Finance Manager (m/f/d)

Gisma University of Applied Sciences, first established in 1999 as GISMA Business School, is a leading university of applied sciences for innovative and creative international business, technology, and engineering innovation.

Gisma is an international institution, member of Global University Systems, globally renowned for its academic and professional standards and output, with programmes accredited by AMBA and the Accreditation Council and home to students from 90 nationalities across the globe.

Our Global MBA program has been recognized for its excellence through the highly acclaimed AMBA accreditation, reinforcing our reputation in the industry. Recently, we have expanded our programme portfolio into the fields of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence.

Our unique teaching approach combines practical experience in these fields with the development of analytical skills and an understanding of contemporary theories through personalized, hands-on, and interactive learning.

All our colleagues are passionate about shaping the careers of our students and building better futures in business, technology and engineering and meeting the needs of Industry 5.0.

Gisma is part of Global University Systems (GUS), an international education business, which is represented by over 87,000 students in nearly 60 locations across the globe, providing students with opportunities for global exposure and a unique learning experience.  

Within Germany, Gisma is part of the wider GUS Germany group and is part of an educational family which includes the UE – the University of Europe, BSBI and HTK. There are also several shared services within GUS Germany creating a wider network of colleagues, support and opportunity.

All Gisma programmes are currently taught in the English language, and we are proud to have over 90 nationalities represented in our student community and nearly 20 nationalities represented amongst our colleagues. We have over 40 colleagues in the university split between the various academic and professional service functions.

To strengthen our team at the flagship campus in Berlin, Germany, the following position is available immediately on a full-time basis:

Finance Manager (m/f/d)

Location: Berlin


Support forecasting, budgeting & cash flow management:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of financial forecasts and budgets.
  • Monitor cash flow projections and provide support in managing liquidity.

Review and analyse financial reports/data:

  • Conduct thorough reviews and analysis of financial reports and data to identify trends, variances, and key insights.
  • Present findings and recommendations to senior management for informed decision-making.

Manage our Finance Team:

  • Lead and mentor a small team of finance professionals, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.
  • Foster a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the finance team.
  • Delegate tasks effectively and manage workload distribution to ensure efficiency and productivity.

Oversee & review accounting tasks and compliance:

  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of accounting tasks, including journal entries, reconciliations, and financial statements.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Assist management to make financial decisions:

  • Collaborate with management to provide financial insights and support strategic decision-making.
  • Offer recommendations based on financial analysis and forecasting.

Advise management on cost-saving & efficiency opportunities:

  • Identify opportunities for cost-saving initiatives and efficiency improvements across the organization.
  • Provide strategic advice to management on optimizing resources and reducing expenses.

Meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment:

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment by effectively managing workload and meeting deadlines.
  • Prioritize tasks and allocate resources efficiently to ensure timely delivery of financial objectives.

Review payments:

  • Review and approve payments in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with financial controls.

Supporting operational Finance:

  • Collaborate with operational teams to provide financial support and guidance.
  • Assist in financial analysis related to operational activities and initiatives.

Manage & improve financial IT environment:

  • Oversee the financial IT infrastructure and systems to ensure functionality and efficiency.
  • Identify opportunities for enhancements and implement improvements to optimize financial processes.


Your Professional Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or related field required. Master’s degree or CPA preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in finance or accounting roles.
  • Proven track record of success in financial management, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis.
  • Experience in evaluating financial performance, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing strategic solutions.
  • Ability to develop and execute financial strategies aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Experience in long-term financial planning, capital budgeting, and risk management.
  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance and financial reporting standards.

Your Personal Competencies:

  • Communicates effectively with good written and verbal communications skills in English (German is a plus)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across departments and levels of the organization.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment that promotes teamwork and mutual support.
  • Dedication to ongoing professional development and staying abreast of industry trends and best practices.
  • Willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic and evolving business landscape.
  • Resilience and flexibility in responding to challenges and opportunities.

We offer

  • Opportunity to work with a great team in a dynamic and international culture
  • A workplace in our modern, centrally located campus in Berlin and Potsdam
  • Numerous campus events from the fields of art, culture, business, and science
  • Opportunity to develop and implement new ideas and concepts
  • Personal and professional development

Application Procedure

Your application should include the following documents: CV, Cover Letter and References, Salary Expectation and possible start date. Please send your application to

As an employer, we are committed to equal opportunity and support for minorities. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of ethnic origin, skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or legally protected status.