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Assistant Financial Regional Controller

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsFinance

Job description

Purpose of Role

The Assistant Financial Controller “AFC” will work closely with the Head of Finance of EMEA but also with the other group finance roles. The AFC will be part of the finance team and will be responsible for all aspects of internal accounting activities, as well as assisting with client accounting services and other ad hoc finance projects as needed.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional Financial Controller with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting for a number of group entities located throughout EMEA
  • Oversee the recording of all accounting entries, regular review of and follow-up on outstanding AR balances and performing monthly bank and intercompany reconciliations
  • Prepare and maintain accurate reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts
  • Overseeing and guiding accounting support staff on client invoicing, including annual and ad-hoc fees
  • Overseeing and guiding accounting support staff on accounts payable entries and allocation to ensure expenses are accurately recorded and paid in line with vendors payment terms.
  • Preparing and filing VAT returns
  • Implement and monitor policies and procedures for accounting and reporting
  • Assisting with drafting of the annual budget
  • Assisting with the annual (group) audit process
  • Preparation of statutory reports of group entities
  • Any other duties as needed to assist the regional Head of Finance from time to time

Job requirements

Required Advanced Technical Proficiencies:

  • Key knowledge of the corporate services and fund services industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft products including Word, Excel, Teams and Powerpoint.
  • Experience with TrustQuay/ NavOne/ Navision (Microsoft) would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience working with a geographically dispersed team and cultures across multiple international regions

Base Requirement:

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role within the financial services industry
  • Experience across multi jurisdictions would be beneficial.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Language Skills

  • The role holder is required to have strong written and verbal communication skills in English, other languages are a plus.

Interpersonal Skills

  • The post holder must possess excellent listening and communication skills and have the ability to deal with people in a pleasant, professional manner which complements the image of the Group.

Personal Attributes

  • The candidate will possess excellent organizational and time management skills, will be a team player and can remain customer focused in what can be a highly stressed, high-pressured and demanding environment.

Other information: 

  • This would be 1 year with intention for indefinite.