Financial Controller - London

WHO ARE WE

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're an 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 London.

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 LONDON

Generator London is a short stroll from Covent Garden, Regents Park and the British Museum. When crafting this hostel we redesigned this old police station to reflect the city’s street life. Local reclaimed timber, exposed brickwork and hot-rolled black steel give the hostel an industrial feel. Bold graphics, vibrant patterns and famous British cultural icons combine to capture London's cosmopolitan vibe. Make sure you catch the classic red bus that’s parked next to our bar’s dance floor every night. Don’t be late, London’s calling.
 

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 quarterly 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 Operational 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
  • 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 UK to be considered for this role
 

YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE

  • Have qualifications or extensive experience in Accountancy/Finance
  • 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 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
  • Employer funded life assurance at two times base salary to cover death in service lump sum payments
  • Employer funded income protection to cover 50% of base salary to cover prolonged absence from work due to incapacity
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any of our 19 properties (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 17 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 jobs.staygenerator.com or our social media pages.

Here you may well find the answers to life, the universe and everything, including why there are no penguins at the North Pole. We look forward to hearing from you.

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