• Base salary TBD + bonus + company benefits (including unlimited paid time-off policy)
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 17 Oct 17 2017-10-17

Starting date: asap, by December 2017 at the latest Position Type: Permanent Employment Type: Full time French-speaking mandatory

About us

We are an independent hotel owner and operator. We currently own 8 hotels across France, with a total of 480 rooms, and plan to expand into Europe where we expect to triple our size over the next 10 years. Very entrepreneurial in nature we are looking for a Group Financial and Legal Controller to support and strengthen our finance and legal department.

 Job Description

The Group Financial and Legal Controller, based in central London, will hold the following responsibilities:

Financial control:

  • Implementation of consolidated accounts
  • Annual budget of the holding and management companies, as well as quarterly review and update
  • Quarterly reporting of the holding and management companies
  • Review of monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts (for holding and management companies, as well as affiliates)
  • Support to audit activities
  • Monitor and control financial performance including rigorous cost control
  • Ensure effective internal financial controls, processes and systems are in place
  • Financial support and advice on the current portfolio and business development activities, proposing financial opportunities to improve profitability
  • Delivery of best-in-class, rigorous financial analysis and financial management information to support optimal strategic decision-making within the business
  • Ensure full analysis is carried out to highlight trends, predict opportunities and identify risks
  • Cash management

Legal and tax:

  • Structuring of legal and tax matters for the group, working closely with the lawyers of the company
  • Provide legal, tax and admin support with regards to the corporate life of the group, including boards, corporate documentation in the UK as well as in France and Belgium
  • Set-up of new companies
  • Support to operations
  • Insurances

• Support on acquisitions and disposals (due diligence through to closing of the deal and post-transaction integration)
• Various headquarter issues (HR, payroll, etc.)
The Successful Applicant

The Group Financial and Legal Controller will have the following exposure:
• French-speaking mandatory (non-French-speaking profiles will not be considered), fluency in English required
• First Class academic qualifications along with a recognised finance qualification
• At least 7 years of experience
• Previous audit role (young manager in a Big Four or senior internal auditor in a well-known group), including audit of consolidated accounts
• Experience and interest in legal structuring
• Ability to see the big picture in finance, legal and tax
• Excellent technical and analytical skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work under pressure
• Organisation and time management skills
• Highly-motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Must be a team player committed to working in a quality environment and willing to perform any other non-specific job-related duties as requested
• Genuinely motivated by working within an entrepreneurial, international, fast-moving environment
• Proficient PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Living within commutable distance of London or willing to fully relocate to the area