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Senior General Accountant - EMEA

FinanceParis | 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 Senior General Accountant for 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, exponentially develop your skills, boost your career by working in an international company and team and have a great career opportunity in Accounting, this job is made for you.
Your position can evolve along with the Accounting and Finance team’s growth.


  • 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
  • Participate in improving internal processes
  • Review and analysis of payroll
  • Manage bridge analysis between US GAAP and French GAAP for statutory compliance
  • 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 AR related tasks: billing and customer support
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks as necessary.


  • Degree in Accounting, Finance
  • 7 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)
  • Preferred experience in an accounting firm
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Strong analysis capabilities
  • Autonomy, Proactivity, Ability to work in a scalable environment
  • Good learning capacity, strong adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, perseverance, attentiveness to details, teamwork
  • French: fluent
  • English: professional proficiency


  • Experience in a small accounting team
  • Experience with Netsuite
  • Experience in an international environment
  • US GAAP knowledge
  • Willing to grow in a start-up environment


  • 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


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


  • 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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