CareerFoundry is creating the most human-centric education company on earth. We believe education is broken and that as a result a lot of people are not able to reach their potential.
As Director of Finance you report directly to the CEO and you are part of the management team. The challenge will be to scale our online mentor-based business model without lowering the quality of service. You will support the company's growth by removing bottlenecks, improving unit economics, and positioning in the market.
You define our pricing and payment strategy and positioning in the online ed tech market.
You plan international expansions by setting up a US inc.
You support the CEO in raising further financing rounds
You plan and execute accounting process improvements
You define data needs for business intelligence
You suggest ways to improve gross margin without lowering the quality of service
You manage the financial reporting for the organization. This includes monthly financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting. You oversee yearly external audits
You do monthly reporting to management team, identifying potential areas to invest and save, with finance as a departure point, rather than growth or product improvement
You support the marketing team with forecasting & risk assessment
You manage pricing adjustments due to currency fluctuations
You ensure all employees understand the basics of the business model
You build a team to support you across finance functions
You manage ESOP shares
Fluent English and German
8 Years of experience in accounting, controlling, and finance.
Process optimization experience
Knowledge of German corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices
Knowledge of International billing and US GAAP
Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting
BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field from a German University
You have an analytical mind with a strategic ability
You have excellent organizational and leadership skills. You have managed people.
You are open and direct. You are a critical thinker and you can challenge the CEO.
You empathize with our career change customers and you are a believer in our mission
You have a growth mindset for the business and for yourself
You are ‘hands on’ and you have a ‘can do attitude’