Group Controller
To work within a fast-growing and genuinely international company is truly thrilling. - Burcu, Financial Controller
Senior
Finance
Amsterdam
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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An eye for business processes
An eye for detail
Close to the business
Connecting to people
Entrepreneur
We are at the top of our game. But unlike others, ACT Commodities achieves success through a uniquely people-centric approach to trading. Naturally, our recruiters are the ambassadors of this thinking and always on the lookout for like-minded candidates: down-to-earth, vibrant, ambitious and sociable.

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Who we are:

At ACT Commodities we trade environmental products and help our clients reach their environmental and sustainability objectives through trading products such as carbon offsets, environmental certificates and many others. We help our clients maximize their profits whilst reducing risk by utilizing our knowledge and network. We are a young-minded company with 200+ ambitious people from all over the world, all working in an open environment where no day is ever the same.

 

What you’ll do:

The Group Controller will be part of the Finance leadership team of ACT Commodities Group, a Sales & Trading company with an international product and client portfolio operating out of Europe, USA and China.

 ACT Commodities Group (HR & IT driven organisation) is a double-digit growth company, with a strong focus on business development and organic growth. This makes it a very dynamic, fast pace & international environment, which reflects in the job as well. The Group Controller is responsible for Internal and External stakeholders, Financial  Reporting, Internal Control & Tax on Group level. By providing Accounting & Reporting services, supporting a strong compliance framework, and effective governance to enable entrepreneurship and safeguard our operating entities.

 

Management

  • Manage the Group Control process, functional line with the Financial Directors of all entities.
  • Project management, IFRS, Performance Management Tooling, ERP migration, Business Development
  • Ensure training and knowledge development of internal stakeholders
  • Maintain the FRM Framework in consultation with Compliance

 

 Financial control

  • Group Consolidation and Reporting (approx. 10 legal entities)
  • Tax Planning, drafting of position papers together with advisors
  • Manage analysis and review of the Balance Sheet and P&L
  • Manage balance sheet controls (checks, accruals, provisions, reconciliation) on Group Companies

 

Financial reporting

  • Manage the month- and year-end closing according to applicable deadlines for the Group
  • Ensure reliable, timely and complete financial group control reports and annual accounts in accordance with applicable Accounting principles (conversion NL GAAP to IFRS/Fair Value
  • Implementation of Reporting & Consolidation tooling (Anaplan / Digetic)
  • Ensure compliance towards legal entity requirements
  • Ensure compliance towards applicable statutory regulations

 

Internal control

  • Ensure and co-develop the Internal Control System and its related policies and procedures for the Group
  • Develop and maintain accounting policy and group chart of accounts

 

External audit

  • Responsible for audit planning and engagement
  • Overall coordination of Audit process

 

Stakeholder management

  • Alignment with business stakeholders (e.g. Heads of Finance, Legal, HR, Board)
  • Alignment with business partners, shareholders

 

 

Your profile:

  • Chartered Accountant (RA, ACCA, CPA)
  • At least 10 years’ experience and achieved success within financial control and accounting
  • Experience in a Big 4 firm
  • A ‘hands on’ work style, comfortable with the detail, and able to move seamlessly between tactical and strategic issues as required
  • A finance professional, able to operate at senior level (internal and external) on financial issues and also in related commercial, strategic and organizational matters
  • Ability to manage people, activities and processes towards strict deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge and use of English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of and experience with NL GAAP, IFRS and fair value accounting
  • IT system experience (implementation and/ or improvement)
  • Experience in the commodity trading industry is a big plus

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme;
  • Business- and communication-related trainings;
  • Relocation budget (when applicable);
  • Exciting quarterly target incentives;
  • Kickboxing and football;
  • In-house Life Coach.

Happiness means succes

There is more to working at ACT. We celebrate success as a group. Whether it’s our infamous barbecues, out of office drinks, Christmas dinners or incentives for reaching targets: these are all things you sign up for if this job suits you. And to make sure you’re always in a positive frame of mind, you have access to an external life coach. You can talk about your development, personal challenges or anything else that you feel needs extra attention.

Making an impact

Always. Working within an international environment broadens my horizon. I will put will ACT Commodities on the map, in the Netherlands and abroad.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

Michael Vigario
Meet Cyrille, Manager in Amsterdam
Cyrille & brotherhood from day one
At ACT we take great pride in our unique company culture. Cyrille explains what it takes to make a good deal and what expertise and talents are needed to make this happen. It’s all about teamwork, about being better together!
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the globe, we want to update you on the actions we have been taking to sustain the highest quality service towards our clients while guaranteeing a safe and comfortable working environment for all of our colleagues.

As part of our business continuity and resiliency planning, all our offices across North America, Europe, and Asia are fully operational. We are following the guidelines of the local governments where our offices are located.

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