VP of Finance (m/f/d)

VP of Finance (m/f/d)

Job description

Starting Date: as soon as you are available - we are open to wait for the right candidate

Location: Berlin

Position: Full-time


About us:

Established in 2010, we have built our way up to becoming a leading tech investor in Europe with a portfolio of over 25 companies in different growth stages from all over Europe. We are passionate about backing visionary, and exceptionally talented, founders. Besides this we have been fortunate to work with founding teams of companies, such as Pipedrive, Stripe, Detectify, Wandelbots. Our approach as a VC is very service-oriented, providing full support through a proactive partnership, such as operational help in core business development tasks and support in HR and recruiting processes. We believe that you need the best talent to build the greatest companies and therefore is HR a core functionality at Paua Ventures.


About the role:


As VP of Finance (m/f/d), by working shoulder to shoulder with the fund's partners, you will complement the Investment team with your broad experience in the field of Finance. You will manage several service providers (accounting, tax etc.), making sure that our funds run properly and that we optimize the way we operate internally. Additionally, you will own our investor relations efforts and support the investment team in making financing rounds happen. Finally, you will work also with our portfolio companies, sharing your knowledge.

On a day-to-day basis, you can expect the following:

  • You act as the reference point for all Finance related matter, managing our service providers such as tax consultants, administration service providers, auditors, banks, lawyers
  • You will own the modelling efforts of our fund's KPIs and support the Investment team in answering questions our potential investors might have
  • You will own our reporting efforts to our existing investors, making sure we properly represent our performance
  • You will help our newest ventures to set up reporting sheets, budgets and financial models
  • You will manage our banking and admin systems, making sure we properly call capital from our investors and properly distribute it to our portfolio companies
  • You will support the investment team on staying on top of AML and KYC duties
  • You will support the investment team in modelling financing rounds and cap tables

Requirements

  • You have 4+ years of experience at one of the Big Four accounting firms, with at least 1 year experience in the Deal Advisory function. Legal knowledge is a plus.
  • Ideally, you have worked in a Startup, Venture Capital or Company Builder before

  • You are at your ease owning tasks and processes from start to finish

  • You are well organized, have excellent time management and can easily juggle the needs of different stakeholders that can trust your judgement

  • You are an effective communicator who can collaborate with a variety of work styles and personalities of internal and external key stakeholders

  • You have very strong communication skills, both written and verbal (English and German language proficiency is a must)

  • Most importantly, you have a can-do attitude and you are able to match the energy of the founders we strive to back


Does this sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you! Please send us your CV and let us know about your earliest possible starting date.

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