Head of Finance & Legal (M/F/X)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin, München

About the role
To reach net zero in 2050 the world needs to be electrified rapidly. New electrified vehicles and energy systems are heavily relying on batteries and require the right solutions to scale-up successfully. TWAICE is leading the market of battery analytics software with cutting edge and industry-leading technology in Europe and the AmericasAs our Head of Finance & Legal, you will play a crucial role in driving our vision forward and making a deep impact on the company. 
 
In this role, you will work directly with the Co-Founder / Co-CEOour Chief of Staff, leadership team, investors and have a unique opportunity to shape the future of TWAICE. As a trusted partner, you will be responsible for leading the company's financial & legal operations to drive growth, manage costs, and ensure financial sustainability. 
Your daily business will involve
  • Lead and manage the controlling, accounting and legal team (5 people total), including setting clear goals and expectations, providing regular feedback, and creating a positive and collaborative work culture. 
  • Collaborate with the TWAICE executive team to develop and contribute to the company's overall commercial strategy whilst ensuring financial sustainability. 
  • Create and manage the financial plan and budget, allocating resources effectively to achieve maximum return on investment. 
  • Be fully responsible for the execution of all reporting related topics, including monthly financial reporting, monthly management reporting (including financial & operative KPI), monthly investor reporting. 
  • Analyze and evaluate financials along with business performance, identifying opportunities for growth, optimization, and risk mitigation. 
  • Drive the company reporting for all involved stakeholders, explicitly investors, to tell a story in addition to highlighting and forecasting business performance. 
  • Oversee financial operations, including accounting, financial reporting, tax, audit, data privacy and compliance. 
  • Shape and consult the commercialization of our software through the right legal contractual frameworks. 
  • Oversee and lead all legal activities together with our legal counsel.  
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with external partners, including investors and tax advisors to manage financial risk and secure funding as needed. 
  • Oversee data privacy across the organization with the involvement of the data protection officer and ensure GDPR compliance. 
  • Ensure financial policies and procedures are in place and adhered to, promoting transparency and accountability. 
  • Orchestrate the required business certifications we must maintain and acquire to fulfill our commercial goals. 
Your profile
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or a similar field. 
  • 8+ years of proven success on the company side in a financial or consulting role (software product & PE/VC backed strongly preferred). Alternatively, experience in financial management, strategic management consulting or investment banking. 
  • First-hand experience in building and leading an effective team.  
  • Hands-on & proactive is your way of working. 
  • Experience in developing and implementing financial strategies, financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. 
  • Experience in working with/ implementing LucaNet, DATEV and Salesforce is beneficial. 
  • Experience in operational (group) accounting, e.g. consolidation, intercompany accounting is beneficial. 
  • Experience in the preparation of annual financial statements (in cooperation with a tax advisor) and audits. 
  • Strong software business acumen and financial acuity, with the ability to provide insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making. 
  • Understanding of legal concepts and translation of commercials into contractual frameworks. 
  • Experience with negotiation, drafting and managing of commercial agreements and T&Cs. 
  • Intrigued by going the extra mile and passion for pragmatic execution. 
  • Fluent in both German and English. 
Benefits

TWAICE offers a competitive compensation package designed to reward your contributions and invest in your future. This includes a competitive salary that reflects your experience and skills, alongside the opportunity to directly participate in TWAICE's success through virtual company shares (VSOP). We further support your growth and well-being with a comprehensive benefits package. 

  • A training budget of 2000€ per year - with further training possibilities within the company

  • Free access to either Skillshare or Coursera

  • Book circle (Order a book via TWAICE - we pay for it, you read it) 

  • Free lunch in the Munich office, free snacks, drinks and coffee 

  • Access to Gympass  - not only for you, but also for your family and friends 

  • Easy and affordable bike leasing with JobRad 

  • We subsidise the company pension scheme with 100% 

  • Flexible working hours and flexible home office within Germany: You decide when and where you work. We provide you with state-of-the-art IT hardware. Working from within the EU is also possible for up to 90 calendar days a year 

  • 30 vacation days 

  • A strong team culture with regular team events and off-sites (Summer and Christmas party, at least one big off-site, Oktoberfest event, regular team and sports events) 

  • Borrow our company cars (e-Golf and Tesla) for private purposes and free EV-charging at our company

About us
The world is transitioning towards renewable energy generation and sustainable transportation to counteract global climate change. Batteries are both the key and the achilles heel of this transition. Our mission is to enable efficient development and long lifetime of stationary energy storage systems and electric vehicles with our Predictive Battery Analytic Software based on Digital Twins. Join us on our way to an emission free future. We are a fast growing venture capital financed start-up of about 120 employees – Become part of the family!
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