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Jobs at Mathmos

Jobs at Mathmos

Mathmos is growing and we are recruiting a number of new roles. After the pandemic, the jobs will be based predominantly in the lava lamp factory and headquarters in Poole, Dorset (nr. Holes Bay). We have free car and bike parking on-site and operate a strict Covid safe policy.

Finance Manager

  • Full Time
  • Salary £40k - £45k

Reporting to the M.D. you will run all aspects of the finance function of Mathmos Ltd, in a timely and accurate manner with the assistance of an Accounts Assistant. You will form part of the senior management team and have an opportunity to contribute to the growth and profitability of the company. 

You will have work experience as a finance manager with good experience in the entire accounting function ideally in a manufacturing or product-based business. You will need good administration skills with a sound ability to use various accounting packages and other IT systems. (Currently, we use Sage 50 Professional & Orderwise). You will be a self-starter with the ability to work on your own initiative to achieve set tasks within tight timescales. Duties will include:

  • Prepare monthly & annual management accounts
  • Liaise with the Company Accountants
  • Preparation of R&D Tax Credit computation
  • Control of Sales & Purchase ledgers
  • Monitor cash flow
  • Prepare & submit UK VAT returns
  • Prepare & submit monthly EU VAT returns
  • Monthly & year-end payroll function (including preparation of P11Ds)
  • Manage the renewal of all insurance policies for the business
  • Maintain the asset register
  • Annual budget preparation
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Stock value reconciliation
  • Manage annual company returns
  • Ensure the company meets it’s statutory & compliance obligations
  • Prepare profitability studies as required in different areas of the business
  • HR contracts and files
  • Part of the senior management team contributing to the direction of the business
  • Advise the M.D. on a range of financial matters.

Apply with covering letter and CV by email only to:

German Speaking eCommerce Support Exec.

An exciting opportunity to become part of a growing International eCommerce team.

  • Full Time or Part-Time 

  • £22k - £25k (full-time salary)

The Role:

  • Customer service – responding to incoming customer service enquiries and reviews via email, telephone and over social media, as part of the e-commerce team.
  • Other office, sales and eCommerce tasks as required.
  • Translations and content management – editing, optimising and posting content on our websites, Amazon, Social Media, email etc.
  • An opportunity to learn or enhance your eCommerce skills and grow as part of an international team.


  • Have fluent spoken and written German, ideally, you are a native speaker.
  • Have excellent spoken and written English.
  • Have good keyboard skills and are IT literate.
  • Are a team player and are happy to pitch in where required.
  • Customer service experience would be an advantage.
  • Digital marketing skills are an advantage
  • Other European languages are also an advantage.

Apply to with CV and covering letter.

Finance Assistant

  • Full Time
  • £20K - £25k
  • Start Date: ASAP

An exciting new position has been created at Mathmos, inventors of the lava lamp. Due to company growth, we require a Finance Assistant to join our team on a permanent basis. Situated in the lava lamp factory, you will report to the Finance Manager and sitting with the eCommerce and design teams you will be part of a dynamic growing company.

The Role:

  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Cash book postings
  • Bank reconciliation on numerous accounts
  • Query resolution
  • Finance admin


  • Have Sage 50 Accounts experience.
  • Have purchase and Sales Ledger experience.
  • Good Excell skills.
  • Be looking for a job for the medium to long term.
  • Have experience working for a smaller company.
  • Be happy to come into work rather than work from home both after the pandemic and during training.
  • Live within 45 min. of our factory.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to:


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