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Director Finance (m/f/d)

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Operational team

Job description

We are looking for an experienced finance professional to join our team in Berlin as Director of Finance. If you have a passion for numbers and the venture space, join us to spearhead the department and play a central role in the growth of our company.

Role responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Oversee all financial functions of our management and fund entities, including accounting, tax, audit, financial planning & budgeting, controlling and cash management

  • Develop and execute financial strategies and processes to support our mission of backing and supporting Europe’s best founders

  • Manage our junior finance manager, and potentially grow the department in the future

  • Manage the relationships with service providers such as external accountants, fund administrators, auditors and financial institutions

  • Analyse and manage the fund performance and prepare quarterly reportings for our private and institutional investors

  • Identify and manage financial risks, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements and industry best practices

  • Support the structuring and set-up of new funds and fundraising initiatives

  • Responsibility for all fund-related anti-money laundering and KYC processes - onboarding of new investors, continued monitoring of investor data, transaction monitoring and annual audits.

Job requirements

  • Extensive experience in a senior financial leadership role, preferably with a background in fund management (VC/PE) and/or leading accounting firm

  • Profound understanding of the common structures of financing rounds and financing instruments used in venture capital

  • Solid understanding of the German regulatory environment is preferred

  • Ability to think analytically and strategically, and a self-starter who can work independently while being able to work well within a small team

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a hands-on attitude

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, fluent in both German and English

  • Love for numbers and a strong eye for detail.

About Cavalry

Founded in 2016 by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, Cavalry Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm in Berlin, Germany, that backs bold entrepreneurs in building a better future through technology. Cavalry is a first-check investor and initially invests in European pre-seed or seed-stage technology companies, across the enterprise and consumer spaces.

Cavalry is defined by its entrepreneurial DNA. The team is driven by appreciation towards entrepreneurs and their will to turn extraordinary ideas into action. Through a dedicated platform team, Cavalry aims to connect its entrepreneurs to investors, engineers, academics, executives, industry experts, and others to create the optimal ecosystem for Cavalry portfolio companies to thrive. Cavalry has backed over 60 companies, including Forto, Usercentrics, Spread, Aleph Alpha, and more.