Finance Manager / Financial Controller

Full time, Permanent
Posted 3 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 systems literate, 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; leading the local Navision implementation – providing input to development of regional and group finance systems.
• 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.

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.
• 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


Initially work from home (wfh) with a longer term expectation to be based out of their regional HQ near 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:

August / September 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryAccountancy & Finance
Job ReferenceARBSFMFC

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