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Senior Finance Operations Manager (m/f/d)



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023
Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us! πŸš€
At Inkitt, we believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed. Our mission is to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Traditional publishing often leaves authors behind with human editors responsible for selecting books fit for publication. Inkitt is a pioneer at the forefront of data-driven publishing. By inventing an algorithm which analyzes users' reading behavior to identify hits, we have removed subjectivity from the traditional publishing equation. This gives Inkitt the unique ability to discover hidden talents that might otherwise have gone unnoticed πŸ”Ž
Are you a builder? We are looking for the change-makers of the world; the people who build the blueprint anytime they are unsatisfied with the status quo. Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us by developing our books, audiobooks, creation of games, TV shows and movies!

What you'll do:

  • Financial Operations Management: Oversee day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and cash management.
  • Process Improvement: Identify areas for process improvement and implement changes to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and compliance.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and analyze financial reports, providing insights and recommendations for senior management.
  • Auditing and Annual Report Ownership: Take full ownership of the auditing process, ensuring timely and accurate completion of audits in compliance with relevant regulations. Oversee the preparation of the annual report and financial statements in partnership with the external accounting team
  • Risk Management: Identify financial risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Team Leadership: Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing finance team, fostering a culture of accountability and excellence
  • Compliance: Ensure adherence to financial regulations, standards, and best practices.
  • Vendor Management: Establish and maintain relationships with financial service providers, banks, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Systems and Technology: Oversee financial systems and technology, ensuring they are up-to-date, efficient, and aligned with company needs.
  • Strategic Financial Projects: Lead special financial projects and initiatives

Who you are:

  • 6-8 years of finance operations experience
  • Startup hungry; you excel in a fast-paced, scrappy environment and you welcome new challenges
  • Understanding of bookkeeping under HGB (German accounting law)
  • Excellent communications skills both in German and English (minimum B2 German)
  • Committed to building an in-person work culture; you prefer a hybrid work model
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving and results
  • Knowledge of industry operations would be beneficial in this role
  • Strong background in internal controls and accounting with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle concurrent projects and assignments
  • Understanding of software industry accounting, including revenue recognition
  • Strong attention to detail with high level of accuracy

What we offer:

  • πŸš€ Stock options for all full-time employees! We believe everyone deserves a piece of ownership for when we become the Disney of the 21st Century
  • πŸš€ Newly launched 401k to help you save and invest in your future (US)
  • πŸš€ Health benefits that align with your local market, offering a variety of different coverages for medical, dental and vision
  • πŸš€ A hybrid model in San Francisco and Berlin offices where 3 days per week are dedicated to in-person collaboration in parallel with remote work
  • πŸš€ Lunches served in San Francisco Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • πŸš€ Lunches and dinners served in Berlin Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • πŸš€ Professional coaching for People Managers and employees who have been with Inkitt for 2+ years
  • πŸš€ Dedicated budget for team-building events
  • πŸš€ Employee Referral Bonus
  • πŸš€ Free access to our Galatea App, get your read on
  • πŸš€ Unlimited budget for self-development books, on us
  • πŸš€ Donation to charity of your choice on your work anniversary
  • πŸš€ Stocked micro-kitchens with snacks and drinks to keep you energized
  • πŸš€ Class Pass health club for US Inkers to feel their best!
  • πŸš€ Berlin'ers gym membership
  • πŸš€ Berlin'ers virtual assistant
  • πŸš€ Arguably the best perk? Getting to bring your fur-ever friend to our Berlin and San Francisco offices

How we've been doing:

  • We're a well-funded, mission-driven, series B company with top-tier investors like NEA, HV Capital, and Kleiner Perkins. Recently, Inkitt has raised $59 million, which is one of the largest Series B funding rounds on record for a Berlin-based business. We believe we provide authors with a platform that fosters their passion for writing and gives them the chance to be discovered πŸͺ΄
  • We're the 8th fastest-growing company in Europe, and 1st in Germany!
  • We're excited to share we’ve signed Entertainment 360 to represent Inkitt and our authors in the world of film and television! 🎬
At Inkitt, we strive to build a company culture and provide employment opportunities based on diversity and inclusion. We believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed, as should our team members. As a growing team from 20+ countries, we welcome everyone to apply.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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