Financial Controller | Dutch

Contract Form
Direct contract
Accounting and Finance
Dutch, English

Job Description

Our client is a global player in the food industry that has approx. 150 offices across the world. On behalf of them, we are looking for a Financial Controller to look after the European market. You will report to the European Financial Controller will report to the Financial Controller Atlantic who is based in Mexico, overseeing financial operations and compliance for Europe.

Responsibilities in a nutshell:

  • Manage day-to-day financial operations, including accounting, tax compliance, month-end closing, and FX exposure monitoring
  • Ensure compliance with European financial regulations, collaborating with partners such as EY
  • Oversee asset management, capex creation, revenue recognition, and budget activities for Europe
  • Collaborate with the global accounting services team to identify and implement process improvements

Business Impact: Establishing the European Financial Management Specialist position will:

  • Improve operational efficiency and compliance, reducing financial errors and risks
  • Enhance risk management, safeguarding the company's financial interests
  • Streamline financial processes, enabling better decision-making and resource allocation
  • Add value through process improvement initiatives, contributing to overall efficiency and profitability


  • Review closing figures
  • Assist with technical GAAP interpretations
  • Review GAAP conversions
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of deliverables

Statutory Reporting:

  • Assist with annual Financial Statements
  • Review Annual Accounts consistency

Corporate Reporting:

  • Review client deliverables

Audit Assistance:

  • Support external & internal audits

Other Functions:

  • Actively participate in training and development
  • Maintain a positive team environment
  • Coordinate with other departments
  • Ensure all obligations are met
  • Proactively address client concerns
  • Assist with budget preparation


  • Record time accurately
  • Understand client contracts
  • Apply control, risk, and governance frameworks
  • Communicate information clearly
  • Support less experienced staff
  • Be financially mindful
  • Communicate workload excess promptly

Who we are looking for:

  • Fluency in Dutch and English
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of experience as a Controller OR external auditor from BIG4
  • Strong knowledge of Dutch GAAP & Tax Compliance
  • Visible leadership skills - This role doesn't have any direct reports but we are looking for candidates who can mentor a junior colleague in the Amsterdam office.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, SAP

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary
  • International and growing team
  • Nice secondary benefits

Interested? Feel free to apply or contact me for more information at

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Please take into consideration that we can only consider applicants who are currently living in the Netherlands and who has valid workpermit in the Netherlands.