Team Lead Accounting and Finance (f/m/x)

Job description

We are a fast-growing start-up on a journey to deliver measurable business outcomes to our clients through a bespoke digital solution that is based on 1:1 coaching.


As Europe’s leading solution for people development, we believe that personalized learning is an important right everyone should have access to, and as such, we combine individual employees’ needs with the demand for worldwide scalability of global organizations.


We bet on unparalleled user engagement driven by 1:1 human interaction with a coach and a digital learning journey that makes personal growth transparent, measurable, and enjoyable.🚀


As our Team Lead Accounting and Finance (f/m/x), you will be responsible for the strongest channel driving the pipeline - from defining to implementing Sharpist’s B2B event strategy, both for external events and organizing inspiring internal events.

💙 We are an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage everyone of all ages, genders, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations to apply for this role.🙂


What you'll do here at Sharpist


Within 1 month, you will...

  • Have a successful onboarding and get to know your key stakeholders from marketing, sales, business development, revenue operations, customer success and design
  • Understand the core value Sharpist provides to business customers and learners
  • Get an overview of our processes, get to know our customers and suppliers and take on the preparatory bookkeeping
  • Become the main contact person internally and externally for all accountancy, book-keeping and tax topics.


Within 1 quarter, you will…

  • Independently take over the entire accounts payable and accounts receivable and take over the communication with our tax consultants & external accounting department
  • You will create a successful collaboration with Controlling (insights & reports), Coach Experience (to ensure our coaches are paid), Business Intelligence (tracking receivables), and Legal & Sales (payment terms for our customers)
  • Start driving the continuous improvement and professionalization of accounting on your own initiative, through new processes & systems 

Within 1 year, you will…

  • Take over the project management for our annual financial statements

  • Independently introduce new processes and tools to constantly improve our accounting and keep it up to date

  • Create monthly and annual consolidated financial statements independently and in cooperation with our external accounting department.

  • Have taken an active role in our internal OKR planning process

  • Build and lead your own team when the time is right


And then, what's next?

  • You tell us! :)


Job requirements

We believe you'll be successful if you are this type of person

  • Very hands-on with project and process implementation
  • You love to learn and have a strong connection to personal development
  • High personal responsibility - you like to take ownership and accept the challenges in a growing start-up


These hard facts will get us excited to get to know you better 

  • A degree/other qualification in the field of management or financial accounting
  • Experienced all-rounder Accountant who has strong experience in all aspects of Accounts Payable, Receivable and month-end reporting
  • Experienced user of DATEV

  • Solid knowledge of German accounting standards (HGB/Handelsgesetzbuch) as well as basic know-how of IFRS

  • Designed and rolled out the introduction of new processes and/or systems

  • You have a strong vision for what a best-in-class Accounting and Finance team looks like in terms of processes, information flows and tools

  • Experience in dealing with ERP systems (SAP) and the corresponding consolidation software SAP SEM is an advantage

  • Fluent in German and English 

  • You are familiar with working in a young, fast-growing company


What we offer

  • A market-competitive salary
  • Uncapped vacation policy: you decide how many paid vacation days you need and take!
  • Flexible working hours that best suit your way of working, including working remotely
  • A modern office with your own L&D library, mate drink, beer, cereal, etc. in Berlin, Neukölln
  • Free language lessons in English and German with Chatterbug
  • Sustainable company discounts
  • Visa and relocation support
  • And, of course, free sessions with your certified Sharpist coach and full access to our learning platform! 🚀


Apply now if this captures your interest and you want to take part in the personalization of learning for every employee worldwide. We are excited to get to know you! :)


If you are interested to learn more about the product and the Sharpist App, feel free to check out the linked documents, articles, and podcasts on our career site. We kindly ask you not to request demos on our website, so our sales team can focus on impacting our target organizations. :)