VP Finance (m/f/x) - Homelike

Job description

Homelike lists over 50k properties, in 400 cities and with monthly searches in over 2,000 cities
across the globe. The company currently has apartments in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
Netherlands, UK, Ireland and Spain. The VP Finance will accelerate the global reach of the
company, by driving the firm’s financial management, global operations in all finance-related
areas and taking responsibility support heavily drive future financing rounds and shareholder-
related topics forward.

The VP Finance will accelerate the global reach of the company, by driving the firm’s financial management, global operations in all finance-related areas and taking responsibility support heavily drive future financing rounds and shareholder-related topics forward. 


  • Manage key functions such as financial planning, controlling, forecasting and liquidity management
  • Own monthly investor reporting process
  • Improve core processes in financial management, such as debt collection, treasury & cash management, accounts receivable management, payment-fulfillment etc.
  • Own commercial metrics such as "take rate", discounts, cancellation rate, unit economics, CAC/LTV etc.
  • Responsible for company-wide tax & accounting, both in HQ as well as our subsidiaries in other countries
  • Grow the finance department further and hire great employees for required finance functions
  • Manage shareholder-related topics (e.g. preparation of investment rounds, /and company acquisitions, preparation of shareholders'/ board meetings/resolutions, observance of rules of procedure etc.)
  • Responsible for all legal affairs (incl. management of external attorneys) and external contracts 


Requirements

  • Strong, inspiring leader and communicator, with a proven track record in attracting, recruiting, managing and developing outstanding talent – with proven experience of managing managers and ICs 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to build a global champion, with the gravitas to be a trusted confidante to the founders and leadership team
  • Analytical with a structured problem-solving approach - metrics-driven, and able to embed a culture of data- and fact-based decision-making
  • Min 5-6 years professional experience in Financial Management of a medium-sized company; Alternative: 5-6 years experience in Investment Banking / Consulting / WP
  • Sound understanding of IT systems and business processes 
  • Experience of launching a high-growth marketplace, and ability to understand the complexity and challenges of navigating a business through this phase of its lifecycle
  • Proven track record of translating strategic thinking into action plans and results, with superior analytical skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: know how to communicate passionately, effectively, and persuasively and have experience building strong working relationships at all levels of management, both internally and externally
  • Highly developed and demonstrable leadership skills, including managing and developing people, building high performance teams


What we offer

  • Be part of the Executive Team of a VC-funded hyper growth travel company
  • An innovative product in a high growth market, with potential to disrupt the status quo
  • A highly motivated, international team that we strengthen through various events and benefits
  • A flat business hierarchy and becoming part of the big picture
  • Opportunities to travel and represent Homelike to major accounts, large events and conventions
  • Strive for the great success with us and experience the passion of a successful startup

Location is Cologne.