hands-on IT-driven Financial Controller

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In order to further professionalise our financial administration in Rotterdam we are looking for a

hands-on IT-driven Financial Controller
in a strong international working environment

who carries end responsibility to successfully handle the accounts of Van Rees BV including the financials of some of our overseas branches. As Financial Controller you report to the Director of Van Rees BV and have a functional line to the Group’s Financial Director. You work closely together with the Group’s Financial Controller.

Over de werkgever

The Van Rees Group, headquartered in the Netherlands, distinguishes itself as one of the leading international suppliers and processors of tea. The core business is worldwide buying in bulk, trading, blending and distribution of tea. The head office is located in Rotterdam. The other 11 offices are in Canada, U.K., Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, U.A.E. and Russia. In Dongen Van Rees operates an FSSC accredited tea blending, storage and packing facility. A long history of 200 years has made the name Van Rees well known and recognised in the tea business.

The Group forms part of Amsterdam Commodities N.V. (www.acomo.nl), a Dutch listed trading company, founded in 1908 and specialised in food ingredients. Van Rees has a transaction-oriented commercial culture and a strong international character, with respect for other people, cultures and practices as a natural principle. The atmosphere is open, informal and pragmatic.


Main tasks and responsibilities:                   

  • Responsibility for the entire administration of Van Rees BV in the Netherlands and its branch offices in Indonesia, Malawi, Egypt, India and Vietnam
  • Managing, coaching and supervising the finance departments in Rotterdam and overseas (total 6 FTE)
  • Monthly-/ quarterly-/ year-end closing and reporting (IFRS) including analysis
  • Management of accounts payable and receivable
  • Pro-actively implement improvements to processes, procedures and use of ERP and Corporate Performance Management system (MS Dynamics AX 2012 Tagetik)
  • Risk management (review KYC and credit limits forms)
  • Manage external audit
  • Taxation for Dutch entities
  • Other activities involve annual budget process, quarterly cashflow forecast and RA certificate administration


Candidate profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting with 5-7 years’ experience, preferably in a similar role
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Hands-on, self-starter, assertive and able to work independently
  • Good communicator with an excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and oral
  • IT-literate; experience in ERP and Corporate Performance Management systems
  • All-round team player with ability to work closely with management and international cultures

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