CFO – Chief Financial Officer



Does taking a lead role in a growing international company sound like an exciting challenge to you? Are you ready to play a part in a global success story? Sympa, the fastest growing HR tech provider is expanding further across Europe and looking for a business-oriented and driven CFO to head our financials.

Type: Full-time, permanent
Location:  Vantaa or Stockholm, some travelling will be required
Starting date:  As soon as possible, negotiable 

Sympa HR is the fastest growing HR Solution company in the Nordics and is used in more than 100 countries globally. With our rate of growth showing no sign of slowing, we need a motivated CFO to take the lead on our numbers alongside our Controller, Laura and our CEO, Keijo. At the same time, the new CFO will be responsible for our accounts, and specifically advising us on our future growth plans.

As CFO at Sympa you will develop our structures for delivering critical growth, financial and operational information and make recommendations on both strategy and operations. You will be joining the group management team and you’ll play an important role in setting our key targets. We’d like you to oversee budgetary planning and costs management in keeping with the company’s strategy, and also when we’re assessing potential acquisitions, and collaborations.

You will play a big part in our friendly but highly motivated team, and will have a vital role in our global growth.

We’re all connected by a passion for what we do, and a desire to develop in what we do.

What do we value in our candidates?

The person we are looking has a deep understanding of business development and sales. You’d preferably have senior experience at a SaaS company, ideally one managing rapid international growth.

Book keeping skills alone won’t help you to help Sympa succeed. We’re also looking for:

  • Business acumen and the ability to grasp the factors that make global growth possible
  • Previous financial experience as CFO, CRO, or Finance Manager or Director
  • Good leadership skills, strong analytical skills and significant experience in a high-growth environment
  • Experience building growth models, in establishing and monitoring growth KPIs and (ideally) in SaaS-metrics
  • Experience of developing and improving financial processes in a growth enterprise context
  • Fluency in English, Finnish and preferably also in Swedish.
  • Great people skills – you are awesome with people of all backgrounds
  • Fun to work with. We need you to take our finances seriously, but not necessarily yourself.


What do we offer in return?

  • An independent role with the chance to grow along with your responsibilities
  • Challenges to match your experience
  • A great opportunity to have a key part in an international success story and to make your mark on our global growth story
  • No nonsense! We keep hierarchy to a minimum, we all know one another, we make decisions fast – and we have fun while doing it
  • Time for your own hobbies and interests. Yes! Go home, relax, have a life. We won’t be hanging around late at the office and nor should you


Do you want to be a part of a great team on a great adventure?

We are looking for a candidate that meets and exceeds our criteria and we will fill the position as soon as we find one! Tell us more about yourself and send us your application right away or at the latest on Friday 20th September 2019.

Apply now

Want to find out more about the position or Sympa?

Keijo Karjalainen

Keijo Karjalainen

+358 40 521 8517
[email protected]

Call Keijo:

September 19th 8.00-10.00 AM
Local Finnish time (EEST)

About Sympa

Our goal is to set HR professionals free from technology. That’s why we designed Sympa HR – a complete, global HR solution that lets our customers to focus on people and smart decision-making. With one of the highest customer satisfaction rates in HR technology in Europe, we are proud to be the fastest growing HR solution provider in the Nordics. Currently, there’s more than 600 organisations around the world using Sympa HR as the secure and trusted backbone of their HR operations.
Our mission is to grow profitably while having fun at work. And although we’ve become an international company, we know that great HR will always be both local and personal. That’s why we’ve sought out the very best people across Europe to develop our software and provide support – and there’s already more than 120 of us.

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