Who we are

Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future. 

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves. 

Description of the Position

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will work with the Head of Finance providing support across the function. 

Tasks and responsibilities  

  • Provide accounting and clerical support to the finance department

  • Prepare and maintain accounting documents and records

  • Liaise with vendors, scheduling and preparing payments and bank orders; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation, purchase order amendments.

  • Pay employees expenses by receiving and verifying expense reports; preparing bank transfers for reimbursement.

  • Supports the HR function in payroll preparation and payment

  • Code expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries

  • Code revenues to projects centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries

  • Prepare bank deposits, general ledger postings and statements

  • Reconcile accounts in a timely manner

  • Data entry/management of financial transactions in ERP

  • Provide assistance and support to company personnel with finance related queries 

  • Receive, track and organize accounting documentation 

  • Inform management and compile reports/summaries on key activity areas

  • Function in accordance with established standards, procedures and applicable laws

 Skills, attitude and experience  

  • Quick learner

  • Proven accounting experience, preferably as an Accounting clerk or Accounts payable clerk

  • Proactive attitude

  • Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures

  • Competency in MS Office, Google sheets

  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and financial reports

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Aptitude for numbers

  • Ability to perform filing and record keeping tasks

  • Data entry and word processing skills

  • Well organised

 Nice to have  

  • Associate’s degree or relevant certification is a plus

  • Purchasing experience

  • Knowledge of Spanish or French is a plus

You will enjoy

  • Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry

  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses

  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays

  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment

  • Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office

  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

  • Annual Company Retreat

  • Remote working as per company policy

  • Working from home as per company policy

  • Annual Salary Review

How to apply

Visit the career section of our website here: https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to LinkedIn and your work (eg. GitHub, C++, ).

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media

Our Website - https://open-cosmos.com/media/ 
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/open.cosmos.space/ 
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-cosmos/ 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/open_cosmos