Group CFO (m/f)

    Project A Published: May 2, 2017
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    Project A is an operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise. The Berlin-based investor makes use of the €260m in assets under its management to back early-stage companies in the digital technology space. With its unique organizational structure featuring 100 operational experts, Project A offers its portfolio companies hands-on support in the areas of IT, Marketing & Brand Building, Business Intelligence, Sales and Recruiting. The portfolio includes companies such as Catawiki, WorldRemit, Tictail, Contorion, nu3, and ZenMate.

    We are looking for:

    A new team member for our A-team

    Your Tasks

    • Management and further development of the Finance function of the entire Project A Group, including accounting, controlling, A/R management, treasury and portfolio performance
    • Close cooperation with Management, our legal counsel and the Investor Relations department
    • Ensuring highly automated accounting processes
    • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements as well as corresponding tax declarations in close cooperation with our tax advisors and auditors
    • Provision of all relevant data for investor reporting purposes
    • Further development of the budget planning and controlling processes of our operational entity
    • Establishment of systems for the monitoring of our portfolio companies
    • Coaching of portfolio companies in the set-up of their finance functions and building up an internal Project A operational team for venture finance support
    • Responsible contact person for auditors, tax advisors, banks and other external contacts

    Your Profile

    • You have a good degree in economics or a comparable qualification
    • You gained at least 5 years of professional experience in the field of finance/accounting, partly in a leadership position
    • Ideally, you possess work experience in the field of auditing and in a start-up environment
    • You acquired good knowledge of German tax law and you possess all necessary experience for statutory requirements in HGB and IFRS
    • Additionally, you have already gained experience in setting up and automating controlling, budgeting and accounting processes
    • You have experience with data structuring, analysis, modelling and visualization (expert level in Excel required; knowledge in VBA, PowerPivot, Power BI would be a plus)
    • You communicate fluently in German and English
    • Ideally, you also possess a CFA qualification and can prove M and A experience

    Our Benefits

    • You will join a highly professional and motivated team
    • You will have the unique opportunity to actively participate in the successful development of Project A in close cooperation with Management
    • You will gain insight into a multitude of highly dynamic and rapidly growing companies and support their development
    • You will benefit from the greatest possible creative freedom to develop your skills further
    • You will enjoy a state-of-the-art, well equipped workplace right in the center of Berlin
    • You will benefit from a communicative, stimulating and inspiring environment

    Do you want to be part of our success story?
    We are looking forward to your online application.

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