Head of Accounting (f/m/div)

Job description

For you it’s a leap in your career, with us it’s the future of finance.

finleap is Europe’s leading fintech ecosystem, based in Berlin with offices in Hamburg, Milan, Madrid and Paris. finleap offers fintech SaaS solutions to various enterprises and builds stand-alone fintech companies. Founded in 2014 by IONIQ Group and Ramin Niroumand, finleap has already developed 17 ventures with its infrastructure and added others by acquisition to its ecosystem. These include companies such as solarisBank, the technology platform with a banking license, ELEMENT, a fully digital insurer, and PAIR Finance, a provider of data-based receivables management. finleap provides access to seed capital, a network of investors and experienced entrepreneurs as well as customers and top talents.

To accompany and facilitate our growth also in our Finance Department, we are looking for a Head of Accounting (f/m/div). In close collaboration with our Director Finance you will take the lead in building an Accounting function that not only follows newest standards in the industry but elevates finleaps ability to own the topic from A to Z. You will form a team from scratch which will set out to grow together, support each other and learn how to not only manage finleaps accounting but also implement this function in our newly built ventures.


    What makes you succeed?

    • Experience. +7y of relevant working experience, ideally in a start up or scaling environment.
    • Leadership. You love all things accounting and are a refined master of your arts but you also already learned that it needs more than that to be a successful leader. You gained first experience in building and empowering a team.
    • Precision. As an experienced Accountant you know about the importance of working structured and having a high attention for detail. You are a rather analytical person that always foucses on finding the best solution and balancing business needs for speed and agility with the strong requirements of flawless accounting.
    • Expert Knowledge. HGB and IFRS are your sources of truth and your happy place ;) 
    • Systems. DATEV is used, mastered and owned by you so it will be easy to also dive deeper into similar tools. Add experience with Workflow-Management-Systems and you might be our favorite candidate already. 

         Don't forget: A C1 level in German and English are a sheer necessity to qualify for the job.    

    What keeps you challenged?

    • Start. Grow. Scale. You will form, build and empower a team that will enable finleap to create an accounting function that works future oriented and can not only serve our internal needs but facilitate the establishment of similarly strong processes in our newly built companies. 
    • Responsibility. Forming a new function means finding a way to combine strategic planning with hands-on operative work. You'll have to get actively involved in the monthly and annually financial closings, take care of the legal documentation and communicate with external partners (tax advisers, banks and auditor).
    • Projekte. You will work with the team, our start-ups and our Director Finance on a project-by-project basis to further develop our structures and support further internationalization and growth.

    Why finleap? 

    • We always give it our all, but always with fun! Become a member of an experienced and motivated Finance team of currently 8 people.
    • Your work as part of the Finance team is appreciated by finleap and our portfolio companies and your impact is always visible.
    • Think we can do it better? Let us know! A creative and evolving work environment with an open feedback culture is waiting for you.
    • Our ecosystem offers a dynamic and fast-paced environment in which you will work with a multifaceted organization and international teams from over 65 nations.
    • You’ll be an insider of the fintech key player in the European start-up scene…and we’re just getting started.