Financial Controller - Newly Created Position

  • Location

    Leiden

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Contact:

    Erin Wilson

  • Contact email:

    erin.wilson@altumconsulting.nl

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-02

Altum Consulting are working closely with our client, a prestigious PE backed Health & Leisure brand to recruit for a Financial Controller within their newly developed Finance team.

 

Based in their Head Quarters which is currently located just outside of Leiden, with a relocation to Amsterdam next year, this role will reporting directly to the Head of Financial Control where you will be responsible for;-

  • Supporting the wider Finance teams to professionalize the accounting within the organisation. 
  • Working closely with various team across the business such as;- CFO, finance, business control, HR, I.T, tax authorities and auditors 
  • Acting a core sparring partner and support to the Head of Financial Control 
  • Coordinating the financial consolidations
  • Preparation of financial statements 
  • Creating various reporting packs for senior management 
  • Providing financial insights into the business for the CEO and CFO 
  • Working on various ad-hoc projects to professionalize and standardize processes and efficiencies within finance
  • Communicating with external accountants and advisors to analyse business performance 
  • Implementing new processes and taking the lead with projects such as;- a new purchasing system and the setup of an internal control framework

 

Education and Experience:- 

  • 5+ years of experience working within an accounting and/or controlling function 
  • Experience working within a top 5 accounting firm is desirable 
  • Educated with a Masters degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or equivalent 
  • Post graduate RA / CPA is a huge plus 
  • Highly knowledgeable with Dutch GAAP
  • Strong reporting skills 
  • Excellent Excel skills;- vlookups, pivot tables, VBA 
  • Experience in participating in projects and process improvement is a plus
  • Fluency in both Dutch and English language skills is essential 
  • Confident communicator across a business at all levels as well as external parties 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment 
  • Must hold a valid work permit or EU passport 
This is very unique and exciting opportunity that will provide the opportunity to have a direct impact on building, growing and standardizing a newly created Financial Controlling function within a vibrant scale-up environment. 
 
In addition, it is a perfect time to join this organisation during such an integral point of expansion and to be a part of an ambitious team that will support and nurture the companies growth. 
 
If you feel you have the accounting skills and personal drive that is required for this position, please send an updated CV to;- erin.wilson@altumconsuling.nl