Chief Operating Officer

Job description


What is Taxfix?


Taxfix is a well-funded tech startup in the heart of Berlin. It is our mission to make tax declarations easy!

We believe that everybody, regardless of their income, deserves to get the maximum out of their tax returns. This is why we want to provide everyone with a personalized tax accountant at their fingertips. Today, Taxfix allows you to file taxes in 25 minutes, no tax knowledge required, no stress, and no forms. Our App offers a chat-like interface to guide you through the process and gives you the maximum return.


Our team has a proven record of creating products that help people improve their lives. We share a passion for product development and creating an outstanding user experience. We are a small international team of smart, passionate and hardworking people who value non-bureaucratic processes and open communication.


Taxfix is looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer to oversee our organization’s ongoing operations. You will also be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the sustainable growth and efficiency of the business. Reporting directly to the CEO as a key member of the leadership team you’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we are looking for an experienced and efficient leader.


You will

  • Define, optimise, and manage KPI driven processes across the organisation.

  • Coordinate the operational daily business and be responsible for the operational management of the company.

  • Do budget planning, take responsibility for the departments assigned to you and financial responsibility for the company: business planning and reporting.

  • Identify and implement  growth strategies in controlling, finance & accounting.

  • Provide data driven consultancy/advisory to the management of the company (founders) in preparation of decision making and execution of activities.

  • Manage and develop business development, HR, office management and customer support.

  • Inspire others, build collaboration, and work across multiple areas of the business (and countries and cultures), you will drive implementation of operational processes and best practices.




You are

an experienced, passionate and entrepreneurial operator that will help Taxfix grow from 30 people to 100 and more , support our expansion into new markets and business models, and build the ecosystem that impacts the lives of millions of taxpayers around the world.


  • A Leader. You will be the ‘second’ in command of the organisation, working closely with the CEO. Supporting on strategy and playing a key role in delivery throughout the company.

  • A Strategist. Particular focus on strategy for, and the day to day running of operational and financial areas of the company.

  • A Do-er. You have a strong bias toward action. You try things, even if sometimes you fail, and have a track record of delivering projects. You understand the importance of implementing systems and process’, but don’t let it get in the way of results.

  • Excited about management, structures, detail and systems, with a practical and lightweight ‘startup’ approach to building and implementing them.

  • A problem solver, an analytical thinker and love to use data.

  • Driven and passionate about Taxfix, making us successful and executing our mission.

  • A German speaker.


You have

  • At least 8 years experience in relevant roles, with at least 3 to 5 years senior management experience.

  • Previous startup experience (through early growth phases), and knowledge of the realities of building and scaling teams and companies.

  • Knowledge of, and relevant skills in, company structures and policies, financial management, legal, and general operations procedures.

  • Deep understanding of core operational areas such as HR, hiring, culture and performance management.


Why Taxfix?

  • You will be part of a top management team with experienced founders.

  • You will be a substantial factor for the company success.

  • You will redefine the way people handle their taxes and revolutionize a huge industry.

  • A competitive salary and stock options.

  • Flexible working hours and a great office location in Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg).

  • Mac / Apple hardware and standing desks.

  • Regular company events.


If you feel excited about the idea of being part of Taxfix we are looking forward to receiving your application.