(Senior) Manager Foundation Controlling

(Senior) Manager Foundation Controlling (m/f/x)

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.


We are looking for a (Senior) Manager Foundation Controlling (m/f/x) to support our team in Potsdam. You are the key contact person for all controlling matters internally, for the Management of our subsidiaries as well as for our external project partners worldwide. Further, you will manage the Foundation’s internal controlling and reporting processes. Suitable candidates are self-starters who feel comfortable in a dynamic team, understand how to set priorities, and like to move things forward. The position has high visibility towards internal and external stakeholders and requires very good communication skills. International candidates with relevant professional experience are encouraged to apply for this position.

Major Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the preparation of internal budgets, forecasts, liquidity planning, and ad-hoc analyses in close cooperation with the Executive Board of the Foundation
  • You will oversee the controlling of our (non-profit) subsidiaries and will review quarterly reports and budget planning and discuss it with the Management
  • You will ensure that non-profit project partners follow our strategic and financial guidelines by analyzing financial reports and KPIs
  • You will support the optimization and further development of controlling and reporting tools and processes

Required Background & Competencies

  • Very good academic degree in business administration or similar subject
  • 4-5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of controlling or consulting with a recognized company (preferably with a consulting or an audit firm or a non-profit organization)
  • Excellent rhetoric and writing skills in English, at least intermediate fluency in German
  • Mastery of MS Office especially Excel and PowerPoint, knowledge in SAP FI or similar is a plus


  • Structured and self-dependent working style
  • An analytical head and self-starter with a getting-things-done attitude
  • Strong attention to detail

What We Offer

  • An interesting position in a meaningful and international environment with a competitive salary
  • A job with long-term development prospects in the universe of the Hasso Plattner Foundation
  • A motivated, highly qualified team with flat hierarchies and plenty of room to implement ideas
  • Possibility to work remotely (partially)
  • Public transport ticket
  • Multi-day team events and training opportunities
  • Free lunch, fruits, drinks, and a beautiful office with a lake view

To Apply

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