Financial Controller

Scaling a low-energy, heat-free technology for Direct Air Capture of CO2

Job Title: Financial Controller
Location: Centred around London with our flexible trust based work policy
Salary: £90 - £105k PA
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
- Employee Share Option Scheme
- Above industry standard holiday (30 days vs 22-25)
- Close office over Xmas where possible
- £500 personal development grant every year
- Unlimited mental health support
- 3 months of equal Paternity or Maternity leave 
- Monthly rewilding donation on your behalf
About Mission Zero Technologies:
MZT is an early-stage start-up pioneering a breakthrough Direct Air carbon Capture (DAC) technology that can scrub CO2 from the air using a fraction of the energy compared to incumbent technologies developed by the likes of Carbon Engineering and Climeworks. In the past two and a half years, MZT has evolved its technology from concept to pilot plant scale, successfully raising over £8m from a mixture of private and government funding. MZT’s technology is a hybrid of approaches, combining efficient solution-phase capture of CO2 with a continuous and compact electrochemical separation technology. 
Mission Zero and its work is guided by its principles of bold curiosity, problem solving acumen and hope for the future. We strive to realise a world where humanity has new tools to fight climate change, remove CO2 permanently from the atmosphere and produce everyday products such as concrete blocks or fuels from atmospheric carbon emissions. To do this we need to realise a decentralised Gt supply chain for CO2 sourced directly from the atmosphere.
The opportunity: 
You have the opportunity to join MZT at a pivotal point in our company's history - our transition from an early-stage R&D startup into a product offering, revenue-generating company poised to rapidly scale our direct-air capture technology across the world. You will ensure our financial structures and processes are scalable, sustainable and fit for purpose, aligned with our business objectives to deploy our technology fast and internationally for the benefit of the environment. In the delivery of this you will report jointly to the COO and CEO.
What you’ll be responsible for:
- Managing all day to day accounting operations
- Coordinating the preparation of budget and financial forecasting and reporting any variances
- Preparing and publishing all monthly financial statements
- Creating reports (annual and monthly) which identifies results, trends and forecasts
- Ensuring all transactions are recorded, filed and reported properly
- Making sure reporting meets compliant standards with statutory law and financial regulations
- Documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls
- Identifying financial risk and putting in place appropriate measures to control for the identified risks
- Streamlining and improving all operations and accounting systems
- Supervising and managing financial department staff 
- Overseeing the audit process and liaising with external personnel where required
- Support the business with financial strategy, decision-making processes and where needed feed in to commercial objectives
- Facilitating the CEO in presenting reports to board members, senior executives, and board members
- Working closely with the CEO and commercialisation lead on exploring financing activities where appropriate
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
- CPA or CMA qualification
- An in depth working knowledge of NetSuite
- Incredible analytical, numerical and problem solving skills
- An ability to work and deliver within tight timelines
- Strong communication and leaderships skills and the ability to influence and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across the business
- Commercial acumen
- 5+ years of experience building and maintaining rugged financial systems within capex, R&D and hardware intensive businesses
- Experience in preparing R&D tax credit applications
Also desirable:
- A can do attitude!

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