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Senior Finance Controller



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Are you passionate about fighting climate change? Do you want to work on creating a world where everyone can breathe clean air? Do you want to have an opportunity to shape a growing company?

Who we are

At Breathe, we believe an electrified future is key to achieving this, which is why we are building battery technology to help brands do more with the power they have.

Our physics-based battery management software helps some of the world's largest and most iconic automotive and consumer electronics brands deliver products with faster charging, longer life and zero compromise on safety. Put simply, we make batteries better. And we want you to join us.

What we will give you

As a growing start up you will join a talented and cohesive team who everyday go to work to do more with the power we have. Why? Because we dream of a world where everyone can breathe clean air. You will have the opportunity to have a big say in how the company is run and where we are going.

You will become an agent of change and help us push the industry forward by helping make the complex simple and in return you have an opportunity to grow your career with us as we scale.

We’re genuine people who want to do good and are driven by passion, coffee and a mutual love of dogs – and yes, our office in London is dog friendly and we would love to add more dogs to our pack.

Sounding great right?

Being a start-up, we know it isn’t always 9-5 but we do know that family and a good work life balance are key to innovation, so we offer flexible/hybrid working to try to accommodate your needs, - Not based in London? don’t worry let’s chat.

We believe in keeping energy levels high and we have a constant supply of office snacks to help you with that.

We offer Share options, an ethical pension scheme and we know downtime is key to keeping the mind sharp, so we offer 34 days holiday per annum inclusive of Bank Holidays that we want you to take.

As well as the ability to learn from and with a room full of experts working at the cutting edge of the industry, we will provide the support and training to develop your skills, be that via courses, conferences or other learning opportunities / materials.

What you will be doing

This is an exciting time to join Breathe. Having proven the value of our products in both the automotive and consumer electronics spaces, we are scaling our Finance Team. You will be responsible for end-to-end execution within the finance function, delivering accurate and timely financial data to the leadership team to enable them to make strategic decisions. To date, we’ve had fractional external finance support and we’re now ready to develop an in-house team to scale and develop our financial processes to catalyse our development and continuously improve our financial health. You will scan the horizon for future issues and bottlenecks before they arise and target them with solutions.

Your day to day

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, AR, AP, GL, Cost Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Undertake the month end process from bookkeeping through to reporting, explaining variances by developing a broad understanding of revenue & cost drivers
  • Direct the budget and reforecasting processes for the business, driving commercial accountability and performance
  • Designing & implementing robust financial processes to support efficient scaling of the company while ensuring adequate internal controls
  • Finance operations; supplier pay runs, employee expenses, banking & cash management (including FX hedging), tax & risk management

Your background

  • ACCA, CPA, ICAS/ICAEW or CIMA qualified
  • End-to-end experience leading all operations within the finance function from compliance to commercial aspects
  • Experienced user of Xero. Spendesk is a plus, but not essential.
  • Experience with, or willingness to rapidly master, Causal for financial modelling and reporting
  • Great communication and organisational ability
  • Flexible and willing to be adaptable in an innovative and rapidly scaling environment.
  • Proven experience of working collaboratively with other departments in a kind and conscientious manner.

We want to add the best talent to our incredible team, and we want to find you tomorrow. We will do our best to process your application as quickly as possible and come back to you within 2 weeks as we appreciate communication is key. But we aren’t perfect so do reach out to us for an update.

At Breathe, we believe that having diverse perspectives within our team is an essential part of innovating quickly, thinking from first principles, and expanding our expertise. Ultimately, enabling us to deliver better products to our customers.

We aim to attract, nurture, and retain diverse individuals. Because that’s how we do our best work. And because that’s the kind of world we want to live in.

We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates and are happy to provide the accommodations you need within our recruitment process to enable you to demonstrate your skills. Just let us know what you need.

So, what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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