Chief Financial Officer - Legal & Finance

Paradox

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CDI

May 3

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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.

We have 3 dreams : 

  1. Helping 100 000 people achieve 1 dream and stick their pictures on a wall we call the 100 000 dreams WALL
  2. Have Will Smith and Richard Branson in our next documentary
  3. Create a 10 000 people events that would shake our industry

But for that we NEED YOUU.

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

  • Pragmatic and problem solver
  • Detail-oriented
  • Real Strong Learning Abilities
  • in depth knowledge of French Laws & Strong experience of international laws.

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.

⚠️ PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT BILINGUAL IN FRENCH


A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US 😉

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Paradox has one goal: to help people live their ambition and and create the life that truly inspires them.

We give a set of tools and strategies around productivity, leadership, coaching and marketing through mobile applications, e-learning platforms, events and a strong presence on social networks.

Today, the knowledge industry faces three problems:


1 ) An effervescence of unsubstantiated theories.

To remedy this, we have surrounded ourselves with scientists, top athletes (Fred Bousquet, Frank Leboeuf), artists (Barry Osborne, producer of Lord of the Rings and Matrix)... entrepreneurs (Marc Simoncini, Fred Mazzella, Gary Vee) to deconstruct their strategies and share counter-intuitive ideas that are thought provoking.

2) Ideas that are worthwhile, conveyed in a boring way and that unfortunately nobody is interested in

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

That's why...

Our ambition is to make our coaching as attractive as watching Netflix and leave our clients' success as the only choice

Today, this approach has paid off, and has allowed us to exceed one million followers on the networks, to organize events and online training courses followed by thousands of people.

But we wanted more, so we created 2 new brands with international ambitions.

And that's where you come in.

 

YOUR MISSION 🚀 

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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. 

This position is very strategic, so we will allow you to create what is relevant for the company. Thanks to our strong ownership culture, you will have the opportunity to build everything (almost) from scratch.

🎯 Your 6 Missions

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 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


EXPECTED RESULTS : SAMPLE ☑️

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  • 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
  • Structure and Implement intra group transfers and conventions required


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE 😍

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EXPERIENCE : 

  • Worked on French and Anglosaxon Legal & Finance Framework
  • Proven experience as CFO, Head Legal & Finance or relevant role
  • Chose & Setup Payroll tool already
  • Worked with Developers to implement Automation, Reporting, Tools
  • Chose Cloud-Based Tools doing in-depth comparison
  • Tech Savy: love modern, digital tools and very at ease with them ( choosing them, setting up them, teaching the team to use them)
  • Capable of owning a project from A to Z, figure things out by yourself, and real attention to details
  • Strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding of profit and loss, 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...
  • Ability to work simultaneously on various subjects, with a real sense of priority management
  • love modern, digital tools and very at ease with them ( choosing them, setting up them, teaching the team how to use them)

Language :

  • English: Fluent
  • French : Bilingual


BUT IT MIGHT NOT BE FOR YOU ❤️

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We are inspired by a culture of performance and ambition

We want to create the exceptional and impact the maximum number of lives.

For this reason, some people imagine that they will work in an easy environment without any pressure.

But we have a very startup-oriented culture where everything is fast-paced and there is a lot of change. Where you are not always told exactly what to do or how to do it.

We tell each other things, even if they are uncomfortable, we prefer growth to ego comfort and we like that! In our company, expressing disagreement to a manager and knowing how to argue is valued!

We encourage critical and strategic thinking. 

We are aware that this is not for everyone.

If all this makes sense with you, then we'll love working with you (and you with us, you'll be pampered!)


WHY JOIN US ❤️

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This is an opportunity…

- To play a crucial role in the development of a company whose content and products are enjoyed by millions of people. Currently our videos have been viewed over 100 million times.

- And our goal is not just to reach a large number of people, we want to transform lives. We receive messages every day from clients who have successfully lost weight, quit smoking, made more money, built better relationships, created businesses and made positive changes in their lives.

Paradox is also…

- A team always in a good mood 

- The ability to work from wherever you want (by the pool, in the forest or on your own free standing desk) or from our offices in Dubai and Geneva or even a mix

- A remote culture from day one 

- A company culture based on autonomy

- Being surrounded by A-Players

- The assurance of being pushed to progress

- A company in full growth, synonymous with opportunities for evolution!


But that's not all, because we put the well-being of the team at the heart of our strategy:


350€ per year paid by the company for your gym, or your yoga teacher, your dance class

- Flexible working hours

Beautiful offices in Dubai and soon in Geneva (we feel like at home, and even a little better)

Standing desk paid by the company if you work in remote

Work on Mac, for us it counts :)

Annual team building / Team retreats to get together


And as Yannick, our community manager, says: 

"To make a long story short, Paradox is a growth adventure on steroids, an adventure where you grow personally trying to make others do the same."


HOW TO APPLY 📃

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❌ 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 us 🚀🚀🚀🚀

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