Accountant / Kirjanpitäjä (Helsinki or Berlin)


Helsinki, FI / Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 06/15/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: Kalevankatu 30, Helsinki, Southern Finland 00100, FI

About Aiven

Aiven is a cloud technology startup launched in January 2016. We run and manage Open Source database and backend messaging systems for our business customers around the world. We take the pain away from running cloud data infrastructure and enable our customers to drive business results from open source.

Currently, we offer Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, InfluxDB, and Grafana in more than 80 regions around the world on AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and UpCloud cloud platforms.

Job Description

Headquartered in Helsinki with offices in Berlin, Sydney and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open-source data technologies, such as PostgreSQL, Kafka and M3, on all major clouds. We have raised $150M in VC funding to date and are backed by world-class investors including Atomico, IVP and Earlybird Venture Capital, among others. We plan to invest this funding back into open source.

Our roots are in open source. The services we provide are based on best-in-class open source data technologies. We are establishing the Open-Source Office that will coordinate and increase our contributions to the open source community.

Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, we do what we do best; manage cloud data infrastructure. We enable our customers to drive business results from open source resulting in true transformations far beyond their own backyards.

About the Job

We are looking for a motivated Accountant to support Aiven’s Financial Reporting. You will have an essential role in Aiven’s external accounting team as you will be part of the initial inhouse accounting team. Bookkeeping will be taken in house from Aiven’s current service provider during this calendar year and you would actively participate in the transfer. Together with a Senior Accountant (to be hired as well) you will be responsible for the accounting of the parent company Aiven Oy and its six subsidiaries in USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy and UK. As Aiven is a fast growing company, you would assist to develop and automate the company's accounting processes. The position is full-time and permanent and will be located at Aiven’s headquarters in Helsinki or in Berlin.


  • Assist in daily accounting and monthly tax filings of group companies
  • Communication with local accounting and payroll service providers
  • Assisting with statutory audit of the parent company
  • Helping in the preparation of FAS and IFRS financial statements
  • Other ad hoc accounting related task


  • Suitable degree in accounting
  • Proven working experience of minimum 2 years in similar positions
  • Understanding of Finnish GAAP, Finnish tax laws and overall accounting processes
  • Eye for detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Problem-solving attitude and ability to work in fast developing environment
  • Proficiency in English both spoken and written. Finnish language skills are plus.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite


We are proud of our supportive and pragmatic organizational culture. We are solution-oriented, and at the same time we cultivate an environment of trust and diversity where everyone can strive for excellence.

Besides our people and culture, at Aiven you’ll have

  • A dynamic environment in a rapidly growing, international business
  • Highly experienced colleagues from a variety of backgrounds
  • Flexible working hours, including remote working when needed
  • Ability to choose the devices and tools that make you work the best
  • Mobile phone and subscription
  • Participation in employee stock option plan

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit and growing team, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a truly unique success story. If you’re interested, send us your application and we'll take it from there.


Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes.

Aiven complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.