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Working Student Finance (f/m/x)

Berlin, Berlin, GermanyFinance

Job description

About lemon.markets 🍋

Our mission is providing better opportunities to invest in capital markets. By empowering FinTechs and Banks to offer investment products, we help create financial well-being for their customers. In pursuit of this goal we strive to open 100 million securities accounts within Europe in this decade.

lemon.markets builds infrastructure for financial services and technology companies powering the next generation of investment products. From enabling a FinTech to launch their first investment product, over allowing e.g. a Neobank to embed investing into their product to bringing investing into a completely new context. Our API-first infrastructure makes launching an investment product customer-centric and compliant. We abstract all complexity for our partners through a well documented API, a self-service customer operations portal and operating in a clear regulatory framework. Enabling partners to launch in weeks, not months.

We have experienced first hand that brokerage infrastructure is broken. Building an investment product used to be highly expensive, challenging and cumbersome. We ease this pain by shielding our partners & their customers from the underlying complexity - and with that we make investing more accessible to everyone. Because that’s exactly what we enjoy, going to places nobody else dares and solving hard problems. This not only creates tons of value when done right, but attracts the smartest minds - because outlier companies are built by exceptional (& diverse) people like you.


Your Mission:

As Working student Finance in the Back office, you will work on a selection of tasks ranging from special projects to supporting the back office with daily operations & administration - making sure our back office processes are compliant & run smoothly and efficient. The back office of lemon.markets is the backbone of lemon.markets and is identifying, measuring and assessing risks and the profitability of the company on a daily basis. These projects & tasks are vital to the business’s success and compliance with regulations and require a high degree of flexibility, diligence & organizational talent as priorities in an early stage company evolve quickly.

That means, you’ll get the best of both worlds: Experience firsthand how the back office of an early-stage Fintech is run, enjoy & benefit from a fast-paced and flexible environment, while working closely with experienced experts from Finance, Risk, Product, Compliance & AML. That means you will not only support and leverage your skill set, but learn & grow by taking on projects & tasks with a high degree of ownership. This is your opportunity to have an impact from day one and further shape your career within Finance & Fintech.


Your Tasks:

You will not only support the Back office on various day-to-day operational tasks & projects within Finance, Risk, Compliance & AML, but also develop processes further within the various back office functions by questioning existing processes and not shying away from breaking new ground, advocating for digitalisation & efficiency where possible.

Finance department:

  • support in all areas of financial accounting and e.g. create outgoing invoices, check incoming invoices and prepare the monthly financial statements
  • work closely with our finance team on financial planning and analysis

Risk management:

  • support with checking regulatory compliance and the implementation of regulations
  • conduct investigation of market developments & data

Compliance & AML:

  • check confidentiality agreements, processing watch / restricted list(s) or support with checking suspicious transactions
  • help with partner and customer reviews in day-to-day business

Job requirements

Who are you:

  • You are currently enrolled within a business administration or a similar finance-related degree program
  • You are fluent in written and spoken German and English and bring experience in working with the Microsoft Office suite and Google programs.
  • You are an entrepreneurial problem solver. You strive to take ownership of the tasks you get and apply your analytical skills, structured thinking, and independent working style towards solving them.
  • You have gained hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment. You understand what working in a startup or a similar lean organisation is like. Ideally, you have worked in an early-stage startup, fintech, consulting, tech company or similar.
  • You are ready and willing to take ownership. “This is not my job!” is not part of your vocabulary - you identify problems, take initiative to take them on, and challenge the status quo.
  • You cope well with frequent change and ambiguity. Changing tasks & requirements excite you. You are able to think logically, break down complex problems and prioritise between multiple tasks on your table.
  • You have a hands-on mentality. You default into action, want to gather first learnings fast, and iterate on the progress along the way.
  • You are a team player. Working together as a team and sharing knowledge comes naturally to you.
  • You have no problem with learning new tools and skills on the go. You try to solve problems with more things than the ones you already know. We will always enable you with that, but your willingness has to come first.


How we take care of you:

💎 Make a real impact:

Shape the experience for our customers and us alike. Decide on tools & processes while building, learning and growing together.

🕑Flexible working hours:

We value focus time. Encouraging everyone to minimise fixed meetings and leverage asynchronous communication.

🏢 Onsite first, but flexibility to work from home:

We all believe that in-person collaboration is an integral part of working together, but offer flexibility to work from home.

📈 Grow with us:

We take your personal development seriously, meaning that we make sure to constantly mentor and challenge you so that you can reach your next level and beyond.


As an equal opportunity employer, lemon.markets is committed to building an inclusive workplace. The company welcomes people from all different backgrounds, including age, citizenship, ethnic and racial origins, gender identities, individuals with disabilities, marital status, religions and ideologies, and sexual orientations to apply.


About the process:

  1. Get to know each other - Teresa - Chief of staff | 45 Minutes
  2. Challenger Interview - Marie - Founder's Associate | 45 Minutes
  3. Meet us lemon.markets HQ | 75 Minutes 
    1. Get to know - Julia,  Head of Finance
    2. Principle's Session -  A selection of lemoneers

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