Manager Investment Controlling

Manager Investment Controlling (m/f/x)

We contribute to education, culture and environmental protection.

Company Background

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.


As Manager Investment Controlling, you will work closely with the investment management team on several asset classes in different regions all over the world and ensure a proper performance controlling as well as a compliant recording of transactions in our internal reporting systems. On this basis, you will identify strengths and weaknesses in the asset portfolio and generate decision-useful information for our investment committee. This position requires a diligent and data-driven person who is eager to learn. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and is used to “getting things done”.

Major Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and benchmarking of asset performance
  • Controlling of key performance indicators
  • Maintaining asset related data in our systems
  • Portfolio reporting on performance and various aspects of investment strategy
  • Supporting due diligence processes
  • Finalizing the closing documents and setup of new investments in our internal asset management and tax compliance systems

Required Background & Competencies

  • Very good Master’s degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in investment management, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, financial due diligence or controlling
  • Ideally at least one asset class experience, e.g. public equities, venture capital, private equity, alternative investments or fixed income
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Detail oriented, analytical and self-motivated personality
  • Unquestioned integrity and strong sense for discretion
  • High affinity for IT-applications and numbers; proficient in MS Excel
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in oral and written English

To Apply

Please send your application including CV, diplomas and references compiled as one PDF document (motivation letter is not required) with your salary expectations and earliest entry date via e-mail to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Only candidates who send their complete documents will be considered. We look forward to receiving your application!