Finance Director external reporting

Amsterdam Permanent

Added 31/08/2021

  • International dynamic environment
  • Flexibility in the role

About Our Client

International company in the telecom sector

Job Description

External Reporting

· Prepare financial statements, Group reporting pack and other external communication for bond offerings

· Manage the timely and accurate preparation of financial documentation for external reporting purposes at the Group and BU level including the preparation of quarterly press releases (in alignment with investor relations function)

· Interpret the monthly, quarterly and annual reports on financial performance, to provide insights on performance

· Identify critical issues at the Group and BU level and escalate to enable report submission

· Valuations, including financial modelling (e.g. for impairments, PPAs etc. reviewing business plans and adjacent value drivers)

· Support with capital market transactions (e.g. IPOs and debt issuance), M&A transactions (including group restructuring, acquisitions and disposals) and Corporate Finance, Investor Relations and other teams

· Statutory reporting for 50+ HQ entities - (NL, UK, Belgium, Switzerland and Malta, Luxembourg)

· Managing international teams in aforementioned areas (25-30 people)

Group consolidation

· Managing the accurate technical consolidations of financial BU figures in preparation of external and internal reporting

IFRS and Accounting Manual, Policies and Procedures

· IFRS methodology and compliance across the group including Accounting Manual

· Training preparation in alignment with the quarterly accounting forum

External Audits:

· Main contact for external auditors

· Ensure an effective management of the auditing process performed by external auditors

· Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley controls are effective/maintained in the consolidation and reporting process

· Escalate and ensure solutions to all technical accounting and audit-related matters

· Responsible for all critical accounting position papers

Special Projects:

· Lead and participate in any special projects as requested by the Group Director Financial Control

· Act as a finance business partner and perform financial impact assessment for strategic initiatives and projects within the Group

Tooling :

Custodian of the tools utilised globally and at HQ managing relationship with the vendors, contract and maintenance of the tools.

The Successful Applicant

· ACCA, CPA is a must

· At least 12 to 15 years of demonstrated, progressive experience in accounting and reporting in a complex corporate environment;

· Strong leader with cultural awareness able to work in a fast pace and changing environment, self-motivating able to cope with ambiguity .

· Ability to work with all levels of management and staff, maintain the highest degree of confidentiality, and meet tight deadlines.

· Strong quantitative and financial analysis skills;

· High level of intellectual curiosity, self-motivated to solve difficult issues, continually seeking ways to improve.

· Management experience. Ability to direct staff and peers to accomplish business goals and develop toward professional goals.

· Excellent communication (written and verbal) and relationship management skills; strong presentation skills with ability to articulate complex concepts and influence decision-making.

· Dedicated, proactive and self-motivated with ability and affinity to collaborate with peers and multiple levels and across the organisation.

· Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analysing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.

· Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.

· Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions.

· Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

· Working experience at big 4 as external auditor, managing a team is a competitive advantage

What's on Offer

Good salary package including car (allowance), bonus, pensionplan

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