Automata is building a world-class company to disrupt the life science industry and empower scientists by making automation a reality for every lab.
We work with labs across the world to understand their specific workflows and needs, and develop personalised solutions that range from diagnostic, drug discovery to synthetic biology. This allows us to simplify common automation tasks, while also supporting more advanced paths for specialised workflows, in a fast, flexible, and cost-efficient way.
We are looking for a Financial Controller whose mission is to develop a top performing accounting and control function, to further develop systems as well as robust and well documented processes, as the business scales, and to direct our accounting operations.
Why is this role important for Automata?
As we quickly scale our team, expand to other geographies and prepare for the next funding round, we want to ensure that our finance operations is at the right standards.
In this role you will be responsible for:
Support the company’s international activities, leading on processes, tax, compliance, relating to group activities or overseas team.
Business partnering with department leads to facilitate financial planning, budgeting and subsequent variance analysis, becoming highly knowledgeable of the company’s activities and operational priorities.
Preparing the business for its audit, including review of accounting policies and coordinating the provision of information to external auditors.
Continue to develop and implement a best of class finance tech stack to help automate day to day tasks.
What it takes:
Recognised accounting qualification, eg ACA or ACCA, with thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
Experience implementing and improving finance systems and processes in-house.
Detail oriented and organised, with the ability to manage multiple deliverables and competing priorities.
Analytical and numerical skills.
Confident and pro-active personality with great communication skills.
Nice to haves:
Previous experience with group accounting.
What gets us excited?
We’re passionate about the future of Technology and Automation and our growing success is built upon like minded individuals who share our passion.
You are excited about working in a fast paced scale-up atmosphere with meritocratic working conditions and seeking excellence from those around you.
If this sounds like a good fit and have tick the right boxes, you will love having the opportunity to build something that immediately adds value.