Finance Controller (London-based)

KeyNest Published: July 12, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type


Financial Controller - London

KeyNest is a fast-growing network of shops where Airbnb hosts, property managers and estate agents can securely store their keys so that their guests / new tenants / cleaners / contractors can pick them up whenever is convenient for them. We are a global partner of Airbnb and have checked-in more than 500,000 guests.

We’re looking for a francophone financial controller to lead the day to day finance function, reporting into the founders in a centralised role, working from our London office.

As part of one of a very fast-growing company there will be opportunities for growth into a future FD role. This is a great role for an accountant or Assistant Financial Controller to join one of London’s fastest growing PropTech start-ups.

The role

  • Liaising with internal operations teams and external advisors
  • Running payroll / managing payroll providers for France & UK
  • Bookkeeping using Xero in all countries where we operate
  • VAT returns (including MOSS) and YE tax returns for France & UK
  • Setting up and maintaining systems and processes to manage information flow between Xero, Chargebee, our payment processors and our bank accounts
  • Assisting commercial team with client invoicing in all countries where we operate

Who we are looking for

  • Strong background in finance
  • Comfortable dealing with French accountants and French administration
  • Excellent at building relationships internally
  • Able to learn & set up different systems quickly
  • Pragmatic, enthusiastic, and ambitious
  • Strong on cost control
  • Experience with SMEs a plus
  • Excellent or native French required

What we offer

  • Key role with increasing responsibility in a well-funded, dynamic & fast-growing start-up shaking up the sharing economy
  • Unparalleled opportunities to develop your career as the company develops rapidly
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Study support towards professional qualification
  • Central London Office (flexibility to work from our Paris Office occasionally if desired)

If you’re keen to join the team, send us your CV at [email protected] – no recruiters please.

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