VP of Finance (m/f/d)

Finance · Berlin · Full-time · C-Level/VP/Director

Job description

Job description

About the Job

We're looking for an experience VP of Finance (m/f/d) to join the Finance team and develop its financial function and cash management strategies.

In your day-to-day work, you'll focus on streamlining the financial trajectory of the company, driving efficient working capital management, and effectively engaging with investors to secure the necessary funding for growth and innovation.

Join our portfolio company: Founded in 2021 with its HQ in Berlin/Germany, the company runs a trailblazing marketplace that redefines one of the largest supply chains on earth. The company’s mission is to unlock the vast potential of cross-border supply for the Western Market by providing global access to high-quality products through their innovative platform. Since the launch in January 2022, the firm has operated discreetly with no public profile or media coverage while it has already successfully served hundreds of companies.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Build and scale the company’s finance function in Accounting, Financial planning & analysis, controlling, tax, and cash management
  • Build the organisational, analytical, and financial frameworks and heartbeat of the company through improved customer economics insights, KPI management & reporting and budget process implementation
  • Determine the appropriate business objectives, budgeting/planning process and associated metrics with the founders and investors and ensure they align with the strategic and operational plans
  • Mentor, develop and supplement talent in the finance function to support expansion
  • Provide insightfully and trusted counsel to the founders, peers, and investors on both financial and broader business topics
  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the financial trajectory of the company, driving efficient working capital management, and effectively engaging with investors to secure the necessary funding for growth and innovation
  • Create a compelling equity story, present financial aspects to investors, engage in Q&A, and lead due diligence efforts
  • Enhance the current slate of tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the founders, executive team and the Board and make recommendations on strategy, operations and risk management

Your Profile

  • Significant experience as Head of, VP or CFO with proven success in leading a variety of finance disciplines (FP&A, Accounting, Legal, Tax, Compliance and Risk Management)
  • Venture Capital ownership experience, managing stakeholders (partners and investors) and representing the organisation towards customers and investors
  • Prior experience in managing international, sizable, cross-functional teams, executing at pace and building scalable systems and processes to deliver against aggressive revenue targets
  • Experience in Investment banking or top consulting firms
  • Demonstrable track record of strong financial leadership, ensuring best practices of accounting and reporting
  • Hunger to succeed within a commercially led operating environment, with core experience anchored in finance but with the commercial instinct to drive value and performance in the wider business
  • Able to set clear goals, devise plans, attend to appropriate details, meet deadlines, and inspire others to move in an established direction
  • Able to build and maintain productive cross-functional relationships to drive business and create teams
  • High levels of energy with the ability to motivate and drive teams, engendering a culture of teamwork
  • Someone who thrives in a multifaceted and at times very hands-on role

Please note that we are looking for support in the Berlin office of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well.

Benefits and Perks

  • Fulfil a role with entrepreneurial freedom and take a pre-validated business model to the next level
  • Join an experienced founding team of serial and 2nd time founders
  • Attractive base and bonus compensation program
  • Collaboration with top tier investors and angles (incl. various unicorn founders) as well as leading market experts

Apply below and become a part of our success story!


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

Project A is one of Europe's leading venture capital firms, with offices in Berlin and London. Founded in 2012 as an Operational VC, we have backed more than 100 startups across 17 countries and 15 industries, including digital health, Fintech, and mobility. Our dedicated team of 140+ professionals supports our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, hiring, and other business-critical services.

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