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.
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.
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)
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!
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.