CFO / Head of Finance

  • Permanent contract 
  • Paris-3e-Arrondissement
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CFO / Head of Finance

  • Permanent contract 
  • Paris-3e-Arrondissement


Destygo a construit une technologie d’IA conversationnelle et une plateforme permettant de construire facilement des chatbots pour les acteurs du tourisme, du voyage et de la mobilité. Leur technologie permet aux entreprises de traiter rapidement les demandes de leurs voyageurs. Ils travaillent aujourd’hui avec de nombreux acteurs comme la RATP, Aéroport de Paris ou encore Misterfly. Après une levée de fonds d’1M€ en Juin auprès de Partech Ventures et AccorHotels, ils accélèrent les recrutements notamment pour leur ouverture à l’internationale.


Job description

Context : - hyper growth startup type of environment

  • 35 people startup with 20+ large corporate accounts
  • internationalization in progress with some existing clients in UK / Spain / US
  • plan to open US subsidiary in the coming 6/9 months
  • no internal financial function today

Tasks :

1) First 9-12 months

  • Implement the appropriate tools to manage accounting
  • Be a link between business teams (in charge of CRM / sales management) and external accountant
  • Review existing tools (CRM, Payfit...) and consider their potential optimization / integration
  • Implement the analytical view on accounting (Monthly P&L / CF by country and by product line)
  • Implement the monthly reporting and board decks to financial investors which will be used both as business decision making support and as marketing tools for a large Series B with international investors to be started within 12/18 months
  • Review, adjust and update current financial forecast model in order to make it work bottom up from CRM-based revenue assumptions
  • Take care of the existing bank relationships and new financing tools (loans, subsidiaries, factoring...)
  • Manage the opening of new subsidiaries from a banking and admin standpoint
  • Take care of tax and admin-related topics in relationship with the accountant

2) After 9-12 months

  • Take a key role, alongside with the founders, in the preparation of the deck and dataroom in advance of Series B
  • Be part of the roadshow targeting international VCs
  • Start building finance team

Preferred experience

What we are looking for : - Hands on profile

  • Business driven / business enabler / internal advisor to founders
  • Capacity to be a selling point for the firm, both by the quality of deliverables and by the communication skills (French / English)

Ideas of profiles / past experiences :

  • Experience in bulge bracket investment bank a plus for the structured, disciplined approach to everything
  • Experience in audit / transaction services interesting for the building of reporting / forecast tools
  • Experience in a more mature, hypergrowth type of startup
    a plus for the culture of ambition, international development and VC relationships

Meet the Destygo team