varied needs of our community. We work to deliver an essential service that customers rely on to get their groceries and household goods, while also offering safe and flexible earnings opportunities to Instacart Personal Shoppers.

Instacart has become a lifeline for millions of people, and we’re building the team to help push our shopping cart forward. If you’re ready to do the best work of your life, come join our table.

Instacart is a Flex First team

There’s no one-size fits all approach to how we do our best work. Our employees have the flexibility to choose where they do their best work—whether it’s from home, an office, or your favorite coffee shop—while staying connected and building community through regular in-person events. Learn more about our flexible approach to where we work.


We're seeking a talented leader who is passionate about enabling our business through data to join our team and help us build, operate, and maintain the foundational datasets and pipelines we need for robust financial reporting, analysis, and business decision-making. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as we establish the foundation for this critical capability.

In this leadership position reporting to the Senior Director of Financial Systems & Solutions within the CFO organization, you will be responsible for maintaining a strong relationship with partners in the finance team, platform engineering, and CISO, and leading a team to design, support, and scale a growing number of finance- and accounting-related data products where accuracy, completeness, immutability, and timeliness are key to success.


  • Manages departmental strategic plan (3yr), annual plan/forecasting, and capital budgeting process.
  • Lead, inspire, and develop a growing team of engineers and analysts.
  • Refine, build, and own detailed financial models that forecast and analyze operations in order to understand variances and opportunities to improve forecast accuracy. 
  • Act as the primary point of contact for internal and external auditors regarding data engineering and related SOX compliance matters.
  • Coordinate and support audits, provide necessary documentation, evidence, and explanations of data-related controls and processes.
  • Serve as a technical partner to CAO and VP-Strategic Finance. Provide thought leadership along with financial technology & process support to effectively and efficiently deliver finance product strategy as well as establish and enforce data governance policies and standards for the finance department.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to establish financial products and operational objectives. Develop and standardize reporting structures, success metrics, and KPIs to facilitate informed decision-making and promote operational excellence.
  • Partner with the Controllership Organization to ensure a timely and accurate monthly close process, assuring Accuracy and Completeness and root-cause the origin of any variation between systems.
  • Implement and oversee the monthly team retrospective review process. Take the lead in reporting on critical operational and financial areas of importance.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years of hands-on experience with transactional data on AWS or similar.
  • 5+ years supporting and partnering with a fast-paced Accounting team.
  • Experience integrating multiple software platforms and systems (e.g. Snowflake, S3, Marqeta, Oracle).
  • Demonstrates full understanding of AWS data platform stacks.
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills, including ability to research and simplify complex issues.
  • Advanced analytical skills, report and management dashboard reporting experience (Tableau, Mode, Adaptive).
  • Proven track record in building and managing SOX compliant financial data pipelines in cloud environments. Revenue pipeline experience on AWS is preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of forecasting tools such as Adaptive as well as supporting forecasting models.
  • Experience working closely with an Accounting team to improve the timing and quality of monthly financial reporting and analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in evaluating and selecting appropriate cloud-based technologies and tools to support the finance data infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate expertise in financial applications such as Oracle ERP especially the ledger (General Ledger and Chart of Accounts) and subledger models (Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable, Assets) and movement of those transactions through a Data Warehouse.
  • Possess knowledge of the gig economy and other on-line business models, including working with common payments partners such as Stripe, Braintree, and Paypal.
  • Ability to Identify opportunities to leverage technology to solve business problems. Drive efficiency through finance processes by automating, simplifying, or eliminating routine work.
  • Demonstrate experience as a manager of managers, overseeing and effectively managing a team of engineers.
  • Experience in multi-unit/legal entities, multi-currency, and complex organizations.


Instacart provides highly market-competitive compensation and benefits in each location where our employees work. This role is remote and the base pay range for a successful candidate is dependent on their permanent work location. Please review our Flex First remote work policy here.

Offers may vary based on many factors, such as candidate experience and skills required for the role. Additionally, this role is eligible for a new hire equity grant as well as annual refresh grants. Please read more about our benefits offerings here.
For US based candidates, the base pay ranges for a successful candidate are listed below.


$234,000$260,000 USD


$225,000$250,000 USD


$215,000$239,000 USD

All other states

$194,000$216,000 USD

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What are Instacart Perks + Benefits

Instacart Benefits Overview

Health & Wellbeing
At Instacart we offer generous employer contributions to healthcare for comprehensive medical, dental, vision and mental health. From flu-shot clinics to “take what you need” time off, we provide a holistic approach to supporting our employees' physical and emotional well being.

We believe in supporting every parent within the Instacart family. Paid parental leave, flexible schedules, a grocery credit, and sweet baby swag are offered to new parents. We aim to support parents returning to work with on-site Mother’s Rooms, our Parents @ ERG, and events like Bring Your Child to Work Day.

We donut take food (or food puns) lightly at here Instacart. From giving all employees a free Instacart Express membership to celebrating milestones and cultural heritage months with food, to hosting a monthly AMA with our CEO called "the Scoop" (featuring scoops of ice cream), food is baked into our daily lives.

Volunteer in local community
Our social impact program, Instacart Serves, aims to nourish our communities by helping to remove barriers to food access and enrich the lives of our communities through an annual volunteer week.
Partners with nonprofits
Instacart is committed to supporting the communities we serve and we are proud to team up with our giving partner Feeding America to combat food insecurity.
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
As a company, we’ve adopted a set of guidelines for managers to help accommodate caregivers on their teams including offering flexible schedules and extra time blocks throughout the day.
Mandated unconscious bias training
We require all Instacart employees to complete a mandatory unconscious bias training. Our employee resource groups have also partnered together to launch a diversity and training program.
Diversity employee resource groups
At Instacart, we have five active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Nightshades (our Black ERG), Rainbow Carrots (our LGBTQ+ ERG), Saźon (our Latinx ERG), Parents@, and Women@.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave for employees who become parents (through birth, adoption, or foster care) to support them and their families as they take on their new role as a parent.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We provide Family Planning benefits for all types of families, including but not limited to fertility planning, surrogacy support, adoption services, care navigation, and reproductive technology.
Company sponsored family events
We partner with our Parents@ community to host virtual events and programming for families such as cooking classes, arts and craft kits delivered, and magic shows over Zoom.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
We have a $600 stipend for outfitting your home office, as well as monthly phone & internet reimbursement.
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
We offer free Udemy subscriptions for every employee to allow them to develop new skills and foster existing ones by enrolling in a wide array of courses. We also have a dedicated L&D Team.
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our programming and benefits are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our growing team. We introduce new benefits each year, and add new programs to celebrate cultural heritage, give back to the community, and celebrate our teams.

Our Instacart Serves social impact program is one of the most active across the company. We aim to nourish our communities by helping to remove barriers to food access and enriching the lives of our communities through an annual volunteer week of service, grocery donations, disaster relief, and giving campaigns.

The Instacart Serves program focuses support across 3 main areas:

- Food Insecurity: The majority of our philanthropic support is dedicated to helping to remove barriers to food access and hunger relief with our primary giving partner, Feeding America. We recognize that food insecurity disproportionately affects diverse communities and we also work to raise awareness for this growing inequity.

- Supporting Traditionally Marginalized Communities: We are committed to standing up for injustice and equity, supporting organizations that challenge economic justice, and uplifting traditionally marginalized communities.

- Disaster Relief: In the event of natural disasters which severely impact the communities we serve, we provide disaster relief through financial or grocery donations to centers and organizations supporting evacuees and first responders.

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