Senior Accountant - Fixed-term contract



Accounting & Finance
Germany · United Kingdom
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Senior Financial Analyst - Fixed-term contract

Who We Are

Cobalt was founded on the belief that pentesting can be better. Our pentests start in as little as 24 hours and integrate with modern development cycles thanks to the powerful combination of a SaaS platform coupled with an exclusive community of testers known as the Cobalt Core. Accepting just 5% of applicants, the Core boasts over 400 closely vetted and highly skilled testers who jointly conduct thousands of tests each year.

Our award-winning, fully remote team is committed to helping agile businesses remediate risk quickly and innovate securely. Today, over 1,000 customers use Cobalt to run pentests on demand via Pentest as a Service, AKA PtaaS, a space which Cobalt pioneered (you could even say we wrote the book on it) and continues to lead.


We are seeking a motivated Financial Analyst to join our FP&A team. In this role, you will apply your financial expertise and analytical skills to support the development and maintenance of robust financial models, create insightful scenarios, and design intuitive dashboards within our FPA tool, Pigment. You will play an integral role in supporting data-driven decision-making and driving financial performance.

What You'll Do

  • Financial Systems & Tools:
    • Become a proficient user of Pigment, utilizing its advanced features and capabilities to enhance our financial planning and analysis processes.
    • Assist in optimizing financial processes and workflows through automation and integration with other systems.
    • Stay informed about industry best practices and new developments in FP&A tools to continuously improve our processes.
  • Dashboard & Reporting Development:
    • Support the design and building of interactive dashboards in Pigment to visualize key financial metrics and insights.
    • Assist in customizing reports to meet the specific needs of stakeholders and senior management.
    • Contribute to ensuring data accuracy and consistency across models, dashboards, and reports.
  • Financial Modeling & Scenario Analysis:
    • Support the development and maintenance of complex financial models in Pigment to forecast revenue, expenses, and cash flow.
    • Assist in creating various scenarios to assess the impact of different business decisions and market conditions.
    • Help conduct sensitivity analysis and stress testing to identify potential risks and opportunities.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather inputs and assumptions for modeling.
  • Accounting Support & Ad Hoc Analysis:
    • Provide analytical support to the Director of Finance as needed, including tasks related to financial reporting and analysis.
    • Conduct ad hoc analysis to answer specific business questions and support strategic initiatives.
    • Assist in preparing presentations and communicating findings to stakeholders.
    • Support accounting functions as needed, such as data reconciliation and analysis of financial statements.

You Have

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • 3-5 years of experience in financial analysis or a related role.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in FP&A tools (Pigment, Anaplan, Adaptive, Abacum etc. ) or similar platforms.
    • Experience with accounting software and principles is a plus.
    • Strong modeling skills and experience with scenario analysis.
    • Proficiency in SQL is a plus.

Bonus If You Have

  • Experience in data visualization and dashboard development.
  • Experience in data visualization and dashboard development.
  • Understanding of accounting principles and financial statements.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

Diversity at Cobalt

With over 45 nationalities already at Cobalt (and counting) we respect and celebrate diversity! We’re proudly committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, or place of origin. We support each other and are grateful for each Cobalter's contribution to our mission — let's make security dance!

Please apply even if you don't think you meet all of the criteria above but are still interested in the job. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

Why You Should Join Us

  • Grow in a passionate, rapidly expanding industry operating at the forefront of the Pentesting industry
  • Work directly with experienced senior leaders with ongoing mentorship opportunities
  • Earn competitive compensation and an attractive equity plan
  • Save for the future with a 401(k) program (US) or pension (EU)
  • Benefit from medical, dental, vision and life insurance (US) or statutory healthcare (EU)
  • Leverage stipends for:
    • Wellness
    • Work-from-home equipment & wifi
    • Learning & development
  • Make the most of our flexible, generous paid time off and paid parental leave
  • Work remotely from anywhere in the US, the UK, or Germany