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Finance Director

We're looking for a Finance Director to join our rapidly growing team in Amsterdam!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Who are we?

Founded in 2012 by two ambitious students in Tilburg (the Netherlands), Scribbr started as a Proofreading & Editing company with only one editor. Today, our team of more than 800 editors, citation and layout experts worldwide provides proofreading and editing in 10 different languages to help students achieve their academic goals.

Combining years of experience in academic writing with technical know-how, we have successfully expanded our service portfolio by electronic tools like the Plagiarism Checker, Citation Generator, Citation Checker and a public Knowledge Base, which is used by millions of students and educators every year.

We’re proud to be a trusted brand in EdTech and continue to strive to make students 100% happy.

About the job

As a fast-growing, international Edtech scale-up, it's Scribbr’s goal to become the world's leading academic writing brand. With 10m+ in revenue, strong revenue growth, 40+ staff, lots of entrepreneurial energy and no shortage of plans for further growth, we're now looking for a Finance Director to complete our management team and strengthen the backbone of Scribbr’s next growth phase.

As our new Finance Director, you will cover the full finance spectrum - from being a trusted strategic advisor to the management team to making sure all the company’s financial processes run like clockwork. You will make sure that our financial set-up is future-proof, improve our forecasting, act as business partner and secure that Scribbr has all the finance tools and processes in place to maximize its growth potential. Key skills for this role are a hands-on approach, high energy level, a growth mindset, good communication skills and an extensive financial knowledge from the business world.   

Your main responsibilities

  • Managing all aspects of Finance at Scribbr (including legal, tax and treasury matters)
  • Ensure Scribbr Finance can deal with a continued fast growth and with the implementation of new business models
  • Review and improve Scribbr’s management information system, including an upgrade of the accounting system, the BI environment and the monthly reporting pack
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and ad-hoc analyses to support management with the next growth cycle
  • Review and improve efficiency of finance processes
  • As business partner to the Scribbr management team, you propose and prepare KPIs, margin analysis, pricing support, investment decision support and other analyses to ensure optimal commercial decision making
  • Prepare (and oversee the preparation of) monthly and annual accounts, tax returns and liaise with tax authorities, legal and tax advisors, auditors and other stakeholders
  • Execute cost control, ensure compliance and execute corporate housekeeping and risk management
  • Manage and forecast cash flows
  • Provide support with staff incentivization and pro-actively stimulate performance improvement
  • Provide strategic advice on financing and M&A and take immediate action when needed
  • Manage a small Finance team (currently 3 persons)

    Meet your team

    Bas

    CEO/Co-founder

    Koen

    CEO/Co-founder

    Victoria

    Head of Customer Operations

    Sanne

    People Operations Coordinator

    About you

    As the new Scribbr Finance Director, you:

    • Have a MSc degree in Finance and/or Economics
    • Have at least 5 years of work experience in Finance (Big Four and scale-up experience is a plus)
    • Have sound knowledge of and proven experience with financial and management accounting, forecasting and planning, management information systems, financial control processes and tax and legal matters
    • Thrive working in a fast-paced environment
    • Enjoy working in an international team and have experience with managing international expansion
    • Have a proven track record in creating transparency and being a reliable business partner
    • Are proactive, have a hands-on mentality and do not hesitate to take ownership
    • Are independent, organized and structured; planning, agility and adaptability come naturally to you
    • Are a highly numerate quick thinker
    • Have excellent English and Dutch (fluent) communication skills 
    • Have a passion for technology and are driven to simplify and automate process

    What do we offer?

    🏢 Work at an international company in the heart of Amsterdam

    🚀 A fast, ambitious and informal team atmosphere

    🥂 Weekly team drinks and monthly team parties

    🛥️ Rides on our Scribbr boat

    💖 Free consultations at OpenUp

    💰 Annual bonus scheme after your first contract

    💻 Office supplies to excel in your work, both from the office and from your home

    and much more ...


    Do you want to join our team as our new Finance Director? 

    Then we'd love to hear about you!