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Head of Financial Controlling and Accounting (m/f)

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  • Manager/in ohne Personalverantwortung

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Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin Mai 2017

You are a hungry auditor or tax advisor who's looking to play a central role in a company’s growth and success. You bring an entrepreneurial mindset to work, along with a thirst to make things better. You’re disciplined without being rigid. If this sounds like you, we have a great opportunity.

The Head of Financial Controlling and Accounting will be responsible for company reporting and for optimizing our financial performance. She or he will lead the development of appropriate controls, policies, procedures, and governance principles and practices for financial management and administration functions of the company. This person will be expected to maintain compliance with these standards as the company continues to grow, and to ensure that the management team stays ahead of changes as our US-based subsidiary expands.

The main tasks are

  • Develop criteria, methods for tracking, and analysis of key performance indicators
  • Manage consolidated month-end reporting for our GmbH and US-based subsidiary, including financial statements, liquidity plans and monthly management reports
  • Further develop management and cost accounting
  • Create annual financial statements and a liquidity plan within 90 days after the end of the respective financial year
  • Working with the management team, develop annual budgets at the latest 1 month before the end of the current financial year
  • Define key commercial performance indicators and implement them
  • Establish necessary structures and processes in anticipation of continued growth of the company
  • Act as a sparring partner for CEO and the management team
  • Continuously conduct weak-point analyses and derive necessary measures to be implemented
  • Be responsible for active controlling
  • Spot cost-saving opportunities
  • Manage cash flow
  • Constantly optimize internal processes across all departments


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with strong emphasis on Accounting/Auditing/Controlling
  • CPA, chartered accountant or tax advisor
  • Excellent English and German skills, with cross-cultural awareness and the ability to work closely with San Francisco-based team
  • Experience in mid-level auditing or tax position
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including German GAAP (HGB) and preferably IFRS
  • Experienced in project management including conceptual development and presentation
  • Structured and analytical way of working
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • A self-motivated leader with a self-confident and convincing manner. Should be a strong representative of the company both internally and externally
  • Decisive personality, ready to take initiative
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Flexible personality, able to maintain calm in all situations
  • Target-oriented and assertive working style


  • The chance to be part of a successful, fast-growing startup
  • The ability to make an impact on day one
  • A dynamic, international, yet casual working environment within a highly motivated team
  • A fun startup culture with regular team events
  • The chance to constantly develop your skills further in a constructive working environment with nice and helpful colleagues
  • A competitive compensation package
  • A workplace in a nice, light-flooded office in Berlin including free drinks