Head of Finance

Job description

Felyx has a proven business model in the Benelux and the company is facing hyper growth as we are expanding further throughout Europe! Therefore we are looking for a Head of Finance who is driven to take and guide the Finance team to the next level. 

As urbanization is rising and the air quality is deteriorating, we feel the need to make our cities greener and healthier by offering a sustainable mobility solution. Besides, we offer a new and fun way around town! At felyx, everybody within their own expertise is contributing to a cleaner city by making this swift door-to-door transportation the new status quo. We are working together as an ambitious team of entrepreneurs, operators, marketers and engineers - and looking to grow as we scale the business throughout Europe. Felyx is one of the few micro-mobility players in the world that is EBITDA positive on group level with a fleet of c3.000 e-mopeds. We are a young company with more than a hundred employees, working in the operations and at the head office in Amsterdam. You can describe us as passionate, playful, hands-on and entrepreneurial. Do you share our DNA? Great! Join our ride!

Here's the challenge

We are expanding rapidly, and for this reason seeking for an experienced, motivated and hands on Head of Finance - to join felyx in its international growth and to become part of the felyx Leadership Team. You will be responsible for implementing the company’s corporate and financial strategy. This position needs someone with strong capability to lead, focus and prioritize. You will be working closely together with the CFO and the Management Team on one hand, while on the other hand leading the Finance team and collaborate with other Heads of departments. Through engagement with operations, the Head of Finance will provide the analytical and forecasting tools necessary for international growth and provide and improve the reporting, analysis and forecasting necessary for the MT and our stakeholders.

To accomplish this you will:

  • Represent Finance as a member of the LT
  • Manage the BNL/DE/FR Finance teams and the Business Controller
  • Continually improve and speed up the monthly closing and reporting process
  • Ensure clean audit report 2021 and onwards
  • Open new countries from a legal, accounting and banking point of view when needed
  • Maintain the Finance systems roadmap
  • Advise the CFO on how to improve the Finance processes and implement these.


We truly get excited if you

  • Possess 8 - 10 years of experience within a high-growth scale up on a similar trajectory as felyx
  • Experience in previous scale-up / investment banking / audit firm is a plus
  • Strong experience of conceptualizing our playing field in multiple different business models; developing the monetization model, scenario planning, developing pricing strategies
  • Manage the FP&A process and setup the financial control function
  • Stakeholder management; you are able to be an integral part of the Leadership Team as well as play a strong role in managing external relationships with stakeholders and investors
  • Excellent business modeling and accounting skills (Dutch GAAP)
  • Have an University degree and/or extensive experience as RA (required)
  • Are fluent in English and Dutch, both written and spoken (French and German a pre)
  • Are technically strong, process improver and manager of professionals

Characteristics we look for in a Head of Finance

  • Highly analytical, data driven and strategic, capable of taking calculated risks
  • Experienced in scaling up companies rapidly across borders
  • A ‘get shit done’ mindset
  • A team player attitude
  • Driven to take and guide the Finance team to the next level
  • Problem solver who is able to work in a dynamic environment, never no as first responds
  • A 'growth mindset' – entrepreneurial inside out
  • An exceptional manager
  • Confident and not afraid to take decisions fast
  • Able to work under tight deadlines

We are very proud of the fact that we have been named by LinkedIn as a top start-up to work at for the second time in a row, together with many other prestigious awards we’ve received since our start in 2017. We are operational in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Haarlem, Eindhoven, Den Bosch and Brussels and will be launching many more (European) cities in 2021. We have a strong focus on scaling up internationally.

At felyx we believe that the best workplace is one that represents the world we live in today. This means we believe that diversity in the broadest sense of the word connects us and drives us forward as a company.

We believe that diversity goes hand in hand with different perspectives. It is these different perspectives that can help us become better and more innovative in finding solutions for our customers.

And because we believe this can be achieved, we are looking for colleagues who are intrinsically motivated and bring the right experience. Gender, age, sexual orientation or origin will never be a factor and will never become one.

We understand you might not tick all the boxes above. The truth is, we don't either. If you feel up for the ride, we encourage you to apply now!

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