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Senior Accountant & Controller

Senior Accountant & Controller


Reporting to our Head of Finance, our future Senior Accountant & Controller will have the rare opportunity to participate in the structuring of the accounting and the financial control for all Preligens’ current and future entities (including several foreign subsidiaries). He/She will primarily be responsible for the internalization of the accounting of all the group and for the formalization of accounting processes for which He/She is expected to be proactive as well as monitor their execution and adjustments as necessary. This position will be based in Paris, France.


Accounting (cut-off entries, inter-company flows, invoices/expenses booking, etc.)
Accounting processes, optimization and group consolidation on a monthly/quarterly basis (P&L, cash and working capital) and yearly basis (whole consolidation)
Monitor/supervise overdue evolution
Tax declarations (with the assistance of external accountants if necessary)
Cash and liquidity follow-up (accounts, loans, exchange rates, etc.)


- Internalize the accounting of the French entity (and, progressively, all subsidiaries) and structure it analytically in order for the accounting department to support business decisions
- Guarantee the proper accounting management of invoices both on the sale side (important cut-off follow-up) and on the supplier side (bookkeeping, payments approval, follow-up of accounts payable, etc.)
- Supervise monthly, quarterly and yearly group consolidated reportings
- Optimize intercompany flows, consolidation across all subsidiaries and processes in order to continuously seeking for improvements 
- Ensure international financial compliance and internal control in a hyper growth context
- Guarantee the good execution of tax declarations (and co-help the Company grant subsidies)
- Help identify budget deviations especially by challenging unusual/unbudgeted expenditures
- Supervise cash-flow reporting and help optimize treasury flows in an international context (FX issues)
- Ensure liaison with our chartered accountants, auditors and any other stakeholders when necessary (banks, CIR/CII, etc.) as well as manage junior accountant(s) of the French parent company and its abroad affiliates in the future
- Support the Head of Finance on the construction of other financial reportings when necessary 


- Master 1 or Master 2 in Accounting from Business school or faculty 
- 5/6+ years of experience in accounting, preferably with dual experience working in a chartered accounting firm and in a classic company
- Accuracy and rigor-oriented: you are pugnacious and do not let go when facing difficulties 
- Demonstrate a strong sense of integrity, ethics, dependability and humility
- Excellent time management and ability to solve problems in a timely manner
- Challenges the status quo, takes initiative and generates breakthrough ideas: ability to defend your ideas and not being afraid of challenging the Head of Finance 
- Excellent communication skills: you are at ease sharing your difficulties, interacting with various people in an organization 
- Advanced computer software skills including Excel, accounting softwares and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
- In-depth understanding of bank reconciliation and bookkeeping
- Fluent in both written and spoken French and English

- Previous successful experience working in a quick growth startup/scale-up environment
- Technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and/or IFRSControlling/audit missions 
- Experience with ERP implementation
- Knowledge of SaaS ARR’s main KPIs
- Expertise in the Defense & Space and/or Military-Intelligence sectors would be beneficial too