Financial Controller

London, England

Full Time
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Ruby Labs
Our aim is to build high-value products that users will be willing to purchase and use continually. Our products are backed by in-depth market analysis, focused and robust development teams, and aggressive marketing investments.
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About UsRuby Labs Ltd (RL) is a fast-growing start-up established in London in 2018. RL operates the biggest astrology mobile app, Hint, with the mission to educate people by simplifying astrology for greater awareness, and we launched a mobile fitness app, Able, this year.
The Opportunity
We are looking for an outstanding qualified Finance Controller to join Ruby Labs and work closely with our CFO. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-paced and fast-growing start-up and this role will be pivotal in helping to build a finance function that enables Ruby Labs to achieve its global ambitions.


  • Lead month-end closing, preparing group consolidated accounts, management reporting and tax;
  • Manage day to day accounting with multi-currency accounts for subsidiaries companies (we operate 4 legal entities: US (sales), UK (sales & admin), Malta (IP), Malta (Holding));
  • Oversee reconciliations, budgeting, cost breakdowns, journals, etc. as required;
  • Work with Accounts Payable on weekly payment run and review of all payments;
  • Work with outsourced accountants to ensure a high level of accuracy and timely delivery;
  • Supervise and build processes for expense claims and advance payments;
  • Assist with all VAT/Sales compliance (US & UK & EU) and with a year-end audit;
  • Manage tax credits and
  • Drive continuous improvement in the finance function, refine processes and procedures as we scale;
  • Ad hoc analytical support is driven by the needs of the business.

About you

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA);
  • Experience in a high-growth start-up/scale-up, digital consumer goods, multi-business units would be desirable;
  • Strong communication skills, prudent and detail-oriented;
  • Passionate & obsessive about continuous improvement, demonstrating an ability to test, learn & iterate;
  • Driven to enhance and improve finance functions;
  • Manage and prioritise workload and achieve effective results in a growing environment;
  • Xero and NetSuite experience would be desirable.
The TeamYou will be joining a strong team of ~70 people passionate about building the best-in-class product. RL has incredible team members, users, and ambitions... which is where you come in.
This is a fantastic opportunity to build and grow some of the most exciting astrology and fitness products which will shape the future of how people consume these services.
We are a remote-first company, and our product team is distributed across Europe while our chat operators and content management are located on-site in Malta. This was a deliberate choice to prioritise work-life balance and ensure we're able to accommodate the best people in Europe, whilst fostering diversity.
Our Values#KindnessKindness is what drives us. By that, we mean the way we treat each other. We make it our mission to choose people who show respect and empathy.
#InclusionWe want everyone to feel included, seen, comfortable, and confident to be themselves. We’ve had the privilege of cherry-picking our team on an international scale and we encourage diversity to gain insight into a range of cultures (and climates!).
#BalanceWe know there’s more to life than work. Our flexible and remote approach allows us to look after ourselves, while still enjoying a job we love.
#LearningEvery day is a learning curve at Ruby Labs, and we aim to keep it that way. As a start-up, we’re always experimenting. We welcome new ideas and a fresh perspective. If you know something we don’t, then we want to hear it. Learning is ingrained in our culture; every opportunity is a lesson to be learned.
BenefitsCompetitive remuneration, Culture of continuous learning, Flexible vacation policy.
Employment Regular employment in UK or Malta or Contractor agreement for the team members distributed across Europe (non-UK/Malta).
Job tags: Compliance Mobile Ruby
Job region(s): Europe
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