Finance Manager – BeNe

Full time, Permanent
Posted 4 years ago

Finance Manager – Belgium & Netherlands (BeNe)

Operating in their media industry niche for 25 years, our Client is one of the largest and most globally renowned companies in the sector.

Suiting a self-driven and highly organised Finance Manager, this is a new role in a newly restructured business unit with a reporting line both to the MD’s Netherlands & Belgium and to group finance in the UK.


  • Business finance partner to MD’s, BeNe, as well as key part of the senior finance team.
  • Manage all financial matters for BeNe region (c. €20m revenue) incl management reporting, statutory and tax reporting, invoicing, AR, AP and working capital management. Assisted by finance members in Belgium and Netherlands.
  • Manage the design and implementation of BeNe finance function from existing internal & non-finance support model/workflow to internal resource appropriate for the business. This will be in collaboration with central finance.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for the BeNe business.
  • Responsible for budget and quarterly forecast completion for the BeNe business. This will involve working closely with senior management in a consultative capacity.
  • Cash and Working Capital Management of the BeNe business and oversee AP&AR function.
  • Preparation of year-end audited Financial Statements for the BeNe entities.
  • Provide assistance with the group year-end audit.
  • Provide input to development of regional and group finance systems.

Person specification
Desirable qualities:

  • Qualified accountant with 3 years+ post qualified experience.
  • Experienced in Group Accounting function, cash management, P&L/Balance Sheet/Cash Flow, working with multiple currencies.
  • IFRS experience preferable but not essential.
  • Team management experience (both in-person and remote).
  • Project management scoping and execution.
  • Effective communicator to multiple stakeholders (including colleagues outside of the finance function).
  • Policy documentation preparation and company-wide delivery.
  • Capable of developing inhouse process/systems/team from scratch and onboard from outsource accounting provider
  • Experience and attitude to manage projects to completion
  • Capable of providing finance partner support, ad hoc analysis and projects
  • Experience in managing staff in small team
  • Experience in international group, reporting results through to central team
  • Tax and audit experience, able to manage advisers as needed
  • Experienced in budgeting, forecasting
  • Experience in owning and taking initiative with improvement projects
  • Good attitude, able to function and prioritise, operate in unstructured environment, task orientated
  • Industry experience desirable but not essential


Initially work from home (wfh) with a longer term expectation to be based out of their regional HQ in Hilversum (nr Amsterdam), but still with ability to work from home some days as agreed with local management.

Salary guide

€55k-€65k basic plus vacation pay, holidays & discretionary bonus.

Preferred availability

Start Q1 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryAccountancy & Finance
Job ReferenceARBSFMBN

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