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Senior Manager Finance Dept - Amsterdam

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Last edited
July 13, 2017

Job contact

Marine Jacobs
0031 33 479 3095

Senior Manager Finance Dept – Amsterdam

Our client, an international company located in the Amsterdam area, are currently looking for a Senior Manager Purchase to Pay. In this role you are in charge of establishing and implementing an effective system of internal procedures/controls in compliance with our client’s policies and any applicable laws and regulations. The successful candidate will provide analysis and insight into Purchase to Pay related financial trends as well as risks and opportunities that may have an impact on financial and operational performance. The expectation of this role is to work with the business and other functions within the Finance organization as well as stakeholders in the Purchase to Pay process to identify opportunities to improve the process and to manage costs

Main Tasks

Advanced-level and managerial responsibilities as required to support the needs of the business. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Shared Services

  • Creates a Shared Service mindset within the department
  • Delivers a continuous process improvement focus (Lean thinking)
  • Standardization across the different customers and systems (Commercial, GQ&O, Operations, EEMEA)
  • People management

Accounts Payable

  • Ownership on AP, T&E and Cash processes
  • Overseeing the end to end P2P process across all customer areas
  • Liaise with relevant parties (buyers, requestors and suppliers, etc.) to resolve critical invoice discrepancies.
  • Oversee system automation and efficiency projects and ensure compliance and uniformity of all processes
  • Prepare and review AP monthly management and KPI reporting.
  • Ensures all transactions are in compliance with US and local GAAP
  • Maintains documentation to support account balances in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records
  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Collaborates with the other finance managers to support overall goals and objectives
  • Works with the internal and external stakeholders to ensure clean audits
  • Supports internal stakeholders with special projects and workflow process improvements
  • Prepares and completes action plans and implements those plans
  • Corresponds with the senior management regarding any (financial) decisions that are made
  • Coordinates with internal and external auditors to ensure audit objectives are efficiently met
  • Understanding current and proposed legislation

VAT and Intrastat Accounting

  • Ensure VAT and intrastat transactions are properly accounted for and recorded
  • Identify and communicate any issues that may indicate and increased risk to the business

Internal Controls and Compliance

  • Ensures all core processes are documented with risk and control points clearly identified
  • Ensures proper segregation of duties and delegated authorities are maintained and monitored
  • Ensures an efficient system of internal controls to maintain compliance with SOX 404, anti-corruption / anti-bribery laws and regulation, company policies and procedures and any other relevant laws and regulations
  • Maintain books and records to facilitate efficient review of transactions and financial reports
  • Ensure regular monitoring of the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance processes
  • Proactively identify and report any compliance issues or emerging risks and development and implement mitigation plans. This includes compliance around HCP transactions.

People Management

  • Supervises staff to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly communicated and documented
  • Works with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Available as coach / mentor in assisting direct reports to develop in their positions
  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions
  • Provides training to new and existing staff as needed
  • Maintain regular communications on performance and development
  • Take necessary steps to address issues that may impact performance
  • Handles personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.

Other Duties

  • Ensuring consistent communication, reinforcement and management of defined objectives
  • Supports staff resource planning, organizing, and monitoring of key processes, hiring, training, and
  • Supports processes related to the identification and evaluation of the organization’s risk areas and provides significant input to the development annual business plans
  • Develops and maintains productive team-oriented client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Represents the function on organizational project teams, at management and board meetings, and with external organizations



  • Degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Fluent in English
  • Familiar with USGAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Familiar with Oracle and Hyperion (preferable)


  • Minimum 10+ years relevant working experience with 5+ years managerial skills
  • Project Leadership experience
  • Ability to see the ‘big picture’
  • Has a strong knowledge of front-end AP systems and all financial processes


  • Proven leadership with the ability to lead large teams
  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities
  • Ability to organize resources to achieve objectives
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Ability to manage and motivate
  • Accustomed to working under pressure
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts and identify and implement solutions