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General Accountant - EMEA

FinanceParis
Locations of the role: We are opened to London / Paris and partially remote!
At Algolia, we are passionate about helping developers & product teams connect their users with what matters most in milliseconds!
We're looking for a dynamic General Accountant for our Paris office. To support business growth and expansion, it is important for Algolia to reinforce the Finance team to build up a strong financial basis. If you want to join a fast-growing tech start up, grow your skillset and develop new ones, boost your career by working in an international company and team and have a great career opportunity in Accounting, this job is for you.
 
Your position can evolve along with the Accounting and Finance team’s growth.

YOUR ROLE WILL CONSIST OF:

  • Perform monthly reconciliations (bank; P&L and balance sheet)
  • Ensure reconciliation documentation is clear and up to date
  • Manage monthly closing and improving monthly closing process
  • Manage vendor invoices and employees’ expenses
  • Participate in improving internal processes
  • Work closely with our consolidation team and FP&A team on tracking purchasing and spend against budgets
  • Follow up on tax subjects
  • Follow up on assets
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks as necessary. One of the upcoming projects is the implementation of our global procurement policy. The Senior GL will be an integral part of the prospective vendor evaluation process and will be able to evaluate multiple vendors to select the best/most cost-effective provider.

YOU MIGHT BE A FIT IF YOU HAVE:

  • 3 years minimum of experience in General Accounting in French GAAP
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures (closing process)
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages (ERP)
  • Excellent spoken and written French skills required
  • English: Fluent
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Enthusiasm, perseverance, attentiveness to details, teamwork
  • Autonomy, Proactivity, Ability to work in a scalable environment
  • Good learning capacity, strong adaptability
  • Strong analysis capabilities

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Experience in a small accounting team
  • Experience with Netsuite
  • Experience in an international environment
  • US Gaap knowledge

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN LIVE OUR VALUES:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership 
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company
  • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside

BENEFITS:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Relocation support
  • Flexible work hours and unlimited time off

PERKS:

  • Competitive pay and equity;
  • Your choice of computer, phone, keyboard, you name it;
  • Everything you need to be efficient;
  • Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences;
  • Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French);
  • Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents;
  • Charitable contribution matching;
  • Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice;
  • $1000 Remote work Stipend.
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