Manager Investment Controlling – Direct Investments (m/f/x)

Manager Investment Controlling – Direct Investments (m/f/x)

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 offers you

  • Purpose – You will be working for one of the world’s largest foundations (by endowment) 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 senior stakeholders at our projects and the Foundation’s organs, and you will have plenty of opportunities to grow into more senior roles
  • 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 Investment Controlling – Direct Investments (m/f/x) to support our wealth management team in Potsdam. You will work closely with the Investment Office and the Foundation on several unique private company holdings along the entire investment lifecycle, and other organizations in different regions all over the world. Based on accurate data in our central asset management software as well as analysis of company financial statements and KPIs, you will ensure a comprehensive performance controlling and asset monitoring to generate decision-useful information. The position has high visibility towards internal and external stakeholders and requires very good communication skills.

Your main tasks

  • Be single point of contact for designated private company investments across multiple industries and other organizations with various missions and business models (profit / non-profit)
  • Analyze financial and strategic decisions (e.g., commercial assessment of business ideas)
  • Conduct yearly budget discussions, company valuations and business plan assessments
  • Analyze key performance indicators, as well as monitor and further develop financial reporting
  • Prepare and participate in board meetings and investment committee meetings
  • Coordinate due diligence and underwriting processes with internal and external parties and handling of data and documentation
  • Manage accurate data records in our asset management software
  • Manage internal projects related to further enhance controlling capabilities including further development of controlling tools and processes

Your experience & qualifications

  • Very good academic degree in business administration or similar subject
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in investment management, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, financial due diligence, FP&A or controlling with a well-recognized company
  • Strong understanding of financial statements
  • Experience with funds in general or one asset class in particular is a plus, e.g. hedge funds, public equities, venture capital, buyout, or fixed income
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in oral and written English, at least intermediate fluency in German
  • Mastery of MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge in SAP S/4HANA, Business Intelligence or asset management software is a plus

You Are

  • Structured and have a self-dependent working style with the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at the same time
  • An analytical head and self-starter with a getting-things-done attitude
  • A detail oriented, analytical, and self-motivated personality

What else do we offer

Next to a competitive compensation package, some of our benefits include:

  • Support to pursue professional training and qualification (e.g., CFA)
  • Collaborative multi-day team events
  • A yearly public transport ticket
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment
  • Working in a beautiful office in Potsdam with a lake view
  • Free lunch, fruits, drinks, excellent coffee, and opportunities for outdoor sports activities

To Apply

Please send your complete application (CV, diplomas, references) compiled as one PDF document with your salary expectations and earliest entry date per e-mail to

We look forward to receiving your application if you see yourself in this role.