Junction is a not-for-profit hackathon and tech community, with a mission to bridge the gap between creators by making everyone fall in love with technology. We organize hackathons and other tech events - around the year and around the world. The event-filled year peaks annually in November with our flagship event Junction: Europe's leading hackathon, bringing 1500+ hackers together for a weekend-long experience. Besides the events, we have built a hackathon platform, Junction Platform.
The Junction team consists of 9 full-timers in Espoo, Finland, a bunch of amazing volunteers, and our global JunctionX teams in countries across the world. Our team is rather young as most of us are still students. We have great team spirit and an independent work atmosphere but also a lot of responsibility. The work we do is very much self-directed but we love cooperation and helping each other out. At Junction, we are able to mould our roles to the direction we want, which makes the work very motivating. So as important as it is that you know the basic skills needed for this role, we are all still learning and growing in our roles as the year progresses.
Are you a detail-oriented person with an interest in financial management, legal matters, and the Finnish startup ecosystem? Do you have an interest in following closely the financials of a company, meanwhile supporting and developing other organisational functions, such as HR and sales?
The CFO role at Junction is focused on these themes. This role includes the ownership of all financial and legal matters, as well as handling many administrative and legally required tasks. This role also includes a lot of freedom regarding ways and times of working - but as always comes with lots of responsibility.
The key traits of a great applicant are consistency, flexibility, and accuracy in everything work-related. Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to look at the big picture are also seen as important to have.
The job of the CFO includes tasks such as:
Financial performance evaluation and cash flow forecasting
Assisting in bookkeeping and auditing
Working time tracking
Other areas usually involving the CFO:
Supporting CEO on strategy
Supporting sales team
Here’s what we require from you and your know-how:
You enjoy precise, sometimes meticulous, and independent work
You always try to find information and understand new things unfamiliar to you
You are comfortable with working both independently and closely with a team
You are interested and comfortable in working with numbers and legal texts
You take full ownership in areas of your responsibility
Fluent in Finnish (many legal and admin tasks require this)
Aside from the traits described above, having these would make you a great fit:
Ability to work flexibly around other functions outside of your direct responsibilities
Previous experience in financial management or legal matters
Previous leadership and project management experience
General interest in startups, hackathons, and technology
Previous experience in Junction; volunteer or participant
Entrepreneurial mentality: being ready to go the extra mile to help the whole team succeed
The ability to come to the office in Otaniemi, Espoo is seen as a must. CFO is a full-time, paid position in Junction. The preferred starting time would be from the beginning of January 2024. For the organization’s working efficiency reasons, it is preferable that you are able to stay in the position for a minimum of 1 year.
We’ll invite selected candidates to a short interview. Longer interviews will be conducted with the best candidates face-to-face. We will inform all applicants about our decision.
We will fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
We want to take you from good to great.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.