Finance Lead, EMEA

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Labster is a fast-moving award-winning company that focuses on revolutionizing the way science is taught to students all over the world.

We develop fully interactive advanced lab simulations and combine these with gamification elements such as an immersive 3D universe, storytelling and a scoring system to stimulate curiosity and highlight the connection between science and the real world. 

At Labster, we are dedicated to empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world. We value impact, being bold, learning, collaboration and having fun whilst we do it.

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment, where engagement, values, and job satisfaction are goals of equal importance to the financial goals of the company.

The organization

We have replaced the conventional management hierarchy and organized ourselves using Holacracy.

Holacracy is a method of decentralized management and organizational governance, in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy. No more top-down management.

We believe in finding talented people and organizations that empower them.

The Role

“Wow – you really GET THINGS DONE!” You’re focused and agile.  You know how to figure out what’s important and when. You pride yourself on high quality, yet avoid getting bogged down in details.

The Finance Lead, EMEA will have a positive outlook, and a “can do” approach.  You’re good at creating buy-in, as well as systems and efficiencies. Yet you are also able to roll up your sleeves and demonstrate what needs doing, and “how” if required to educate and inspire teams & colleagues.

If that's you, this is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Shape something new - taking our International Finance function to the next level in this newly created role
  • Become a value-adding peer to other teams in both Finance and Operations
  • Gain experience at a private-equity-backed company


  • Lead all accounting, tax & compliance for international finance
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance business requirements are fulfilled
  • Establish and ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Manage treasury and cash
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations across multiple entities
  • Self-motivated and fast learner in a scale-up environment
  • Strong accounting systems and localized business knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work globally with other stakeholders in different time zones
  • Perform technical accounting areas such as R&D capitalization, and grant accounting 
  • Maintain cash flow forecasts and associated variance analysis
  • Collaborate in the monthly global consolidation process in line with tight deadlines
  • Ensure business registrations and VAT are compliant and up to date in all countries & states
  • Ensure direct tax is filed in a timely and accurate manner for all international entities

Job Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have a primary degree qualification in Business / Accounting / Finance and a professional accounting qualification (CPA/ACCA/cand.merc.aud)
  • 3+ years experience at a big 4 audit firm.
  • 7+ years of experience in a similar senior finance leadership role and experience or knowledge of SaaS.
  • Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related matters.
  • Strong Danish GAAP knowledge .
  • GAAP understanding across multiple jurisdictions is preferred.
  • Experience working with multiple currencies and Fx transactions.
  • Experience running accounting and tax for Asian legal entities a plus.
  • M&A experience is a plus.
  • Strong planning, organization, and communication skills.

Required Leadership Skills

  • Vision. You can look around and easily conceptualize what could be.
  • High energy and strategic leader.
  • Excellent problem solver - You apply the 80/20 rule effectively.
  • Absolute accountability.   You get stuff done on time with high quality.  You produce results.
  • Demonstrated Leadership Ability.
  • Initiative.  You know when and how to initiate what’s needed.  You apply the 80/20 rule effectively.
  • Confidence balanced with humility.  Business maturity to work with colleagues at all levels.

Labster Vision 

We are dedicated to empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world. For more information on our company vision, please see the video links below: 

BBC News: 


TED Talk: 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Labster, Copenhagen

Højbro Pl. 10
1200 København Directions View page

Workplace & Culture

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment. We value and protect engagement and empowerment as we believe that the best results are created by engaged and inspired team members. 

Labster is a Holacracy company where authority and decision-making are distributed throughout self-organizing teams. Don't misunderstand though - Labster offers great and healthy leadership; just with far less top-down management.

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