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Head of FP&A/ Controlling (m/f/d)

Finance - Berlin, Germany

We’re a diverse group of committed individuals empowered to thrive on challenge, share ideas, and pursue our ambition to transform the way commerce works.

So what about you? Do you want to help shape the future? Join us and you’ll open the gateway to a world of endless possibilities. 

At Productsup you’ll be an intrinsic player in a vibrant culture that brings together people with opportunities, ideas with implementation, and ambition with achievement.

You can make great things happen in your career by making great things happen in commerce.

Productsup - the place where people are empowered to shape the future of commerce.

Your role and goals

Productsup is currently seeking a Head of FP&A to join its finance team. You will be responsible for overseeing the company's financial planning, budgeting, and analysis processes, as well as maintaining up-to-date P&L and cashflow forecasts, working in close collaboration with the CEO, CFO, Senior Leadership Team, and heads of department. Your primary goal is to provide critical insights and data-driven recommendations to aid decision-making at the executive level and support the company's growth objectives. Heading the FP&A team, you will lead by example and ensure quality of end results as well as efficiency through process optimization, individual coaching as well as respective tools implementation. 

In your first 3 months, you will:

  • Swiftly familiarize yourself with Productsup's business, processes, and tools, as well as with the company's unique operating model
  • Proactively engage with the finance and accounting teams to comprehend existing financial systems, reporting structures, and analytical tools
  • Take over and lead the FP&A team.

In your first 6 months and beyond you will:

  • Either evolve the existing Financial Operating Model or build a new Dynamic Model, which will facilitate the introduction of Rolling Forecasts and can be updated on a regular basis with little additional effort
  • Update the Financial Operating model with monthly actuals, addressing forecast risks proactively
  • Maintain tight control on headcount movements, collaborating closely with CPCO and Talent Acquisition
  • Evolve top-down cash forecasting in the business and work towards maximum alignment of this approach with the 13-week bottom-up cash flow forecasts, in conjunction with the Head of Finance
  • Maintain the company’s Financial Operating model to ensure close tracking of Productsup’s overall financial performance incl. EBITDA and cash flow
  • Lead the monthly FP&A close process, including management reporting and variance analysis, and preparing the Board materials
  • Introduce a new suite of monthly/quarterly reports for senior departmental heads, which will allow them to have a far greater understanding of their own cost bases, the impact of decisions that they take, and the tracking of their cost bases to ensure achievement of agreed targets
  • Act as a finance Business Partner to the Senior Leadership Team; provide support for commercial and people-related proposals
  • Lead the 2024 forecasting as well as next year’s budgeting process 
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses or projects such as profitability, collections forecasting, contract pricing, and FX impacts.

What you bring to the team

  • As you have lead FP&A teams before, you are experienced in structuring, planning, executing as well as technically supporting (also via tools) the creation and delivery of business planning, budgets, forecasts, business unit specific reportings, management reports as well as supervisory board materials
  • Advanced Excel modeling skills
  • Desire to become a modeling expert by mastering all inputs, assumptions, model logic, etc
  • High attention to detail
  • Used to deal with confidential information; trustworthy & honest
  • Ability to work independently & meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, working directly with C-suite managers
  • Collaborative style of teamwork and ability to lead and coach the FP&A team 
  • Proactive communication approach and data driven thought leadership
  • Experience in the SaaS sector
  • Experience using Datev, Quickbooks, and Salesforce.

What we offer you

  • A permanent position with an attractive salary 
  • The option to work remotely and flexibly, because we know outstanding talent knows best how and where to work
  • A unique and thorough onboarding program where you’ll learn the ins and outs of our company and product
  • Ongoing internal and external training, plus a yearly learning budget to help you continuously grow professionally and further your career with Productsup
  • Opportunities for engaging in our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, plus one paid Impact Day per year dedicated to voluntary work
  • Employee referral bonuses: we know that talent attracts talent, and we encourage you to refer people you know to join our team
  • The opportunity to take ownership and responsibility, impacting the company’s growth in an international environment with 40+ nationalities


Productsup values diversity. We celebrate our differences and strive to learn from each other with the firm conviction that diversity drives innovation. Our commitment to equal opportunities begins at the hiring process and extends to our whole working culture. We pledge to social and environmental initiatives that support a sustainable environment. Everyone has a unique contribution to make and all are welcome.