Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation, our locations in Utrecht or Venray or remote from the comfort of your own home office
Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience within a similar role or within a Big 4 / 2nd tier audit firm
Degree: Min. Bachelor or Master (accounting, economics, controlling)
Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.
What will you do as Financial Controller at Lightyear?
As a financial controller, you’ll become part of the Finance Circle and you contribute to being “in control”. You will be a vital part of the accounting and control triangle, which is the beating heart of the financial organization. We enable the recording of all activities and transactions (accurate & timely, complete and verifiable). We make sure that this complies with internal and external rules and regulations. You are the right hand of the head of accounting and you work closely together on a day-to-day basis. While being part of this team it’s up to you, consider it your personal mission to:
Deal with finance, accounting, production, marketing, personnel, and operations to ensure that our business is profitable and there are proper internal controls.Although your role will be quite fluid, formally it’ll be focused on:
At Lightyear, we work with the highest standard of compliance so that it conforms to all rules and regulations.
A day as a Financial Controller
Let's start by saying Lightyear is very flexible in terms of your working hours, we offer near-full remote working with any office equipment we need to work ergonomically (and a work-at-home budget to upgrade your internet). If needed, or desired, you can spend your working time at our modern office at the Automotive Campus close to Helmond (travel allowance included), or at our satellite offices in Utrecht or Venray. Here you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and experience the buzz of the office and our labs.
Imaginably, working as a Financial Controller at Lightyear is exciting, but what can a day look like?
So, let's assume it's Tuesday, you chose to come to our office and the first thing you do is grab your favorite wake-up drink before rolling into the first meeting of your day: the daily stand-up with the finance team. You and the team discuss major milestones, align everyone's plans for today and receive updates from the CFO on the latest funding round. Next, you provide accurate and timely company records by managing the accounting function.
After a nice lunch in the campus restaurant, you quickly grab a banana from the fruit box and go for a stroll in the park in front of our office with a few colleagues. During walks like these, it's not all about work. You talk about your plans for the weekend, and you decide to hang out and do some mountain biking together. After the stroll, you focus on managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results.
Lastly, you own the financial close process and produce financial statements and reports to guide decision-making.
After this, you decide you want a rematch on last week and challenge your colleague for a table tennis match during your well-deserved Friday afternoon drink. This is one of the fun activities our happiness team comes up with! All in all, being a Financial Controller at Lightyear is an exciting job!
What do we expect from our Financial Controller?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the ‘tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team-based, but working independently shouldn’t be an issue. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:
What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.
Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.
At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.
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