Animorph is hiring a Finance Officer

Animorph is looking to hire a part-time Finance Officer. You will work with the Finance Circle, and should be enthusastic about becoming the leader in this area. As the Finance Officer, you will be responsible for developing a holistic understanding of the business and how it is represented on our books, as well as owning all core bookkeeping and accounting processes, and building internal systems that scale with us as as we continue to grow.

Our target start date is mid-February 2023.

All employees of the company are paid hourly at the same rate of £22/hour. You will be employed by Animorph on a 12-month part-time contract for 24 hours a week. After our first two months together we will review the scope of your work, with a potential to increase your hours worked a week. This is an in-office role, and we will work together in our offices close to Finsbury Park station in London.

About the role

First week: You will meet other members on the team, learn about Animorph’s drive, aims, and previous projects. Supported by the Finance Circle, you will seek to understand our existing finance processes. We’re a small (<10 workers) co-operative that’s growing steadily, and interpersonal rapport is essential.

First month: You will take ownership of the full financial process of bookkeeping and bank reconciliations with Xero, maintenance of accounts recievable and accounts payable, running payroll through our external accountants, and keeping organised records.

First six months: You will review and innovate processes to implement best practise. You will own the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes to ensure timely, accurate, and compliant accounting, together with our external accountants. You will initiate regular forecasting and reporting to the other members, and be the point of contact for internal finance-related queries. You will be supported to handle our grant-related finance operations, and prepare budgets for new bids.

First year: You will identify and analyse new opportunities for cost savings or additional revenue. You will research tax deals, optimising our processes towards maximising profits. You will oversee the financial aspects of our contracts with partners, and other aspects of compliance. You will be an impactful team member setting accounting policies and procedures, and leading finance at a growing tech company that aims to enrich human potential.

About us

Animorph creates software to enrich human potential. We specialise in extended reality (XR) which facilitates recovery from medical conditions, improvement of mental health and well-being, and life-long learning. Our work takes many forms such as a wearable augmented reality stress-relief tool, browser-based educational training games, or a tablet-based stroke rehabilitation app. We have been building together since 2016, and are excited to continue growing our team and worker co-operative as somewhere we can all thrive.

Employee benefits

  • We are a worker co-operative, and employees can work towards becoming members and hence directors of the company.
  • All employees of the company are paid hourly at the same rate of £22/hour. We review and increase this regularly as our financial forecast allows.
  • Paid annual leave is accrued at 13% of hours worked.
  • Employer pension contributions of 4%, employee 4%.
  • Collective and personal development, learning, and training allowances.
  • Flexible working, work from home when you need to.

About you

  • Experienced: 1+ years of experience in a finance role.
  • London-based: Able to work together with us in our offices in Finsbury Park, London.
  • Problem-solver: You can make sense of multiple flows of complex information and think critcally to see the bigger picture. You are confident with maths, and enjoy sinking your teeth into logic and numbers puzzles, and spreadsheets. You are comfortable with ambiguity and can take initiative finding the answers to unknowns.
  • Rigourous: You are meticulous in your work. You can check your own work, doubt yourself, and identify mistakes. You pursue excellence, and always move beyond mediocre.
  • Learning-oriented: You are a proactive and collaborative self-starter who wants to shape the finance function of a steadily growing B2B tech company. You are curious and eager to learn new skills in finance and beyond, and improve yourself as part of a collective whole.
  • Values: You want your efforts to serve a larger purpose, and have a positive impact on people’s lives. We always act in the best interests of Animorph and society.
  • Working together: You take accountability for your successes and failures and set high standards. You can ask for help and generously support other team members. We grow together by challenging directly and caring personally.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point above, please do get in touch. We can talk through whether you could still be a great fit.

Application process

  • Application; please send the following to we@animorph.coop before 2023-02-06T11:00:00Z:
    • Your CV
    • Tell us why you want to work with us, including up to three strengths or perspectives you think you would bring to this team and role, and why you feel they are important.
  • In-person interview; we will respond by 2023-02-08T00:00:00Z to let you know whether we’d like to invite you to interview.
    • If you’re invited to interview, we’ll give you a problem to solve, where you can show us your experience in a practical way. We want to understand how you approach a challenge. We’ll pay you up to 2 hours for this work (£22/hr).
    • We’ll meet in our office for a 1hr interview to find out more about you and to tell you more about us. We’ll go through your experience and talk about projects you’ve worked on, and understand how you worked on the set problem.

If you have any questions, please ask us for clarity via email: we@animorph.coop

We look forward to hearing from you!

:cyclone: www.animorph.coop