CFO (m/f/x)

Zenjob is looking for an experienced, energetic leader to join the executive team as a strategic CFO and help drive rapid expansion
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Full-time, permanent

Zenjob is a Berlin based fast growing digital staffing company backed by strong international investors including Acton Capital, Atlantic Labs, AXA Venture Partners, Forestay Capital, and Redalpine Venture Partners. Its technological staffing solution is being used by thousands of students and hundreds of well-known brands in sectors such as e-commerce, logistics, fashion retail, food retail, and hospitality.

Having recently closed its $30m Series C financing round, the company will continue a rapid roll-out of its services across Germany and go international. In this context, Zenjob is looking for an experienced, energetic leader to join the executive team as a strategic CFO and help drive rapid expansion. A strong entrepreneurial mindset combined with financial acumen are prerequisites for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead financial strategy and planning
  • Manage P&L, balance sheet and liquidity and ensure overall financial health
  • Constantly challenge the status quo and provide strategic recommendations
  • Facilitate data-driven decision making across the company
  • Manage the financial and KPI reporting within the company and for the board
  • Own the pay-rolling process, which is a key element of the staffing business
  • Manage and prepare board meetings together with the CEO
  • Prepare the company for international expansion
  • Lead future funding rounds together with the CEO
  • Manage future M&A activities
  • Manage and evolve the Finance department (currently 10 people) in line with the company’s growth
  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Role model the company values and promote a healthy culture

About you

  • Strong educational qualifications, ideally university degree with a focus on Finance
  • 10+ years of work experience, of which at least 5+ years in finance functions
  • 3+ years of senior management experience
  • Relevant base knowledge of accounting, controlling, treasury, and finance operations
  • Experience in financial consolidation and in handling German and international GAAP statements
  • Experience with best-practice and scalable processes for annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, and KPI reporting
  • Track record of supporting funding rounds (equity/ debt) of technology-backed, high-growth startups
  • Affinity to solving problems through scalable technical solutions
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, hands-on mentality, outcome orientation
  • Strong communication skills and high degree of empathy
  • Experience in M&A is a plus
  • Experience in HR sector is a plus
  • Fluency in German and English

If this sounds good, then we’d love to hear from you

Please send us your CV and any other important documents. Rather than attaching your standard cover letter, please outline (in one page) why this position is of interest to you, what you feel you can contribute to the team and what you're most passionate about (not only work related - we want to find out more about you!).

We are looking forward to your application!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Stromstraße 15
10551 Berlin Directions 030 22957495 View page

Perks and benefits

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  • Flexible working hours

As a family-friendly company we know that juggling your personal and work life can get complicated. We want to support you as much as we can to reduce this stress by offering flexible work and hours. We understand that childcare issues come up, therefore you can bring your children along when needed.


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  • Learning opportunities

We're hungry to learn. As well as our internal Zenjob university platform, which enables us to exchange skills and expertise with one and other, we also encourage ongoing development opportunities such as our internal mentoring programme and external training. Additionally, we offer the opportunity to improve your language skills with in-house German and English lessons.


  • Dog friendly office 

Our Zennies have a soft spot for dogs; so much in fact, there is even a slack channel dedicated to Dogs of Zenjob.


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  •  Keeping active

We believe moving is important. We encourage you to take a walk rather than rely on Slack and emails, get active with table tennis and for something to really get the blood pumping, we offer discounted Gym membership for FitX below us at our Berlin Headquarters.



  • Keeping fueled 

It's not only important what you do with your body, but what you put into it. Twice a week fresh fruit is delivered to the office and every Friday we also have our yummy company lunch. That said, the customary birthday cake or treats brought back from holiday are definitely hard to say no to.

  • Onboarding

    We believe that a proper onboarding is key to a great and productive start into your new role. In your first few days at Zenjob, you'll get to know your fellow new joiners, meet your team for lunch and discover insights from every department. You will also find out about our culture, our history and what we have planned for the future!

At Zenjob, we want everyone to feel valued and comfortable to bring their true self to work every day. The collective team spirit is an important part of who we are, in fact, it’s one of the main things that people say they love about working at Zenjob. We see ourselves as being supportive, dependable, imaginative and ambitious. We enjoy working on interesting and challenging projects with autonomy, knowing that our work has a direct impact on our fast-growing and innovative startup.


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