Financial Controller
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Financial Controller

At EMS - a joint venture between Fiserv and ABN AMRO - we are specialists in the field of payment solutions. As Financial Controller you contribute to the financial success of our Amstedam-based organization. Interested in the challenge? Then don’t delay, step now into the fast-moving world of fintech payments!

department Finance
location Amsterdam
education HBO
hours per week 40 hours a week
Financial Controller

What this job is all about

Every day, we work hard to make a positive difference to our customers in the FinTech world of payments. As a Financial Controller, you have a joint responsibility for internal management reporting, shareholder reporting and external reporting (DNB). 

Getting the right things done! 

As a Financial Controller the following will be part of your major tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate periodic financial closing, statutory reporting and fiscal responsibilities, manage external audit;
  • Manage annual budgeting and (re)forecasting process, cost control and budget reviews with Functional Leaders;
  • Improvement projects related to digital and financial transformation and investment/business cases;
  • Coordinate the business planning process while working closely together with Management and the Business Controller;
  • Analyze and report on the monthly performance of actuals vs. budget and discuss these variances with the Functional Leaders in the monthly budget reviews.

This is your awesome Team!
You will report to the Finance Team Manager and work closely together with your Team and the CFO. The professional team members work closely together and challenge each other on an ongoing basis. EMS offers a dynamic, professional, informal environment and short lines of communication.

What can you expect from us?

EMS is an informal, rapidly growing and ambitious organization. As Financial Controller, you can make a real impact in the world of payments, which is a branch within the financial sector that is evolving very rapidly. EMS is a joint venture between Fiserv and leading Dutch bank ABN AMRO and is a market leader in the field of payment processing. The knowledge and experience of these leading financial sector institutions - which are also our shareholders - means you will get the same opportunities that you would find at a large organization but with the flexibility and personal culture that is simply a better fit for our smaller organization.

We also offer:

  • Fast growing and financially healthy company;
  • Informal, professional environment with short lines;
  • International colleagues, customers & partners;
  • Excellent package of employment terms; including competitive salary, 13th month, incentive and pension plan;
  • Educational and personal development opportunities;
  • Flexibility in working hours and hybrid home;
  • Friday drinks, fun events with our staff association and company parties;
  • Short interviewing procedure.

What do you bring to the table?

What do you need to be successful at our organisation? Well, you have to enjoy changing gears quickly and getting your teeth into complex projects. 

In addition, we ask for the following: 

  • A bachelor degree in Finance, (Business) Economics or Accountancy or equivalent, preferably supplemented with a post-Bachelor (or Master) qualification;
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Financial Controller or Accountancy; preferably experience with(in) Tech, Payments, E-commerce and/or Financials Services;
  • Good insight in financial accounting and reporting processes (Dutch GAAP), combined with business sense;
  • Strong affinity with IT and financial tooling; strong Excel skills, experience with SAP and Hyperion is a plus;
  • Experience with process improvement projects and/or implementation is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills in English;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility. A clear, to-the-point communicator with a practical, no-nonsense mentality;
  • Organizational aware, able to maintain a broad formal and informal network;
  • Above all, a great colleague, no ego issues, honest, committed, result focused, a team player who wants to achieve the best results together.

Have we got you interested?

Then we would love to invite you to talk to us. You can apply for the vacant position of Financial Controller using the button below. Got any questions about the job vacancy or about working at EMS? If so, Lucian Morariu is standing by to answer them. You can reach him by email at

About EMS

EMS (European Merchant Services), based in Amsterdam, is a European specialist in the field of digital payment solutions. Our organization was formed in 2005 from the company International Card Services (ICS). We are a joint venture between Fiserv and leading Dutch bank ABN AMRO.

EMS is active in the field of payment transactions, where it is a one-stop shop for both SMEs and corporates. We not only process the payment transactions themselves - also ensuring that EMS’s clients receive the payments from their own customers - but also provide the point-of-sale payment terminals in restaurants, stores and elsewhere, as well as payment functionality for web shops.

And what it means to work at EMS? It means: together with your 130 ambitious colleagues, making a difference in a sector that is constantly evolving. Convinced? Then don’t delay, step into the fast-moving world of fintech payments today!

If you want to know more about who we are as an organization and what we can offer you as an employee? Well, you can read more on our working-at website.

Application process

We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Our recruiter will review your application and call you for an introduction.
First job interview
During this interview, we will look together at your profile and the possibilities within EMS.
Second job interview
The position you will fulfill and the working environment within EMS will be further discussed.
Are we both excited? Then you will receive an offer!
Welcome at EMS
We’re glad you’re here! During your onboarding you will get the opportunity to know EMS and your new colleagues even better.

Do you have any questions?

Get in touch with the recruiter