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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER (m/f/d)

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER (m/f/d)

companyDRONAMICS
locationSofia, Bulgaria
location Finance, Accounting & Legal

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that's at least 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and the whole system costs less than a sports car. This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe, Australia and Canada with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.

We believe that same-day shipping should be a human right, and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single pers

on on the planet at a cost that everyone everywhere can afford.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a Financial Controller, reporting to the CFO, to take charge of the Accounting and Finance teams, and introduce/refine the systems and processes that will allow us to scale effectively. Additionally, one of the key purposes of this position is to prepare accurate financial and operational analysis and reports in order to provide reliable indicators useful for business strategy planning. The person we hire will need to be hands on, and have the leadership ability and talent to develop the function to meet growing business needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Run and manage all accounting operations / teams including payroll, AP, AR, month-end and year-end close process

  • Preparation of management reports and financial statements

  • Manage the external financial audit

  • Manage and comply with local and national government reporting requirements and tax filings

  • Create and maintain accounting policies

  • Create/refine and manage internal controls

  • Improve the efficiency of, and scale the accounting function

  • Prepare accurate financial and operational analysis and reports in order to provide reliable indicators useful for business strategy planning.

  • Assist the CEO and the senior management team on planning and controlling the company budget in order to identify excessive spending, suggest cost savings and ensure that procedures are performed according to the budget

  • Provide managers within the department with all the required support concerning analysis of operational data (collect, interpret and analyse data), budget control and monthly reports, in order to provide them with accurate indicators to allow solid business decisions and help them to better follow the cost centre’s annual budget

  • Ensure that all invoices are reviewed, audited and approved to determine if time and material charges are reasonable  

  •  Prepare ongoing financial forecasts, providing different “scenarios” in order to provide financial indicators that could help business strategy planning

  • Provide operational/financial metrics and analytical/reporting tools in order to provide adequate data useful for business decision making

REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualified accountant (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Bulgaria) with a degree or equivalent in Finance / Accounting

  • More than 10 years of experience in financial accounting roles, some experience in the aviation industry is an advantage, 

  • Exceptional communication skills developed, in a company that requires a strong proficiency in English (both written and verbal)

  • Strong understanding of GAAP

  • Proficiency with accounting software

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and strong analytical skills / problem-solving abilities

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Self-awareness, and the ability to self-develop

  • Leadership skills with a focus on developing people

  • Demonstrates good judgment and integrity, including when working to tight deadlines

  • Experience of managing a the performance of a P&L, contributing to business planning and strategy, financial project planning, forecasting and reporting, managing audits, risk management, setting up policies and processes and external vendor relations 

WE OFFER

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company

  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level 

  • Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world

  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods

  • Our preference is for this role to be based in Sofia, Bulgaria but are open to other locations in Europe

If you’re interested, please apply by sending us your CV and Cover Letter. We are always looking for people who want to grow our business and nurture our culture and we’d love to hear more about you in your cover letter. Rather than ask you for the same old standard letter, we are very interested in the following things:

  • What excites you about our business opportunity?

  • Why are you our number one pick for this role?

  • What about you makes you ideally suited to a startup environment?

  • What is your understanding of an inclusive work culture?

We are looking forward to hearing from you and thanks in advance for considering a career at Dronamics. We’ll be in touch to arrange an interview if we think that there is a potential fit, but if you don’t hear from us please contact us again if you see us post other opportunities that interest you in the future.