Financial Controller

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The Wetlands International Finance Controller (FC) plays an important role in the financial management of the organization and is also heading the Finance Team, consisting of three Finance Officers. The FC is responsible for the operation of all financial processes at the Global office, maintenance of the financial systems and the production of all financial and management reporting for the Wetlands International legal entities based in the Netherlands (i.e. Foundation, Association and European Association). The FC is also responsible for supporting the development of the finance function and systems in the Wetlands International offices worldwide and the collection and consolidation of budget and actual financial data covering worldwide operations.

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Over de werkgever

Wetlands International is a worldwide, not-for-profit organisation with 60 years of experience. Our organisation is a Network made up of 20 offices working in over 100 countries, with outstanding technical staff around the world. Together with many partners, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature, to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts of floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change.

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Essential education and experience

  • Completed HEAO-BE/BA or SPD education or equivalent, combined with at least 5 years of working experience in a project oriented organization as Controller
  • Experience of Dutch financial and statutory reporting requirements, year closing and annual reporting, preferable RJ 650 regulations
  • Working experience with financial accounting and reporting information systems, and other management information systems relevant to the sector
  • Working experience in the NGO or non-profit sector, including a substantial amount of project accounting on major, international, multi-site projects
  • Work permit for EC


Core competencies

  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Leading
  • Managing risks and opportunities
  • Flexible, ‘no-nonsense’ and ‘hands-on’ approach


  • Liefst HBO niveau
  • Voor deze functie is er geen minimale werkervaring vereist

Wat wij bieden

Job Offer

  • Full-time job, 36 hours per week.
  • Salary scale 11-12 of Wetlands International (Gross Euro 3.500 – Max.4.200 based on a fulltime contract).
  • Contract duration: One year.
  • Location: Head Office in Ede- Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Start date: a.s.a.p.


How to apply

To apply for the post, please send an application email with "Controlleras the subject to with the below two documents in English:


  • a letter of application (no more than 2 pages) stating your motivation for this position and your demonstrated skills and experience for this post,
  • your resume /CV (no more than 3 pages, without photos).


Deadline for the application is 15 January 2020. Please note that interesting candidates can be approached before the closing date.


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