Financial Controller

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 Paris.

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 PARIS

Hip galleries. Boutique shops. Pastoral cafés. Canal St. Martin in the 10th Arrondissement is everything you’d expect from the French capital, but with more than its fair share of contemporary cool.
Standing opposite Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic French Communist Headquarters, Generator Paris is just a few steps from Canal Saint-Martin and Buttes-Chaumont Park and only a 15-minute stroll from Gare du Nord train station. With a welcoming mix of cinematic design, rich colours, a sparkling reception and several unique social spaces to suit your mood, you’ll feel like you’re on the set of a Parisian art-house movie.
On the hostel’s ground floor you'll find Café Fabien with its canteen and conservatory overlooking the garden. A curved staircase leads down to the vaulted ceilings of Le Club, inspired by the Paris Metro. Head up to the 9th floor to discover Khayma Rooftop, with a canopy, bar and awe-inspiring views of Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre. Our Paris hostel represents the very best of Paris, all under one roof.
 

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
  • Address and resolve any Employee Relations related issue
  • Run payroll on a monthly basis, ensuring accurate recording of staff hours, holiday leave, sick leave and any other allowances
  • Ensuring accurate and effective administration for all HR related administration tasks
  • Ensure HR systems are maintained and up to date
  • 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
  • Be an excellent communicator and motivator in French and English
  • 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

  • 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 KEY 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 gross basic salary for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback 
  • 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 us out at 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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