Head of Finance
Welcome
Athens, Attica, Greece
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Who we are

At Welcome we are redefining the way people travel by offering them the most personalized and complete experience. From the moment our customers step into a new destination, till they get back home, we provide them with the warmest, most informative and friendliest transfer from and to the airport or port, equip them with all the necessary products they will need during their trip (sim card, tickets etc.

connect them with hand-picked tour providers who match their trip profile for things to do during their stay, as well as stand by them for any information they need.

Welcome's model is unique in a global level and our goal is to be the unquestionable leader for the category we are creating.

We are already active in 33 destinations including Athens, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, and Rome, and we keep adding 2 new destinations per month.

In 2018 we served more than 500,000 travelers and we plan to surpass the 1 Million travelers in 2019.

Welcome

Welcome has the highest travel customer ratings surpassing companies like Airbnb, and Uber and gathering hundreds of 5-star reviews on Reviews.

io and Tripadvisor. The company also received a big financing round recently and has 75 exceptional team members all coming from international behemoths such as Expedia, Booking and others.

Welcome

Our ambition is to create a truly global travel product altering once and for all the travel experience. If you feel you are one of those stellar A-

players who can join our mission and help us expand Welcome in a global scale we are waiting to hear from you.

None of us is here at Welcome joined the company by chance! We deeply believe in our mission so we work relentlessly to make it happen.

We often catch ourselves talking about Welcome in our life outside the office and being very passionate about its vision.

We stay humble along the way, with a pay it forward mentality, but with big and bold goals.

Role Impact

Head of Finance plays a great part in Welcome’s well-being by ensuring a smooth operation and control of the money flow.

As a strategic partner, the Head of Finance sets up effective financial planning in sync to Welcome’s strategic goals, acquiring and distributing sufficient funds and enough time to support implementation.

Moreover, the position holder plays a key part in the company’s rapid growth by providing insights and updating information on our destinations markets’ establishing compliant structuring based on different financial situations and tax legislations.

Core responsibilities

  • Play a vital role in the strategy formulation for Welcome, advising the CEO on all finance related and other important strategic issues.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the company, ensuring the accurate and timely budgeting and financial reporting per destination and channel, distributed to management and investors
  • Provide adequate Cash Flow planning ensuring optimum use of funds
  • Support the CEO in the fundraising process, providing network connections and ensuring a smooth due diligence process by creating and maintaining an up-to-date Data Room.
  • Oversee the pricing strategy across all destinations, using data to develop dynamic pricing mechanisms
  • Create and implement a strategy for credit card processing via alternative PSPs or smart routing, to ensure cost optimization.
  • Protect the company by implementing fraud prevention strategies and processes for Operations, Technology / Product and Analytics,
  • Ensure adherence to international and local tax rules (transfer pricing, local VAT, etc.)
  • Ensure adherence to regulatory bodies affecting the business (e.g. PSD2, etc.)
  • Design and implement a framework of controls around Accounting, Tax and Cash Management
  • Ensure that all accounting processes are in place for the Group, safeguarding the month and year end closing process.
  • Create and maintain a network of tax and financial specialists in all countries Welcome is present.
  • Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a Head of Finance, Director of Finance or similar role preferably in a growing start / scale up business
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models
  • Proficiency in accounting software
  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • BSc / BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • Other skills & competencies

  • Digital native : fluent in web and digital technologies.
  • Stakeholder value : Creates and maintains a sustainable value for shareholders and stakeholders (maximum revenue, minimum costs, maximum economic value and sustainability).
  • Enthusiastic and curious : always eager to learn and pass on knowledge to the rest of the team.
  • Excellent communication skills : You need to be highly professional in your work and perform to an exceptional standard.
  • Time management is critical in this job role, so the ability to focus and drive to meet goals, deadlines and manage a demanding workload is key.

    What will give you an edge :

    What will give you an edge

  • Start-up experience is essential as the ideal candidate must be able to illustrate where you’ve encountered difficulty and must understand the demands of a start-up environment.
  • MSc / MBA or relevant certification (e.g. CFA / CPA) is a plus
  • What’s in it for you :

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • An amazing workspace, filled with energetic people
  • The tools you need to successfully perform your daily tasks
  • The unique opportunity to join the next big thing at the ground level.
  • Monthly company drinks & activities
  • Interested?

    If you are looking to make a deep impact by rolling up your sleeves in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, this is an exciting opportunity for you! In case we got you excited and you think you have what it takes just hit the Apply for this job’ button!

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