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Business controller for Mesh Community

Salary DKK 42,000 - DKK 55,000
Equity To be negotiated

Do you want to be a part of a fast-growing startup ecosystem player, working to make a real difference for startups in the Nordics?

At Mesh Community we work with the objective to boost the startup ecosystem in the Nordics, in order to help startups grow faster and smarter.

We create startup hubs that combine startup offices, co-working spaces and event facilities to stimulate networking opportunities for our startups, members and other visitors. In addition we run The Hub, the leading startup recruitment platform in the Nordics.

And we are now looking for an ambitious business controller with a passion for startups to join our efforts and make a difference.

About the role:

As our new business controller you will join our Finance team, currently 5 people, and work closely with and report to our COO Karl Kristian.

You will be responsible for providing up-to-date financial projections and highlighting and identifying the most important actions we can take to improve our current operational units and to succeed with our expansion and growth.

Some of the systems we work with include E-conomics, Tripletex, Planday, Stripe and Notion.

You will be working with large amounts of structured and less structured data, and support our operations by providing clear communication of findings and recommendations to our hub managers and the management team.

The role will include some traveling across the Nordics, as you will be collaborating with people across our different hubs and units in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Trondheim and also be an integral part of rolling out new hubs in the Nordics.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Budgeting & forecasting: Lead annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting. Work together with our General Managers (Sondre, Arnstein, Frederik & Thomas), unit managers and in close collaboration with our COO Karl-Kristian.

  • Controlling: Continuous business controlling of costs and revenue e.g. reconciliation control, lease contract vs cost reconciliations, and annual common cost review.

  • Reporting: Develop and maintain regular reports and analyses of our key departments.

  • Business analysis: Analyse and evaluate our business, eg. space utilisation at hubs for optimal performance, product offering, and pricing for all product lines based on historic performance and competing options.

  • Management support: Support management with Ad-Hoc reports for Board, shareholder, investor, or sales-related processes. 

  • Expansion support: Be an integral part of the company's expansion team. Provide analysis and data to support decision-making when expanding.  

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for someone with proven experience working with financial budgeting, forecasting, controlling, and overall business analysis. As a person you need to have passion, energy and enthusiasm as well as be structured and able to keep an overview, as is needed to work in a fast-moving business.


  • Minimum 2 years of experience from a company in the Nordics

  • Experience with financial budgetting, controlling, and overall business analysis

  • Proficiency in MS Excel/Google sheets

  • Strong analytical mind, comfortable with numbers

  • A relevant bachelor's degree within business or finance

  • Fluency in English

  • Based in Oslo, Copenhagen, Trondheim or Stockholm

Bonus points for:

  • Speaking one Scandinavian language

  • Experience working with startups

  • Interest for and- or knowledge about ESG reporting and legislation

  • Interested in implementations of AI tools (Chat GPT, Stable Diffusion, Whisper, DALL-E-2)

What we offer:

  • A chance to join an exciting mid sized company on a journey to grow

  • A job with lots of room to take ownership and influence our business

  • Great opportunity to grow and learn

  • Travel to many cool cities and working with inspiring people

  • Competitive salary matching your experience

  • Top-tier office space in the heart of Oslo

  • A startup culture focused on fast growth, high ambitions, initiative, autonomy, and responsibility

Sounds like this is the job for you?

Great, applying is easy - just hit the Apply button below and submit your LinkedIn as well as answer a few questions. We review applications and interview on an ongoing basis, so if you think you are the right candidate, don't hesitate to apply. Final salary negotiated based on experience.

We look forward to hearing from you and to onboarding the right person to help us take Mesh Community to the next level!

For more information or questions please contact us at karlkristian@meshcommunity.com or phone number +4797165856

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

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Working at
Mesh Community

At Mesh Community we work with the objective to boost the startup ecosystem in the Nordics, in order to help startups grow faster and smarter. Our winning aspiration is to be the solution and go-to place for 4 critical startup challenges: Space, Network, Talent and Funding. We strive to inspire and empower entrepreneurs in our communities by offering the best startup hubs and the most valuable network, while working to modernise the entire startup sector. We currently focus on the Nordics (Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland) and work with both physical and digital channels. One of our main efforts is to create innovation hubs that combine startup offices, co-working spaces, meeting places and events to stimulate networking opportunities for our startups, members and other visitors. In addition we run The Hub, the leading startup recruitment platform in the Nordics, working to connect Startups with talent and investors. Mesh was founded in 2012 as the first co-working space in Oslo ever. Since our launch we have been creating positive noise to push the startup scene forward, and to modernise its dynamics. Today, we have four Hubs in the hearts of three key Nordic cities; Mesh Nationaltheatret and Mesh Youngstorget in Oslo, DIGS in Trondheim, and Matrikel 1 in Copenhagen, and we plan to open more hubs and expand to new cities in the coming years. Being a part of Mesh makes you a part of a community and network with over 3,800 members and 100,000 users annually. Our curated community and offerings cater to innovators and creatives in all stages of the entrepreneurial journey, from early-stage startups to international success stories such as PortalOne, TechBBQ, Modulize, and Glint Solar. By working at Mesh you become an integral part of our community. In other words, if you are interested in the startup ecosystem in the Nordics, this is the place to be. The total Mesh team is currently around 60 employees across our different hubs, with people from many different backgrounds and nationalities. We are a dedicated and diverse team, with a big entrepreneurial spirit, working at an ambitious company in high growth. We have a strong company culture and live our values of startup passion, high ambition, freedom under responsibility, and excellence. We celebrate and promote this through the way we work with a flat hierarchy, great responsibility, high autonomy and independence, as well as having a lot of fun at work! Joining Mesh will instantly bring you to a team with plenty of social and networking events, Friday beers and other team activities. So if you want to be part of a fast-growing startup ecosystem player, working to make a real difference for startups in the Nordics apply for one of our open positions!

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