Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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This post is available for applicants in the following locations: Helsinki.

 We are looking for a Chief Financial Officer to bring leadership and guidance to Management Events finance team and being an active link between financial and operational targets, contributing to business growth being close to the line leadership.  


Management Events operates in 10+ markets and has 200+ employees. We achieved a revenue of 30+ million euros in 2019, after which the pandemic cut one third of it. Despite this, we have been a profitable company all along and growing back and above the pre-pandemic level of revenue. In addition to established markets, we are looking for growth in our recently opened markets, and international operations.

The role of the CFO is to enable and support achieving business results, work as key stakeholder for group CEO in planning and setting the pace for growth. CFO works very close to all the operating markets business while leading the operations and development of the financial function.    



  • Works in close cooperation with the CEO, Chair of the Board, and key leaders, bringing financial clarity and proactive insight to business management and commercial topics.  

  • Management of financial processes, monthly reporting, financial planning, and forecasting. 

  • Steer financial and commercial performance through financial oversight, reporting, analysis & support.

  • Overall responsibility for the operation of the finance function, its processes, budgeting, reporting, and forecasting.  

  • Leadership and development of the finance team and being part of Management Events Group Management Team as a proactive counterpart to the business; driving growth by i.e. understanding how our markets work, analyzing organizational effectiveness, taking part in developing pricing strategies.

  • Cooperation with important partners (finance, audit, tools) and handling various administrative tasks to maintain and develop the financial operations, as well as to fulfill statutory obligations.

  • Looking after diverse administrative tasks related to banking, insurance, and various authorities etc., and responsibility for other disciplines such as IT infrastructure and legal. 

The person we are looking for also plays an essential role in:  

  • Supporting sales operations (CRM development, products, pricing, processing Management Events terms & conditions, review of customer contracts, etc.)., being member of Sales Management Team 

  • Utilizing financial and business tools (Netsuite, Power BI, MS 365 CRM, Fuusor).

  • Driving best use and development of finance, FP&A, CRM, and business intelligence applications. 

  • Cooperation with an external accounting partner and auditors and managing internal controls. 

What you’ll bring

  • You have experience as head of finance, CFO, or similar role in a growth company with international operations. You have the capabilities to work next to the CEO as a growth generalist

  • You are an experienced people leader, with strong substantial knowledge on finance matters – capable of coaching the finance team and enabling their professional development.

  • In a group of our size, the CFO needs the ability to think strategically and still work hands-on. We are primarily looking for someone who is business oriented and has strengths in management accounting.  

  • You take action, embrace broad accountability, communicate well, and have experience in working closely with business and lead with example.  

  • The ability to work close to sales and operations is paramount to success in the role, and by this we mean the ability to cooperate beyond the regular reporting meetings. 

  • Knowledge / experience in operating with M&A  

  • Excellent communication skills in Finnish and English 

    More about us and the role

    • In addition to the basic salary, the position includes the management team bonus model
    • Our good benefit package which includes i.e. max 12 days extra days off addition to your annual holidays, lunch benefit, culture & sports benefit and massage benefit


Your well-prepared questions are responded by Jenni Vilamo +358 40 535 4356 until May 10th during office hours. 


Please apply latest at 10.5. We will start processing applications already during this period.  


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