Head of Finance & Controlling (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Heidelberg

At Aleph Alpha, we are shaping Europe's AI landscape - and over the next months, we are significantly growing our team. As we navigate this period of growth, we recognize the need for a Head of Finance and Controlling (m/f/d) who will be responsible for all daily financial operations, such as budgeting, forecasting, internal and external financial reporting. You will be also looking after a small team of 2. This position reports to the VP of Legal & Finance.
Your responsibilities
  • Direct, manage and coordinate finance and tax service providers to create financial reports and year-end accounts that meet internal and external needs
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial reports and analysis as well as financial statements,subsidiary schedules and year end audits
  • Month-end close activities, B/S and P/L reconciliation, accruals and provisions
  • Prepare annual budgets and rolling forecasts
  • Develop and implement a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting system
  • Interface with other business units and provide analytical support with operational controlling reports and analysis
  • Operational controlling, in particular continuous analysis of gross margin cost items, capex spending, and monitoring budget deviations
  • Maintain relationships with banks
  • Ensure overall data quality and consistency across all departments
  • Leading a small team
Your profile
  • Bachelor in Accounting/Controlling or equivalent required. Masters degree or MBA in Finance highly desirable
  • A minimum of 5+ years experience in Controlling (Cost Accounting and Financial Analysis, Business Controlling) 
  • Solid general Accounting knowledge
  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic environment
  • Strong problem-solving, attention to detail, time management, organizational, and written/verbal communication skills
  • Mastery of Excel and BI tools, and proven experience with accounting/ERP/CRM systems
  • Fluent in German and English 
What you can expect from us
  • Become part of an AI revolution
  • 30 Days of paid vacation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Join a dynamic start-up and a rapidly growing team  
  • Work with international industry and science experts
  • Take on responsibility and shape our company and technology    
  • Regular team events
About us

Aleph Alpha was founded in 2019 with the mission to research and build the foundational technology for an era of strong AI. The team of international scientists, engineers, and innovators researches, develops, and deploys transformative AI like large language and multimodal models and runs the fastest European commercial AI cluster. Its generative AI solutions are the only choice for enterprises and governmental institutions seeking to retain independence, secure their data, and build trustworthy solutions. 

Hiring And Collaboration
We need the right people on our mission to revolutionize Europe with our technology. Our team values a result-oriented, open-minded working environment and reliable and committed colleagues. We care more about talent and purpose than formal education.

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