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Financial Controller

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
30 November, 2021

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is delighted to be partnering with our globally renowned entertainment client in its search for a Financial Controller.


We are looking for a highly driven, hands-on and energetic financial professional, with a controllership mindset that drives continuous improvement in the closing and reporting process.


Financial Controller, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands


The Financial Controller will be accountable for managing the team to deliver complete, accurate and timely reporting in accordance with group policies and Accounting standards.


The successful candidate will manage a team of two Assistant Controllers, working closely with their BPO Partner.

Responsibilities of the Financial Controller:

  • Provide Finance leadership, partnering with the broader Finance community and build a strong team that strives for high standards of performance
  • Accountable for overseeing the general ledgers and all aspects of the close and reporting process (balance sheet reviews, Accounts Recs, analytical reviews, corporate reporting, etc.) for the distribution activities of their joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • Controllership and special projects: responsible for the internal control environment, ensuring compliance with group policies and procedures, laws and regulations, the integrity of financial and operational information
  • Participate in special Finance projects, focusing on continuous improvement and Finance transformation
  • Assisting in the external and internal audits, and provide assistance to the Tax team to ensure compliance with local tax regulations and reporting requirements in the area of corporate income tax, withholding tax and VAT, and support Transfer Pricing process
  • Work closely with Finance Operations teams, including P2P OTC and R2R

Experience required:

  • Ability to cope in a fast, dynamic environment and manage competing priorities
  • Proven team player with leadership skills, including the ability to manage, coach and energize the team, collaborative working style
  • Strong drive, curiosity and adaptivity, as this role is exposed to a broad scope of Finance topics and various stakeholders
  • Demonstrate strong influencing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Advanced degree in Finance or Accounting (preferred ACA, ACCA, CIMA, US CPA , Dutch RA/RC qualified)
  • Minimum of 5+ years of professional working experience as a Controller or similar Finance position within a large multi-national organization - public Accounting experience is a plus, but not required
  • Strong technical Accounting experience, including comprehensive understanding of Accounting standards (US GAAP, UK GAAP, IFRS)
  • Proficient user of financial Accounting systems and competent in Microsoft Office - SAP experience desired, but not essential
  • Fluent in English (both verbal and in writing)
  • Experience of working with outsourced Finance partners and managing team in remote location is desired


If you are interested in applying for this Financial Controller role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Gemma in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102.