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Financial Controller

Exabel was founded in Oslo in 2016 on the belief that the financial system will best serve society with fair, open and efficient markets. Exabel delivers an analytics platform for any investment professional who wants to benefit from alternative data and modern data science tools in their investment process. We are on an exciting journey and growing fast, and have recently opened offices in London and New York!

Responsibilities

You will join Exabel as their first Financial Controller, with responsibility for day-to-day financial management, including financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation. More specifically your responsibilities will be: 

  • Coordinating and directing the preparation of budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements to the board and the management
  • Instructing and interacting with Exabel’s external accountants in Norway, UK and the US, including support of month-end and year-end close processes
  • Ensuring quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Additional controller duties as necessary

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller, Accountant or Auditor
  • Relevant higher education / CIMA / ACA or similar
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Excellent Excel-skills 

Personal qualities

As a person we would love it if you are: 

  • Structured; you enjoy to plan your work in advance and work structurally towards your goals and deadlines
  • Analytical: you prefer working analytically - breaking down problems as well as being good at seeing connections and prioritising in the right way 
  • Autonomous: you enjoy taking responsibility for your tasks and your day, and successfully drives processes further

Ultimately, you should want to work in a fast-paced startup environment, and welcome the exciting opportunities that come with the position! You should thrive in a flexible but structured work environment where new challenges appear daily, and also enjoy working independently.

Apply now!

Working at Exabel

We are a young company, establishing a challenging, respectful and stimulating culture across a global team; We succeed when we all succeed.

Join a dedicated team

We are a diverse team of finance and technology professionals with a range of backgrounds stretching from deep buyside experience to mathematicians, software engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. The team has experience from Google, Citadel, Point 72, Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, WorldQuant, Bloomberg, Neudata, Factset – to mention a few. We are not strangers to the challenges of building high-quality software.

Conferences

We are building tomorrow’s technology, and we encourage the team to visit and/or speak at conferences within their domain.

We are happy for team members travel to relevant conferences, and we will also reimburse you for the expenses.

Stock incentives

In addition to a competitive pay, we offer stock incentives.

With the massive potential in the software that we are building, there is also a significant financial upside.

All team members will get a chance to take part in that upside.

Offices in Oslo, London and New York

We sit in comfortable offices in downtown Oslo, London, and New York, within walking distance of everything you need, including major transport hubs.

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What happens after I apply?

We aim to keep the process smooth and uncomplicated. Once we have reviewed your application we will be setting interviews with your team leader and if proceeding a followup interview with team members. 

We like for everyone to participate in a code test or a business case presentation.  It gives us a better glimpse at your skills and strengths.

Week one at Exabel may look something like this:

  • Your workstation will have been ordered ahead of time (by your specs, of course), so you can be up and running by day one.

  • You’ll get to know the team and what people are working on by having a one‐on‐one coffee (or a tea, or juice, or your beverage of choice) with everybody on the team.

  • You will be introduced to “the julekalender”, which outlines the company’s goals for the next few years (and equally importantly, what happens when each goal is reached).

  • Pick your first challenge, and contribute some code.

See Exabel’s guide for new employees →

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Exabel is a financial technology company based in Oslo, London, and New York.

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