Financial Controller

Rotterdam | Full-time

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Financial Controller

Rotterdam Full-time

Become a key figure and a true leader in the finance world of Youwe, a forward-looking professional who will help us drive important business decisions.

The opportunity

As a Financial Controller at Youwe, together with your team, you will ensure that the accounting and reporting process runs smoothly. With your background, you know how this can strengthen the business. As a Financial Controller, you primarily know the financial frameworks and targets of the organization, but you also pay attention to the commercial and legal aspects. You improve the processes in our financial administration. Together with your 4 colleagues from the Finance & Navigation team, you ensure that we always meet our monthly deadlines.


Your role as a Financial Controller at Youwe

You ensure that our teams can focus on planning and on their expertise by supporting them with relevant financial information, timely budget controls and insights regarding how they can take an even smarter financial approach. You do so by monitoring all financial aspects of an international organization. The knowledge this requires relates to the methods and techniques of controlling. You possess this specific knowledge and these specific skills.

More detailed information on the daily activities:

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, and Revenue Recognition and cashflow forecasting
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Liaise with finance staff and accountants of our international offices (UK, Ukraine, Sweden)
  • Prepare consolidation and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Who you are

You make sure that the financial parameters of the financial administration are fully in order at the outset, thus ensuring the company is in control and in good health. In the course of the financial period, you monitor whether the key performance indicators that have been set are attained. At the right times, you inform all those involved about the progress, any financial problems you encounter, cost overruns and all other financial and process-related issues. Upon conclusion of the financial you do the post-costing, make adjustments where needed and ensure we learn from what transpired. You have a keen eye for detail and recognize discrepancies and patterns in complex amounts of information. You are a critical team player and sink your teeth into matters you believe to be incorrect and hamper the desired result. You notice issues, chart them in detail, make analyses and draw findings and conclusions from these.


What you have

  • Open communicator, flexible, accurate, good cultural fit
  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller
  • 3-5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Thorough knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements and annual accounts
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Excellent accounting software (AFAS, Xero) user and administration skills
  • Experience with financial consolidation and consolidation software
  • Fluency in Dutch and English
  • Academic level thinking

What you get

Dream big, start small, grow smart! We believe in people who think about how great they want to be, not how great they are. And for you to become what you want to be, we are committed to your personal and career development. We are proud to be ‘Great Place to Work’ certified and are continuously looking to improve your employee experience!

Your benefits:

Agile Way of Working
Agile Way of Working
Flexible Working Hours
Flexible Working Hours
Hybrid Working
Hybrid Working
Pension Scheme
Pension Scheme
Travel Reimbursement
Travel Reimbursement
Company Equipment
Company Equipment
Office Food and Drinks
Office Food and Drinks
Youwe Academy
Youwe Academy
Study Budget
Study Budget
Study Days
Study Days
Youwe Expedition
Youwe Expedition
Insights Discovery
Insights Discovery

Life at Youwe

Your homebase is our diverse, international team of driven, fun and like-minded specialists. People you can talk to and bounce ideas off. And if you think we can do better, let us know! At Youwe you’re not on your own. You’ll get all the support you need and we’ll help you get started in no time. Our e-commerce circle is growing rapidly, offering you plenty of opportunities to evolve and grow your career!

"Working within Youwe Finance & Navigation team is never dull, what is more, it’s very challenging at times because we are continuously looking for improvements. To be fair, that goes with ups and downs. Nevertheless, we try to make the unattainable possible and try to do things better every day. There is always time to let off steam, by playing table foosball. Be aware we have some pro’s in our team."
OSCAR VISSER, CFO

Who you’ll work with

Meet some of your new team members

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We are Youwe

Working with the world’s leading technology partners, we are a digital agency for ambitious businesses looking to accelerate growth. With nine offices across the globe and 300+ developers, consultants, designers, digital marketers and strategists, we are best in class. Stimulated by our inclusive culture, in which curiosity and emotional intelligence help us be upfront and authentic, we are confident problem solvers. Leveraging technology, data and creativity, we stay ahead and go beyond to deliver exceptional, personalized customer experiences at scale!


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