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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