Financial Controller

  • Finance & HR
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Financial Controller

Job description

The rapid growth of requires a diligent and hungry Financial Controller. You report directly to and work closely with the COO. As part of the Business Operations team, your main objective is to bring our financial administration & control processes to a next level. Key to facilitate our next growth phase. In this effort you’ll work across departments to gain and provide insights, high-quality analyses and generate recommendations to support the business in their execution and decision making.

Your day to day responsibilities will include periodic reporting, control and business insights. Alongside the implementation of more structural and longer term business control improvements. Such as internal BI/KPIs, financial processes, invoicing automation, expense management, HR & payroll automation, and more projects to support the business.

This role is a great step in the direction of becoming a Startup/Scaleup (SaaS) CFO in the next 3-5yrs.

If you are focussed, hungry and creative, with a good understanding of technology and a proactive mindset, please read further!

About Dealroom

Dealroom is Europe’s leading provider of startup data & insights. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, our mission is to support entrepreneurship and innovation, by providing the most trusted intelligence and insights on company journeys. We enable Venture Capital firms, corporates, advisory firms and governments to stay at the forefront of innovation, discover the world’s most promising companies and identify strategic opportunities.

Our core products:

1/ The Dealroom SaaS platform offers an intuitive interface to identify and track promising startups and analyse broader industry/business model trends.

2/ The Dealroom API, enables our clients to integrate Dealroom’s investment-grade data straight into their own applications and processes.

3/ Custom research projects combine Dealroom data with expert insights, to create market-leading industry deep-dives and trend analysis.

4/ Dealroom Ecosystem Solutions, provide open-access community startup data platforms to support local governments, founders and investors. Our curated and crowdsourced data and insights foster industry connections and showcase domestic tech sector strength on the global stage. Examples include Berlin, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Our clients include world-leading firms such as Mckinsey, BCG, Deloitte, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Sequoia, Insight VP, Balderton Capital, EQT and many others, that all rely on Dealroom Data in their strategic decision-making.


We operate from the heart of Amsterdam. Our passion for startups, scaleups and innovation lives in our work, informing reliable intelligence and new insights for our users. Our team is ambitious, diligent and proactive, but with a strong sense of fun, as seen at weekly team drinks! We continuously strive to live our 6 company values: Empathy, Courage, Positivity, Curiosity, Focus Outward, and be Hungry

While we’re currently obviously working entirely remotely, we do have a spacious office available when and if it suits you.

Job Description

The Financial Controller will:

  • Responsible for the periodic management reporting & analyses, the annual budget, (rolling) forecast and latest estimate
  • Manage and improve financial planning & control cycle, including budgeting
  • Run various projects to improve business processes. Such as, automated invoicing, contract management, expense management, and various other similar projects
  • Deliver the business with easily accessible insights and KPI reporting through BI-tools
  • Own the preparation of the monthly financial report for the shareholders and the finance slides for Board meetings
  • Help building the Finance and HR team

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Freedom and responsibility to execute on your own ideas
  • Positive, empathic and outward-focused colleagues, and customers working at the forefront of innovation and technology
  • Perks designed to set you up for success in a new reality:
    • When working in the office, a lunch-pack provided by STACH
    • Apple or Windows laptop of your choice
    • Flexible working hours
    • Home-office setup (screen, etc)
    • Travel reimbursement
  • Additionally:
    • Take your birthday off
    • Employee Stock Units plan
    • Learning & development budget
  • More to come!

Job requirements

  • A Master Degree in finance or business economics; a postgraduate degree Registered Controller, CFA or ACCA is a plus
  • 2 - 4 years relevant and proven experience in a Business / Commercial Finance role or a background in financial consultancy. "Big 4"experience is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, ERP (Exact Online) and reporting (BI) tools, preferably experience with implementing dashboards / BI tooling & getting insights out of (unstructured) data
  • Strong analytical skills and a very high level of accuracy
  • Have a passion for technology, startups and venture capital markets
  • Comfortable with working in a multicultural, remote and fast-growing startup work environment
  • Living in the Netherlands with an EU citizenship or already in the possession of a Dutch working permit
  • Fluent in English. Any additional European language is a great advantage