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Finance Manager

We are looking for a finance manager for an international private equity firm based on the Zuid-As in Amsterdam. This is a great chance to be part of starting up a new office.

The organisation

Our client is the Amsterdam office of a New York-based private equity firm, supporting the non-US investment portfolio. The office supports the international deal teams and international portfolio companies with their investments in a wide variety of markets. The firm focuses on leveraged buy-outs and growth capital investments in mid-market companies. The office has just started their activities and currently has two employees, the Director and a Legal Manager. In order to complete the Management Team, they would like to hire a Finance Manager. The company is located on the Zuid-As in Amsterdam.

The position

The Finance Manager shall perform holding and portfolio company bookkeeping, portfolio company performance monitoring and analysis, liquidity management and CIT / VAT compliance. The position will require regular interaction with the investment professional and business operations teams.

The responsibilities of the Finance Manager are threefold:

  1. Financial Accounting & Reporting (processes and procedures need to be set up and maintained)
    • Responsibility for timely and accurate financial accounting, tax and other compliance requirements for the Dutch holding companies under Dutch GAAP / Dutch tax principles and IFRS.
    • General bookkeeping, accounting and financial administration for the Dutch holding companies.
    • Prepare monthly financials for 5-10 entities.
    • Prepare periodical reporting for the Dutch holding companies under IFRS.
    • Prepare Annual statutory accounts, CIT / VAT compliance (in conjunction with external advisors) and assistance with internal and external audits.
  1. Providing support to Portfolio Companies
    • Oversight and review of bookkeeping and compliance tasks for portfolio (and holding) companies.
    • Providing support and guidance to finance colleagues in portfolio companies.
    • Treasury management for Dutch subsidiaries, e.g. managing cash requirements for and distributions from portfolio companies.
  1. Investment and portfolio analysis for the investment team
    • Assist investment team in Germany on their analysis of European Investments and Portfolio Companies.

The Finance Manager will be supported by 1 or 2 juniors (to be hired)

Candidate profile

The ideal candidate likes to connect detail with efficiency and has the skills to work independently. He/she is supplementary to the other employees of the Dutch office, is not afraid to put forward his/her own opinion but is also capable of adjusting this opinion to the standards of (higher) management. Success in this position requires flexibility, analytical skills, a focus on client service, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, team-focused environment delivering against tight deadlines.

Background & experience

  • University Degree (Master’s) in business administration, accounting, economics or similar;
  • 3 to 6 years of experience in (fund) accounting and/or financial control, preferably in an international environment;
  • Strong understanding and experience with Dutch GAAP and IFRS.
  • Experience with Dutch Corporate Income Tax and VAT compliance.
  • Excellent analytical skills; likes working with numbers and financial/accounting models (Excel);
  • Flexible, well-organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects;
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; Proficiency in German is a pre.
  • A valid EU work permit is required.


  • Solid, proactive, positive attitude, with a high likeability and goodwill
  • Client and service focused
  • Tactful handles different stakeholders and interests well, knows how to win the trust of others
  • Team player mentality with self-starting skillset
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Organizational sensitive


Should you be interested in this position, please send your resume together with a short motivation by email to Please refer to the position “Finance Manager” in the subject of your email.

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Milou Ruts
Milou Ruts