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Finance and Operations Manager, Europe



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Hydrosat is a venture-backed space and data analytics company building a new Earth Observation constellation and software to unlock the power of thermal infrared imagery. Our mission is to capture and deliver high spatio-temporal resolution thermal infrared data, currently not available from other sources, to provide insights that benefit the environment, enhance food and water security, and serve other critical applications.

We are fast-growing multinational firm, with offices in the United States, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. We are looking for an ambitious, experienced and diversely talented candidate to lead the finance and operations functions for our European offices. The position will be based out of the Luxembourg office. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team providing vital support for our expanding company.

What You’ll Do

As Finance and Operations Manager, Europe, you will be responsible for a diverse range of activities that are critical to both day-to-day business operations and the continued growth of Hydrosat. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized problem-solver who is equally proficient in financial and accounting management as well as operational management (including onboarding of employees, payroll, etc.) This is a very visible position with direct interaction with customers, vendors, employees, external accounting partners, and U.S.-based counterparts.

Financial Management:

  • Generate sales invoices, ensuring accuracy and timeliness, liaising with the Sales team members as necessary.
  • Manage revenue recognition efforts in accordance with accounting standards; experience with SaaS businesses a plus.
  • Track customer orders and liaise with Sales as needed.
  • Manage Accounts Receivable with diligence and consistency.
  • Process all expense transactions (bills, etc.) in an organized manner, managing Accounts Payable in a consistent and timely fashion
  • Manage travel expenses and corporate credit card transactions.
  • Manage bank accounts and monitor cash.
  • Finalize financial records to close monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting periods.
  • Collaborate with external accounting firm partners and tax professionals for tax returns, audits, and other regulatory matters.
  • Administer and reconcile accounts with regard to appropriate tax policies; familiarity with VAT treatment in multiple countries is critical.
  • Support budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning activities.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and internal policies, maintaining accurate financial records and documentation.

Operations Management:

  • Management of our office space and facilities, maintaining a safe and productive work environment for employees.
  • Oversee procurement processes, including sourcing office supplies and equipment.
  • Support all stages of the recruiting process.
  • On-board new employees, including managing all required documentation and payroll set-up.
  • Liaise with payroll providers to ensure seamless payroll processing each month.
  • Provide support for occasional in-office customer, investor and board meetings.