Financial Controller, Copenhagen

Scale Capital is a danish venture capital fund from 2012 investing in Nordic early-stage B2B tech startups and helping them enter and win in the US market. We invest in Seed and Series A startups with stellar teams and proof of business model.

We operate out of our third fund with great momentum in investment activities and opportunities. We are active owners, working closely with founders to drive growth and internationalization.

Our values are honesty above consideration, facts above emotions, outcome-focus above process, humbleness and hard work above good intentions, actions above self-confidence, win-win above winning, integrity and transparency above all.

We are headquartered in Copenhagen with colleagues in the Nordic countries and the United States.

Job description

As a Financial Controller at Scale Capital, you will play a pivotal role in the financial and operational management of our venture funds. You will be responsible for overseeing fund accounting and reporting, investor relations, compliance, and fund liquidity as well as liaising daily and coordinating with fund administrators.

The ideal candidate has experience working in either venture capital, private equity or similar and should possess a strong understanding of venture capital fund structures and financial operations, coupled with exceptional attention to detail and communication skills.

The job is based at our office by the lakes in Copenhagen and offers flexible office/remote working hours.

Key responsibilities

Fund Accounting
• Oversee accurate records of fund transactions: including investments, capital calls, distributions, fees etc.• Reconcile fund accounts and ensure accuracy in financial statements.• Prepare and review quarterly and annual financial reports for fund investors.
• Coordinate with external auditors and tax professionals for fund audits and tax filings.

Investor Relations:
• Serve as the point of contact for fund investors, addressing inquiries and providing regular updates.
• Prepare and distribute capital call notices and distribution statements to investors.
• Oversee the maintenance of investor records and ensure compliance with investor agreements.

Compliance and Regulatory Reporting:
• Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and reporting obligations.
• Monitor fund compliance with investment guidelines and restrictions.
• Oversee the preparation and filing of required regulatory reports and disclosures.

Operational Support:
• Assist in fund operations, including fund formation, onboarding new investments, and managing fund-related documents.
• Collaborate with outside legal council to ensure fund documents are up-to-date and in compliance with relevant regulations.
• Assist in the creation and maintenance of fund operating procedures.

Technology and Systems:
• Assist in the utilize fund accounting and management software to streamline processes and maintain accurate records.
• Continuously evaluate and recommend improvements to systems and procedures to enhance operational efficiency.

About you

• Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. An MBA or relevant professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFA) is a plus.
• 3+ years of experience in fund administration, particularly within venture capital or private equity.
• Strong knowledge of fund accounting principles, financial reporting, and compliance.
• Proficiency in fund management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with investors, colleagues, and external partners.
• Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.


‍To apply for this position, please send an application to:
Founding Partner, Lars Jensen at or apply via form.

Competitive, according to qualifications and market standards.

Application Deadline
November 27, 2023