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Team Lead Controlling for Product & Tech (all genders)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Babbel is the top-selling language learning platform globally. We are driven by our purpose of creating mutual understanding through language. Through the Babbel app, Babbel Live classes, Babbel podcasts, and Babbel for Business products, we provide learners with the most effective solutions, enabling them to communicate in real-life scenarios with real people.

The Babbel team is as diverse as our content. With headquarters in Berlin, Germany and our US office in New York, we're a team of 1,000+ people from over 80 different nationalities.

For more information about Babbel and our language learning solutions, please visit or download our app from the App Store or Play Store.

We are looking for a Team Lead Controlling for Product & Tech for our Finance team in the heart of buzzing Berlin!

You will:

  • Be leading a team of finance business partners and controllers and report to the Director of Finance
  • Proactively connect the dots and identify trends, risks, and opportunities in our business to support and communicate to senior management
  • Take ownership for financial steering & reporting of B2C product & tech units as well as the B2B business
  • Taking on and actively shape the business partnering for your area of responsibility
  • Continuously evaluate and adjust business processes to ensure a cohesive steering approach
  • Be responsible for budgeting processes and business plans around product development
  • Take responsibility together with the finance team to ensure accuracy of our monthly, quarterly and yearly closings

You are:

  • Analytically strong with the attention to detail and able to draw conclusions and insights from data
  • Reflective and can put yourself in the shoes of your key stakeholders
  • An effective communicator towards the team, internal stakeholders and external parties
  • Comfortable in delegating with trust while assisting team members in improvement
  • Familiar with SaaS metrics for both B2C and B2B products
  • Skilled in stakeholder management and understanding vendor negotiation processes
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced tech environment

You have:

  • A degree (Bachelor/ Master) in Economics, Business Administration, or equivalent and
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as either financial analyst, business partner or equivalent role
  • Gained first experience in leading a team
  • Experience in SaaS businesses or a similarly relevant environment
  • A proactive mindset when it comes to solution finding and delivering results in an efficient manner
  • A hands-on mentality with the ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads for yourself and the team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Some perks of becoming a Babbelonian:

  • Enjoy 30 vacation days and the chance to take a 3-month Sabbatical. Plus family and life situation counseling.
  • Decide how, when and from where you want to work with our flexible working hours and remote friendly options as Jobbatical (up to 3 months inside the EU) or work from our fully equipped office with nap, faith and family rooms.
  • Learn and grow with the internal learning opportunities, and use a yearly learning & development budget for external training. Learn languages with Babbel for free with your full access to Babbel & Babbel Live classes.
  • Take advantage of your mobility benefits options and a discounted Urban Sports Club membership.
  • Be part of our employee communities (such as Femgineers, DE&I Ambassadors and LGBTQIA groups), attend cultural and regular social events.

Diversity at Babbel

As part of our ongoing journey towards building a diverse, equitable and inclusive company, we welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in tech. We are a learning company, inside and out, and we encourage you to apply even if you do not fit all the technical requirements - all candidates are assessed based on skills, qualifications and on our business needs. Please state your pronouns in your application, and let us know if you’d like to be addressed by a name other than the one appearing on your official documents. If you have a disability or special need, feel welcome to inform us, so that we can provide you with the proper assistance in the application process.

Sounds good? We are already looking forward to hearing from you! Check out also our jobs page, our blog and our techblog to get an impression about #lifeatbabbel!