Finance & Accounting

Passionate about Accounting and Finance? Join us! Ascend Elements is a fast paced and growing battery recycling company. You will play a crucial role to meet important deadlines and support our future goals.

Finance Manager

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered greenhouse gas emissions. The results are lower cost, better performing batteries, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. This closed-loop process also allows for fewer end-of-life batteries being discarded in landfills. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


The Finance Manager will provide strategic analytical support to management across the organization. This individual will be required to collaborate cross-functionally to support strategic planning. While using a keen understanding of financial statements, will devise financial modelling and profitability analysis, perform budgeting / forecasting, develop KPI’s and metrics, and ensure business performance management. This role will heavily support financial systems and data management processes.


Detailed requirements:



  • Responsible for stakeholder business partners to collaborate, develop and oversee annual budgets and quarterly forecasts to set performance expectations for corporate departments.

  • Provides guidance to managers in financial reporting objectives and standards to ensure accurate, compliant, and useful financial reporting.

  • Acts as an advisor to management on regulations and other matters that may impact the financial activities of the company, engaging with outside consultants if applicable.



  • Analyze current and historical trends for key performance measurements, identify opportunities for financial improvement and provide recommendations to management.

  • Apply knowledge of business systems and processes and leverage best practices when working with business partners to solve business issues

  • Prepare departmental reporting packages including standard reports and variance commentary

  • Increase the use of automation across the organization to streamline and improve new and existing management reports

  • Assist with the implementation of budgeting and forecasting software tools



  • Provide financial modeling, financial analysis and ad-hoc projects as required.

    • Experience with 3-statement financial modeling preferred.





  • Ensures all financial operations are in compliance with governmental rules and regulations.

  • Forecasts and manages cash flow that meets the needs of the company.


Education & Experience:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 3- 5 years related financial experience as an independent individual contributor.

  • CPA, public accounting 1-3 years required, with big 4 experience preferred.

  • Proven ability and comfortable operating in a high pace, dynamic and multi-priority environment is a must.

  • Requires a passion for problem solving and analysis and digging into the details.



  • Experience in business partnering and building solid working relationships, using your strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate professionally to all levels of the organization.

  • Solid working knowledge of accounting principles

  • Experience in Corporate financial planning.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proficient with Microsoft office products and data visualization is preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of the financial and accounting function and related department processes.

  • Experience managing, analyzing, and summarizing large data sets in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with ERP system (SAP preferred).

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    Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




Finance Director – Poland

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered greenhouse gas emissions. The results are lower cost, better performing batteries, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. This closed-loop process also allows for fewer end-of-life batteries being discarded in landfills. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


With successful operations in North America, we are expanding to Europe and building out our team to support establishing our global footprint in an electric vehicle battery materials value chain. We are looking for Finance Director which will lead and manage the financial actions of AE Elemental, a joint venture company formed by Ascend Elements and Elemental Strategic. Will direct the financial policies, planning, reporting and controls. Oversees all financial functions which may include accounting, budget, credit, risk, tax, and treasury.


The project covers the Li-ion batteries shredding processes and Lithium extraction in Poland (Zawiercie) and shredding in Germany. The position will be located in Zawiercie, Poland.


JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Title: Finance Director


Company: AE Elemental. This is a Joint Venture between Ascend Elements and Elemental Strategic Metals.


Location: Zawiercie, Poland


Reports To: Managing Director, AE Elemental cross reporting to Board of Directors


Position Responsibilities:



  1. Drive and control the JV company’s financial strategy and planning.

  2. Perform risk management by analysing the organization’s liabilities and investments, assesses the profitability of JV investment projects.

  3. Support investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks, support obtaining external financing.

  4. Support fundraising plans and capital structure.

  5. Ensure and control cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations.

  6. Control the implementation of budgets and plans, analyse current financial results and investment costs.

  7. Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports.

  8. Maintain direct cooperation with the Management Board.

  9. Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies.


Education & Experience:



  1. Proven experience as a Finance Manager or relevant role with minimum of 10 years’ experience in Financial Management

  2. BSc/BA in Finance, Accounting. MSc/MBA is preferred.

  3. Knowledge of the specific functioning of investment projects, construction and technical industries especially battery industry, desired.

  4. In depth knowledge and experience of corporate finance, corporate financial law and risk management practices.

  5. Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.

  6. Proficient in the use of financial management software (e.g. SAP).

  7. Ability to strategize and solve problems.

  8. Strong leadership and organizational skills.

  9. Excellent communication and people skills.

  10. An analytical mindset.

  11. Excellent project management and negotiation skills.

  12. Fluent Polish and English; German will be a plus.

  13. Can work at a fast and accurate pace with results-oriented, self – motivated attitude.

  14. Other: Travel up to 15% of job may be required.


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Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Future opportunities within Finance and Accounting

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.




You can make a difference — creating a truly sustainable battery industry

With North America’s largest battery recycling facility, strong relationships across the industry and our patented direct precursor synthesis technology, we are building a world-class team to meet industry demand for closed-loop battery materials solutions.

You can make a difference — creating a truly sustainable battery industry

With North America’s largest battery recycling facility, strong relationships across the industry and our patented direct precursor synthesis technology, we are building a world-class team to meet industry demand for closed-loop battery materials solutions.