clients TestGorilla

Remote Financial Controller


Europe Only

Job Type






Skill Set


Management and Finance

Job Details

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I'm Otto, the co-founder and COO at TestGorilla. We're a fast-growing HR tech startup that helps teams make better hiring decisions faster and bias-free.

Over the past year, we've experienced tremendous growth. More than 5,300 companies have replaced CVs with our assessments to screen candidates.
As we scale our efforts in 2022 and beyond, we're looking for a Financial Controller to join our mission to help people land dream jobs.

What's in it for you?

  • Helping shape a fast-growing HR tech startup as an early employee
  • Fully remote position with bright, motivated, and friendly colleagues around the world
  • Competitive salary + Share appreciation rights (SARs)
  • Flexible hours and vacation
  • Paid parental leave
  • Remote working budget: €1,000 per year
  • Learning and development budget: 3.5% of base salary

The job in a nutshell

As the Financial Controller, you will initially report directly to the COO and subsequently to our Head of Finance. You oversee TestGorilla's day-to-day accounting operations and manage important accounting projects such as transitioning from cash to accrual-based accounting, implement IFRS, streamline investor data request submissions, improve our reporting (including consolidation of Holding and Operating Company).

You'll be responsible for the accounts payable and accounts receivable process, reviewing monthly bookkeeping, and working alongside our external accountant to file tax returns. As the first in-house Financial Controller you will have the opportunity to develop and manage Financial dashboards and optimize our Finance tech stack.

You will manage the relationship with our bookkeeper and accountant and collaborate with key functions to develop and manage against budgets and OKRs. This is an amazing opportunity to embark on an entrepreneurial journey with us!

You'll spend time on the following:

  • Manage day-to-day accounting operations and run payroll
  • Manage external bookkeeper and accountant
  • Manage board & executive level reporting of financial results and KPIs
  • Develop and manage Finance dashboards and automate & improve the quality of recurring reporting
  • Collaborate with key departments to manage budgets & OKRs
  • Present analysis to executives & company leadership to support key decisions
  • Manage year-end reporting and support tax return filings
  • Partner with IT & leadership team to implement and manage our financial tool stack
  • Filling investors' quarterly and ad-hoc financial data requests (P&L, BS, Cash flow statement summaries)
  • Drive-in key projects such as the transition to IFRS Accounting and accrual-based accounting

Here's what we are looking for:

  • You are inspired by our mission to put 1 billion people in dream jobs
  • You are fully aligned with our values
  • You are a great problem solver, with a flexible, can-do attitude, happy to put your hand to anything
  • You have a strong proficiency in accounting systems such as Xero
  • You are fluent in written English and have strong communication skills
  • You are comfortable with the ambiguity and pace of iteration of an early-stage startup
We typically expect candidates with at least 2 years of Financial Controller experience to have the skills mentioned above.

Bonus points if...

  • You have experience working in a SaaS company and a fast-growing startup
  • You are CFA, CPA, or you hold an MBA degree


We don't offer rainbow glitter unicorns or dog-friendly offices (we literally don't have an office), but we do offer real people, solid core values, and a product meant to give everyone a fair, unbiased chance at their dream jobs.

Here at TestGorilla, we eat our own dog food. We use our assessment platform to make sure we make the best hiring decisions faster and bias-free. I took one too and I enjoyed it!

So if this role sounds like a good fit for you, I'd like you to take an assessment so we can get a better idea about whether you would fit the role. It's also a great opportunity for you to get to know our product!

If you're hired, I'll do everything I can to help you succeed at TestGorilla and throughout the rest of your career.