Finance and HR Manager

Location: Milan, Milan, Italy

Department: Finance and Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Listed in the Muse's 11 Companies That are Going to be Huge in 2016, Launchmetrics (formerly Fashion GPS), is the leading technology for helping brands launch their products to market.  With a stronghold in the industry, we specialize in efficient product tracking, event management and influencer analytics.  Our software was built to simplify and improve all aspects of the fashion industry workflow and we are now considered the industry standard with top designers and PR firms around the globe.

The Finance and HR Manager will perform and oversee all finance, accounting, and HR operations at the company’s Milan office. As a small and growing company, we need someone in this role who will roll up his/her sleeves and dive into the details. The Finance and HR Manager must be a strong communicator, as this role must interact well with colleagues at all levels and in several different countries. Reporting to both the VP of Finance for Southern Europe and the COO, who are both located outside of Italy, this is a very hands-on role which is expected to work with a high degree of independence.

 

Key Responsibilities  

Finance:

  • Oversee all day-to-day financial and accounting functions in Italy
  • Cash-flow management
  • Perform month end close activities, including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations for various balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Put together monthly financial reporting and analyze variances versus budget
  • Track recognized and deferred revenue, ensuring that revenue is recognized properly
  • AR and AP processes, including client invoicing and collections
  • Work with Salesforce to extract relevant financial information
  • Assist with upcoming accounting system migration project
  • Manage the year-end close and annual audit process for the Italian entity
  • Liaise with external accountants and auditors for the Italian entity
  • Assist in implementing new accounting policies and procedures
  • Perform relevant VAT reporting and work with external accounting firm to complete annual tax filings
  • Work with international accounting and finance staff to ensure consistent processes throughout the company
  • Assist with the budget for the Italian entity
  • Mentor and train any junior staff as the need arises
  • Managing the relationships with third parties as lawyers, banks, public administrations, tax administration, external CPA’s, auditors, external consultants etc.

Human Resources:

  • With the help of an external provider, process payroll and relevant reporting on a monthly basis
  • Perform the administrative onboarding processes for new employees and any administrative processes associated with exiting employees
  • When necessary, liaise with attorneys to ensure compliance with Italian labor laws
  • Help uphold a positive and professional atmosphere in the office, plan office outings/happy hours and other fun professional activities
  • Process expense reports of employees
  • Management of G&A expenses

Requirements:

  • BS in Finance/Accounting
  • Ability to communicate professionally in English a must
  • 4+ years of related professional experience
  • Prior experience in a SaaS company or with SaaS clients is highly preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to evaluate issues, propose and implement solutions with consideration for all downstream implications.
  • Strong accounting/financial systems and process skills
  • Proficiency with Excel required
  • Knowledge of Sales Force is helpful but not critical
  • Highly responsible, detail oriented, and organized
  • Great communicator and mentor, team player
  • Used to working in a fast-paced environment

What can we offer? 

  • A fantastic opportunity to participate in the development of a revolutionary company open to what’s trending in all businesses worldwide.
  • An incredible work environment – fun, casual, fast-paced with team lunches and outings
  • A passionate, driven and fun team that is as eager to learn new things as you are.

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