Group Financial Controller

Location Amsterdam
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Contact name: Irio Baur

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Job ref: 995

Gresham Hunt is partnering with a top 5 Dutch Banking Institution to strengthen their Group Finance/Reporting team with a Group Financial Controller.

As the Group Financial Controller, you are responsible for maintaining an effective framework to identify and reduce reporting risks and increase control awareness. This will be in an independent and stand-alone setting but you're also able to work in small teams coaching more junior team members.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Developing, updating and maintaining the Internal Control guidance over Financial Reporting (yearly update of the Entity Level Controls Framework).

  • Coordinate the ICFR/SOX sign-off process;

    • Involvement in the local sign off of countries and Business Lines and Corporate Departments

    • Coordination and execution of the testing of the Entity Level Controls framework

  • Help entities with implementing the internal controls in line with the guidance to ensure a clear control environment, coming out of;

    • New accounting standards (recent changes from IFRS)

    • Increase of Sox scope, new locations added and need to apply the Sox controls for the first time

  • Assessment of finance control and accounting matters;

    • ICFR assessment of errors found in financial reporting and/or controls

  • Control optimization that is still SOX compliant and ways to reduce the finance control burden on the business. 

  • Help entities with the implementation of Minimum Standards regarding internal controls specifically for regulatory reporting;

    • Assisting entities with the implementation of the Process Control Standard on Financial and Regulatory reporting

    • Enhancing guidance and evaluation tooling

How to succeed

We are looking for a hands-on professional combined with an independent state of mind. You are convincing in your work, critical and a good team player. You have a strong focus on stakeholders, supported by excellent collaboration skills.

In addition, you have:

  • An academic degree in Finance or Economics,  RA/ ACA (or equivalent) is a pre

  • 7+ years of work experience in (external/internal) audit

  • Proven experience in complex business process improvements, including design, implementation and execution of (regulatory) oversight processes
  • A deep understanding of Sox and Internal Controls Framework
  • Demonstrable knowledge of banking business processes and knowledge of the relevant (legal) regulations and procedures

  • Experience with multi-layered financial statement closing processes

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a business partner and trusted advisor to the senior management, as well as other internal clients;

  • Fluent in English (both writing and speaking)

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