VP Finance

Exotrail is hiring!


Exotrail is a space company based in France. We are developing mobility solutions for an agile space.

Our mission is to allow small satellite constellations to move in space, so that we can optimise their deployment, increase their performances and reduce space pollution. Thanks to this, a new world of telecommunication, Earth observation and space exploration will arise.

Our mobility solutions range from highly flexible high-thrust propulsion systems for small satellites (ExoMG™), mission simulation and operation software (ExoOPS™), and orbital transfer vehicles (SpaceVan™).

Exotrail launched in 2017 and has secured over 20M€ from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. Our team consists of 50+ people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris).

This is only the beginning. Small satellites equipped with propulsion will be able to deliver new space services and will entirely disrupt the space industry by servicing, repairing, assembling and manufacturing spacecrafts directly in orbit. Join us and be part of our great ambition!

Job Description

Our startup is looking for our future VP Finance to support our growth.
You will be in charge of the overall financial, legal and administrative activities of Exotrail, in relation with the managing director & cofounder.
You will attend the Directors Committee.

Your objectives will be mainly to :

  • Ensure legal obligations and mitigate the risk in terms of finance, taxes, sales & purchases administration,
  • Ensure that the cash is well monitored, well estimated and well anticipated,
  • Manage and optimize financial, legal and administrative policies, processes and workflows,
  • Track and get non dilutive fundings and fiscal benefits,
  • Report on financial performances,
  • Support the C-level team on legal, financial and administrative matters.

In particular, you will be in charge of

  • Managing accounting, tax, social,
  • Managing cash and banks relationships,
  • Managing and reviewing partners’ contracts (customers, suppliers, etc.),
  • Tracking non dilutive funds, managing public grant tenders, getting and monitoring fiscal R&D benefits (CIR),
  • Managing and optimizing sales and purchases administration & workflows,
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual financial communication,
  • Managing and controlling budget,
  • Administration, customs, insurances, etc.
  • Managing and developing your team (currently 2 persons)

You could also participate in the corporate administration of Exotrail.
The job is located at Massy (91).

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree in accounting or finance (DSCG, DEC, and/or Business school in French accounting)
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position in a mid-sized company (manufacturing environment if possible),
  • Having already lived a startup scale-up would be appreciate,
  • Fluent in French and English, with high level skills in written and oral communications,
  • Data analyst oriented / very good in MS Excel,
  • Very comfortable with ERP use and overall company flows optimization (dematerialized processes)
  • IFRS bridges knowledge and widely, international knowledge would be appreciated
  • Proven ability to innovate,
  • Hands-on approach needed.

You identify yourself in our three core values:

  • Action and risk-taking,
  • Acting as a team first,
  • Quality and transparency.

Position starting ASAP.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Massy, France (91300)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 5 years