Finance Controller

London, England, United Kingdom · Finance


Who We Are

New Vector is the open source software development startup which employs the core team behind – the leading project for secure open decentralised communication. Matrix’s mission is to create a universal open network where apps like WhatsApp or Slack can talk together. We build our own apps like and provide hosted Matrix services as well as contributing to the core Matrix open source ecosystem.

New Vector spun-out of a multinational corporation last year, raised $5 million in a private round in January 2018 and spent the first half of the year doubling in size. The company now employs 24 people, mostly directly in our UK or French entities, or via payrolls in Canada and Germany.

Between the challenges of funding an open-source project, making revenue from worldwide customers ranging from individuals and SMEs to governments and multinationals, and the decentralised nature of the team, we provide an unusually complex environment for a company our size, with exciting opportunities to learn and grow.

Our products are for everyone and we know we cannot succeed without a diverse team. Our hiring process is designed to be humane and give candidates the best possible chance to show us what you can do. If we ever fall down on this, please let us know.

The Role

We’re looking for a Financial Controller to bootstrap the finance function which will keep the business operating smoothly across our various entities and more importantly, take it to the next level as we roll out additional revenue making services and head towards profitability.

We want our finance strategy to be more than a support to the business, we want it to be part of our success, and as such you will report to and work closely with the Head of Operations on every aspect of budget and accounting, and more specifically:

New Vector is growing rapidly, and we would expect this role to grow as the company does. For the right candidate, our intention is to build our finance function around them.


About You

Nice to haves


Our general approach is to treat people like adults and acknowledge that by being flexible we create an environment for people to do their best work. For more details here is our manifesto. That said specific points that differentiate us:

New Vector does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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