Join the Omaken family

Head of finance

Opportunity in short: Early entry into ambitious Nordic scale-up, well positioned in the booming global esports industry. Highly experienced core team in place, NOK 150 million funding secured, and top-ranking elite team acquired. Competitive compensation incl. equity.

Esports - a popular revolution

Do you want to work in a hyper-expansive industry with 500 million fans, professional teams battling for millions in prize pools, and annual revenues exceeding $1 billion? How about managing a global sports organization where the athletes, crowds, and stadiums are as real as they get, while the game itself is virtual? Esports has rapidly emerged from the underground and is now hitting the masses. In parallel venture capitalists, private equity, and other investment communities are fighting for the best opportunities, with esports businesses growing at record speeds. Sound interesting?

We are strengthening our team with a business-oriented Head of Finance

As Head of Finance in Heroic, you will be part of our senior team, work closely with our management, and engage with our board of directors. You will be the overall responsible for managing our finances, be central in our fundraising processes, and support investor relations. We hope to attract an ambitious and business-oriented candidate with a proven track record either from professional services, corporate environments, or the start-up world. Backgrounds from esports or adjacent industries (media, traditional sports etc.) are considered positive, but most importantly we are looking for ambitious profiles with a genuine interest for esports and its underlying business drivers. Experience from M&A and due diligence processes is also seen as an advantage.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the overall finance function for Heroic and its subsidiaries
  • Manage financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Maintain detailed overview of company financials, ensure information is made available to key stakeholders, and that related decisions (with recommended actions) are lifted proactively
  • Identify and propose business improvement initiatives from analyzing financial and operational performance, business dynamics, and industry trends
  • Support fundraising processes and M&A initiatives
  • Manage financial reporting to investors (IR)
  • Secure compliance and communication towards NOTC
  • Implement best practice financial management processes
  • Expand our Finance function in line with business needs

Academic and professional background
Required:

  • Master’s degree or MBA in business or engineering from top tier university
  • Min. 4 years of working experience with proven track-record from investment banking, accounting, financial advisory, and / or relevant finance functions in industry roles
  • Experience from business development and strategy work

Preferable:

  • Esports or adjacent industry experience
  • M&A experience
  • Investor relations and fundraising experience

Personal qualifications

  • True team player with collaborative mindset
  • Strong at leading, building, and developing / coaching teams
  • Solid business understanding with focus on results
  • Well-organized with robust analytical foundation
  • Proactive and engaged in opportunity identification
  • Excellent communicator (both oral and written)
  • Fluent in English, and enjoys working in international environments
  • Excited about the growth, opportunities, and dynamics of the esports industry

What Omaken Sports offers

  • Early entry, hereunder the ability to impact our long-term direction
  • Secured funding, competitive salary
  • Ambitious and competent colleagues with diverse personal and professional backgrounds
  • Dynamic and fun work environment, with people and culture as the pinnacle for growth
  • Opportunity to gain unique esports competency from “the inside”
  • International environment; Nordics as our base and the world as our playground
  • Opportunity to position the Nordics at the top of a global competitive arena
  • Big screens, powerful computers, ergonomic gaming chairs, and free flow of energy drinks

How to apply?

  • Submit your application by email to: career@heroic.gg
  • Include your CV and a short cover letter / motivational letter in two separate attachments
  • Include your name and the role you are applying for in the e-mail subject field (Example: Application for Head of Social Media - John Handcock)
  • Our deadline for all applications is EOB Wednesday June 9th

For any questions regarding the application process please contact:

Sunniva Rudi

Email: sunniva@heroic.gg

Phone: +47 917 55 336

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