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Financial Controller

We are looking for a decisive, expert and experienced new colleague who wants to contribute to the further growth of our organization as Financial Controller. The position is a full-time position for 38.75 hours per week.

V.O. Patents & Trademarks is a business service provider that advises and supports clients in the field of intellectual property (IP). Clients in the Netherlands and abroad include multinationals, SMEs, knowledge institutes and research institutes that are active in many different sectors.

V.O. operates from offices in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and is active worldwide through an international network of associated offices.

The IP practice is conducted by over 65 IP professionals (patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, attorneys-at-law) who are supported from various affiliated companies by approximately 130 colleagues, also in the field of financial administration.

From the head office in The Hague, the 6 employees of the financial administration take care of the general ledger, bank and accounts payable administration.

As Financial Controller you are responsible for the proper and reliable functioning of the financial administration, focusing in particular on the following areas:

  • compilation of (consolidated) commercial and fiscal annual reports;
  • periodic reports and analyses
  • preparation and follow-up of the annual budget;
  • treasury: liquidity forecasting and cash management;
  • insurance management in collaboration with external advisors;
  • internal controls;
  • management of financial data processing and financial information provision (including functional system management – Exact, Qics);
  • point of contact for external tax advisors (NL, BE, DE), administration offices (BE and DE), accountant, tax authorities.

You manage the team through/in consultation with the head of financial administration.

You report to the operational director.

You have a clear vision on how a financial administration can provide optimal support to a professional organization.

You have an academic/bachelor work and thinking level and you have demonstrable knowledge and experience as a (financial) controller.

You are a bridge builder who easily communicates and builds relationships with both direct employees and other colleagues and senior management.

You have a coaching and motivating style of leadership, with which you challenge employees to get the best out of themselves.

The terms of employment associated with this position are excellent. Are you interested? Please contact Liesbeth van den Broek, HR Manager, by email l.vandenbroek@vo.eu or phone +31 70-416 67 05.

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