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Director of Finance (m/f/d)

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EDU is a European Higher Education Institution that is the first of its kind in Europe to offer an interactive, digital study of human medicine. EDU students learn the scientific and practical basics of human medicine on a digital campus and, from the first trimester, also during regular practical phases in teaching hospitals. With this unique concept, EDU combines practical and theoretical education in an effective way and can bring medical education to where it is needed.  

We are looking for an experienced Director Finance (m/f/d) to further build and coordinate all financial, tax and controlling aspects of a fast-growing people centered academic organization on the path to further internationalization. A strong second wing in legal/regulatory affairs and/or IT and process automation will place you well in the leadership team of EDU.


Your responsibilities as Director of Finance will be the following:  

• Planning, leading, developing, and coordinating the policies and activities of the group’s Finance department;
• Internal and external reporting of the group’s financials;
• Ensuring tax, legal and regulatory compliance;
• Creating and implementing the organisation’s business plan with financial and operational KPI’s
• Managing accounting, purchasing, payments, treasury and cashflow;
• Supervising and training accounting staff;
• Developing and implementing fund-raising strategies as well as engaging with investors;
• Developing the IT infrastructure and process automation of finance and other non-academic functions;


You bring the following skillset: 

• Bachelor or Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field;
• Comprehensive experience in the finance functions in an international setting;
• Proficiency in financial reporting IFRS/HGB;
• Experience and significant contributions in a growing organization;
• Ability to design and implement tools and processes from scratch;
• Great communication skills in English and German;
• Excellent analytical and negotiation skills;
• Excellent MS Excel and modelling knowledge in finance and for operations controlling;
• IT and process automation knowledge in finance and other functions;
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail;
• Certificates in CFA, CPA, tax advisory or legal training/experience and experience in an educational institution are beneficial;


At EDU you can develop professionally and personally if:

• You are looking for a dynamic start-up environment with a passionate,
ambitious team from over 20 nations;
• You want to help shape the innovation of university education in medicine;


We are looking forward to receiving your application which you can send to



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