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  • London
  • fulltime

Breathe is more than a battery performance company. We help you do more with the power you have. Because we believe an electrified future requires superior customer experiences. Our physics-based battery management software helps the world's most iconic electric vehicle and consumer electronics brands deliver products with faster charging, greater cycle life and zero compromise on safety. We dream that one day everyone will breathe clean air. That's why we make batteries better.

What you will be doing

As our first in-house finance team member 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. We will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills as a finance professional, such as attending seminars, workshops and courses.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, AR, AP, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory 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
  • Partner with the Head of Operations to provide financial input to strategic decisions and modelling
  • Direct the budget and reforecasting processes for the business, driving commercial accountability and performance
  • Be responsible for all statutory accounts, audit and legal financial obligations
  • Support company’s accountant with quarterly VAT returns, annual accounts, payroll and pensions
  • Designing & implementing robust financial processes to support efficient scaling of the company while ensuring adequate internal controls
  • Finance operations; supplier pay runs, banking & cash management (including FX hedging), tax & risk management
  • Manage grant applications and R&D tax credit processes
  • Manage relationships with third party stakeholders including accountants, insurance brokers, banking partners, hedging partners, software providers (Spendesk)


  • 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
  • Excellent at problem solving and prioritisation
  • Great communication and organisational ability
  • A team player with a proactive attitude and ability to work autonomously
  • Happy to work from our office 4 days per week
  • Flexible and willing to be adaptable in an innovative and rapidly scaling environment
  • Kind and conscientious


  • A small, talented and cohesive team delivering exciting products
  • The ability to have a big say in how the company is run and where we are going
  • Share options scheme
  • 34 days holidays per annum including public holidays
  • Ethical pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Central London location
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