Finance Manager | Amsterdam

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  • Contact:

    Sylvia Lubak

  • Job ref:

    JN -012021-25858

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Our client is a global pharmaceutical company with one of their European offices in Amsterdam. They are currently seeking a Finance Manager to:

  • Act as key Finance Lead in the Netherlands based office by liaising with all functions
  • Build and maintain a robust, compliant, accurate, cost effective and agile transactional and statutory financial environment
  • Establish strong internal and external accounting, documented controls and procedures and associated accounting records.
  • Act as a Business partner for the Benelux market (preparation of annual budget and forecast, complete business analyses, support market initiatives )
  • Act as a business partnering to Country manager and FP&A services for the Benelux market

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage all accounting and reporting activities of NL branch:
  • Manage external auditors relationships
  • Develop and improve a robust, compliant, accurate and cost effective accounting and controlling infrastructure, including internal control system.
  • Ensure strong cooperation and coordination with Supply Chain business partners based in the NL Office to ensure effective process maintenance and improvement on direct procurement and order to cash.
  • Oversee credit process at EMEA level with the support of a Senior Analyst.
  • Lead and drive outsourced service provider in delivering best-in class transactional accounting services, closing and reporting services.
  • Propose process efficiencies and tools improvements between NL and Switzerland
  • Ensure smooth running of daily Administrative and Finance operations on site
  • Analyze and report financials monthly in a clear and concise way, action driven including timely follow up of opened items
  • Manage the cost center framework and structure, including invoice approval workflow system
  • Manage accruals, prepaid and Opex on a monthly basis and associated reviews and reporting activities.
  • Manage all FP&A and business support for the Benelux Market, including budgeting, forecasting, actuals, business review support, including presentations to Senior Leadership Team.
  • Complete ad hoc financial analysis, conduct financial training as needed, prepare presentations for Senior Management and perform project work as requested
  • Support EMEA projects


  • Master degree in Finance, accounting or closely related field
  • SAP FICO advanced training
  • Advanced knowledge of Dutch GAAP and IFRS
  • FP&A experience is an asset with proven leadership and project management skills
  • Solid understanding and experience with financial business processes; financial reporting, accounting, including group intercompany activities and legal/tax requirements ( single principal model)
  • Advanced computer/systems skills – Excel, PowerPoint, SAP FI/CO, SD/MM, QlikView & database management
  • Business acumen with analytical and problem solving skills
  • Service oriented
  • Excellent understanding of accounting and controlling requirements including IFRS and Local GAAP accounting standards
  • Practical experience with internal and external auditors
  • Compliance mind-set
  • Proven ability to drive external service providers
  • Ability to work independently and interact with all levels of the organization is vital for this position to succeed
  • Excellent attention to details while keeping sight of the big picture, ability to (re)prioritize continuously
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism
  • Solution-driven and process improvement mind set
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships across all levels within an organization
  • Independent and proactive self-starter who operates with a strong sense of ownership for projects and results