European Controller (French speaking)

100k - 150k per annum
Page Executive

The organisation

For this rapidly growing international retail organisation we are currently looking for a European Financial Controller with management skills, international experience and who speaks fluently French. In this role you report directly to the CFO and manage a team of 10-15 people. This role will give you the ideal opportunity to join a fast growing company and have impact on all financial matters of the company.

The position

  • Ensure timely, consistent, accurate and relevant reporting to local management and international HQ
  • Manage Statutory & Group reporting standards including external audit requirements
  • Ensure taxation compliance including Transfer pricing, VAT and payroll taxes
  • Treasury activities including cash flow management for the European group 
  • Ensure all accounting activities are compliant with statutory and legal requirements
  • Responsible for financial controls of our corporate store operations
  • Develop and professionalize the financial organization
  • Manage and motivate the accounting team 
  • Ensure that all teammembers are thoroughly trained, skilled and remunerated
  • Set clear goals & KPI's for the team in line with the departmental goals 
  • Update and develop in line with guidelines the internal control processes and directives
  • Assist with the annual budget and periodic forecasting process for the various countries

Candidate profile

  • Masters degree in Finance or Accounting and preferably public accounting qualification (CPA/ACA/RA)
  • A minimum of seven years of technical accounting experience, preferably in retail industry
  • Management experience in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of IFRS / French Gaap accounting standards
  • Self-starter and highly motivated 
  • Ability to work in a changing environment
  • Team player who can demonstrate initiative, entrepreneurship and sound judgment
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferable MD Navision
  • Fluent communication in English and French 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing and leadership skills

Salary indication

The salary indication for this postion is € 110.000 - 120.000.


You are requested to apply to this position by following the link below. For more information, please contact Max Eweg at +31 (0)20 57 89 444, quoting reference number ABME165098.

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