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Head of Corporate Controlling (m/f/d)

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Remote Germany + 7 more locations
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Head of Corporate Controlling (m/f/d)

When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Remote Germany, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart


Grow with us – start your career at IU!
Join our Finance & Controlling team immediately in a full-time position (40 hrs/week) as Head of Corporate Controlling (m/f/d) at one of our locations in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, or remotely.

Lead a dynamic team from the start and manage exciting projects and day-to-day business as Head of Corporate Controlling, reporting directly to the Director of Finance & Controlling.

Gain deep insights into business operations and start a challenging career at the largest and fastest growing university in Germany and a global leader in education technology. Work at the interface to renowned private equity investors such as Oakley Capital, TPG, HarbourVest, Goldman Sachs, Glendower and Pantheon. Show your leadership talent and shape the future together with us!

Your Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Provide professional and disciplinary guidance to Financial and/or HR Controlling teams, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Financial Planning and Analysis: Lead the company-wide planning process, including budgets, forecasts, KPIs, and reporting mechanisms.
  • Reporting and Forecasting: Produce and analyze reports, focusing on interim forecasts, FTEs, vacancies, and budget planning.
  • Annual Financial Statements: Collaborate with Accounting in preparing and auditing annual financial statements to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Process Optimization: Develop and refine controlling processes and frameworks, enhancing efficiency through digitalization and automation.

Your Profile

  • You are an ambitious individual with a high level of initiative, pronounced business acumen, a growth mindset, and well-developed analytical skills.
  • Several years of relevant professional and leadership experience preferred in a fast-paced and international environment (e.g., rapidly growing portfolio companies, management consulting, private equity, investment banking, venture capital, or similar).
  • You proactively and pragmatically address challenges and are a team player with an independent and structured way of working.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, as well as ERP systems (especially Workday) and Business Intelligence systems (PowerBI)
  • You are fluent in German and English

We offer

  • Shape your career: Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
  • Work wherever you want…: Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible
  • … and flexible in terms of time: It’s your job; We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
  • Take your knowledge to a new level: Where if not with us? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.
  • Rest well: We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
  • Reach your destination sustainably: Germanys 9-Euro-Ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.

Become part of our Finance & Controlling team at Germany’s largest university! We are the team that finds investors, increases capital and protects us against the financial risks of our explosive growth. We manage the invested capital – the costs and the returns. This puts us in a position to present our students with a meteoric ROI

Does this sound like the perfect job for you? Then apply now! Simple, straightforward and without a cover letter. If you have any further questions, you can also contact Philipp Kanceljak at philipp.kanceljak@iu.org.

Words are followed by deeds: We take our “Culture Of Everyone” very seriously and would like to take this opportunity to emphasize once again that you are very welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Our doors are also wide open to you if you have a disability. We look forward to a diverse community here at the IU!

Your personal contact
Your personal contact - Philipp Kanceljak

Philipp Kanceljak

Recruiting Specialist

I must be happy in my work to be happy in my life. IU gives me the opportunity to grow & reach my full potential. Individual effort is always recognised and IU leadership inspires everyone to think outside the box and drive change.
IU Gamechanger Teacher
Felix Mattern
Finance & Controlling
Here, I can simply be myself. I value the ease at which everyone gets on together, creating a strong sense of belonging. I also love the combination of working in a modern and innovative company while enjoying a healthy work-life balance.
IU Gamechanger Student
Helena Horst
Procurement
What we’ll do for you
Decide for yourself how you work
With us you can do almost any job part-time or full-time. Choose what suits you and your life best!
Shape your career
Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
Reach your destination sustainably
Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.
Work wherever you want...
Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
...and flexible in terms of time
It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
Take your knowledge to a new level
Where if not with us? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.
Rest well
We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
The location
Happy student smiling and learning
Remote Germany
With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
About the team
Corporate Functions Male Student
Corporate Functions
Within our corporate engine room you will find a multidisciplinary bunch of talented people all working together to deliver the best possible learning experience for our students. We scale up our impact by constantly measuring and improving our efficacy and performance inside and across all functions.

Our student satisfaction rate is running at 97%, so we must be doing
something right. And yes, we are working on the other 3%.
Our core values
#1

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
#2

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
#3

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
#4

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
#5

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
#6

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
#7

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

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    Corporate Functions FAQs

    To what extent is home office possible?
    We love to support Home Office arrangements, but some positions naturally require employees to be on campus/in the office. During the pandemic everyone works from home or can work in the office after consultation.
    How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
    All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
    Why are there so many open positions at IU?
    Good question! We are experiencing explosive growth as students flock to adopt our unique education methods. That’s why we have become IU International University of Applied Sciences.
    How flexible are the working hours at IU?
    Working hours are naturally position dependent at IU but normally you can arrange them the way you want, together with your team and supervisor.
    What is expected to be successful at IU?
    We want team players that love to challenge conventional wisdom, and integrate with open-minded people who support each other within a flat hierarchy. If you like what you hear, then apply at www.iu-careers.com/en/jobs.
    Can I apply for multiple jobs?
    Of course you can! Apply for each position separately and together we will find the job that suits you best.