CFO Strong accounting focussed corporate CFO

Life Science
Referentie: 11833Noord-BrabantGeplaatst op: 17 augustus 2020


The CFO works closely together with the business leaders and is a member of the finance leadership team. In this position you will be in charge of accounting and reporting of the several holding entities in the Netherlands.

Our clients finance team brings together financial perspectives into the overall strategic and tactical decision making. Our client uses state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives.


  • Daily eadership and performance management of the finance team, processes and activities, including the development of strong teams
  • Stakeholder management, particularly the Business Controllers in commercial, manufacturing and liaison with the Plant Managers and Managing Directors in The Netherlands
  • Maintain strong entity control environment on financial, operational and external business relationships, which require due diligence on legal review of contracts
  • Review and deliver promptly critical reporting requirements including internal and external financials of the entity and control over the profitability of the entities including meeting and implementing all tax requirements
  • Control over the annual accounts, VAT returns and corporate income tax return for all operating and holding entities
  • Coordinate, discuss and resolve observations with internal auditors and external auditors
  • Work closely with the Tax and Treasury department, both at HQ and in the Netherlands, on accounting topics including pensions
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and propose innovative solutions to operate in a cost-effective manner and deliver quality deliverables on time
  • Assess financial impacts of complex projects to the entity. This may include financial supply chain, system implementation and business deals
  • Develop a high-performance organization and growth of talents and manage a diverse and inclusive environment


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance and/ or Accounting
  • At least 15 years of demonstrated experience in an accounting or finance role in a corporate environment
  • Experience in a “Big Four” environment is a strong plus
  • Proven strong people management skills and able to build a high-performance organization
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Dutch GAAP and US GAAP
  • Good knowledge of systems (e.g. SAP. Excel. PowerPoint, HFM, BPC, Analytics)
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt are a plus
  • Ability to influence the main stakeholders in the HQ and in the local environment
  • Ability to lead the organization through change and ambiguity
  • Outgoing personality, able to build and maintain a relevant network outside the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, negotiation, and problem-solving skill
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Committed to travel within the country and internationally (low frequency)


Indien u in deze vacature geïnteresseerd bent nodigen wij u uit direct te solliciteren via de knop “Solliciteer” o.v.v. het referentienummer ( 11833 ). Voor meer informatie verzoeken wij u contact op te nemen met de onderstaande consultant.

Michiel SintnicolaasManaging Partner

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