Head of Finance

Dott is an e-commerce platform that links national and international sellers to buyers in Portugal with the mission of digitizing Portuguese small brands. Launched in May 2019, Dott already has thousands of sellers and millions of products, making it the largest online shopping in Portugal.

To maintain this pace of growth, Dott counts on the best talents, relies on the best business practices, and promotes a differentiating work culture. With a startup soul, at Dott there is maximum freedom and maximum accountability, also counting on total transparency and availability among all departments and employees.

At Dott we go above and beyond to ensure that everyone is happy at work and that the experience is focused on giving every business the opportunity to achieve greater things through e-commerce. This is our spirit: that everyone at Dott continuously achieves more, and for this, we believe in the power of having a strong community.

Whoever joins Dott believes in this vision, but also knows that we focus on the people who work in making this happen. They also know that they can grow in a place that makes everyone feel like they belong to a common project.

We are creating the structure and processes that will allow Dott to face the challenges that sharp growth and greater scale will bring. This is a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the definition of a financial department in a company with ambitious growth goals that aims to be a reference in the national market and where there will be many improvement projects to scale the business.

About the role/responsibilities

Financial Planning

  • Forecasting financial results and overseeing budget execution.

  • Managing risk

  • Providing management information to support decision making, through financial and commercial reports;

  • Providing direct support to executive team on enterprise-wide planning, analysis, and reporting and is a regular contributor to board meetings

Financial Operations

  • Defining and monitoring financial processes, responsible, timings and systems according to the best financial and business practices;

  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement, involving stakeholders from various teams;

  • Ensuring the execution of accounting, payment to suppliers, receipt of customers, and other financial processes, while seeking to improve their efficiency.

Commercial Finance

  • Supporting commercial teams by leading planning and reporting processes based on expected business trends, as well as benchmarks.

  • Engaging with commercial teams on designing, sizing and implementing strategic growth initiatives such as promotions, product expansions.

  • Investigating and analyzing growth and profitability drivers, identifying risk and opportunity areas and implementing appropriate processes to act upon them.

  • Serving as an auditor of the business, reviewing results and goal progress in weekly/monthly/quarterly business reviews, identifying gaps to plans and holding teams accountable to resolutions and paths to green.

  • Implementing and overseeing controllership and reporting processes for commercial teams (monthly/quarterly/full year), including detailed P&Ls and bridges/reconciliations to explain business trends.

  • Serving as the controller for variable and fixed costs, operating expenses, headcount, other key cost drivers, and working with applicable teams to understand variances that drive action.

Knowledge, Skills and abilities

  • “I make it happen” attitude and unconformed spirit;

  • Entrepreneurial and hands-on spirit;

  • Accuracy and attention to detail;

  • Ability to manage priorities in a constantly changing environment;

  • Strong team work ability, sense of responsibility and goal orientation.

  • High analytical capacity and critical sense

  • Accounting domain;

  • Demonstrated financial acumen and analytical experience delivering forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and data interpretation of business impact and results

  • Knowledge of SQL (preferred).

Education and Experience

  • 5+ years of finance experience or a related analytical field

  • Degree in Engineering, Management, Economics, Accounting or similar;

  • Background in financial statement analysis and knowledge of general accounting principles

  • Experience in financial reporting and scalable processes


  • Porto, Lisbon or Remote.


  • Extra days of vacation

  • Flexible hours and possibility to work from home

  • Team Buildings and activities

  • Drinks & Snacks