Head of Finance (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Corporate Functions
Job Area:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Nov 27, 2023


At Destination Solutions we believe there’s a smarter way for hosts, property managers and DMOs to maximize the performance of their rentals. So, as a travel tech company, we’ve created an end-to-end holiday rental platform. We’re the leading aggregator in the DACH region. We bring properties online and distribute them on our unrivalled marketplace with over 600 channels, from big OTAs to smaller regional partners, we’ve got them all covered. We offer a full-service with an intuitive suite of next generation solutions, with everything from property management, payment solutions to channel management, revenue optimization, and handling of guest relationships. It’s how we’re shaping holiday rentals - through our platform, our people and our partnership approach.

Destination Solutions is part of the globally acting HRS Group. HRS is reinventing the way businesses and governments work, stay and pay in today’s dynamic global marketplace. HRS’ advanced platform technology is extending its reach beyond hospitality to meetings, office space management, payment efficiency and crisis recovery.

More information at https://www.ds-destinationsolutions.com/



At HRS we understand Finance as a value-enabling function as it is an essential ingredient to our business success.

In order to ensure the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support all business activities, it comprises all major related responsibilities: from Financial and Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Advising and longer-term financing, Tax Management, Investment Management, to Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting and Forecasting as well as Financial Reporting and Analysis to assisting and challenging the CEO, Business Unit Leaders and Managers in making key strategic decisions.

The department is set up as a shared service for the HRS Group with a cross-location team of around 40 experts, headed by the CFO and his Management Team, working on standardized workflows to increase efficiency on the one hand and apply state of the art decision-making tools and principle-based recommendations to foster organizational resilience in times of rapid change on the other.


We are looking for an engaged and ambitious Head of Finance (all genders) to join a fast growing organization with a dynamic, fast moving management team.

The position holder will work in a hybrid workplace model, located either in Cologne, Berlin or Munich.




  • Take ownership of the financial management of Destination Solutions as part of the DS management team
  • Drive performance and insight
  • Execute and oversee Controlling, Accounting, Treasury areas in a small team – stand-alone but embedded in the overall HRS Group structure
  • Modeling of scenarios and long-term planning
  • Control and continuous improvement of the monthly closing, the forecast and the yearly budget planning process
  • Optimization of the existing reporting landscape
  • Deviation Analysis and commenting as well as deriving recommendations for action
  • Consulting of internal stakeholders
  • Be part in cross-departmental projects and initiatives


  • Successfully completed studies in business administration with a focus on finance and controlling or comparable qualification
  • Several years of experience in Controlling of a SaaS company or experience in a similar position in a start-up / internet / SaaS like international company
  • Hands-on mentality, attention to detail, strong analytical skills, problem-solving ability and pragmatism
  • Ability to quickly build credibility and trust with all levels in an organization
  • Good presentation skills und ability to create spot-on / actionable presentations
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge with ERP systems
  • Fluent in German and English, spoken and written


We hire the most likely to win and develop to become the best. You will grow with us in a highly attractive market both personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will actively contribute to making our products and solutions for the customer better, smarter and more sustainable.
Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission.
As a Travel Tech company we represent an innovative organizational culture with a flat hierarchy, a hands-on mentality and room for own ideas. We are constantly growing with more than 70 team members, with a vivid mix of experience, agility and creativity, at four offices and additional home offices.

HRS offers access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry.



The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an bonus.


Req ID:  17123

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