After a long period of legal uncertainties, we are looking forward to focussing on the sustainable and further growing German online lottery brokerage business. Jonas, CFO of ZEAL Network SE
In order to be able to present LOTTO24 externally, we create the annual reports and quarterly reports as well as company presentations based on the current figures and invite to telephone conferences. In addition, we visit existing and potential investors during the year in so-called roadshows in their home countries to report on our current business development. As a sparring partner of the Management Board, transparency, timeliness, continuity and reliability are essential components of our IR and PR philosophy.
Since we in the ZEAL Group combine two listed companies under one roof – ZEAL Network SE and LOTTO24 AG – our team consists of two employees, one for each company. So if you are looking for exciting tasks in a small, efficient team within the dynamic environment of two listed companies, you are absolutely right with us.
We are a Finance Business Partner supporting business teams & management by creating transparency and fostering ownership through monthly reporting & budgeting/forecast. Our various tasks include:
We are a 5-person team located in Hamburg and Madrid with regular exchange virtually and face-2-face. All Controllers are supporting their business area as a finance business partner, and additionally, everyone within the team has specific group functions/expertise. Proximity to our business is key; we are part of the business teams and support or challenge directly. We work very closely with our Group Finance team and are able to align and assist accordingly. We as ZEAL want to grow our business, and here our Controlling team has the opportunity to be part of new product/project and help supporting start-ups. Cost management excellence is a strategy driver, and we are in the position drive this into the organisation. It doesn’t get boring. We are moving fast and try to adapt to new information in an agile way.
Group Finance is responsible for three main areas.
The Group Finance team is spread across three locations. We work seamlessly together through the use of video conferencing, Slack and other communication tech tools, as well as regular physical meetings. Most of the team gather in Hamburg within the first few days of each month to complete the monthly close process.
Accounting: this team is based in Hamburg. Our Head of Accounting leads a group of five Hamburg-based accountants who are responsible for all aspects of the accounting for our German companies. Our Hamburg accountants will eventually also manage all of our UK-registered companies. We also liaise with an external accounting firm which manages our Spanish companies.
External reporting: this department is based in the UK, and works very closely with the Accounting team and many other of ZEAL’s functions. Our external reporting is also responsible for managing our relationship with our auditors, EY.
Finance systems: this team is spread across Hamburg and Spain and is responsible for managing our financial systems.