Head of Strategic Finance (f/m/x)
Reimagining the future of education with us
Are you passionate about disrupting the future of education and to make a real impact? Do you want a career in an edtech company that is innovative and rewarding? Join us and enjoy working alongside an international team of talented thinkers, doers and magic makers.
We reimagine learning by enabling every student in the world to unlock their full potential through affordable and inspiring lessons from quality tutors chosen to fit their individual needs. To make our mission reality, we are on the lookout for those adventurous and hungry to join our mission!
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Head of Strategic Finance to join our finance team in Vienna. This leadership position will play a pivotal role in driving financial performance and supporting decision-making across the company's operational departments.
As the Head of Strategic Finance at our leading EdTech platform, you will be at the forefront of driving financial excellence and strategic decision-making within our organization. Your visionary leadership and financial expertise will play a pivotal role in shaping our long-term financial model, identifying key performance indicators (KPIs), and providing invaluable decision support to our operational departments. This multifaceted role will empower you to spearhead cross-functional projects, evaluate new market opportunities, and contribute to the strategic direction of our company as we work passionately towards building the #1 Global School and transforming education worldwide.
You will be a key member of our finance team, collaborating closely with operational department heads to understand their unique business needs and challenges. By aligning financial strategies with the company's overall goals and objectives, you will guide and support departments in optimizing financial performance and driving cost efficiencies.
As the Head of Strategic Finance, you will have a direct impact on the company's growth and success. By analyzing financial reports, KPIs, and other key metrics, you will provide critical insights to support performance reviews, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning processes. Your strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities will enable you to contribute to the development of our overall strategic plan, evaluate investment opportunities, and present financial reports and strategic recommendations to the executive team and board of investors.
- Long-Term Financial Model Development:
- Lead the development and maintenance of a comprehensive long-term financial model, providing valuable insights into our financial performance, forecasts, and opportunities for growth. Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure alignment with overall business objectives.
- Identify and establish key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to finance and operations. Track and analyze variances to budget, prioritizing areas for improvement and growth. Partner with department leaders to optimize performance and achieve financial goals.
- Drive cross-functional projects aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and financial performance. Collaborate with various departments to develop action plans and ensure successful implementation. Ensure follow-through on initiatives for sustained impact.
- Collaborate with the Corporate Development team to evaluate the financial feasibility of new projects and products. Utilize financial modeling and analysis to assess potential opportunities and risks. Facilitate a seamless process for successful project launches.
- Perform strategic analysis to evaluate opportunities in new markets and support decision-making for the company's growth strategy. Provide financial insights to aid senior leadership in making informed strategic choices.
Who you are:
- 8+ years of relevant experience in consulting finance, FP&A, or strategic finance roles.
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. Master's degree or advanced certifications (e.g., CFA, CPA) are advantageous.
- Proven experience in financial modeling and long-term planning.
- Strong expertise in identifying and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) for financial analysis.
- Demonstrated success in leading cross-functional projects to drive process improvement and operational efficiency.
- Experience in evaluating new market opportunities and supporting strategic decision-making.
- Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to communicate complex financial concepts effectively.
- Proficiency in financial software and data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, ERP systems).
- Outstanding leadership and collaboration skills, with a focus on delivering results.
What we offer:
- A unique opportunity to disrupt education
- The chance to grow and build your career in EdTech
- Diverse, driven, motivated and brave team members
- A flexible, hybrid work environment
- Regular team & office events
- GoStudent Employee Resource Groups
- 30 free tutoring lessons per year of employment
- A variety of online and in-person learning & development opportunities
- A comprehensive 24/7 Employee Support Programme for you and your family members
Do you want to reimagine education together with us and join a mission to believe in? Do you want to unlock your creativity and advance your career by mastering exciting challenges together with an international, driven team? We believe in multiple choice answers and give you the flexibility to decide how and where you work best. We are here to support your goals and to discover how far we can reach by growing smarter and stronger together. You’ll play a pivotal role within a diverse and passionate team, unlocking each other’s full potential. If this sounds good to you, then join us now and unlock your full potential.
Learn more here: https://www.gostudent.org/en/team-and-careers
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