Finance Manager 

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The Finance Manager will operate a multi-territory finance function that covers everything from payments and invoicing to payroll and accounts. A key member of our global team, the Finance Manager will also help inform our financial strategy and work on unit economics calculations, help manage working capital commitments, reduce foreign exchange exposure and increase tax efficiency. All of this during an exciting period of forecasted growth and expansion.

Job Title: Finance Manager

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Based at: London, UK


Responsibilities (What You'll Be Doing)

  • Work with the leadership team to understand the strategic goals of the business and set financial priorities to support those goals.

  • As a fast growing start-up, BuffaloGrid needs to run a lean operation without compromising our growth. You will ensure this by maintaining budgetary control across the business.

  • Update our financial models & cash flow forecasts on an on-going basis, ensuring we always have a clear picture of the current financial state of the business.

  • Evaluate our financial processes, always looking for opportunities to improve our workflow and drive efficiency in finance and procurement across the business.

  • Ensure up-to-date book-keeping across both our UK and India business

  • Take charge of our external financial team and take responsibility for the work they do, including:

    • Management of accounts payables & receivables

    • Maintenance of accruals, prepayments and fixed assets along with creation and loading of journals

    • Oversee monthly balance sheet reconciliations

    • Manage payroll, pension scheme and employee contracts.

  • Manage our relationship with external advisors who handle R&D tax credits and government grants to ensure our business is making the most of available incentive schemes.

  • Support any legal work in co-ordination with our external lawyers and company secretaries


Core Skills (What We Want to See)

  • Ability to produce and manage in-depth financial models and cash flow forecasts

  • Be able to lead a data-centric approach, evaluating the company’s financial performance by gathering, analysing and interpreting data and metrics to provide clear insight.

  • Strong commercial awareness and be comfortable with the dynamics of a small, fast-growing business.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, you should be able to talk with ease to all members of the company, as well as external suppliers, customers and investors, and be comfortable collaborating with non-native English speakers from other cultures as our business expand into new markets.

  • Exceptional process design and management abilities, you should always be looking for ways to improve how our business functions.

  • Excellent problem solving skills, a hands on, can-do attitude to everything you do

  • Strong ability to prioritise your workload, you should always be assessing whether you are working on the most critical task for the business.

  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in everything you do.


Knowledge & Experience (What You Need to Have)

  • Prior experience working in a fast-moving small business or venture-backed startup

  • Either in-training for or the holder of a formal accounting qualification

  • High level of proficiency working with accounting software (we use Xero)

  • Proven experience accounting for FX gains/losses across multiple currencies (especially GBP, USD and INR)


Benefits (What We Offer)

  • Competitive salary

  • Equity in the company through our employee share scheme.

  • Work for a company on a world-changing mission to affect millions of lives.

  • Tackle complex challenges that have a global impact everyday.

  • Be part of a collaborative team culture - open, encouraging, design-centric and fun.


About BuffaloGrid

Over 1 billion people lack access to reliable power, and yet 700 million have access to a mobile phone. For many, getting their phone charged and connecting to the network is a daily challenge. Without the ability to connect, these phone users will struggle to function in the modern economy.

We want to see everyone connected. We think everyone has the right to be included in our digital world. That’s why at BuffaloGrid, we are working to help the Next Billion get connected and stay connected.

Our team is made up of designers, developers and growth specialists who want to use technology to make a real impact in our user’s lives. They work across hardware, software, operations and growth to provide a reliable service that our customers want and our users love.

We are supported by Local Globe and Kima Ventures, two of Europe’s best venture capital funds. We are also the recipients of grant funding from InnovateUK, EU H2020 and the Microsoft Energy Access Initiative. And we are honoured to have been nominated for the UK Design Museum’s Design of the Year Award 2017, one of the most prestigious awards in design.