Financial Controller – Amsterdam

Financial Controller, Amsterdam

€57,000 (Euros) annually + superb benefits

Our client is a global research company that is looking for an experienced Financial Controller to work from their office in Amsterdam (must have full work rights for The Netherlands).

As Financial Controller you will be responsible for managing two key areas of the business, the first that is involved in product development and technology support for the company’s Global Intellectual Property business and the second that is involved in providing value tools and information that support the Patent creation and portfolio management globally.

Your role will be to own all aspects of finance – including: monthly and quarterly close, order to cash and procure to pay support, account reconciliations, AR and AP postings. The role will also be critical in further integrating this business into the global finance shared service (GFSS) structure.

This part of the business, based in the Netherlands has approximately 20 Corporate employees and operating costs of c€1.5m.  You will work with the corporate reporting team, and the GFSS and shared service teams in the UK, Holland and the Philippines to ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual management and statutory reporting for the Corporate companies.

Infrequent travel to the US and UK may be required.


  • Reviewing the monthly reporting and preparing commentary for all parts of the business.
  • Working with the shared service teams to ensure accuracy of postings, accruals and prepayments and reconciliations of balance sheet accounts helping to drive through efficiencies and identify risks for your Budget holders.
  • Issuing invoices and processing collections for sales as well as support local procurement process.
  • Working with the shared service teams to ensure completeness and timeliness of payments and intercompany recharges including Corporate credit cards.
  • Journal postings and review the accounting in Unit 4 and Oracle ERP
  • Providing financial statements for the statutory entities in Holland.
  • Preparing board papers for the Corporate side of the business.
  • Being a link and partner to give financial assistance and analysis to Budget holders and stakeholders, including Tax and Treasury, forming strong working relationships.
  • Supporting the Reporting team to prepare the 2020 consolidated accounts for Overseas BV.
  • Assistance with ad hoc projects including the potential merger of the statutory entities in Holland

Experience Required:

Previous Financial Controller experience within a similar role.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Flexibility and “can do” attitude.

Strong analytical skills paired with use of MS Excel.

Ability to critically examine and question information from a variety of sources.

Exposure to complex multi-national corporate environments preferred.

Excellent interpersonal skills and able to build strong working relationships with colleagues.

Exposure to complex multi-national corporate environments preferred, either in practice or industry with experience within the Netherlands

Strong financial and analytical skills

Ability to critically examine and question information from a variety of sources


Qualified Accountant

Minimum two-year post-qualified experience either in practice or industry

Graduate with an excellent academic track record

Salary: 57000 euros

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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