Assistant Controller

Law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is looking for an assistant controller.

What is the job?

You are part of our Finance & Control department and, specifically, the Control sub-team, which consists of three assistant controllers, two reporting officers and one financial controller. As an assistant controller, you work closely with all other departments in the organisation. Our basis is currently financial control, but we are working towards a bigger business control role for the control department within the organization. Your responsibilities are varied, but include:

·         Providing overviews and financial reports to all interested parties in the organisation, including the managing committee and budget holders;
·         Preparing budgets and financial and non-financial management reports, including information analyses and discussing these with various stakeholders
·         Identifying oversights or errors and raising these at different levels in the organization;
·         Conducting the end-of-month process together with the control team colleagues;
·         Executing the internal control program for compliance with financial and tax arrangements;
·         Assisting external auditors in their audit work;

Who are you?

Our perfect assistant controller:

·         has excellent communication (Dutch fluent /English proficient) and organisational skills;
·         has 2 to 5 years relevant working experience (as a junior/assistant controller or within an accountancy firm);
·         has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, business economics or similar;
·         has an exceptional level of accuracy and attention to detail and can apply this to a fast-paced corporate environment;
·         has strong analytical skills;
·         sets goals and priorities effectively;
·         is a great team player and relationship builder
·         is going to help us to make optimal use of our new ERP-system ;
·         has experience in advising and a drive to improve processes and controls
·         has a good understanding of Microsoft Office (especially Excel).

Who are we?
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is an international law firm that is deeply rooted in the Netherlands. De Brauw advises the majority of multinationals with headquarters in the Netherlands. De Brauw specialises in transactions, litigation and regulatory issues for companies and financial institutions. Over the years, De Brauw has built up a large and close-knit international network of renowned law firms. About 650 individuals are on staff at De Brauw in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai and Singapore.

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