Finance Manager

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Automata is building a world-class automation company, disrupting the Life Sciences industry by creating and deploying fully automated solutions into labs across the world. 

We’re changing perceptions that robotics and automation technology is expensive and complex and we’re redefining what it is to ‘work’ by empowering industries to automate previously dangerous, boring and difficult physical work.

What does Automata offer you?

You will find a very unique culture that is built on trust, autonomy and responsibility and encourages innovation, learning and knowledge sharing. We want people to own what they do, make mistakes, learn, and create something meaningful. Not least, we promise you will find amazing people and have a lot of fun every single day.

Why is this role important for Automata?

We are looking for an organised and diligent Finance Manager to own and be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the month-end close and the day to day finance activities of the company. You will report to our Finance Lead, have 1 direct report, our junior Bookkeeper, and work collaboratively with various teams across the business. 

You will have an impact from day one and play a key role in growing a best-in-class Finance function, capable of supporting this rapidly scaling business.

The core of your role will involve:

  • Accountancy Work: month-end close, provide reliable financial data, supervise accuracy of stock levels, supervise accuracy of bookkeeping and AP / AR
  • Revenue: responsible for raising sales invoices to customers and managing the financial aspects of customers product returns/service cancellations
  • Payroll: which also includes calculating team compensation such as bonuses/commissions and is responsible for the correctness of salary determination
  • HMRC Submission: VAT return, PAYE, Pension and P11D submission, work with an external accountant on Corporation Tax and AFS, coordinate R&D Claim, ERS annual return
  • Bank & Payments: be responsible for national/international transfers and weekly pay runs, oversee the use of Pleo (both virtual cards and expenses) and manage business cards

What it takes 

  • Qualification - part qualified ACCA
  • Accuracy - very organised and with very strong attention to detail, meticulous at e-filing
  • Self-starter - proactive, comfortable at setting and taking ownership of their own direction although there will be plenty of guidance and support
  • Self-developer - constantly looking for new things to learn and quickly. Finance is continuously developing and the ideal person will need the curiosity to figure things out on their own
  • Communication - not satisfied with generic answers, naturally ask lots of questions and keep stakeholders always informed in the most effective way
  • Builder - the ideal person will look forward to stress test, improve or re-built processes from scratch to always create something meaningful
  • Growth mindset - the ideal person will have scaling in mind in everything they do and be willing to spend time to do things right from the very beginning

What gets us excited?  

We’re passionate about the future of Technology and Robotics and our growing success is built upon like-minded individuals who share our passion and want to put their pride in our collective achievements.

We are excited about placing the Finance function at the very core of strategic decision making by understanding products and business operations inside out and by providing timely and impeccable sets of data to key stakeholders.

If this sounds like a good fit, we want to meet you!

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15 Windsor St
N1 London Directions +44 (0)20 3603 4590 View page

Work on your terms

  • Learning & Development 🎓

    £1000 per year

  • Holiday 🏖️

    33 days PLUS we close the office between Christmas and New Year

  • Private Healthcare ❤️

    Vitality Health is available to all of our permanent employees

  • Flexible working 🤹

    Blended approach to office and WFH

  • Employee referrals 💰

    £1000 per referral hired from your network

  • Share Options Scheme 📈

    Every team member gets a pot of stock option after probation

  • Keeping you fed 🥙

    Our kitchen is always stocked and we order lunch in on Fridays

  • Dog friendly offices 🐶

    Lola, Evie and Alfie are the current resident pooches

Our values

From the beginning of the company, Automata's founders upheld a few key principles:

  • Think from first principles
  • We solve large scale problems
  • We push the belief envelope
  • We love a good intellectual challenge

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