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A bit about Airly


Air pollution kills 7 million people each year and has been closely linked with exaccerbating everything from respiratory diseases, to dementia and infertility.

Air pollution causes 12% of deaths globally and lost productivity equivalent to 4% of global GDP.

Airly has developed a proprietary air quality monitoring solutions so governments and businesses can diagnose air quality issues, identify actions to improve, and verify their progress.

We need to massively accelerate the deployment of hyper-local monitoring to protect public health, inform our actions and hold authorities to account.

Airly was founded by Wiktor (CEO), Aleksander and Misiek, three physics graduates and friends from Krakow University in Poland.

Our COO is Jonathan Gartside, one of the founding leadership team at Bulb.

Airly’s team is made up of 30 people, with the majority in the functions of product and technology (developing our proprietary integrated hardware-software solution) and growth (covering direct sales, partner-led sales, and public policy).


The team and the role


The Head of Finance will lead the Group Finance Team, reporting to the COO.

They will create a best in class financial planning and analysis capability to support strategic decision making across the business.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager to build their ideal team, and take a leading role in guiding Airly to financial self-sustainability and expanding from core markets of Poland and UK, across Europe and into USA.

The Head of Finance will also manage the accounting team, who – together with our external accountant partners – are responsible for core accounting, preparation of monthly management accounts, consolidated group accounts, tax filings, and treasury.


Main responsibilities:


Recurring Financial Analysis

  • Drive the design & oversee preparation of weekly financial KPI reporting.
  • Prepare analysis & commentary from monthly management accounts.
  • Prepare quarterly financial investor communications.

Planning & Forecasting 

  • Own the financial forecast model and strategy toward becoming cash self-sustaining.
  • Oversee cash flow and runway forecasting.
  • Setup and operate team-level budgets.

Input to Strategic Decisions

  • Analyse investment decisions, e.g., Product R&D, Sales & Marketing, and Inventory.
  • Analyse pricing and cost control (COGS, OPEX) scenarios to understand impact on unit economics and profitability.

Manage the Accounting team who are responsible for: 

  • Core accounting: Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, Inventory, Book-keeping and Payroll, and preparation of financial statements.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
    Consolidation of group accounts.
  • Tax filings.
  • Treasury.


A bit about you:

Enthusiasm to tackle air pollution.

Accomplished strategic thinker who enjoys forming strategic plans.

Excited by the opportunity and responsibility of a small fast-paced startup environment.

Experience of and curiosity about Hardware-as-a-Service, inventory management, sales partnerships and B2G.

Humble and hands-on team player.

Ability to work well with others at all levels, including senior management.

Ability to work to tight timescales and deadlines.

Ability to multitask, manage time effectively, and plan across multiple initiatives.

Great communicator that enjoys both up-skilling team members and learning from them.

Experience and skills we look for:


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), ideally at least 2-years PQE.
    – Big 4 accounting / consulting or investment banking experience an advantage.
    – Ideally with experience of Polish, UK and European accounting practices.
  • Previously Financial Analyst or similar at a complex, fast moving, international business.
    – Operating subsidiaries in Poland, the UK, and abroad.
    – Experience in reconciling subsidiaries to group level reporting.
    – Experience of Hardware-as-a-Service model is an advantage; specifically deferred revenue, inventory, partnership sales and R&D.
    – Experience working in a fast paced start-up environment is an advantage.
  • Sound technical accounting skills and knowledge of IFRS or GAAP (with knowledge of PSR an advantage).
  • Confidence in dealing with senior stakeholders across Finance and other teams.
  • Experience of running a team (or directing a junior team member) is a bonus.
  • Strong critical thinking, strategic planning and attention to detail.
  • Problem solver and the ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage time effectively.
  • Fluent in both English and Polish.


Why join us?


  • Genuine impact: You will be building and operating the data infrastructure the world needs to halt a public health crisis. This is not a CSR initiative, but a company that is taking a leading role in building one of the critical solutions to a generational problem.
  • Make things happen: We are still an early stage start-up, and you will have significant accountability to make things happen from day 1. You will have a lot of autonomy, will learn quickly, and be given a LOT of room to grow.
  • Define a new industry: Public awareness of air quality and monitoring solutions is growing, and you’ll play a leading role in defining how that market evolves and innovates over the next few years.


Diversity & inclusion:


Diverse teams make better teams. Airly is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment which is as representative as possible of our society. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership pregnancy /maternity, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, political beliefs and sexual orientation.




  • Competitive salary
  • Company growth share scheme
  • Flexible working to support work life balance
  • Office space in central Krakow or WeWork London Victoria
  • 26 days holiday + 9 days bank holidays
  • Annual learning & development budget

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