Our client was established in 2013 and is a well capitalized Venture Capital backed disruptive tech company head quartered in Brussels with 60 FTE currently with plans in place to be at 90 by year end. Due to continued growth they are hiring a Head of Finance; Controlling professional which is a role that can lead to the CFO position by setting up the foundations and building a professional finance and controlling department.
Introduce cost centres, budgets and budgeting processes (planning, controlling, etc.) ● Introduce regular (monthly/weekly) cash flow and liquidity planning ● Connect our financial model with our accounting framework ● Insource accounting from external service provider and build internal finance & accounting team ● Optimize cash-management● Monthly reporting internal & external (shareholders, banks, partners) ● Monthly cash flow and liquidity planning ● Rolling revenue forecast and target/actual performance comparison ● Financial planning and forecast
Background of ideal candidate:
- Either management consultancy, finance or controlling, department of a mid-sized company, or (ideally VC-backed) start up company.
- Experience in: Revenue & cost controlling: Budgeting and financial forecasting
- Very good excel skills
- German and English language/written
Soft skills ● Organization and planning. Plans, organizes, schedules, budgets in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities ● Analytical skills. Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights ● Attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project ● Communication Skills. Ideally strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and in a structured manner. Feels comfortable communicating with others also outside his/her comfort zone. ● Efficiency. Ability to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort ● Teamwork.