David Harper

Associate Director

Phone number: + 31 20 808 95 40

Email: [email protected]

Associate Director

David is an Associate Director in our Finance & Accountancy recruitment division in the Netherlands, playing a significant part in supporting the recruitment process for businesses in diverse industries.

He joined EMEA Recruitment in April 2023 with over five years of recruitment experience and has previously worked with businesses in both the Netherlands and the UK.

David supports clients by offering recruitment solutions for those harder to fill finance jobs.

With a very personal and dedicated approach, David uses his knowledge, along with his management and recruitment experience, to help others succeed and establish long-term connections.

Going above and beyond to provide the best service throughout the entire recruitment process is something David does daily by helping professionals find opportunities through avenues they didn’t initially have access to.

The success of a team is very important for David, and he continuously invests in himself and others. He enjoys being an active part of the recruitment process and feels a great sense of reward when he can create a perfect match between a candidate and a client.

David’s Interest

David enjoys football, fishing, films, going to the gym, and socialising with others.

In the past, David has founded and managed a local football team. He has been playing football since the age of five.

David's Successful Candidates

  • Senior Treasury
  • FP&A Professional
  • Project Support
  • Business Process Expert
  • Senior Financial Controller

 

Associate Director

Interests

  • FishingFishing
  • FootballFootball
  • GymGym
  • FilmsFilms
  • SocialisingSocialising

David Harper

David Harper

Associate Director

Phone number: + 31 20 808 95 40

Email: [email protected]

David is an Associate Director in our Finance & Accountancy recruitment division in the Netherlands, playing a significant part in supporting the recruitment process for businesses in diverse industries.

He joined EMEA Recruitment in April 2023 with over five years of recruitment experience and has previously worked with businesses in both the Netherlands and the UK.

David supports clients by offering recruitment solutions for those harder to fill finance jobs.

With a very personal and dedicated approach, David uses his knowledge, along with his management and recruitment experience, to help others succeed and establish long-term connections.

Going above and beyond to provide the best service throughout the entire recruitment process is something David does daily by helping professionals find opportunities through avenues they didn’t initially have access to.

The success of a team is very important for David, and he continuously invests in himself and others. He enjoys being an active part of the recruitment process and feels a great sense of reward when he can create a perfect match between a candidate and a client.

David’s Interest

David enjoys football, fishing, films, going to the gym, and socialising with others.

In the past, David has founded and managed a local football team. He has been playing football since the age of five.

David's Successful Candidates

  • Senior Treasury
  • FP&A Professional
  • Project Support
  • Business Process Expert
  • Senior Financial Controller

 

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Interests

  • FishingFishing
  • FootballFootball
  • GymGym
  • FilmsFilms
  • SocialisingSocialising

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David Harper JOBS

Competitive salary with great benefits and pension
Posted 3 months ago
We are exclusively working with an established, international expert in the production industry, who is currently looking for a Senior Financial Analyst. The office is based in the south of the Noord Brabant region.

As Senior Financial Analyst, you will report to and work alongside the Head of Corporate Finance & Strategy. You will be part of an open office with accessible management, including the CFO.

This is a unique opportunity for a Senior Financial Analyst who is a seasoned finance professional with business acumen.

In return, you will receive consistent training, growth, and a competitive salary, with excellent benefits.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist management in their decision-making by effectively communicating accurate financial insights and recommendations
  • Manage and maintain the group’s financial model
  • Support the organisation’s financial planning, analysis and forecasting efforts
  • Collaborate with internal teams across various business units to gather data, analyse financial performance and develop comprehensive financial models
  • Recognise opportunities to streamline processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy
Relevant experience and qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a financial/analytical role in an international environment
  • Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or RA qualification
  • Strong financial modelling skills are essential, as well as data analysis and quantitative skills
  • Excellent knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles and financial metrics
  • Confident in communicating at senior levels and articulating complex data
  • Solid Excel proficiency (SAP BPC and Power BI desirable)

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Circa €110K + lease car + bonus
Posted 2 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business in its search for a Head of Internal Audit and Internal Controls. You\'ll be based at our client\'s global HQ in the Noord Brabant region.

As Head of Internal Audit and Internal Controls, you will be able to have a direct impact on the function in a fast-growing organisation. You will play a key part as a trusted business partner and manage a team of three direct reports.

This is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects in a role with scope for personal growth and development.

Please note that this role involves 15% travel across Europe.


Responsibilities of Head of Internal Audit and Internal Controls:
  • Supporting strategic objectives as a true business partner through validating and evaluating strategic programs and processes
  • Provide valuable feedback to the business based on audits performed
  • Use your insights to further improve the function and business overall
  • Playing a key role in the risk assessment process
  • Be a subject matter expert within the organisation

Experience/qualifications required:
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience within Internal Audit and Internal Controls
  • Master\'s degree and CPA qualification (or equivalent)
  • Manufacturing industry background
  • Risk-based mindset with exceptional stakeholder management skills at varying levels of the business
  • Excellent project management capabilities

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Circa €90K + benefits
Posted 2 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business in its search for a Senior Strategic Purchasing Controller. You\'ll be based at our client\'s global HQ in the Noord Brabant region.

As Senior Strategic Purchasing Controller, you will be a strategic business partner for strategic purchasing, driving change and strategic projects within the organisation.

This is a new role for the business, joining a team of 10, with the scope to make the role your own.

Responsibilities of Senior Strategic Purchasing Controller:
  • Serving as the backbone for the sourcing department
  • Make a global-level impact on purchasing financial performance and change management
  • Tracking P&L cost movements
  • Chief PMO for strategic projects
  • Support decision-making by utilising data to drive results
  • Compliance of P2P financial accounting

Experience/qualifications required:
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience within consulting or business controlling (ideally, Supply Chain)
  • A university degree
  • Fluent English, both spoken and written; Dutch would also be advantageous
  • Procurement or purchasing background
  • Good understanding of basic financial reporting
  • Decisive mindset and result-oriented attitude

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive salary + bonus
Posted a month ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business in its search for a Finance Transformation Project Manager.

As Finance Transformation Project Manager, you will be joining a team of four at the global HQ in the Noord Brabant region.

In this role, you will be driving the finance roadmap through managing projects for the finance initiative.

Please note that this role involves 10% travel across Europe.


Responsibilities of Finance Transformation Project Manager:
  • Managing multidisciplinary projects within budget, time and scope
  • Identifying and mitigating project risks
  • End to end management of the entire Project Management range
  • Translating ideas for future improvements from design to execution
  • Managing a diverse and high-level stakeholder field in an international business environment

Experience/qualifications required:
  • Bachelors or Masters in Finance or relevant field
  • Between 5-8 years’ experience in managing finance improvement projects, change management and finance transformations
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • PMO certification is preferable (Prince 2/Agile/Lean)

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive salary and bonus with great benefits and pension
Posted 4 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment is exclusively working with a leading global manufacturer of high-quality sporting goods in its search for a Finance Manager FP&A to join its team in Eindhoven.

In this role, you will work closely with the Finance Director to streamline financial operations.

You\'ll be responsible for managing the finance team and overseeing all financial aspects of the business, ensuring proper financial administration with adherence to regulatory controls and company standards that ensure the financial data integrity of the organisation.


The purpose of this role is to step into the Finance Manager FP&A position whilst current employees are being utilised on implementation projects.

You will join the business on a Fixed Term Contract with a minimum of one year, with the likelihood of two years in total.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Contributing to the tactical and operational plans for your area of responsibility
  • Be responsible for the execution and monitoring of plans, managing budgets and reporting on achievements
  • Manage and develop team members to achieve company performance objectives and own development goals
  • Ensure that the team for which responsible fulfils their purpose and meets its deliverables
  • Identify and actively contribute to the improvement and optimization of business processes & organisational development
  • Contribute to or lead projects, as required and relevant to own discipline or position

Relevant experience and qualifications:
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • A degree or master’s degree in a relevant field is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience in management or lead position
  • Background in FP&A
  • Hands-on approach with a willingness to support the day-to-day function when needed
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.