Financial Controller

Netherlands, Utrecht, Utrecht
Experienced Professionals
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Zanders is experiencing remarkable growth on a global level and due to the growth we are expanding our team. Our finance department is centrally based in Utrecht, serving as the financial hub for the entire Zanders group. This is an exciting time to join our team, as our finance division is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of our expanding organization, external financiers, and our professional ownership, creating a unique opportunity for financial professionals to contribute to our continued success.

Your role

As a Financial Controller at Zanders, you'll play a pivotal role in our financial team, ensuring a smooth and efficient monthly closing process. You'll take the lead in crafting monthly internal management reports, providing valuable insights to guide our decision-making. Your expertise will also shine as you prepare external reporting, acting as our main point of contact for external auditors, ensuring transparency and accuracy in all financial matters.

Beyond the routine, you'll be an integral part of our culture of continuous improvement. Your initiative will drive process enhancements, making our financial operations even more effective. And for those with a penchant for leadership, there are opportunities to take the helm on various improvement projects, from reporting to tax, and even M&A. Join Zanders, where your financial acumen and innovative spirit will have a lasting impact on our success. You will be based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, reporting to the Manager Finance & Control.

Who you are:

The ideal candidate for this position is a pragmatic, detail-oriented professional who has an unwavering commitment to accuracy. You're not just content with the status quo; you're constantly exploring ways to enhance processes and tools, making them smarter and more efficient. Your ambitious and analytical nature drives you to proactively seek solutions. What truly sets you apart is your ability to connect with and energize your colleagues within the finance team, investing in their knowledge and skills while fostering strong bonds of trust and understanding across the business. Adaptability is your second nature, allowing you to seamlessly adjust your schedule to meet evolving needs and challenges.

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a comparable role is required.
  • Candidates should hold a Master's degree in Accountancy (RA), with expertise in NL GAAP and preferably IFRS.
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English is essential, and proficiency in German is a valuable addition.
  • Candidates must demonstrate experience in working with and enhancing ERP and reporting systems.
  • Efficient Excel skills are a necessity.
  • While not mandatory, prior project management experience is a welcomed asset. Join us and leverage your skills and expertise in a rewarding environment.

If you are looking to work in a fast-paced, fun, growth environment, apply! We are just getting started.

What we offer

At Zanders, you will of course enjoy attractive conditions of employment: a good salary, a nice number of holidays, mobility budget and a Zanders bonus scheme. But there is more to look forward to.  We will also offer you:

  • A good balance between work and free time in combination with a healthy work from home ethic and wellness policy.
  • A brand new office located next to Utrecht Central Station easily accessible by public transport.
  • To be involved in challenging assignments and have responsibilities within a varied project portfolio.
  • An ambitious, service-driven work environment where innovation is key.
  • An entrepreneurial team and organization where we give you the freedom to come up with new ideas and suggestions.
  • Enthusiastic and helpful colleagues who collaborate in providing world-class service to our clients.
  • Fun - an annual Zanders trip, culture evenings and drinks and other social activities.

Who we are

We are a leading international consultancy firm focused on Treasury Management, Risk Management and Corporate Finance. From our locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Nordics, United States, South Africa, Germany, Middle East and Japan, our 300+ consultants service Corporates, Financial Institutions, Public Sector entities and NGO’s. We have a strong ambition to further expand our business in the near future.

With the recent investment of our strategic partner, MML Capital and the recent acquisition of Fintegral,  Zanders aims to expand its capabilities and teams in existing international markets and enter new markets/segments. We are therefore looking for candidates like you to join us on that growth journey.

We believe that developing our people by investing in them and by sharing knowledge and experiences sets us apart and is the key to our success. That is why we create an inspiring work environment and foster our open, family atmosphere in which freedom, fun and collaboration play an important role

By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Taking into account Zanders’ nature of enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process.


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