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Head of Controlling and FP&A (m/f/d)



Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Company Description

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring sustainable urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 2,000 public and private test flights across the world (

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

As the Head of Controlling and FP&A, you will be a key leader within our finance department. You will play a crucial role in shaping the financial strategy of our organization, ensuring efficient budgeting, forecasting, and reporting practices, processes and providing valuable insights to support decision-making. Your expertise will be pivotal in achieving our strategy & milestones and ensuring the sustainable growth of the organization. This role offers you the opportunity to contribute to the financial success of an innovative company.

On top you will lead a team of enthusiastic controlling experts.
If you are a results-driven financial leader and have a keen eye for financial control, we invite you to join our journey.

Your mission during this flight:

Budget, Forecasting and Business Cases:

  • Lead the annual budgeting and forecasting processes, working closely with managing directors, leadership team and department heads to set financial targets.
  • Create and maintain business cases to support business decisions, including investment analysis, pricing strategies, and profitability assessments.
  • Responsibility for target costing and operational controlling of minimum one area as a business partner to a C-Level.

Financial Analysis and Reporting:

  • Design, implement, prepare and analyze financial reports, providing key insights into the company's financial performance.
  • Monitor financial KPIs and variances, identifying areas of concern or opportunities for improvement.
  • Generate timely, accurate, and insightful management reports for senior leadership and department heads.

Cost Control and Optimization:

  • Monitor and control operational costs, recommending and implementing cost-saving initiatives.
  • Identify and assess risks related to cost control and financial operations, developing risk mitigation strategies.

Process Improvement:

  • Continuously improve financial processes and systems to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Implement best practices in financial control and reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations, standards, and legal requirements such as maintaining strong internal controls and governance framework.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and develop a team of finance professionals, fostering a collaborative and results-oriented work environment.
  • Coaching and development of team members, foster cross-functional team and project contribution


Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. MBA, CFA or CPA is a plus.
  • Proven experience in financial controlling, budgeting, and financial analysis, preferably in an advanced manufacturing or R&D industry. Further experience in a fast-paced environment like a start-up or scale up very desirable.
  • Minimum of 3 years effective leadership experience and team management abilities, comfortable with change and a passionate team player.
  • Strong knowledge of financial principles, accounting standards (esp. IFRS), and financial software tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills in English, fluent German skills would be a strong plus.
  • Great stakeholder management skills and ability to succeed in complex environments.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and influence decision-making.

Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a superb network of investors and partners
  • Chance to shape the future of aviation
  • Help us to create groundbreaking new projects - from scratch!
  • Personal accountability, as well as growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workspaces, flexible hours, quick decision-making, a flat hierarchy, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive compensation package

Diversity at Volocopter:

Our differences are what make us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on team level. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.