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Financial Controller (R&D) (m/f/d)

Isar Aerospace

Isar Aerospace

Accounting & Finance
Ottobrunn, Germany · Germany · Ottobrunn, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Your Mission

As an R&D controller, you will be part of the FP&A and controlling team. Your role will primarily involve steering the financial planning and reporting processes for the Research and Development departments. You will be instrumental in identifying cost-saving opportunities, fostering effective collaboration and business partnering with various stakeholders.

More specifically, you will:

  • Oversee the financial planning process for the R&D departments, developing and maintaining financial models and forecasts for both short-term and long-term strategic planning
  • Lead the financial reporting process for the R&D departments, delivering crucial insights and recommendations to senior management for strategic decision-making
  • Track the R&D departments’ spending, identifying areas for improvement and opportunities for cost savings to enhance financial performance
  • Utilize your excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders, fostering strong relationships and delivering significant value
  • Develop and lead transition into project based reporting in R&D

Who you are and what you have

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field, preferably with an engineering background. MBA and Master in Management are an advantage
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in FP&A & Controlling, preferably within an R&D environment
  • Strong technical understanding of the R&D process and experience applying it in a commercial setting
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Proactive can-do attitude, with solution oriented mindset
  • Fluent in English

Nice to Have:

  • Previous experience using SAP
  • Experience with Power BI or other BI tools


  • 30 days holiday
  • Subsidised lunch
  • Individual learning budget
  • Virtual company shares
  • Wellpass Sport Clubs membership
  • Customized company pension plan
  • Public transport ticket

Who we are

We are Isar Aerospace and we are at the forefront of New Space building a modern space business to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space.

Our mission is to help democratise space and use it for good in order to improve life on Earth now and for the future generations.

We are a fast-growing company aiming to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium-sized satellites and constellations into Low Earth Orbit. The company is privately funded by world-leading technology investors with strong commitment and support and our team is made of driven and talented people with a real passion for space innovation.

We're making rockets in a way that hasn't been done before disrupting a traditional industry. If you are up for the challenge, want to work on cutting-edge projects and be part of a team changing the world for better, come, join us and launch your career!

Want to find out more about us?

Visit www.isaraerospace.com