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Wisselwerking 58
1112XS Diemen

Financial Controller

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Financial Controller

From21-10-2019 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

Are you ready for the right next step in your Finance career and could you take on the responsibility of the entire P&L and balance sheet? Would you like to work for a dynamic, fast-growing, international company in the Fintech industry? Are you ambitious, keen to take ownership and would you like to work independently within a professional, young Team? Then we have a challenging position available at European Merchant Services!





What this job is all about!

As a Financial Controller within European Merchant Services (EMS) you will work in a highly dynamic and international environment. The Financial Controller reports directly to the Head of Finance and is an important sparring partner for the entire company with regards to various financial issues. You are responsible for all accounting, reporting, budgeting & forecasting activities under guidance of the Head of Finance. You will initiate/ participate (in) projects in order to drive continuous improvement.


Getting the right things done!

  • Be the initial owner of all (complex) accounting issues and periodic/ ad hoc reporting, budget & forecast procedures;
  • Perform month/quarter/year end closing processes in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Be the first point of contact for all finance related requests and inquiries;
  • Prepare and monitor the quarterly and yearly budget and forecast;
  • Build and maintain cost control processes, monitor spend vs budget;
  • Review and analyze the company’s figures and business performance regularly;
  • Prepare regular management reports for the EMS Management Team, the Board and the shareholders, being Fiserv and ABN AMRO;
  • Prepare annual financial statements and assist the external auditor in the statutory audit, including coordinating the implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Perform VAT and CIT reporting and be responsible for VAT compliance issues;
  • Initiate business and process improvements and participate in projects;
  • Manage and control the activities being handled by the shared service centres in Poland and the UK;
  • Act as the job coach of the Junior Financial Controller.


We would like you to have!

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Economics;
  • Minimum of three years relevant work experience, preferably within a leading accounting firm;
  • Knowledge of Dutch and US GAAP;
  • Positive, energetic, self-motivated individual with ‘can-do mentality’ and pragmatic, goal oriented approach;
  • Ambition to grow into a more senior role in 3 years;
  • Highly accurate and detail oriented;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • A true Team player; well able to work together and independently;
  • Computer literate; especially Microsoft Excel;
  • Experience with SAP and Hyperion is an advantage;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both verbal as well as in writing.


What we have

  • Fast growing and financially healthy company
  • Informal, professional environment
  • International colleagues/ customers/ partners
  • Educational and personal development opportunities
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • Excellent package of employment terms; including competitive salary, 13th month, incentive and pension plan
  • Fun! A great work environment,  summer and Christmas party, ski trip, Friday drinks and more…


About EMS

EMS is a joint venture company between e-commerce & payment services leader Fiserv(51%) and a ABN AMRO Bank(49%). EMS has access to the best technology in the card payment industry. Our reliable infrastructure makes sure merchant payments are handled in the best possible way.

Service, reliability and flexibility are our core values so that merchants can offer their customers a host of options in order to pay the way they want. We continuously improve and expand on our Omnichannel proposition so that the merchants we serve can offer their customers a payment choice and security whether that be in-store, online or via a mobile device.


Contact information

Would you like to have more information about this vacancy? Please contact Chantal van Rijn (Talent Acquisition Manager) at cvanrijn@emspay.eu.

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