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Job Description

The role

The key aspects of the role is to provide support to the Controller EMEA, particularly in the area of managing regional monthly review package, quarterly reporting and analysis for the US head office, provide oversight for statutory reporting, US GAAP technical accounting matters, ensure execution and review of regional SOX controls.

The EMEA Deputy Controller will work directly with the EMEA FP&A, country FDs, SSC, tax, treasury, legal teams and US Corporate Controlling team.

 

The role will be based in the Netherlands and may require occasional business trips.

 

The role is open to any professional matching the requirements and eligible to work in the European Union.

 

Responsibilities

The EMEA Deputy Controller will hold the following responsibilities:

·   Review monthly country P/L and B/S with the country finance directors and Shared Service Center

·   Analyze monthly and quarterly regional consolidated financials

·   Manage the preparation of monthly regional review package and perform ad hoc analysis

·   Coordinate, monitor and manage quarterly reporting information for US HQ

·   Perform technical accounting analysis and prepare accounting memos, align with tax and treasury on complex accounting and reporting matters

·   Assist with the analysis of accounting and reporting matters for complex transactions (real estate deals, financial and legal reorganizations etc.) under US GAAP in cooperation with the US technical accounting and reporting team

·   Assist with the gap analysis of US GAAP to Statutory reporting in cooperation with local Finance Directors and external advisors

·   Oversee tax and regulatory compliance issues

·   Manage the preparation and prepare analysis for tax and treasury reviews

·   Monitor and review interim and annual statutory filings

·   Deploy, maintain and manage the accounting and reporting framework across EMEA

·   Execute SOX controls and ensure compliance with SOX framework

·   Drive and oversee regional standardization, harmonization and improvement projects for accounting, reporting

 

Key initial objectives

·   Designing and deploying finance operation policies and procedures

·   Preparing Accounting memos

·   Reassess and improve quarterly information flow to the US and PwC

·   Designing a monthly regional review package in cooperation with FP&A

·   Develop sufficient oversight for statutory filings

 

Your profile

Education and Experience

·   A Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CPA, RA, AA)

·   Minimum 8 year relevant experience obtained in Big4 and industry, technology industry knowledge is desired but not essential

·   Previous experience with group reporting is essential

·   Exposure to the needs of US GAAP/SEC reporting requirement with strong technical skills and experience is essential

·   Experience with transfer pricing arrangements, legal and tax reorganization is preferred

·   Previous experience of working in a matrix reporting environment, ideally with multiple-country experience in EMEA

·   A strong academic background with demonstrable commercial acumen. Finance or Business degree, ideally a Masters or MBA

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·   Good understanding of business as well as financial issues

·   Diligent with strong attention to detail

·   Able to challenge the status quo and drive through changes

·   Flexible approach, able to thrive in a change environment and engender the right behaviors within their peer group and the team

·   Experience of working for US multinational organizations and also exposure to entrepreneurial companies experiencing rapid growth

·   Systems-literate, ideally Oracle ERP (R12) or SAP

·   Evidence of cultural affinity with fast pace, dynamism, multi-site complexity and accountability, as typified by sector experience in media/agency, technology, telecoms, retail, FMCG, logistics and professional services

·   Experienced in managing a team and able to influence and persuade senior executives

·   English language required. A second European foreign language would be an advantage, but is not essential (Dutch, French, German or Italian)

 

Interested in this opportunity?

You can send your detailed resume to Dieuwertje Groot, Antal International Benelux 

DGroot@antal.com

 
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