Business Controller (all genders) – Excubate Ventures – Berlin

Excubate is a boutique consultancy for digital transformation and digital innovation. With our company builder ExcubateVentures we build startups for our corporate customers from scratch. We highly value a collaborative, supportive and respectful working culture. Excubate is an equal opportunity employer and we believe that diversity and inclusion are important to solve our client’s problems best. We explicitly encourage applications from all genders.

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About the Role


As Business Controller, you will work as a finance business partner of the CEO and support the Global Business Service to help build our finance function and ensure its efficient operation and working to improve its value to the business. Your role will encompass responsibility and operational accountability for accounting and controlling, achieved through driving this function forward, and close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.


Your Tasks

  • Translate strategy into business plans and evaluate financial implications by scenarios and establishing measurable targets (e.g. KPIs and targets)
  • Help build the finance business model to support the management of electric fleets and identify the most relevant KPIs to track the business performances
  • Ensure high quality of financial data and business information in line with defined standards and financial closing schedules and serve as the interface to CEO and corporate’s controlling counterparts
  • Manage all monthly and yearly reporting requirements by preparing financial reports ensuring compliance with local and international laws and regulations
  • Help manage our budgeting process, set annual budgets for each department and moderate the alignment between corporate budget principles and the start-up reality of uncertainty
  • Manage the cooperation with our external tax advisors and annual audit process in line with accounting standards
  • Assess business risk exposure and define risk mitigation strategies to reduce impact on business performance
  • Evaluate business plans of new business areas as well as potential partners


Your Profile

  • 3+ years of professional experience in controller role in digital business or proven track record in a similar position
  • Ability to work in a complex organization and strong competence in digital tools
  • High analytical and quantitative skills, paired with a hands-on growth mentality
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and business sense to handle relations with the corporarte division and department heads
  • High attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks and conflicting deadlines at once
  • Excellent proficiency in German and English
  • USGAAP accounting principles’ knowledge/willingness to learn them
  • Experience in international environments


Your Opportunities

  • An opportunity to shape an unpredictive, though exciting, environment and shape the company’s culture together with the venture team
  • A chance to contribute to a thriving work environment through inspirational leadership
  • Flat hierarchies across the venture and close collaboration with the CEO and CTO with profound background and track record
  • Work-life balance: a good mix of core working hours & flexible working hours
  • High potential for personal growth and fast career development

Apply now

Interested? Convince us with your cover letter, résumé, academic certificates and reference letters. Keep in mind that only complete applications can be considered.


Caroline Uhl, our head of HR, will contact you after the application.


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