Head of Finance & Operations (German speaking)

Berlin, Germany
Full time

Better breast cancer screening should be a universal offering to every woman in the world. Vara’s AI-powered software platform, created with screening radiologists in Germany, mitigates much of the human subjectivity associated with reading mammography results—and reduces the repetitive work screening physicians are routinely subjected to—we’re making breast cancer screening more effective, more measurable, and more accessible for everyone, everywhere. By democratising access to early screening around the world, we deliver measurable impact backed by clinical evidence. We are partnering globally, to deliver breast cancer screening where it is needed most.

As the first company from Europe’s leading AI venture studio Merantix, Vara has grown since 2018 to become a 30-member international team. Our diverse team consists of highly motivated and ambitious entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and technology experts. 

Further information can be found on our website:


As Head of Finance, you will report directly to the Managing Directors. You set the agenda for your team independently, meaning that you run your function entirely without day-to-day management from the founders.
The following tasks fall within your area of responsibility: 

Financial Strategy:

  • Develop long-term financial plans (business plan, budget, cash flow analysis).
  • Establish advanced financial reporting dashboards (cohort analysis, growth KPIs, profitability analysis,...). 
  • Source and lead public funding activities.
  • Partner with the founders to determine funding needs and strategy and explore financing deals with mammography scanner manufacturers with growth leadership (e.g. leasing or asset-backed financing facilities) to support our growth. 
  • Partner with founders and growth leadership to explore, plan and execute inorganic growth opportunities (M&A).

Finance and Operations:

  • Establish financial planning processes across budget owners (budget, approval, reporting).
  • Prepare the company for international launches by developing revenue and finance operations across markets (tax structure, invoicing, currency risk,...). 
  • Own and improve the company’s core finance and accounting processes and systems.

Investor relations & Governance:

  • Lead investor relations, incl. reporting, board approvals, and board meeting preparations.
  • Fundraising support (financial and legal due diligence, financial modeling,...).
  • Legal:  
    • Determine the need to open local affiliates or joint ventures in new markets.
    • Understand and execute local legal market requirements along with our regulatory team and local law firms.
    • Own and improve our legal affairs and manage our law firms, e.g. intellectual property, data protection, and special labor law situations.


  • Build a team, manage their priorities and their growth, set OKRs, give feedback, and manage their personal development.
  • Report directly to the founders, set the agenda for your team independently, i.e. drive your function entirely without day-to-day management from the founders.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s/MBA degree in Finance, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in Finance, preferably in a Tech Start-Up environment, and/or some Investment Banking or Management Consulting experience
  • Strong analytical and decision-making abilities.
  • Proven experience in hiring, leading, and managing a team
  • Demonstrated experience and success in prior fundraising activities,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in German and English and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Work flexibly
    In-office? Out of office? Somewhere in between? Whatever you prefer.
  • Team Culture
    We host regular team nights and events to foster company culture and cohesion.
  • Have time to relax
    Enjoy your vacation allowance and take the time you need to recharge - we won’t micromanage your time.
  • Connect at our AI Campus
    Meet some truly exceptional humans at the AI campus — home to countless inspiring startups, events, and opportunities to broaden your horizons.
  • Competitive salary
    We regularly benchmark salaries within the tech and healthcare industry.
  • Develop your career
    Dedicate yourself to impactful projects and have regular, meaningful career development sessions with your manager.

How to apply

Apply via the link below.


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Let’s make data-driven breast cancer screening more accessible to everyone. Join us in bringing breast cancer screening to the people who need it most.

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