Space Forge is a fast-growing in-space manufacturing company. We are developing the world’s first returnable and re-launchable satellite platform, the ForgeStar. Space Forge is transforming return from space to enable new techniques to produce products and services for the benefit of all.

The ForgeStar can support a wide array of missions, from in-space manufacturing of new materials and microgravity research, to planetary landing systems and deep space exploration.

We are now in a position to bring on board a CFO who has a desire to be part of our journey to build something unique and special. Someone who has experienced fast company growth and the challenges that come along with it.

What will you do?

  • Challenge status quo: challenge values!
  • Provide analysis, insights, and short-term outlook, according to stakeholder’s needs, with focus on operational efficiency and steering of cost evolution
  • Understand team goals and priorities, and how you can contribute to their achievement from a financial standpoint
  • Ensure regular reporting for CTO teams (Product and Engineering) and Business Functions (CEO, People, Programmes, Sales) are produced
  • Team-up with the People team for headcount cost and salary forecasting
  • Participate in business process improvement initiatives
  • Provide investor reporting and insights as needed

Key responsibilities

Financial Strategy

  • Build a long-term and 3-5yr strategic plan
  • Develop long-term financial plans (business plan, yearly/quarterly budgets, cash flow analysis) and preparation for ESA/UKSA work
  • Establish advanced financial reporting dashboards with growth KPIs
  • Provide support for investment activities (revenue modelling, data rooms etc)
  • Partner with the CEO to determine funding needs and explore spending augmentation strategies (reviewing suppliers, subscriptions etc)
  • Partner with founders and growth leadership to find, create and implement company efficiencies
  • Overseeing and advising on foreign company presence with the view to creating European and US subsidiaries.

Financial Operations and leadership of team

  • Management and coordination of accounting firms

  • Monthly controls of financial statements

  • Management of supplier invoicing with Accounts and Procurement teams

  • Supervise the team in charge of daily reconciliation and accounting procedures

  • Optimize and automate current financial operations to guarantee scalability

Your Profile

  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience in high-growth, fast-scaling,global organizations
  • You know how to combine strategic/financial thinking with hands-on, operational requirements
  • You’re rigorous with the numbers with strong attention to detail
  • Most importantly, you know how to business partner effectively with non-financial stakeholders, not just providing data, but understanding of the business, analysis, insights, and forward-looking views
  • You are a self-starter, at ease working in a fast-changing organization where people focus on results, rather than bureaucracy
  • You’re an expert with spreadsheet and presentation applications
  • Mentoring or people management experience - you’ll have one team member to start.
  • Desirable: Accountancy qualifications at ACA, ACCA or CIMA level
  • Highly Desirable: Experience with international expansion and subsidiary creation

Why Space Forge?

We believe in a future where our most polluting industries are moved off planet, built for sustainability, and returned back to Earth for the benefit of all. Space is the next step for our manufacturing needs.

Salary range: £80,000 - £110,000 pa depending on experience and brilliance

At Space Forge, we believe in creating the best possible workplace that suits every single person that joins us.

  • Flexible working environment, work from where you like in the UK unless you need to be in the office, our remote work equipment is high spec too

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays

  • Pension scheme at 4% matched

  • Charity or cause you’re passionate about? Up to 5 volunteering days a year to support the things closest to you and make an impact

  • Super cool brand new office and factory - the coffee is on us (and it’s certified carbon neutral too, our snazzy machine does anything from the humble americano to a superb flat white)

  • Pizza pay day - okay, it’s not always pizza, but if you’re at the office on pay day, lunch is on us

  • We’re changing the way humanity builds, we think that’s exciting, and we want you to be excited about it too. That’s why we have an Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) so you can own part of our journey

  • You’re the master of your own destiny. We offer every person at Space Forge a £1500 annual learning budget so you can choose the training or experiences to help you grow

  • Your mental health is important! You’ll have access to Spill - an all-in-one mental health support platform offering completely anonymous therapy sessions to our whole team

  • Working with a passionate, friendly and highly motivated team

  • Maternity / Paternity benefits beyond statutory

We are committed to building an inclusive workplace and that starts with hiring diversely. However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, we welcome you to apply for a role at Space Forge.

If there are any adjustments that would help improve your experience with Space Forge, please do let us know when you apply.

We also believe our interview process should be inclusive and transparent and we take it very seriously. We want to give you time to learn about us while we get to know you. As always, if there is anything missing, or you've identified a way we can improve, just let us know!

For this role, have a two-stage interview process:

  1. 45-minute Culture and Values video call interview with 2 members of our team
  2. 60-minute Skills video call interview related to specific needs of the role with 2 members of the team you'll be most closely working with
  3. Q&A session with Board
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Posted 10 months ago
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