Financial Controller - Copenhagen

WHO ARE WE

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now this top 50 most innovative global company (did we mention that?) wants a pretty awesome Financial Controller for Generator Copenhagen.

Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.

BEING YOURSELF is the key to bringing the Generator story and brand to life.
 

ABOUT GENERATOR COPENHAGEN

Generator Copenhagen is smack-bang in the centre of the city, just off the Kongens Nytorv Square. The property is housed in a Philippe Starck development and it's a hub for travellers and locals who are drawn by custom-designed furniture and an expansive bar and café.

Whether you’re looking for elegant Danish design, minimalist Nordic fashion or the ingeniously innovative Scandinavian foodie scene, you’ll find it all in Copenhagen. Inside Generator Copenhagen, Tim Bjorn illustrations, intricate lighting, the shuffleboard, large outdoor terrace and pétanque court make it an oasis in the heart of the city.

 

NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB

  • Prepare and review monthly management accounts and property reports
  • Oversee all financial accounts, prepare financial statements and liaise with external auditors to ensure annual audits are carried out
  • Take responsibility for property cash flow, preparing weekly and monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Prepare and supervise banking operations, oversee loans and other financial instruments
  • Manage the preparation of annual budgets with the GM & Produce monthly forecasts
  • Supervise the day to day operations e.g. credit control, payroll, flash reports
  • Prepare benchmarking analysis on key financial revenues/expenditure
  • Manage and supervise the Accounts Payable function and purchase procedures
  • Work as a business partner with the management team and GM
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in all directions so that all teams understand their financial responsibilities and are motivated to achieve them
  • Support the Group CFO and Head of Finance on finance projects as required

Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.
 

WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA

  • Have a high level of business acumen & impeccable honesty
  • Extensive financial experience gained in a hotel 
  • Have qualifications or extensive experience in Accountancy/Finance
  • Be an excellent communicator and motivator
  • Be highly commercial and always keep us legal
  • Be creative, innovative and a digitally smart
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this role
 

YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE

  • Highly experienced in analysis and requirement gathering, ideally having operated in an organisation through business change and transformation
  • Established, with a proven track record of introducing cost saving financial initiatives, new systems and processes
 

OUR GLOBAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to £1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - Quarterly award to double pay for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any of our properties (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 19 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Online learning tools

SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?

That's cool. Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check www.staygenerator.com. 

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