Financial Controller (FR & EN fluent)


Posted: 3 months ago
Mid Level, Senior, Lead, Manager Finance & Banking Full Time Hybrid: Dubai

Wait a minute.

Deep inside you are looking for a new adventure with…

  • 🗽 Freedom: feeling free to work remotely or hybrid and being trusted to deliver
  • 🔥 Ambition: growing up surrounded by smart colleagues driven to create something big
  • 😍 Impact: contributing to transform people lives at scale and feel your own impact in the company

And you deserve it because:

  • You have a solid accounting & financial background.
  • You have an eye for detail.
  • You have the will to invest and develop complementary skills - Big tech dimension with us!
  • You have an appetite for modern tools.
  • You are fun - It's important to have a laugh between accounting reconciliations!

You also happen to want to use your experience as a driven financial controller to contribute to impacting the lives of thousands of people?

Then this job might be for you!

This is a full-time position, carried out from our beautiful offices in Dubaï or remotely.



At Paradox, we are convinced that people do not want “just a job” anymore.

We are all craving to have an impact through our professional journey. Some want to start their own venture, some want to become an intrapreneur in their current organization, some others just want their day-to-day tasks to have more meaning.


But where do we start?

If you have an interest in personal development, you probably already know that:

  • Making things happen is a real struggle when you don’t know what truly inspires you and how to get there ;
  • Available resources are either boring 😴 or full of crazy unsubstantiated theories 🤪.

It needs to change, and we’re here to make it happen!


In other words, we want to make personal growth as entertaining as watching Netflix.

How, you might be wondering?

  • We travel the world and surround ourselves with top entrepreneurs (Richard Branson - Founder of Virgin, Marc Simoncini - Founder of Meeting, Fred Mazzella - Founder of BlablaCar), world athletes (Frederick Bousquet - World record in 50m free swimming, Frank Leboeuf - WorldCup Footballer), and artists (Gad Elmaleh - Comedian, Barry Osborne - Producer of Lord of the Rings and Matrix) ✊;
  • We reverse engineer their strategies for achieving success and lean on the latest researches about neuroscience ⚙️;
  • We deliver trainings & educational contents around Power Skills (critical thinking, productivity, leadership, public speaking, coaching, stress management, etc.), self-growth and performance, through a balanced set of e-learning programs, events and edutainment videos 💡.

From one well-known Founder to a team of +50 people today (and counting!), this approach has paid off and enabled us to exceed 2 million followers on social networks, and to have thousands of people attending our online events and training courses.


  1. Helping 100 000 people achieve their dream and display their pictures on what we call the “100 000 dreams wall” ;
  2. Giving our clients access to constant personal growth by reinventing their learning experience ;
  3. Have Will Smith and Richard Branson in our next documentary.

And that’s where you come in.



🎯 You will be responsible for ensuring the reliability of the group's accounts and assisting in the structuring of the financial and tax issues.

You will report directly to the Head of Finance.

With Paradox it’s the opportunity to work in an environment that is obsessed with automations and taking advantage of digital solutions!

You won't be the person from the accounting department who spends her days recording invoices & highlighting her bank reconciliation! We promise you!

1 - 🔹Master our accounting flows through an international context

  • Revenues - With us, there is no manual invoice entry. Everything is automated: Our mission is to carry out reconciliations to ensure that the completeness of the revenues is booked.
  • Expenses - Again, we want 100% of invoices to be fully automated. We're working on it, you'll be helping to ensure that we have all the supporting documents for each expense.
  • Overdue - Manage our actions in collaboration with the Customer Success team.

2 - Manage taxes from a multi-company perspective

  • Tax returns - Performing calculations & filings each month
  • Studies & analysis in the context of our international issues

3 - 📊 Guarantee reliable data for high quality analysis

  • Ensure consistency between our different databases
  • Creating great visual reports to monitor our KPIs

4.Be a key player in the implementation of controlling

  • Implementation of a analytical accounting system that will allow us to make extremely valuable analyses for the product team
  • Study of the profitability of some products
  • Participation in the creation of forecasts & re-forecasts in collaboration with the teams

5.Actor in various structuring projects

  • Migration to a new ERP
  • Benchmark to find great tools & solutions that will allow us to manage the company
  • And many others that will be added as we go along, depending on the challenges we face and your involvement

DO YOU RECOGNIZE YOURSELF ?😍----------------------------------

Must have :

  • Higher education in the accounting field
  • First experience in accounting (Real + if startup environment)
  • Comfortable with Excel / Google Sheet
  • Speaks French & comfortable communicating in English
  • Likes cats 😸 (Real +)

Personality :

  • Drive & Problem Solver : You’re ambitious, You work hard because you love it, you own things and get them done
  • Analytical Mind : you challenge your assumptions, able to quickly identify and formulate problems, and support your analysis with data
  • Growth over Ego : You are eager to learn, and receive hard feedback to grow. You let others speak and seek to understand their viewpoints.
  • Team Player : you love to work as a team, share and win together. ( Victory and Failure are “We” words )
  • Strong Desire to create Woww


French: fluentEnglish: fluent



  • You don’t like to be challenged and grow in your job
  • You don't like receiving or giving tough feedbacks
  • You don’t usually try to improve the processes in place: if they are here, there is a reason
  • You like to have very specific tasks assigned to you that won’t evolve in the course of a year
  • You like to be told what to do or how to do something on a daily basis
  • None of the following reflects your personal interests: personal development / coaching / professional growth / education / edtech / teaching / edutainment / impact startups
  • Your only driver is joining a full-remote company: yes, our company culture is cool, but we want people to care about our mission, products, and their job!



Growth & Ambition 🚀

🏅 Being surrounded by top team who strive to perform whilst being in a good mood🏋️‍♀️ No more bosses, but ongoing conversations to support your professional development⚡️ Being part of an ambitious company with a lot of growth opportunities

Impact & Meaning 🔥

🦄 Playing a crucial role in the development of a company whose content and products are enjoyed by millions of people🤩 Waking up in the morning knowing you are making a difference: we receive messages every day from clients who have successfully lost weight, quit smoking, reach a mile stone in their business, built better relationships, and made positive changes in their lives.But that’s not all, we believe that driven people deserve…

Freedom & Well Being 🗽☀️

😎 A company culture based on autonomy & accountability🗽 Flexible working hours🌎 A remote culture from day one with the freedom to work from wherever you want🏤 Magnificent offices in Dubai, Paris and soon Lisbon: you’re at home worldwide⌨️ Standing desks paid by the company, if you live far from our offices💻 Macbook: to be the most efficient in your work🏀 350€ per year paid by the company to take care of yourself *(for your gym, or dance class or whatever make you feel great)*📚 150€ per year paid by the company to boost your knowledge (books, education): we are passionate about learning and want to support your growth)🤝 1:1 coachings: a Paradox coach supporting you personally or professionally to live your best life✈️ Annual team building: spoiler alert, our team building this is in Cyprus!



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Hiring process

📃 A 6 to 8 minutes application survey.

💻 A 15-30 minutes video call with Timy, our HR to assess the fit between the position, the company, and your own career path.💻 A video-call focused on your career with Farah, Head of Finance to review your background & see how we can match your desires with our needs.💻 A culture-fit video call to check in depth the alignment between you and our values and culture.💼 Reference calls to get in-depth insights about how you work in different environments, make your onboarding easier, and give everybody on the team the insurance to be surrounded by A-Players.🤗 Welcome aboard!

About our hiring process

Our recruitment process is tailored to do our best to avoid that you or us realize that we’re not a perfect fit in two or six months. It might seem long, but every step serves a purpose and will allow us to get to know you better as much as it’ll help you understand more where you’ll be stepping in.

We also want you to have time to ask all of your questions regarding your job description, the long-term vision of your team and the company, our values, with the relevant interlocutor in front of you.

The steps mentioned above can be rearranged depending on yours and the interviewer’s availability.

How to nail your Paradox application?

✅ Tailor your CV & application to our specific job description and company. Attention to detail is important as an employee as it is as an applicant!

✅ Complete the different steps of the application process in a timely manner, to ensure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

✅ Help us organize calls with your previous managers (or colleagues and/or clients depending on context and positions) at the end of the recruitment process.

✅ Prepare your interviews and the questions you will ask at each step, depending on who’s conducting it.


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