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Financial Controller

Published date 7 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago
Company Yousician
Company: Yousician
Location Helsinki
Location: Helsinki

Join yousician

Yousician impacts and enriches the lives of millions of people by empowering them to play music they love, learn something new, and nourish their well-being with something meaningful. We merge music and tech to amplify the everyday. We reimagine the way people learn to play so that everyone can play. 

And, you don't need to be a musician to join Yousician! 

We’re a band of passionate professionals who love what they do, are great at it, and move to the beat of the same drum. We’re for all players — from newbies to seasoned pros. If you are looking for a rewarding career opportunity that helps shape the future of music-tech, you’re in the right place!


Why you should apply 

We’re now looking for a Financial Controller to join our ambitious growth company and re-imagine the way music education works. As a Financial Controller you are a key player in the Finance team that is responsible for managing and overseeing accounting operations around the organization. 

We’re looking for a team member who not only has the skills and confidence to take on the day-to-day responsibilities independently, but also a professional who’s interested in driving things forward and developing our financial processes to a more efficient direction continuously. We trust you with autonomy and freedom from day one. 

As a part of the Finance team, you coordinate and direct the preparation of financial reports, which include regulatory and financial reporting, development of control policies and procedures. You’ll also operate as the main contact point for our external financial services.


What you will do

As a Financial Controller, you’re responsible for versatile financial reporting tasks, and you’ll also have the opportunity to shape what the financial processes at Yousician look like. Your day-to-day tasks include:

  • Managing all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL and Counsel, Cost Accounting, and Revenue Recognition with external financial services.
  • Coordinating, directing and supporting the preparation of the monthly and yearly closing, as well as auditing.
  • Preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements with external financial services.
  • Coordinating the preparation of regulatory reporting.
  • Researching technical accounting issues for compliance.
  • Ensuring quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Managing and complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings with external financial services.
  • Developing and documenting accounting/financial controlling processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.


What you need to succeed

  • We’re looking for a finance professional with a positive attitude and independent, collaborative and goal-oriented working style.
  • Above all, we’re looking for a team player, who enjoys working and driving things forward in a team environment. We value the desire to be involved in developing processes towards a more efficient direction.
  • You have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economy or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in similar role or, for example, auditing
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles, preferably FAS
  • We also consider previous experience in NetSuite a plus, and value basic understanding of transfer prices and FX
  • Fluency in both Finnish and English


What we offer

  • You’ll have an opportunity to join our international team, backed by the top VC’s and competing with the best education applications in the world 
  • You'll have a meaningful and profound impact on the lives of millions of musicians and future musicians all around the world.
  • You’ll get to work with a passionate and friendly growing band of PMs, designers, developers and data scientists.
  • You'll get a competitive compensation package - salary, perks - and work in an awesome office in the heart of Helsinki.


How to apply

Send us your application and CV (in English). Let's make the world a more musical place together! #rockon


About us 

Yousician is the world’s largest music-tech company, with millions of users worldwide. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Yousician is home to the category-defining Yousician and GuitarTuna apps. Yousician, the #1 platform to learn and play music, makes learning fun, easy, and more accessible for everyone. Yousician’s innovative, award-winning technology listens to you play and gives instant feedback. With interactive, gamified lessons and songs, and courses by world-famous artists like Metallica and Jason Mraz, Yousician empowers people to play music they love. GuitarTuna, the #1 tune-and-play app (iOS, Android, WP), has won numerous international business awards, including WIRED’s hottest Finnish start-up, SXSW, Midem,, and educational awards such as Sunday Times 'World's best apps' and Best European Learning Game. Today Yousician employs 140+ professionals from nearly 30 nationalities. We're hiring, so come join our amazing team and help us make the world a more musical place!


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