Finance and Operations Manager
  • Freelance
  • Helsinki

Community x Capital

Job description

Icebreaker as in the boat icebreaker? 

We are, the fastest growing pre-seed venture capital fund in Europe, investing €150-800k in world-class domain experts building global companies. We have over 100 portfolio companies across our two funds, many of whom are changing the world for the better.

What do we do? 

We take companies from zero to one, from pre-seed to seed, from good to great. Icebreaker is obsessively active in all of our companies, helping with the nitty gritty as well as high-level strategics. Our two funds have a combined €140M in AUM and we focus on bridging pre-seed gap in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.

How & why we do it 

Companies in the earliest stages are left in a void where most VCs will not touch or help them (before they get traction). Icebreaker was founded on the idea that the earliest stages are where investors can help the most and entrepreneurs need it the most. We aim to back domain experts, who intimately know the problems they are solving, and have the ambition to do so on a global scale.

What’s it like to work at Icebreaker? 

  • We give the freedom to work wherever, whenever.
  • We have a hunger to win.
  • We trust, and give everyone full-autonomy.
  • We are always learning, challenging, and teaching each other to become the best investors and supporters.

Your role 

As a finance and operations manager you will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency and reliability of our operations, reporting, and finances. You will create processes, automate, and manage various stakeholders. You will be the supporting pillar in enabling Icebreaker to maintain a high investment pace into the next generation of founders.

In this role you’ll:

  • Provide insights based on our vast amount of financial data.
  • Create the fund reports, ensuring that our LPs have insight into how Icebreaker is doing.
  • Support our founders through various portfolio work.
  • Support our external accounting team, making sure that everything is in order.
  • Build new and maintain existing processes that make the fund run smoothly.
  • Manage the relationships with our service providers.

Within 6 months you’ll have:

  • A deep understanding of how a VC fund runs
  • Created world-class processes, maintaining the icebreaker (investment) engine that enable us to keep funding great founders.
  • Significantly alleviated the dealteam so that they can continue finding the best of the best.
  • Supported dozens of founders bridge their own operational and reporting gaps.
  • Achieved measurable improvements in the productivity of the team

Your Qualifications 

What we need to see:

  • A passion for startups and or venture capital is a must.
  • An inclination to take ownership and deliver.
  • Experience in building financial reports.
  • A track record of improving operations and automating manual processes.
  • Hands-on experience from working with lots of data
  • An interest in technology and startups.
  • Fluency in Finnish and English since many of our reports are in those languages.

At icebreaker, you can work with people at the top of their game, who didn’t get here by sheer luck. You can help us change pre-seed, fund the companies that will change the world, and have a blast in the meantime.

Your benefits 

We’re born remote-first. Transparent. Caring. Empowering. So our benefits are too.

  • Work from anywhere within 4 hours of Finland.
  • Swap 2D for 3D. Meet the team IRL at amazing offsites every quarter.
  • Access to a world-class office in the heart of Helsinki.
  • Diversity is at our core. We’re part Swedish. Part Finnish. Part British. Part Nigerian. Part German. Part Taiwanese. You get the idea.
  • Get an “in” to the fast-paced, and wonderful world of venture capital.
  • Get €6000 per year to spend on anything that makes you healthier!
  • Excellent healthcare benefits
  • Competitive salary.
  • Get sick? No stress. Feel better with unlimited paid sick leave.
  • Vacation days. At least 30 per year as standard – but we don’t care if you take more, as long as you get your work done!
  • Forget nine to five, at icebreaker we do whenever-we-feel-like-it to whenever-we-feel-like-it

The process 

  • Interview 1: Let’s get to know each other!
  • Interview 2: practical challenge, behavioural, and open-ended questions

Hit apply and help us fund the next generation of world-changing companies.

Job requirements

– 1+ years experience in finance or operations

– Bachelor degree or equivalent

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