Head of Finance (m/f/d)


Berlin Office


byrd offers e-commerce businesses access to a virtual warehouse that connects their online shop seamlessly with multiple warehouses across borders. The fully integrated web application enables merchants to outsource their whole logistics - from storage to shipping - with only a few clicks. Moreover, they can manage and track their orders - regardless of the number of warehouses they ship from - in one single tool and access reports to optimize their logistics. At byrd, technology meets the logistics expertise of dozens of logistics providers on a global scale. As a consequence, retailers can offer shipping that meets and exceeds their customers’ expectations.

byrd was founded in 2016, is a successful venture with real customers, and we’re looking for a Head of Finance to support us in growing further!


As a Head of Finance you will

  • be the first point of reference for all financial topics at byrd
  • build financial transparency and predictability within byrd
  • turn byrd’s financials into an asset which can be employed by the leadership team
  • ensure that budget deviations are at a minimum
  • improve the credit/debit ratio

Furthermore you will

  • monitor and optimise the cost base
  • predict, handle and optimise our cash flow
  • take action so that the charging of partners and customers is accurate and happens on time
  • ensure that our financial plan, budget and critical metrics are always accurate and up-to-date
  • inform leadership of any significant deviations from the budget
  • communicate with byrd’s accountants in a smooth and effective manner
  • prepare the monthly investor reporting
  • make sure that the grant reportings to public authorities are accurate

We require

  • advanced degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field;
  • 4+ years of experience in a Finance or Controlling role;
  • excellent analytical skills and sound knowledge in Excel
  • leadership skills and experience in employee management;
  • solid communication skills, both written and verbal in English and German (minimum C2 level)
  • deep understanding of business principles and practices;
  • great attention to detail and organized working style
  • humility, integrity, honesty.
  • experience in working in a start-up an asset

Some perks we offer

Naturally, you can expect the “Standard Berlin Start-Up Perk Package”. Flexible working hours, a calm and productive environment, and the possibility to take home office if needed. We will of course provide fresh fruit and snacks and coffee.

Besides these standard goodies we support your personal and professional growth with a free Urban Sports Club membership and various team activities. We want our employees to be healthy, happy, and well rested.

But let’s be honest, the most precious perk is that your contribution, effort and opinion will be valued and appreciated. You will work directly with the founders and a team of skilled and professional colleagues and managers. As we are a results driven company we encourage smart, rather than hard work.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity. Therefore, we do not discriminate based on religion, skin colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

We are looking forward to your application!