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Airspace

Airspace

Accounting & Finance
Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Company Introduction:

Airspace is a tech-enabled freight forwarder that’s redefining how the world’s most critical packages are delivered. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Airspace has employees who are based around the world. Our European headquarters is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

As a recognized leader in AI and machine learning, our team leverages data and patented technology to coordinate logistics across a global network of drivers and airlines. Our goal is to deliver those packages that are truly mission-critical in a way that is faster, more transparent, more secure, and more accountable than ever before. The items we deliver range from organs for transplant, to parts for critical machinery including grounded aircraft and highly sensitive components such as semiconductors.

Airspace has been rated one of America’s best Startup Employers, listed as one of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 companies, and featured as an Innovation and Disruption leader by CBS News. Airspace has the support of leading investors such as Telstra Ventures, HarbourVest Partners, Defy Partners, DBL Partners, and Scale Ventures. To date the company has raised more than $140m.

The company is growing rapidly and serving more places around the world than ever before. We are looking for passionate, motivated individuals who want to make an IMPACT every day to help us execute on our mission of reshaping the world of time-critical logistics.

Who is Airspace and What do we do?

Airspace is a technology-enabled freight forwarder focused on transporting ultra-critical shipments ranging from sensitive components for the world’s most high-tech manufacturers to medications, treatments, and even life-saving organs for healthcare providers . Our mission is to eliminate the risks of complex & critical shipping by giving shippers control over their supply chains. We accomplish this through patent-protected AI technology, a globally integrated network, and our world-class team!

Airspace is growing rapidly and has been featured as an innovator and disruptor in the media (CNBC, CBS). We are backed by world-class investors and have maintained a track record of growth and success since our founding in 2016. Airspace is trusted by hundreds of the world's largest shippers across the semiconductor, aerospace, automotive, and healthcare sectors and offers them expedited logistics services globally, operating in over 60 countries primarily in North America, Europe, and East Asia.

At Airspace, we live and breathe our core values: One Team, Impact, Passion, Transparency, and Innovation! By applying these to our daily tasks and interactions, we have created a company culture that is unrivaled in our industry and are constantly looking for people to push it forward!

What we are looking for:

At Airspace, the Finance team plays a pivotal force in driving cross-functional collaboration and ensuring the integrity of business operations! We’re looking for a skilled Senior Accountant with experience in the industry (desired). This person will report into our European Accounting Manager and will lead our efforts to take on new, exciting, and complex projects and will advise the VP of Accounting and the CFO on strategies and practices to ensure that procedures are accurate and documented as we scale rapidly. This opportunity offers a broad scope of work ranging from ensuring smooth daily operations to spearheading cross-departmental initiatives to streamline financial processes and drive efficiency.

Your Role & Responsibilities:

Accounting / Tax / Audit Support:

  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Lead the Netsuite transition & implementation together with the European Accounting Manager

Accounts Payable:

  • Responsible for processing all invoices received from suppliers and facilitating payment to all creditors in an accurate, efficient and timely manner
  • Execute credit card and bank account reconciliation
  • Ensure all invoices are received on time

Accounts Receivable:

  • Become a true partner with the customer, understanding their operational needs and the implications those needs will have on the billing process. Join meetings with high-value prospective and current customers and those that may require unique billing structures to develop a rich understanding of the customers' processes
  • Proactively identify billing and invoicing errors and project manage cross-departmental process updates .
  • Maintain precise records of all incoming payments
  • Prepare and send invoices to clients
  • Contact clients as needed to ensure payment of outstanding invoices

Ideal Background and Skills:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in all aspects of accounting operations (cash disbursements, cash receipts, corporate credit card processing)
  • Advance skills in Microsoft Office / Google Suite applications and advance skills in excel (providing complete analyses, drive recommendations, and provide executive-level reporting)
  • Experience in Netsuite/Exact, or other accounting systems
  • Experience in Looker and SQL is a plus
  • ACCA qualification is a plus
  • Excellence verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent in English (Dutch and other languages are a plus)
  • Strong project management experience coupled with self-motivation and ability to effectively prioritize to meet business needs
  • A self-motivated mindset with a keen eye for details and problem solving is a must
  • Positive attitude and comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment with people from different geographies and backgrounds

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Strong compensation & benefits package: Competitive salary with opportunities for promotions, bonus, and more.
  • Growth Opportunities: The sky's the limit, we will invest in you like you invest in our company and we maintain a strong track record of rapid promotion of high achievers
  • Opportunity to work and develop for a cutting-edge global leader: Airspace is reshaping the face of an industry that is increasingly in the spotlight. You will get the chance to be a member of an impactful, rapidly growing organization, and work with leaders, partners, and blue-chip customers across the globe
  • Freedom & flexibility: The role is hybrid with flexible requirements regarding office attendance and encourages creativity, responsibility, and self-development in scoping & executing the key responsibilities
  • Excellent culture with fantastic colleagues & open-door culture: A global team of highly skilled and motivated team members is there to make your day. Our management team will work to ensure your voice is heard and that we are all working to reach the same goals!

Core Values:

  • We are One Team. We believe we all accomplish more when we are working together.
  • We make an Impact. We are determined to have a positive influence on our environment, our customers, our industry, and our world.
  • We are Passionate. We care deeply about our mission and are not afraid to raise the bar.
  • We are Transparent. We pride ourselves on having open, honest, and sincere communication with our team and customers.
  • We are Innovative. We never settle and are always striving to improve our product, service, and ourselves.

About Airspace:

From life-saving organs to essential machinery components, Airspace is trusted by the world’s largest companies and most critical healthcare organizations to move their most time-sensitive shipments on time, every time. Our proprietary AI-powered platform is the most advanced of its kind- awarded and protected by multiple patents, it provides speed, reliability, and transparency unrivaled in time-critical logistics. We are thinkers, builders, and doers; from building and deploying AI in the world to assembling a world-class operations team, Airspace is on a hypergrowth trajectory while remaining hyper-focused on the needs of our customers and team members.

With offices in the United States in Carlsbad, CA, Dallas, TX, and in Europe in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Stockholm, and London, we are rapidly scaling into new markets and industries while continuing to innovate and maximize value for our customers. Backed by leading investors including Telstra, HarbourVest, Prologis, Qualcomm, Defy, and others, Airspace has raised $140M to date.

Join our team of 300+ technologists, futurists, and industry veterans as we work as One Team to revolutionize time-critical logistics.

Airspace is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Additionally, Airspace participates in the E-Verify program for all locations.

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