Manager Financial Compliance (all genders)


We contribute to education, culture and environmental protection

The Hasso Plattner Foundation aims to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies through science and education, improve access to art and culture, and support environmental conservation. Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of SAP, an enterprise software company, and has been Chairman of its Supervisory Board since 2003.


In 1998, Hasso Plattner founded the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering (HPI), marking his first significant philanthropic contribution. After signing the Giving Pledge (initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet), he established the foundation in 2015. The Hasso Plattner Foundation’s main office is in Potsdam, Germany, with additional offices in San Francisco, USA, and Cape Town, South Africa.


A career at the Hasso Plattner Foundation can offer you

Purpose – You will be working for one of the worlds largest foundations (by endowment) in Europe with global impact and will have the opportunity to actively shape our philanthropic activities and operations 

Personal growth – We are a fast growing organization looking for excellent talent. You will be working directly with high level executives and  various stakeholders at our projects and across the Foundation’s ecosystem,  with plenty of opportunities to learn 

Agility – Our organization is characterized by flat hierarchies, motivated and driven teams and a non-bureaucratic environment



The position

We are looking for a Manager Financial Compliance (f/m/d) to work in our Financial Compliance team in Potsdam. In close collaboration with your team lead, you will manage our shareholding structure in all aspects of compliance requirements under commercial law, such as German HGB or other applicable laws and regulations. 

You will be exposed to a broad variety of assets and business models, including operating companies, investment funds and charitable organizations. Based on your practical insights into our process landscape, you will define, shape and optimize standard operating procedures and contribute to building a state-of-the-art Finance function.  


Your main tasks 

  • Coordination, guiding and steering of external teams and internal stakeholders in fulfilling financial compliance requirements under commercial law 

  • Managing designated legal entities of our shareholding structure in adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements (e.g. review of financial statements, shareholder resolutions, KYC requirements) 

  • Ensure fulfillment of regulatory filing obligations (e.g. Außenwirtschaftsverordnung) 

  • Manage internal projects to enhance financial compliance capabilities, including further accounting and finance functions in S/4HANA Cloud and definition of accounting guidelines 


Your experience & qualifications  

  • Good academic track record in business administration or similar subject 

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in financial auditing, financial accounting or assurance services with a well-recognized company 

  • Proficiency in at least one accounting software; knowledge of S4/HANA Cloud is a big plus, but not required 

  • Excellent communication skills in German, solid English 


You are 

  • A detail oriented, analytical, and self-motivated personality 

  • A structured working style characterized by diligence and rigor, with the ability to handle multiple processes and tasks at the same time 

  • A self-starter who feels comfortable in a dynamic team 

  • A person knowing how to set priorities, who is motivated to build a world-class charitable organization 

What else do we offer you?

  • Working in a motivated team with flat hierarchies  
  • A competitive compensation package 
  • Support to pursue professional training 
  • Public transport ticket 
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment
  • Multi-day team events and training opportunities 
  • Working in a beautiful office that offers free lunch, fruits, drinks, excellent coffee, and opportunities for outdoor sports activities



To Apply 

We look forward to receiving your application in English (CV, diplomas & transcripts of records, references) compiled as one PDF document with your salary expectations and earliest entry date.