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Sep 29, 2022

Finance

Chief Financial Officer

With our groundbreaking satellite 5G constellation, OQ Technology is a global leader in the domain of IoT communication connectivity and associated services. We are a venture capital-backed company with a successful track record of satellite launches and the first company in the world to disrupt the telecommunication industry by merging cellular 5G with satellites.

Our technology will have massive implications for the Oil & Gas, Maritime, Industry 4.0, and Transport segments, particularly for the management and tracking of assets in remote and rural areas and for extending 5G coverage through non-terrestrial networks.

As our wireless technologies are constantly evolving and winning multiple awards, with funding for the next phase secured, and commercial traction demonstrated, we are now looking to onboard our CFO to drive and execute the financial and corporate activities of our organization.

Directly reporting to our dynamic CEO, you will lead the fundraising efforts, financial planning, operations, and reporting activities, build our corporate and finance organization to achieve our ambitious business targets for 2023 and beyond, and lead our efforts to position OQ Tech for the next funding round to achieve our long term growth plans. This role is also foreseen to be the first step toward a Chief Financial Officer role in the future.

Job Location

France/Luxembourg

Starting date

March 2023

Job Type

Full Time – Permanent Employment

Key Responsibilities:

-Lead the company fundraising campaign and investment strategy -Supervise business, financial, and tax planning activities, and prepare periodic budgets and operational forecasting -Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that support the company’s strategic direction and monitor actual results versus business targets. Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile. -Oversee financial operations of OQ Tech, including international subsidiaries and third-party service providers. Manage lead-to-order process and invoicing/accounting activities. -Oversee all financial reporting activities to management, Board of Directors, shareholders, auditors, etc. and report risk issues across all corporate functions of the company -Lead debt and equity financing activities of the company and maintain regular interaction with existing and prospective equity and debt holders, as well as the financial market -Contribute to M&A activities and lead financial due diligence and negotiations -Supervise legal and regulatory operations, and monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry; ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements -Ensure compliance with tax laws and other regulatory financial requirements including auditing -Ensure full and timely financial reporting by international financial reporting standards -Supervise all finance personnel

Key Qualifications:

-A proven track record (6 + years) with prior experience as a CFO or equivalent role in a satellite or telecom or IT company -A proven track record (6 + years) with prior experience in fundraising and investment or supporting/coaching startups in fundraising. -BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance, or a relevant field is required MSc/MBA/CFA is a plus -Knowledge of IFRS financial reporting standards is a plus -A strong track record in dealing with different types of stakeholders and executing investment opportunities -Proven track record of fundraising activities and established network in the financial market M&A experience -In-depth knowledge of risk management practices -Proficiency in the use of financial management software and MS office -Problem-solving and can-do attitude -Strong leadership qualities -Excellent organizational skills -People management and development skills, and effective communication skills -Languages: Fluency in English (French & German are considered a plus).

Benefits*:

You will have the best experience of your life with our team! We are a dynamic and adventurous company working on a historic mission and we will offer you:

-Attractive financial package with bonus plan -Employee stock option plan -Flexible working place and hours -Pension and health and accident insurance -Food and shopping vouchers -The opportunity to travel globally and meet our customers & partners and work from any of our global offices in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East -Training and development opportunities -Leadership skills and independent decision making -Flat hierarchy -Visa sponsorship -Friendly and healthy working environment -Access to the latest hi-tech facilities and tools -Paid time off -Paid family leave -Paid relocation leave

*Benefits are negotiated on a case-by-case basis based on relevant experience and skills.