Finance Director

About us:
Generator is a global lifestyle brand offering fresh and socially engaging accommodation platforms and hospitality venues. Our vision is to become the world’s leading design-led hostel brand. We aim to achieve this by offering a host of soulful social spaces, cultural events and a creative programme that inspires guests and locals alike, all while providing affordable and safe accommodation in the centre of the city.
About the role:
As a Director of Finance for Generator United States, you will perform the following tasks to the highest standards:
  • You will lead the Finance department and associated operations such that account management, reporting, and interdepartmental and vendor relations are managed to optimise the hostels profitability
  • Hands on involvement in new US acquisitions; including but not limited to tax, structuring and assisting in the under writing and deal closing process
  • Ensure that Finance teams are providing month end closing and all other required management reports
  • Work with the Hostel Finance Managers & General Managers to provide full and accurate forecasting and budgeting proposals within the hostel
  • Prepare capital reviews as required by the General Manager and/or Accounting and Finance Departments
  • Develop best practice financial accounting and control procedures and continually review the process and procedures to maximise impact and efficiency
  • Ensure the balance sheets are a fair reflection of the assets and liabilities of the hostels
  • Lead monthly finance update meetings with General Manager/Hostel team
  • Implement and apply compliance with Generator policies and procedures across the area to maximise financial performance
  • Review regularly the balance sheets, ensure reconciliations are performed of all cluster hostels controlled accounts and explain all balances even if reconciled elsewhere
  • Assist Finance Managers & General Managers to improve their financial awareness and provide them with relevant financial information for their operations
  • Assist the Group CFO with projects and undertaking of any additional tasks as maybe required in line with your skills and abilities
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with relevant US standards and laws
To be successful in the role, you need:
  • Relevant degree, in Finance or related business discipline, from an academic institution
  • Previous experience in a similar role & knowledge of commercial business, especially as it relates to hospitality industry
  • Organisation, planning skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Rigorous commitment to accuracy and detail
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Effective management skills (upwards and downwards) and the willingness to coach and train others
  • Hands-on positive attitude and excellent communication skills
Join Us and help us achieve our Vision!
Employment Requirements: 
All Candidates must be in possession of identification proving authorization to work in the United States as defined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). This Position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas.

Generator is an Equal Opportunities Employer and Drug Free Work Place