Finance Manager // Cobalt

April 16, 2018

Who we are

Cobalt ( is a fast growing cybersecurity start-up headquartered in San Francisco. We leverage the sharing economy to find global security talent and provide a world class security solution for A-list tech companies. We have Scandinavian roots, American base and a global outlook. Our offices in San Francisco and Berlin are characterized by a fun, fast-paced and collaborative culture based on individual responsibility and ownership.

Who you are

We are looking for a Finance Manager for our Berlin office, with a strong desire to take ownership and build a business function, who can help grow our Berlin office and global financial operations. You are diligent, analytically savvy, results-oriented and you are not afraid to grapple with problems you have never confronted before.

You are also:

  • An absolute top performer in your current role and want more responsibility
  • Superbly intelligent and fast moving, which is more important than a long history working in a finance department
  • Minimum 5 years experience from an analytical business role, consulting or investment banking

What you will do
Ensure class-leading strategic analysis and reporting:

  • Own our strategic business metrics dashboards as well as financial KPIs that we report to our Board of Directors
  • Build and maintain financial analysis models that will inform strategic decisions
  • Partner with the Finance team to scale our analytical infrastructure

Help the strategic and financial planning process:

  • Own the monthly budget follow up and forecasting process
  • Ensure our cash flow forecasting is accurate
  • Support Global Finance and CEO office with annual budgeting and planning process

Further improve a business focused finance and treasury operations function:

  • Support our Customer Success team in making sure we collect our revenue fast
  • Own and help streamline our accounts payable process to ensure our vendors are paid and expenses are going through proper reviews
  • Maintain a local procurement and inventory function for everything the office needs
  • Help keeping our financial ledgers in crisp condition so we always have a clear view of our revenue and spend
  • Support a speedy and accurate month-end close in collaboration with our German and US accountants

General management support:

  • Work with our Germany Managing Director to resolve various administrative tasks
  • Support various business projects in the German subsidiary
  • Own the office management function of our Berlin office

What we offer

  • Company ownership with stock options!
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Catered Lunches
  • Lots of responsibility in an extremely fast-growing startup
  • You get to work solving an important problem protecting people and companies
  • You will make decisions and be rewarded accordingly

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