Financial controller

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Financial controller

Full-time · Amsterdam
Please note: To apply for this position, you must have the right to work in the Netherlands and be willing to relocate or already living in Amsterdam.


Within a timeframe of 5 years, Fashion for Good has established itself as the go-to platform for sustainable fashion innovation on a global level. As we are entering our next phase of scaling innovation and organizational maturity, we seek a Financial Controller who can undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, financial analysis and reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, cash-flow management, development of business and financial plans as well as refinement of internal control policies and procedures. A willingness to operate in a dynamic fast paced environment is a must. Strong mission-alignment towards sustainability is preferred


Set financial policies in alignment with business goals

  • Formulate appropriate financial policies that align with business goals and plans, reflect the culture of the business, and align the teams with developments in the organization.
  • Support the Managing Director and the Leadership team as it relates to financials in order to dynamically run the business, identify optimal solutions, assess risk consequences and ensure budget adherence.
  • Providing the array of financial information required for Supervisory Board meetings
  • Proactively drive a continuous improvement regarding our financial policies and procedures

Lead the planning and control cycle

  • Oversee all accounting operations including A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting, Accounting for Investments and Revenue Recognition are completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepare quarterly closings and ensure accurate and timely VAT and CIT declarations
  • Oversee and execute cash flow management, treasury and payments, including approval of invoices and completeness of revenue invoices
  • Coordinate and execute the preparation of the budget and longer term financial forecasts and report variances; perform analysis on revenue, personnel and other expenses on an as needs basis
  • Coordinate financial planning and modeling
  • Partner with HR and support during the performance and payroll process.

Ensure Internal control and compliance

  • Coordinate the preparation and review the execution of the annual report in accordance with Dutch GAAP; coordinate the annual review process with external auditor and ensure follow through on recommendations
  • Monitor contracts / agreements and ensure accurate execution
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting as well as compliance with requirements such as ANBI, VAT, CIT and grant reporting
  • Refine, optimize and document financial processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls
  • Oversee/review investment impairment testing.
  • Refine the risk control framework and ensure monitoring and adherence to defined procedures across the organization


    The ideal candidate has a relevant track record and combines strong interpersonal skills with a self-starting, pro-active attitude. The following qualifications are essential:

    • Proven working experience as a Financial controller; advanced degree in Accounting; chartered or certified (management) accountant designation preferred

    • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience, ideally bringing the relevant experience for both Fashion for Good’s Dutch BV and its ANBI foundation
    • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles (Dutch GAAP and IFRS) and procedures as well as internal control procedures
    • Experience in management reporting, business planning, cash-flow management, treasury/payments; ideally experience with Exact Online
    • Capacity to adapt to different settings and changing circumstances, easily navigating different cultures and organisation settings
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Analytical thinking with the ability for sound judgement, accuracy and accountability
    • Pro-activeness, enthusiasm and can-do attitude


      Proficiency in English is a requirement.


      Please submit your application, consisting of a CV and a short motivation letter.

      At Fashion for Good we pride ourselves on community and collaboration with a focus on creating positive impact and building a force for good. We value all points of view and believe in the power of doing things differently to drive innovation and catalyse change. We’re an international team of several nationalities committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome to be their true selves and do their best work. There’s more work to be done and as an equal opportunity employer, we consider all qualified applicants on the merit of their professional experience.

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