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Finance Manager 

Identifier: AT0013 
Department: Finance  
Location: Romsey, Southampton, SO519AQ, United Kingdom 
Reports to: Alexander Jantzen (Chief Operation Officer) 
Mission: Leverage financial expertise and strategic acumen to drive the company's growth  and innovation in the quantum technology sector. 
Type: Part Time Employment | On-site / Hybrid | FTE rate of £30-50k p.a. 

Role Description: 

We believe quantum technology can improve the world by allowing us to measure,  communicate and compute in new and radically improved ways. In the quantum  technology sector, cold atoms are the universal platform through which we harness its  power and disruptive capabilities. We want you to join us in pioneering and building out  this new area of innovation so that it can become part of our everyday lives. 

If you are a finance professional with experience in planning, implementing processes and book-keeping then we want you to reach out. As a Finance Manager, you will work on  managing all finance functions, bringing previously outsourced elements in-house and  managing the end-to-end finance process. As we are a start-up, there will be significant  opportunity to shape the role and the wider company as activities progress. Start-up work  can be extremely challenging, uncertain and hard to predict, but also extremely rewarding as you look to build something new alongside other highly skilled and motivated people at  a rapid pace. 

This role is part-time (~15 hours), with exact times to be agreed with the candidate. Ideal  at this stage would be 2 hours daily with 1 full day in office, once a week. 

Your Responsibilities: 

• Daily account reconciliation, maintain asset register and document filing.

• Developing processes to ease workflow and provide high quality record keeping.

• Purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory tracking.

• Financial reporting, budgeting and cashflow forecasting to the leadership team.

• Prepare and submit documentation for research grants and VAT-returns.

• Evolve the role and team as the company continues its growth. 

Background and qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or equivalent in a relevant field along with professional qualifications such as CFA, CA, CIMA or ACCA (non-exhaustive). 
• 2-5+ years of experience in financial management, ideally in the technology sector. • Strong familiarity with Xero and Microsoft Office. 
• Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills who is adaptable to changing workflows.  • Natural presenter, be it written or verbal with good attention to detail. • Strong desire to work in a dynamic startup environment.

• 26 Days of holiday on full time basis. 
• Flexibility around core hours. 
• Company outings, team building and training opportunities. 

To apply, please email your CV and a motivational statement to, quoting the job title in the email subject. 

Extended responsibilities list: 

• AR function – raise invoices, credit control, payment allocation. 
• AP function – reconcile invoices to purchase orders, system entry, payment management  and allocation, expenses management, Xero nominal analysis control. 
• Balance sheet reconciliations including fixed asset control. 
• Bank and petty cash reconciliations. 
• Monthly revenue and cost of sales recognition and accruals/deferred analysis and  reconciliation. 
• Month end procedures including journal preparation/entry and accounts production and  analysis as required 
• Staff costs journal production and balance sheet reconciliation including HMRC liabilities  payments. 
• Update forecasts and budgets monthly and assist with quarterly forecasting reviews • VAT returns and liabilities reconciliations. 
• Prepare information needed for external accountants to produce statutory accounts. • Ad hoc finance and admin functions as required. 

AI generated example profile: 

A candidate might be a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with 7 years of experience as a Finance Manager in a high-tech firm, holding an MSc in Finance, and having a proven track record of strategic financial planning, team leadership, and successful project management. They should possess deep knowledge of the UK’s financial regulations and standards, combined with excellent communication skills and a strategic mindset. 

By having this comprehensive background, a candidate would be well-equipped to handle the financial responsibilities at Aquark Technologies and contribute significantly to its growth and success in the quantum technology sector.

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