Finance Business Partner (m/w/x)
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Finance Business Partner will be a key member of the finance team, responsible for collaborating closely with operational departments and providing valuable financial insights to enable informed decision-making. This position will actively support and contribute to performance reviews, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning processes. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of financial acumen, business partnership, and strong leadership skills.
- Financial Business Partnership
- Act as a trusted financial advisor to operational department heads, understanding their unique business needs and challenges.
- Collaborate with department leaders to develop and align financial strategies, ensuring they are in line with the company's overall goals and objectives.
- Provide financial guidance and support to departments in optimizing financial performance and driving cost efficiencies.
- Performance Analysis and Reporting
- Prepare and analyze financial reports, KPIs, and other key financial metrics to track departmental and market performance.
- Conduct regular performance reviews with department and market heads, discussing financial results, identifying trends, and recommending corrective actions when necessary.
- Assist in developing financial models and scenarios to assess the impact of business decisions on profitability and growth.
- Support internal reporting team in preparing business performance reporting by using best practices for meaningful and valuable reports addressed to the senior leadership team.
- Budgeting and Forecasting
- Facilitate and support the annual budgeting process for operational departments, working closely with department heads to set realistic and achievable financial targets.
- Collaborate with departments during the periodic forecasting process to provide timely and accurate financial projections.
- Monitor actual financial performance against budgets and forecasts, highlighting variances and addressing potential issues proactively.
- Strategic Planning
- Contribute to the development of the company's overall strategic plan by providing valuable financial insights and market analysis.
- Assist in evaluating investment opportunities and potential business expansions through financial modeling and risk assessment.
- Support the senior Finance Management Team in presenting financial reports and strategic recommendations to the executive team and board of investors.
Who you are:
- 6+ years of relevant FP&A and/or Finance Business Partner experience, preferably with a mix of consulting and some hands-on industry experience
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. A master’s degree or professional qualification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is a plus.
- Strong financial analysis, reporting, and budgeting skills with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
- Excellent leadership and people management skills, with a track record of developing high-performing teams.
- Advanced proficiency in financial modeling and data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, ERP systems).
- Outstanding strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities, with the ability to make data-driven recommendations.
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills to convey complex financial information in a clear and concise manner.
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
- Unlimited access to Linkedin Learning Courses to expand your knowledge on your area of interest
- 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
Your way to unlock your full potential
- Disrupting Education: Join us for a unique opportunity to disrupt the traditional education landscape. It's not just a job; it's a chance to be part of something big and meaningful.
- Global Dream Team: Say hello to an international and diverse crew of thinkers, doers, and magic makers. Get ready to be inspired daily by your colleagues from around the world.
- Work, Your Way: We offer a flexible, hybrid work environment that respects your need for work-life harmony with 2/3 remote days a week & 5 fully remote weeks a year so you can shine in a way that suits you best.
- Office Shenanigans: Our regular team and office events will keep your spirits high. We believe in bonding, celebrating, and having a blast together.
- Strength in Unity: Join one of our GoStudent Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and be part of communities that champion causes you're passionate about.
- Growing is LIT: The sky's the limit in our EdTech playground. Access a wide array of online and in-person learning and development opportunities to build your career as high as your dreams can take you.
- Support Around the Clock: We've got your back 24/7. Enjoy a comprehensive Employee Support Programme that's not just for you but for your loved ones too.
Life at GoStudent:
Do you want to reimagine education together with us and join a mission to believe in?
GoStudent is one of the world’s leading tutoring providers and education platforms. We’re also a unicorn and have raised more than €675m investment to date. Together with our acquisitions Seneca Learning, Tus Media, Fox Education and Studienkreis, we currently support more than 11 million families each month to fulfil our vision to help each student reach their full potential.
We are passionate about disrupting the future of education and making a real impact. Join our journey and unlock your creativity and advance your career by mastering exciting challenges together with an international, driven team. We are here to support your goals and to discover how far we can reach by growing smarter and stronger together. If this sounds good to you, then join us now and unlock your full potential.
At GoStudent, we are an open and welcoming bunch that values your unique skills, passion, and potential. We don't hire based on age, gender, nationality, or political views, but rather focus on your talent and motivation to contribute to the future of learning. Even if you are a unicorn - just as GoStudent is: if you believe that you can make a positive impact, we encourage you to throw your hat in the ring & to apply, regardless of whether you meet every requirement. Our team is diverse, and we believe that this diversity fosters creativity and innovation, making us a better company. Join us in reimagining the future of learning!
Learn more here: https://www.gostudent.org/en/team-and-careers
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