Zivver is the trusted provider for secure communication when content matters. With our 100+ employees we serve more than 3.5 thousand organizations and more than 3 million people who send and receive messages via our platform. We recently celebrated our fifth anniversary and continue to grow fast, both in The Netherlands as well as in surrounding countries.
Our Finance function grows as well and hence we are looking for a diligent, enthusiastic, and eager Financial Controller to join our team. The Financial Controller will be responsible for overseeing the general ledgers and (statutory) reporting and tax obligation of our four legal entities and running projects that facilitate the further growth of our company.
Our company grows fast. This implies that, next to the day-to-day rhythm, you will be working to shape our Finance function for the future: you will be setting up structures that facilitate our growth (f.e. setting up the administration for a new entity, a pension scheme in another country, or an international tax project), and you will be executing projects that further improve our financial systems and processes. One of the projects will be focussed on making the company audit-ready in order to perform the audit swiftly and with limited hick-ups. No need to be anxious there: as trusted provider in the healthcare industry, we are used to being audited and running a compliant operation (we are ISO certified and comply with the NTA7516).
You will be assisted by the Jr. Controller, who takes care of the early steps in the record-to-report chain (such as routing invoices through our approval systems, making basic bookings, etc.). Next to that you will be working with the Business Controller and the CFO. For technical complex and country-specific rules and regulations we work closely with one of the Big-4 providers.
Our HQ is located in Amsterdam, but our setup allows for the work to be performed remotely. Since you will be new to the organisation we expect that we will work together from our HQ in Amsterdam initially three days per week, such in compliance with government guidelines. For the mid- to long-term future we envision that we will be working from our office in Amsterdam two days per week.
A day at work
Your day starts at 09:00 when you open your laptop and check your email for items that might have come in outside office hours. At 09:15 you have a scheduled meeting with the Jr. Controller to go over the work that is to be performed for the monthly closing. As he gradually assumes more responsibilities in the closing process, you decide to hand him over another task in this month’s closing cycle and have a 30-minutes conversation to clarify the closing item.
After the call you work through some of the closing items yourself. At 11:45 you receive a message from the Jr. Controller that his new item is performed and ready to be checked by you. You check the work and everything looks fine. You are happy with the progress made and that you are well on track to finish the closing two days before the deadline.
In the afternoon you study the reimbursement rules for a European country where we are setting up a legal entity. Among the items that need to be clarified are questions such as whether commuting expenses can be reimbursed on a tax-free basis and whether a Per Diem fee can be provided for international travel. You make notes that you will discuss with the external tax advisor in a call that is scheduled for tomorrow.
At 15:00 you have a virtual meeting with a colleague from the Sales team. It turns out that we are working with a new customer in a country where we haven’t sold before, and she asks you what our VAT requirements for the transaction are.
You then check the expense approval system and see some invoices are pending with two colleagues. You send them a gentle reminder to ask them to assess the invoices so they can be paid and the expenses can be booked in the month you are closing.
At 16:30 you dial into the daily Finance call. Next to some social talk you update the rest of the team on the progress in the month closing and receive updates from others. After the call you check and sign-off on the VAT application for the UK and tick another item from the closing list, check your email for the last time, and call it a day.
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