global financial reporting manager in amsterdam

esther van petegem, randstad
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amsterdam, noord-holland


esther van petegem, randstad
+31 (6) 29028253


the world around us

We live in extraordinary times. Technology, society, the job market - they’re all rapidly advancing, and opening up previously unimagined opportunities. With innovation driving the world of work even faster, many of us are left wondering: how can I find a job that works for me? 

people at the heart of everything we do

Working at Randstad is unlike working at any organization. Because at Randstad we put people at the heart of everything we do; this goes for our clients, our candidates, our employees and society. By combining our passion for people with the power of today’s technologies, we support people and organizations in realizing their true potential. We call this Human Forward. 

Are you our new colleague? We’re looking for a 

Manager Global Financial Reporting at
Randstad Global



Global Financial Reporting (GFR) is responsible for the timely, accurate and complete external and internal financial reporting of the Randstad Group based on IFRS. To ensure this, GFR analyses and reviews monthly and quarterly reporting of operating companies, takes care of the consolidation process and related systems, implements changes in IFRS accounting policies and trains, supports and educates financial staff of operating companies. Global Financial reporting consist of 15 colleagues. 


your typical day includes

As a Manager Global Financial Reporting, you ensure an efficient and smooth global financial reporting process and related internal and external reports against the highest quality possible supporting all stakeholders at both operating company and corporate level. 


      Consolidate at corporate level the financial information of all operating companies (400 opcos, in 40 countries)

        Review the reporting of subsidiaries on a monthly basis

        Deliver high quality internal, external and ad hoc reports based on the consolidation system

        Develop webinars for financial staff on key topics such as revenue recognition, lease-accounting and closing process

        Develop, maintain and implement financial accounting procedures, processes and systems.

        Advice and support operating companies in accounting & reporting through operating company visits and other direct contacts

        Identify functional requirements for the consolidation system, contribute to the development of the (financial) KPI’s and how to translate this into steering information

        Identify areas where robotics or automation can be used to further streamline the consolidation process and implement these changes

        Deal with questions from internal and external auditors

        Maintain the Finance Manual based on internal and external developments.



        Quality and relevance of financial data (no mistakes and no surprises)

        Is perceived as reliable professional that thinks critically

        Efficiency of the reporting processes through lean methodology and robotics

        Customer satisfaction/relationship with the business and other finance teams and colleagues


your background

        Academic working and thinking level, obtained relevant Master (RA/CPA)

  • 4 – 6 years in an international environment, preferable (“big 4”) audit firm.

        Ready for next step in career.

        Applied understanding of IFRS, specific knowledge of financial reporting & consolidation processes and accounting policies



Within Randstad we invest in our employees, developing is key for us. For our functional communities we have development programs in place, which we call World League Programs. The aim of the World League programs is to guide and facilitate our functions in further strengthening the business partnering with the field, in a coordinated and standardized manner. As finance talent you will have the opportunity to develop yourself through trainings and job rotations every 3-5 years. For our finance community we are looking for professionals who show the following behavior:


        Business impact: has a significant impact on (internal and external) stakeholders at different levels, and drives business change from a finance perspective.

        Radar screening: provides a full, clear and well-presented picture of performance risks and opportunities, and ensures key issues remain on the radar of management.

        Connecting people and business: acts as a link within the business environment, bringing together people from different parts of the organization to improve the finance division, staff and organization, and business performance.

        Critical thinking: challenges people in the organization with regard to the quality of the financial processes and output, to continuously improve quality.

        Reliability: is recognized as the financial conscience of the organization; looks after the reputation of the organization and ensures compliance (with company values, internal and external standards, and regulatory requirements).



Other important characteristics

        Strong analytical skills, conceptual thinking, and helicopter view

        Strong communication skills

        Team player

        Not afraid to take responsibility, show decisiveness

        Hands-on mentality and accurate at all times

        Inherent drive to improve procedures and efficiency; eye for opportunities

        Willingness to travel abroad to visit subsidiaries (3-5 times a year)

        Fluent in English writing and conversation/presentation

        Additional language skills (French, Spanish, German) is a pré.

This job is a great opportunity for someone who loves to work within finance, who is ambitious and open to new opportunities, and has strong interest and affinity with working in a dynamic, global working context. As a next step within our organization you can think of Senior manager financial reporting specialist, Business analyst (global control) or a finance role in one of our operating companies.


what do you get in return?

In return for your talent and effort we pay a good, competitive salary and offer attractive benefits. Job security and a great work-life balance mean we take care of each other. Imagine having an instant network where everyone wants you to succeed. And we have the numbers to back that up: we’re 38,820 employees strong, with over 4,826 offices in 38 countries. And 48% of our management is female. 

Randstad’s performance standards are high, but as a team, we’ll make sure you reach and even exceed them through a wide range of learning and development opportunities. Joining our team means getting to work with great people. Each of them is crucial to maintaining our open-minded, entrepreneurial, and vibrant company culture.
Sure you’ll work hard, but this hard work is also rewarded, and success is celebrated. It’s the culture you’ll find in any of our global Randstad offices. 

Randstad’s purpose is: supporting people and organizations in realizing their true potential. And this starts with making your work meaningful every day. It’s people-work at its best. Making work meaningful. So if you recognize yourself in the profile above, we gladly invite you to apply for this role. 

about Randstad

The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). In 2018, Randstad generated revenue of € 23.8 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information, see

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