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Financial Controller

Department:
Finance
Location:
Berlin

We are The Mobile Bank.

Our vision is to build a bank the world loves to use.
Technology and design empower everything we do.

N26 is Europe’s first Mobile Bank with a full European banking license. We redesigned the banking experience to be simple, fast and contemporary. Founded in 2013 by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal, N26 has more than 380 employees and more than 1 million customers in 17 countries. N26 has raised more than $215 million from renowned investors including Allianz X, Tencent Holdings Limited, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, members of the Zalando management board and Earlybird Venture Capital.

What you’ll do

Budget and Controlling

Right now we are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to promote and foster a culture of financial performance and cost-consciousness across our business. You will be responsible for controlling our budgets, and ensuring there is transparency across the business wherever costs are involved. Working closely with our leadership team, you will be responsible for our financial planning, including our yearly budget, as well as managing and monitoring the cost spend per team. As part of the Finance team, you will also support our executive team in strategic situations such as corporate strategy, investor relations and fundraising activity. Lastly, as a fast learner you will quickly gain a deep understanding of our company to make sure you able to help the business deliver against its strategic and financial goals.

Reporting and Analysis

This role is key to our business performance. As an analytic and data driven professional you will be able to spot any deviations from KPIs, pre planned targets and performance. However you will not just be able to identify these issues, but also the communication skills to highlight this to the wider business. Whether it’s ad-hoc analysis and recommendations, or yearly financial planning you will be the sole focal point for transparency on costs across our business. Your drive for continual improvement will also see you constantly looking to remove inefficiencies in our financial processes, and optimise our cost performance. As an outstanding innovator, you will be committed to the idea of building the most flexible and digital Finance department possible. Reinventing processes is not just a question of efficiency to you, but an opportunity to drive our department forward, and ensure our controlling is as innovative as our tech.

Ramp up our team

We want to take our Controlling to the next level and this is an exciting opportunity to build up a team around you as we ramp up our operations. This function is crucial to our success as a business, and you will be instrumental in building it and making it fit for purpose.

What you’ll bring along

You will bring along significant experience in a Controlling/Accounting function, and ideally you already have experience in the Startup/FinTech environment. As well as this you will have a university degree in Business Economics with an emphasis on Controlling or Accounting. This will compliment your outstanding analytical skills, whilst working with data and numbers is second nature to you. You will also be an excellent communicator, as comfortable working in German as in English and happy to converse with senior stakeholders in both languages. As an ambitious and natural leader, the opportunity to build and mould a team excites you and you may even have previous management experience. Lastly, you will be naturally curious - always seeking to understand innovations in the industry and to see how these can be implemented into our controlling. Your team should be a reflection of you: modern, digital and innovative.

What we hope you have

  • Excellent knowledge of German HGB and IFRS
  • Knowledge of SQL is a plus
  • Previous experience in financial institutions (bank)
  • Familiarity with Beyond Budgeting principles