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Finance Business Partner



Accounting & Finance
Berlin, Germany · Cologne, Germany · Munich, Germany · Berlin, Germany · Leipzig, Germany · North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany · Germany · London, UK
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Meet DeepL

DeepL, Europe's leading AI company since 2017, is dedicated to breaking down language barriers and bringing cultures closer together. Our expertise in AI and neural networks has enabled us to create cutting-edge communication technologies for businesses, including the acclaimed DeepL Translator which offers 30+ languages, and DeepL Write, our AI writing companion. Our core offering includes a suite of products and tools made for businesses to communicate more effectively, both internally and with their customers around the globe.

Our goal is to become the global leader in Language AI and build products that help drive better communication, drive connection, and make real-life impact. To do that, we need talented people, like you, who want to be a part of this exciting journey. If you're ready to work with a dynamic team and build your career in the fast-moving AI space, DeepL is your destination.

What sets us apart

We are committed to innovation and to a nurturing work environment. Founded by developers and researchers, we spend a lot of time actively reviewing the latest trends in generative AI and software engineering. Known for pioneering AI technologies, we dive deep into cutting-edge research to create not only translations, but advanced language solutions. Combining our use of modern technology, comprehensive employee benefits with our open and welcoming work culture is what sets us apart.

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, the reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because of the products that have helped countless people worldwide, or maybe it's because of our shared goal of improving communication for individuals and businesses worldwide. What we're certain of is this: being part of DeepL means joining a team committed to innovation and the well-being of its employees.


What will you be doing at DeepL in future?

  • Partner with business leaders to develop and implement financial strategies aligned with overall business objectives.
  • Perform in-depth financial analysis, including variance and trend analysis, to support decision making and drive business performance.
  • Actively engage with business leaders to understand their challenges and opportunities, and provide strategic insights and recommendations to drive business growth and profitability.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to business leaders, providing financial guidance, analysis and support to drive operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Coordinate with Accounting during month-end and year-end closing processes, providing necessary financial data and analysis to facilitate the preparation of financial statements and reports.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline and optimize the monthly closing process, leveraging automation, standardization, and best practices to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Support FP&A in the budgeting and forecasting process, providing insights and recommendations to optimize resource allocation and achieve financial goals.
  • Prepare and present executive-level financial reports, presentations, and dashboards for the CFO, summarizing key findings, trends, and recommendations to support informed decision-making and strategic planning

About you

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex financial concepts and analysis to non-financial stakeholders and fostering cross-functional collaboration
  • .4-5 years of experience in this field
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with business leaders, accounting teams, and other stakeholders, establishing trust and credibility as a valued business partner
  • Understanding of accounting principles, practices, and standards to interpret financial statements, assess financial health, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with a can-do and proactive attitude
  • Excited to join a scale-up where not everything is figured out, we move fast and actively build the systems on the go, shifting priorities and adapting to the ever-changing environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
Even Better if you have
  • Experience to work in SaaS start-up or larger software company
  • Knowledge and experience of Workday platforms & Pigment
  • Additional European languages
  • Knowledge of translation software and technology industry

What we offer

  • Diverse and internationally distributed team: joining our team means becoming part of a large, global community with people of more than 90 nationalities. We're more than just colleagues; we're a group of professionals with a shared mission to connect diverse cultures. Our global presence is growing–we've doubled in size nearly every year, with our employees based in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the US, and Japan, and we continue to expand our network.
  • Open communication, regular feedback: as a language-focused company, we value the importance of clear, honest communication. We value smooth collaboration, direct and actionable feedback, and believe that leading with empathy makes us better together.
  • Hybrid work, flexible hours: whether you're near our hub in Cologne, or prefer the comfort of your own home, you decide where your office is. We offer flexible working hours and trust in your productivity, all in sync with your team's general locations and time zones to foster effective and seamless collaboration. Our aim is to integrate your work with your lifestyle, ensuring a balance that respects both your needs and our operational requirements.
  • Regular in-person team events: we bond over vibrant events that are as unique as our team, from local team and business unit gatherings, to new-joiner onboardings, to company-wide events that bring us all together–literally.
  • Comprehensive health insurance: your health comes first. With our comprehensive insurance, we'll make sure you're covered from head to toe.
  • 30 days of annual leave: we value your peace of mind. With 30 days off (excluding public holidays) and access to mental health resources, we make sure you're as strong mentally as you are professionally.
  • Annual learning budget: because we never stop learning, we’ve set up an annual budget for your professional development—pick a learning path that contributes to your career development and we'll back you up.

If this role and our mission resonate with you, but you're hesitant because you don't check all the boxes, don't let that hold you back. At DeepL, it's all about the value you bring and the growth we can foster together. Go ahead, apply—let's discover your potential together. We can't wait to meet you!

If required: please make sure to send your application in English.

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