Finance Manager

Harwell Campus, United Kingdom


5 months ago

Job description

Working for Open Cosmos

Aim high, go beyond!

At Open Cosmos we are solving the world’s biggest challenges from space, providing businesses, governments and researchers access to more readily available information than ever before - ready for the challenge? Then read on… 

Working in the Finance Team

The Finance Team is responsible for putting in place appropriate systems and processes to keep the business financially sustainable and legally compliant. 

The Finance Team business partner to provide valued support services and insights - working closely with the commercial team as they secure future missions, the technology team as they continue to innovate and drive business value and the operations team as they deliver satellites to orbit, provide data imagery and actionable insights from space.

Key objectives of the Finance Team are focussed on delivering continuous improvement to drive business value as we gear for growth. The Finance Team have derived objectives in respect of funding, people, systems, technology, outputs and engagement.

Open Cosmos offer a dynamic, challenging and rewarding environment with significant opportunity for personal growth and development.

What will you be doing?

This is an exciting time to join Open Cosmos as we gear for substantial growth through 2023 and beyond. The Financial Controller/Finance Manager reports to the VP, Finance to support and facilitate the finance team operations for the Open Cosmos Group.

This is very much a hands-on operational role, working within a lean, value adding finance team. The role requires accuracy, timely delivery and communication and lots of enthusiasm!

What you need to be successful

  • Successful track record operating as finance manager within a small team.
  • AAT qualified, and is in process of completing or has completed their ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualification or has relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Strong IT skills including working knowledge of g-suite, Xero, tracking categories and integrated apps.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills and ability to prioritise and deliver.
  • Strong knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS including revenue recognition, long term contracts and capitalisations.

Proven capability working within:

  • An innovative start up, gearing for growth.
  • A paperless setting
  • An international group dealing with multiple currencies and local taxation/compliance

What we offer:

  • Prefer to mostly WFH, that's fine! Need to take 30 mins at 3pm to get the kids from school? Go ahead!

        We're more interested in your contributions than when and where you're working.

  • 25 Days holiday in addition to national holidays.
  • Team members can enjoy Medicash, income protection and death in service benefits.
  • Enhanced parental leave.
  • Having a successful team makes a successful company. We're at the forefront of technology so learning and building an enabling career for you is central to OC!

Please note this is an interim position.

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