The post holder supports and assists the Head of Finance in developing, implementing and maintaining financial procedures and internal controls. This includes, but is not limited to, bookkeeping in a broad sense, forecasting and budgeting to guarantee transparency and control over GRI’s financial situation.

Overview

Controller

Start Date: a.s.a.p., 40 hrs p/w (€44,000.-/€48,000.- gross per year)

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Contract: 1year initially – extension by mutual consent

 

Position summary

The post holder supports and assists the Head of Finance in developing, implementing and maintaining financial procedures and internal controls. This includes, but is not limited to, bookkeeping in a broad sense, forecasting and budgeting to guarantee transparency and control over GRI’s financial situation.

The post holder will report to the Head of Finance. A team of two Amsterdam-based staff will be under his/her functional responsibility and liaison with the local accounting firms for overseas subsidies.

 

Job purpose
The Finance team is part of the Operations Department and is responsible for advising and providing the management team with relevant and reliable financial data for decision making.

Supporting the Head of Finance in leading the finance team and ensuring timely and accurate preparation of internal financial statements, budgets, forecast, cash management and management reports.

 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation and analyses of (consolidated) monthly, quarterly and yearly accounts, including balance sheets, P&L and cash flow statements and relevant commentary
  • Provide cost and budget control for specific projects, programs and grants.
  • Standardize and provide timely and informative management reporting for the Head of Finance.
  • Provide support to the preparation/consolidation/reconciliation of the budget and forecasting processes
  • Manage cash and bank processes (reporting, compliance and internal controls)
  • Prepare and support year-end external audit processes
  • Liaison/ interaction with external auditors, tax and other consultants in consultation with the Head of Finance
  • Reviewing, updating and implementing existing internal financial controls and procedures
  • Develop, train and mentor junior members of the team.
  • Other duties as requested

 

Key competencies / Requirements

  • Professional education on at least Bachelor level (e.g. HEAO-BE) in Business Administration or comparable, with emphasis on Controlling / Accounting / Finance;
  • Over 5 years relevant experience in finance in an international work environment;
  • Over 2 years direct supervisory experience;
  • Good understanding of accounting processes and principles; Outstanding administration skills, with the ability to review and improve systems and procedures with the emphasis being on efficiency rather than unnecessary bureaucracy; high analytical ability and assertiveness;
  • Able to interact and communicate clearly;
  • Ability to work in a team and autonomously;
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and preferably intermediate Dutch (reading and understanding);
  • Follow processes and instructions, whilst maintaining confidentiality;
  • Pro-active, knowledge sharing, assumes responsibility and has hands-on mentality, deals with issues calmly and objectively;
  • Ability to deliver high quality service; Results focussed and ability to handle multiple tasks and work on precise timelines;
  • Experience with Exact Software is a plus;
  • Profound knowledge of Excel (e.g. macros, etc.)
  • Ability to lead team members for maximum results
  • Affinity with the mission and objectives of the GRI would be an advantage;
  • Eligible to live and work in the Netherlands.

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HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, eligible to live and work in the Netherlands, are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to recruitment@globalreporting.org. The deadline to submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), Monday 5th February 2018. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Stichting Global Reporting Initiative, Attn. Human Resources
Visitors’ address: Barbara Strozzilaan 336, 1083 HN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)20 531 00 00 www.globalreporting.org

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