Head of Finance Permanent employee, Full-time  ·  Remote Worldwide

Company: Giant Swarm

The Basics
Giant Swarm is looking for a Head of Finance :) You’ll be our ‘financial face’ and deal with ‘all the things coins’ which means Corporate Finance, Controlling, Tax, and Accounting. We have called the Job title ‘Head of Finance’ but there is no finance team, yet. 

Giant Swarm is a fast-growing open source infrastructure management platform used by modern enterprises. Our vision is to empower developers around the world to ship great products. We are a diverse, fully remote (since 2014) and an experienced team that is growing and spread across Europe — with a headquarters in Cologne.
Your Job

  • In short: You bolster all of our Finance and Accounting processes and feel responsible for them. You work strategically and operationally. 

  • You properly build out the accounting/tax side of the organization and processes around monthly accounting/reporting, revenue recognition, payroll, insurance, and taxes as well as shareholder reportings. 

  • You manage external bookkeepers, lawyers, tax consultants, and payroll providers. 

  • You oversee accounts payable and receivable and take care of Cashflow Management. 

  • You set the direction for Giant Swarm's accounting and business systems to ensure proper automation. You being the single point of failure is not the goal. 

  • You proactively identify areas to build and improve financial operations; being pragmatic is helpful here. 

  • You’ll take care of our ESOP Program and develop better or new ways so that our employees can participate in our success. 

  • You have gained experience in a finance function (tax, accounting, controlling) for at least 5 years and know the startup environment. 

  • You like to be the go-to person for all finance-related issues, and you proactively search for tasks where we need to improve. 

  • You enjoy working closely with all other stakeholders and teaching and coaching them on financial issues. Please note, we have full financial transparency in the company, and everyone knows what is on the bank account.  

  • You like to get your hands dirty if needed. You are not alone in doing all the legwork, which is needed for your space, but you should not fear working operationally. (CFO, a little bit later ;))

  • You do not need to know how to code, but being a tool lover and having the will to automative things is a big plus. 

  • Even though we are fully remote; you should speak German as the company is registered in Germany. 

  • We call this position ‘Head of Finance’ even though we do not have a big finance department yet, but this job has several leadership elements. But as we believe in lateral leadership, you should not be motivated by having power over people. What does leadership mean at Giant Swarm? Have a look Here 

About us

Every new team member changes the team. We love to learn from each other and we are looking for people who know things we don’t. 

  • Becoming part of Giant Swarm means that, by extension, you also become part of the Cloud Native community. We actively contribute to upstream projects and our quarterly hackathons will give you space to work on out-of-the-box projects. Occasionally, when we, as a team, want to fully focus on one project, we scratch all meetings and routines for a certain time to better focus during our hive-sprints.

  • Continuous learning is important to us - we foster this through bi-yearly personal development talks, a budget for training/certifications/coaching as well as regular feedback talks and workshops. Our teams are cross- functional and collaboration is key. 

  • Nothing crazy, but useful Basics: We currently operate on a 32 hour workweek (or 4 day workweek, you decide!). We don't count holidays but set a minimum number; You choose your own hard- and software; As a company that has almost, if not more, kids than employees, family-friendliness is crucial to us and paid parental leave is a no-brainer; We pay monthly perks that cover your costs for working remotely; We meet twice a year as an entire company and (if possible) see conferences as an important place to catch up with team members; We aim to be fully transparent (finance, salaries) unless it hurts people and trust you, based on this to make the best decisions

We failed in exactly describing our way to approach important company elements that can be described with ‘buzzwords’ such as agile mindset, cross-functional teams, self-organization, value of the individual or trust & teamwork. However, we truly care about them, we live them and we constantly iterate on them. Some snippets about how we do this are posted in our blog but by far not all of them. 

Important note: We are not hiring job descriptions. We hire humans. :) We welcome applications from everybody, regardless ethnic or national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest in Giant Swarm. Please fill out the following short form. Should you have difficulties with the upload of your data, please send an email to jobs@giantswarm.io.

Vacancy page : https://giant-swarm.jobs.personio.de/job/702918

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