Finance Manager

Job description

Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable world? Are you excited to help shape the future of battery technology and consequently the future of consumer electronics and mobility? Can you not wait to dive into a VC-backed deep tech scale-up with the ambition to change the world?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Manager to join our innovative and ambitious organization.

About LeydenJar

LeydenJar is a high-tech company, developing pure silicone anodes for a lithium-ion battery that will change the world. We are proud that, here at LeydenJar, we:

  • boost Li-ion battery energy density by 70% by using 10x thinner anodes
  • improved cycle life to >450
  • achieved fast charging to 60% in under 10 min!

We are currently still in an R&D phase, but we are ready to start the actual production of anode foil. LeydenJar Plant One will open in 2026.

Your mission

As the right hand of the CFO, you are involved in various company-wide projects and no day is the same. You will play an important role in achieving our dreams and international ambitions. Are you excited to grow along with us?

You will be responsible for implementing the new ERP system, helping with designing and setting the finance processes for production. 

Some of your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

1. Planning & Control Cycle

• You are responsible for the organisation-wide planning & control cycle. Including the budget process, forecast and reports.

• You are responsible for Business Control and advise the management and the business

• Optimizes, designs and implements financial processes

2. Project, subsidy administration and control

• You are responsible for setting up a project and subsidy administration

• In collaboration with the administration, you ensure comprehensive accountability for the subsidies

3. Reporting & Auditing

• You are responsible for the monthly, quarterly and annual reports

• You are responsible for developing and setting up an ESG report

• You are (jointly) responsible for the Internal Control Framework

• You proactively identify risks and propose control measures and implement them

4. Advising on a strategic/tactical level

• You initiate and provide strategic financial policy advice

• You support the CFO with complex issues and the resulting implementation in the context of investments or ongoing projects, for example the construction of the new production location, but also the IPO process.

• You provide solicited and unsolicited advice to the CFO and management

5. Connecting cooperation with internal and external partners

• You initiate and maintain effective networks and collaborations both within and outside the organization

• You are the first point of contact for the business, the accountant, banks and tax authorities

Job requirements

Who are you?

For this role we are looking for an analytically strong, flexible candidate with good communication skills and a positive attitude.

• You have an academic working and thinking level

• It is important that you have a solid financial background, preferably in a Big4 environment.

• Experience in R&D, manufacturing and capital intensive environments is a big plus.

• Important competencies include: adaptability, responsibility, tenacity, initiative, innovative

What can you expect from us?

  • Unique experience in a rapidly scaling VC-backed start-up environment
  • Chance to work on potentially world-changing technology that can be a game changer to a range of industries and a key enabler for the energy transition
  • Your primary gross annual salary will be between 70,000 – 84,000 euro, based on your experience and education
  • A total of 10% (on top and based on your monthly gross salary) will be paid by LeydenJar for pension and other insurances
  • You get 25 days of vacation per year (based on 40 hours working week) and the possibility to buy extra days; you get a laptop in use during the employment 
  • A possibility for an attractive SARs plan
  • NS Business Card or reimbursement of 0.21 euro per km for commuting
  • Great colleagues; at LeydenJar you will be part of a multi-national, ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial team/20+ different nationalities!/
  • Thirsty Thursday – we have drinks every first Thursday of the month
  • We host internal FUN events each year and offer personal development perks.
  • We have fresh fruit delivered every Monday in both locations

Do you want to take on the challenge as a Finance Manager?

We are looking forward to your application!

If you'd like to learn more about LeydenJar dream and ambition, see here /in Dutch/: In 5 minuten je telefoon opladen: met deze Nederlandse accu kan dat (straks) | RTL Nieuws

At LeydenJar we value diversity, and we provide equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, etc. If there are two or more applicants of equal suitability for a certain position, LeydenJar can under circumstances decide to select applicants based on positive discrimination in full compliance with all relevant and applicable law.