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Financial Controller



Our client is a real estate developer specialized in exceptionally located, large scale, urban projects – office -, mixed-use and residential buildings - built with great architectural and technical quality. The company has acquired excellent know-how which it uses to design and build projects in Belgium and 8 other countries in Europe. The parent company is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange (Euronext).

Where will you work as Financial Controller?

Our client is expanding its activities in The Netherlands with the acquisition of a large-scale inner city residential development (approx. 150.000m2), in The Hague (50% Joint Venture). It is the ambition to acquire other projects in Holland and to develop a local team to support this growth.

In this framework, we are looking for a Financial Controller who would support the Country Director in the financial management of the Dutch subsidiary, the set-up of internal processes and the administrative organisation of the office.

If you have a strong organization mind-set, a good financial background and you are willing to be part of the development of a small but ambitious local company (part of an international group) with strong financial capabilities, please contact us.

What will you do as Financial Controller?

The Financial Controller is:

  • Responsible for the month-end closing (5 wd) and financial reporting (Dutch Gaap) to the company’s HQ based in Belgium (stock-listed), in close collaboration with the external accounting supplier (PWC NL);

  • Acting as a single point of contact for joint-venture accounting processes (in Unit4 and Excel) which is performed by an external accounting company;

  • Responsible for the follow-up of accounting reports (in Unit4 and Excel) for our joint venture projects which are delivered by our joint venture partner;

  • Main point of contact for local external auditors (EY);

  • Responsible for the coordination of financial, legal, tax and administrative aspects and issues

    related to existing NL subsidiaries / projects and setting up new entities;

  • Working in close collaboration with the Country Director in order to optimize the organization

    of the subsidiary and the reporting (actuals, budget and forecast) to the parent company;

  • Playing an active role in applying the organisational structure and implementing administrative

processes and internal controls.

What do we need in a Financial Controller?

  • Bachelor degree in accounting and finance or equivalent in experience;

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in finance roles;

  • Experience gained in real estate will be seen as an asset;

  • Very good knowledge of local accounting principles and management accounting;

  • Out of the box thinking, self–motivation;

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and autonomous working capabilities;

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, open minded and friendly;

  • Ability to think and act independently;

  • Open for versatile and flexible scope of responsibility related to the early stage of company’s

    development in The Netherlands;

  • Willingness to join newly created organisational structure of the company that enters the

    Dutch market;

  • Language: Dutch (mother tongue), fluent in English for professional use, French will be

    considered as a benefit.

What benefits can we offer you as Financial Controller?

Are you interested? Please contact Caroline Vogelsang to learn more: +31618198811 or caroline@reportinginsight.com

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