Head Legal & Finance / Directeur Administratif et Financier DAF / CFO

Head Legal & Finance / Directeur Administratif et Financier DAF / CFO

PARADOX

ATTENTION

You dream of a new challenge as a head of Legal and Finance, and want to have a real impact on a company with international ambition.

You love to learn about a wide variety of subjects, and go in depth of the complexity of the international

You are inspired by BUILDING the machine nearly from scratch

We are currently looking for our Top Gun manager of Finance & Legal

1. Pragmatic and problem solver

2. Detail-oriented

3. Real Strong Learning Abilities

4. In depth knowledge of French Laws & Strong experience of international laws.

 

  • Full time Job
  • Ideal Location : Geneva - Paris - Dubai
  • Remote Possible

Your primary mission is to totally free our CEO of all administrative, legal, financial aspects and structure the company in a way it could scale.

You’ll work directly with the COO, you will lead all the finance, admin, and legal topics. 

This is a full-time position, remote or from our beautiful offices in Dubai, Lisbon or Geneva.

If you want to have responsibility, autonomy, and a substantial impact on a company’s growth with international ambition, then this is the place to be.

🎯 Your 6 main missions :

At Paradox, we produce and publish video content every single day on our different platforms.
As a result, here the main mission you’ll be in charge of :

1. Finance

  • Determine the financial strategy and the right KPIs and create Monthly Reporting
  • Implement systems, and cloud-based solutions ( finance IT systems: ERP, Automated reporting, and analytics… ). Technology will play an essential role for you
  • Identify and address financial risks and opportunities )
  • Track and ensure cash flow is appropriate and sustainable

2. Legal

  • Create and update the legal framework (terms of service, terms of use, privacy policy, GDPR compliance, etc.)  and monitor compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Manage the protection of our brands and methods and take care of IP
  • Optimize our contract documentation flow
  • Ensure HR legal compliance: Employees contract, choice of insurance…

3. Accounting

  • Helping to close the books accurately
  • Answer all questions of the Sales, Customer Success, and Dev team on invoicing, accounting… 
  • Management of the team’s expenses and receipts
  • Consolidate financial and operational elements for balance sheets

4. Administrative

  • Choose Setup payroll tools 
  • Follow-up of commercial receivables and Improve collection process and cash flow
  • Manage all financial declarations for the company.
    • Open subsidiaries abroad and set up local financial processes

    5. Create a SCALABLE Organisation

    • Implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools, and control systems: client administration, purchasing, payments, personnel administration, employee onboarding, tax,…the list is long!
    • Work with developers in order to automate more and more

    6. Strategy

    • Finding the right Lawyers ( IP, Tax, Social ) 
    • Explore new investment opportunities

    Sample of Expected Results

    Process Employee onboarding

    Open new subsidiary company in Geneva and handle all paperwork

    Find and implement the right cloud-based solution for Payroll

    Implement a Monthly reporting and Dashboard to monitor P&L and KPI

    Be fully compliant with GDPR, Terms of Service

    Reduce by 30% our annual bad debt ( the client who don’t pay what they are expected to pay )

    Structure and Implement intra group transfers and conventions required

    Who are we ?

    We believe that too many people end their lives with regrets. That’s why…

    Our mission

    Give ambitious people the tools to think for themselves and live the life that truly inspires them

    Basically we provide a set of tools and strategies on productivity, leadership, coaching and marketing…
    through mobile apps, e-learning platforms, events and a strong presence on social media.

    Today, the education industry faces three major issues :

    1. An effervescence of unfounded theories

    To address this issue, we have surrounded ourselves with scientists, top athletes (Fred Bousquet, Frank Leboeuf, Serge Betsen among others), artists (Barry Osborne, producer of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix), entrepreneurs (Marc Simoncini, Frédéric Mazzella, Gary Vaynerchuk, Janine Allis) and many other leaders and experts to dissect their strategies and share counter-intuitive and thought-provoking ideas.

    2. Ideas that are worthwhile but shared in a boring way
    and which unfortunately don’t catch attention.

    3. Change is hard. And knowledge only works for too few people

    We found our answer in the Greek Mythology, with the Ulysses Pact.

    Ulysses of his (Greek name Ὀδυσσεύς, Odysseus) wanted to hear the Sirens’ song, but all of those who tried died doing so. So he decided to put wax in his men’s ears so that they could not hear and had them tie him to the mast so that he could not jump into the sea. For the first time ever, someone was able to listen to the sirens while surviving. Ulysses didn’t succeed because of willpower, but because of an ingenious system that gave him no choice but to succeed. And this is what had been called the Ulysses' Pact.

    This is why…

    Our AMBITION

    is to make our trainings about entrepreneurship and coaching as attractive as watching Netflix and as effective as Ulysses' Pact.

    In order to become the go-to place for ambitious people to get results.

    To remember this every day, we created the 100,000 Dreams Wall, 
    It's a great feeling for the team to hang a new dream every day in our office, one that has been fulfilled by one of our clients.

    Today, this approach has paid off and has enabled us to exceed one

    followers on social media
    and to organize online events and training courses attended by thousands of people across the globe.
    To have articles or interviews in many media, here are some of them:
    That’s all well and good, but we wanted more than just personal branding around David Laroche.
    So we created 2 new brands with international ambitions :

    The first one called Business Impact to serve established entrepreneurs to Grow Their Business

    And the second Effective Coaching Institute to train people become exceptional life and executive coaches.

    And that’s where you come in…

    Pourquoi nous rejoindre ?

    Nous ne voulons pas que ton “meilleur” jour soit le vendredi
    Mais que tu aies le sourire chaque matin.

    Une culture qui mêle bien-être, performance et sens.

    Entreprise ambitieuse

    Tout en étant décontractée, nous ne nous contentons jamais 
    d’”assez bien” et nous cherchons toujours le prochain projet fou à  réaliser. 
    Une entreprise en pleine croissance, synonyme d’opportunités  d’évolution !

    Centrée sur le client

    Notre objectif est de surprendre nos clients en leur faisant vivre une  expérience qu’ils n’ont jamais vue auparavant. Et faire ce qu’il faut pour avoir un impact dans leur vie.

    Autonomie

    Nous croyons que les TOP PERFORMERS s’épanouissent dans la confiance et la liberté et qu'ils le méritent car ils font vraiment avancer les choses. 
    Nous voulons que tu sois inspiré et non pas micro-managé.

    Croissance

    Apprendre, se former, et se développer fait partie de notre culture. C’est facilité, encouragé et célébré. Avec nous, tu sais que tu seras poussé à progresser

    Un travail qui a du sens

    C’est quelque chose de se réveiller avec ce sentiment que tes talents contribuent à la vie des gens et aident des dizaines de milliers de personnes à vivre la vie qui les inspire.

    A Players

    Nous nous faisons un devoir d’essayer de recruter
    des gens meilleurs que nous

    Remote by design depuis le 1er jour

    Remote Hackers dans l’âme Pour nous, le remote n’est pas une chose qui nous a été imposée à cause du confinement. 
    Il fait partie de notre culture, et ce depuis le premier jour. 
    Nous expérimentons toujours de nouvelles façons de rendre le télé-travail aussi chaleureux que nos bureaux.

    Une équipe de bonne humeur

    À tout moment, tu risques d’entendre des personnes l’équipe sortir des blagues et rire. Nous croyons que s’amuser fait partie du process qui permet la création de choses extraordinaires.

    Pour nous, le travail idéal combine 
    des collègues exceptionnels et des défis inspirants.

    Notre version de l’environnement de travail idéal est d’être entourés 
    d’une équipe de personnes qui sont extraordinaires dans ce elles font 
    à la poursuite d’objectifs communs ambitieux.

    C’est dans une telle équipe que tu apprends le plus, que tu fais ton
    meilleur travail, que tu t’améliores le plus rapidement et que tu 
    t’amuses le plus.

    But that’s not all…
    We believe that people do their best when they feel their best
    which is why we provide incredible benefits

    Flexible Hours What’s more important to us is the value you provide rather than when you work

    350€ credit of fitness activity It can be for your gym membership, yoga studio membership, running shoes, race

    Yearly amazing Team Trip We travel somewhere in the world
    To connect, celebrate and be clarify our next challenge

    Great Office It is something to work from a place where there is a limitless view

    Standing desks for everyone for anyone working remotely we’ll give you give a 350€ credit to have an amazing standing desk

    Work where you want The luxury of working from home or everywhere in the world

    Modern Tools Modern tools make our life so much easier, we love them and

    Mac Oh my god we are Mac lovers,
    Yes they are expensive but you deserve it

    *for full time employees

    The FREEDOM
    to work from everywhere in the world

    Work from anywhere in the world. Your home, our beautiful Paris or Dubai offices, a
    co-working space, on the road, you name it. We want you to work where you feel great

    Or from our beautiful Offices in Dubai or Paris

    From the heights of Dubai

    Quentin loves to start his day with a coffee
    on the terrace reflecting on his one thing
    Yes these are really your future offices
    Rooftop on the 43rd floor with terrace

    To the lights of Paris

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    To work from anywhere in the world is incredible, but we still need to live real moments together
    Laughing, clarifying the vision, sharing our new goals
    that’s why we organise an…

    Amazing Annual Retreat

    The ideal candidate: 😍

    EXPERIENCE : 

    Where you already need experience on :

    • Worked on French and Anglosaxon Legal & Finance Framework
    • Past CFO, Head Legal & Finance or relevant role
    • Chose & setup of Cloud-Based Tools doing in-depth comparison like Payroll tool  
    • Implement Automation, Reporting, Tools with developers
    • Tech Savy: love modern, digital tools and very at ease with them
    • Capable of owning a project from A to Z, figure things out by yourself
    • Strong financial and accounting background : at with P&L, balance sheet and cash flow management
    • Already worked in a startup or a small enterprise environment, hands-on and ready to build everything from scratch

    PERSONALITY : 

    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Analytical mind & critical thinker
    • Problem Solver 
    • Strong work capacity
    • At ease with pressure.
    • Obsessed with excellence
    • Organized and rigorous
    • You want to contribute to a company that truly changes lives

    SKILLS : 

    • Excellent communication and leadership skills
    • Capable of working with developers 
    • Ability to adapt and contextualize a complex legal framework to our operational needs
    • Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional teams including Analytics, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, HR…

    Language :

    English: Fluent

    French : Bilingual

    But maybe it’s not for you….

    We don’t want people who are just looking for a “job”.
    We are inspired by…

    a culture of performance and ambition

    We want to have an impact
    And we dream to play in the big league, yes…

    There are basketball clubs that were made to be amateur clubs and others who aspire to play in the NBA.
    Both are great, and serve their purpose.

    Playing in the NBA demands a lot more from the players, but for some it’s what they always dreamt about.
    Some are repulsed by Michael Jordan’s high standards, we are inspired by him, by his dedication to his craft and his thirst for excellence.

    For sure we have a lot to do in order to be able to say we play in the big league.
    But we know we want it…
    For us it’s not about NBA, it’s about creating awe for our clients, designing the best training and impact as many lives as possible.

    Some people imagine that they will work in an easy and pressure-free environment.
    But we have a very startup oriented culture where everything goes fast, where there are a lot of changes
    and where we don’t always tell you exactly what to do and how to do it.

    We tell each other things, even if they are uncomfortable, we prefer growth over the comfort of our ego and we like it! With us, expressing disagreement to a manager our to the CEO and knowing how to argue is valued!

    We encourage critical and strategic thinking, we question our assumptions, we are attentive to our biases and we try to put our energy where the leverage is the greatest.
    Do you see criticism as a personal attack? Are you willing to receive regular feedback to help you progress?
    Are you ready to welcome them? To give it to others?

    Again, we are aware that sometimes it’s not comfortable
    but we know that for some people it’s the kind of environnement they always dreamt about.
    If it’s your case, then we’re going to love working with you
    (and you’ll be cherished with us!),
    And if so come and write the next chapter with us.

    Global Evaluation Criteria

     

    Attributes Weighting Applicable to the job
    Risk Taking 1 Yes
    Leading Edge 1 Yes
    Education 1 Yes
    Experience 1 Yes
    Organization/Planning 1 Yes
    Self-Awareness/Feedback 1 Yes
    Empowerment 1 Yes
    Team Player 1 Yes
    Communications—Oral 1 Yes
    Communications—Written 1 Yes
    Customer Focus 1 Yes
    Selecting A Players 1 No
    Redeploying B/C Players 1 No
    Coaching/Training 1 No
    Goal Setting 1 Yes
    Judgment/Decision Making 2 Yes
    Strategic Skills 2 Yes
    Pragmatism 2 Yes
    Resourcefulness/Initiative 2 Yes
    Conflict Management 2 Yes
    Compatibility of Needs 2 Yes
    Independence 2 Yes
    Stress Management 2 Yes
    Adaptability 2 Yes
    Likability 2 Yes
    Listening 2 Yes
    Balance in Life 2 Yes
    Negotiation Skills 2 Yes
    Persuasiveness 2 Yes
    Team Builder 2 Yes
    Intelligence 4 Yes
    Analysis Skills 4 Yes
    Creativity 4 Yes
    Conceptual Ability 4 Yes
    Integrity 4 Yes
    Assertiveness 4 Yes
    Vision 4 Yes
    Energy/Drive 4 Yes
    Enthusiasm/Passion 4 Yes
    Ambition 4 Yes
    Tenacity 4 Yes

    SCORE CARD

    Key results :

    1- You made us Hit the 150k followers mark across our different social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Linkedin)

     

    2- You built up a team of A-Players to support your mission : You’ve got one video editor, one writer and one social media designer that fully support you :

      • An excellent copywriter in charge of creating engaging captions as well as catchy headlines and in charge of extracting astonishing and appealing quotes
      • An excellent video editor in charge of creating amazing video content at scale for Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn
      • An excellent TikTok creator dedicated to create content for our TikTok account
      • An excellent graphic designer in charge of creating amazing visuals in sync with our brand vibe

    3 - You have set up a system that allows us to publish 2 posts minimum a day on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok (including at least one video a day) and at least 4 pieces of content a week on LinkedIn

     

    4 - You made us hit the mark of 2 million monthly video views on TikTok

     

     

    Expected results at 30J and 90J

    After 30 days :

      • You set up an editorial calendar composed of 60 high end quotes and Instagram carrousels scripts ready to be designed by our social media designer

    After 90 days :

      • You set up a system with your team that enables the steady redistribution of +25 pieces of content a week across all platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and LinkedIn)
      • You have a team composed of a writer, a video editor and a designer that fully support you in your goal
      • You made us hit the mark of 2 million monthly video views on TikTok

    Scorecard : Expected Results

    After 3 months:

      • Set up a system that enables the steady redistribution of +25 pieces of content a week across all platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and LinkedIn)
      • Have 3 profiles hired and at your disposition : one social media designer, one writer and at least one video editor
      • Hit the mark of 50k accounts reached monthly on Instagram
      • Hit the mark of 500k monthly video views on TikTok

    After 6 months:

      • Hit the mark of 5k profiles visits each month on Instagram
      • Hit and maintain a posting frequency of 2 posts a day on Instagram
      • Hit the mark of 400k overall likes generated on TikTok

    After 1 year:

      • Grow our Instagram account to 30k followers
      • Register an engagement rate of at least 2% on Instagram

    How to apply and join the adventure ?

    Recruitment process

    Any copy-pasted and non-personalized application goes directly to the trash can.

    ⚠️ To complete the recruitment process, each candidate must organize calls with his or her previous managers. If you are not comfortable with this idea: do not apply ⚠️

    TO APPLY :

    All you have to do is to fill out a short questionnaire by clicking on “APPLY NOW”.
    We will ask you to attach your CV (incomplete applications will not be considered).

    Google in its early days conducted 12 job interviews.
    Apple still does between 9 and 12.
    We do 4.

    Some will find that it’s still too much but for us it’s the right balance to make sure this job is right for you as we want to avoid as much as possible that in 3 or 6 months, you or we realize that this job is not for you so we avoid as much as possible these always uncomfortable moments. For you, and for us!

    ❌ Any copy-pasted and non-personalized application goes directly to the trash can.

    ⚠️ To complete the recruitment process, each candidate must organize calls with his or her previous managers. If you are not comfortable with this idea: do not apply ⚠️

    If it's ok for you, come and write the next chapter with you 🚀🚀🚀🚀

    Recruitment process

    📃 A quick 7 to 8-minutes survey
    🎥 A 3 min video to introduce yourself
    📞⚡️*A 15-minutes call * by zoom or by phone
    📞🌟A 60-minute CULTURE interview by Zoom or by phone to better understand your background and check in depth the alignment with our values and culture
    📞 ⚙️ A 60-minute TECHNICAL interview with your future manager to align with what would be expected from you and to assess your specific skills.
    ⚠️ Reference Calls: you organize for us at least 3 calls with former managers. We do this because it’s the insurance for you and the team to be surrounded by A-Players, and it’s also a way to get to know you and make your onboarding easier.

    Welcome aboard!