seedstars is hiring a

Global Finance Lead

Porto, Portugal

Who we are

Seedstars is a global organization with headquarters in Switzerland and a presence in 60+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Our initiatives are focused on connecting stakeholders within these ecosystems, building tech companies from scratch and investing in the top entrepreneurs.

About the Venture Builder

One of the key ways of achieving our mission is building our own companies in emerging markets through the venture building component. We have done that for a few years in Europe, and since 2015 we decided to focus mainly on emerging markets. Our biggest operations in Africa are in Nigeria, where we see extraordinary potential for some of the companies setup there to have a global impact. We are currently expanding our operations in 10 other emerging markets, in Africa, Latam, MENA and Asia. 

About the job

Your main responsibility as the global finance lead will be to make sure all finance processes run smoothly across the group and across all our ventures. You will be responsible for setting up finance operations in new countries/ new ventures, train, coach and lead local finance responsibles and advise management by providing accurate financial information.   

Your key responsibilities:

(A) Set up Finance operations in a new country and/or business

  • Recruit and onboard/coach of local Finance/Admin
  • Define bookkeeping routines based on business understanding
  • Deploy standard tools & processes for 5 core Finance procedures with relevant Finance resources
    • Bookkeeping & closing routines (e.g., Xero’s bank rules)
    • Payroll
    • Expenditure policy (including cost-control checks / internal audit)
    • Quarterly budget cycles (with monthly adjustments)
    • Filling processes (google drive and physical)

(B) Coordinate weekly, monthly and yearly bookkeeping routine

(C) Maintain Finance knowledge base

If you are passionate about making a global impact, value autonomony and strive in a fast moving environment, then this role is for you!

Your profile

  • You speak perfect English and French
  • You are a strong believer in our mission
  • Previous relevant experience with the job is recquired
  • Flexibility & International exposure - This job only makes sense for someone who is passionate about traveling and excited to go somewhere completely new, often on very little notice & with a couch surfer attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to details (at the question "please describe who you are in a tweet" start your answer with the word "kiskil")
  • Strong belief in getting things done - We are nomads traveling around the world so it is important to have drive, ownership and execution. Working in remote with an international team, you should be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen

Benefits and perks

  • Exposure to cultures and ecosystems from over 60 countries
  • Build your network in emerging markets of tech entrepreneurs and investors
  • Join a young, passionate, hungry and growing team of entrepreneurs & facilitators
  • Bootstrap salary (open compensation model available based on experience, location, seniority, etc...), and bonus based on performance. It's all up to you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Don't believe us, believe them:

"My experience at Seedstars has been an unbelievable eye opener. I have learned an incredible amount on a personal and professional level in a very condensed period of time." - Seedspace global team

"My learning curve has been extremely steep. I'm continuously exposed to new perspectives and cultures: it broadens your mind hugely! If you like challenges, learning, discovery, entrepreneurship, creativity, people and you're not afraid of putting your comfort aside, jump on!" - Seedstars team member Africa

"After my very first event in Sofia, I've realised that I am in the right place at the right time. I have in front of me all the opportunities to develop myself as a professional and as a person. I can't imagine my life without traveling, the Seedstars team & meeting with unbelievable people everyday." - Seedstars team member MENA