Senior Financial Controller
To work within a fast-growing and genuinely international company is truely 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.
I excel when...
Accuracy is my middle name
An eye for detail
Highly motivated
Optimizing and structuring
We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading. Our accountants support this collaborative way of working as part of the Finance team.

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Who we are:

At ACT Commodities we trade environmental commodities 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 one day is the same.

 

What you'll do:

As a Senior Financial Controller you will be part of the Finance & Operations team of ACT Commodities, working with an international product and client portfolio. This makes for a very diverse and challenging environment, which reflects in the job as well - this isn't the usual financial controller role. Because we are currently experiencing rapid growth in our scale-up phase, our departments are going through changes and process improvements as well as new software implementations. You will get the chance to experience this new era of business at ACT and have an impact by making your ideas heard. We want someone open-minded and eager to learn who can think outside the box.

 

The Commodities Finance team includes the LOC Commodities Financial Director, the financial control team (5) and FP&A team (2). Reporting to the Team Lead Finance, you will be responsible for execute financial control and accounting services towards timely, reliable and complete closing and reporting. You will work in close coordination with the Finance Director and Team Lead Finance and  the wider Backoffice finance (5), Operations (6) and front office teams. In a nutshell, your tasks will be:

 

  • Preparing and owning gross margin and stock reconciliation
  • Analyse and review high-level movements of balance sheet and P&L on a monthly basis
  • Reviewing receivable and payable reconciliation
  • Prepare and process month-end journals postings
  • Contribute to an efficient and effective external audit process
  • Improving efficiencies with regards to month-end processes and reporting, including building BI reporting

 

Who you are:

  • University degree in Accounting/Finance/Commerce or other relevant study;
  • At least 5 years’ of experience (within Big 4 Audit firm)
  • Knowledge and experience of IFRS
  • CA or equivalent is a pre
  • Excellent knowledge and use of English (written and spoken);
  • Quantitative skills and mindset: Proven Advanced Excel (pivots, complex formulas) is required with Power BI skillset is preference
  • Knowledge of or interest in, European energy markets
  • Self-starter mentality, ability to work well under pressure, high attention to details and ability to adapt to change.

 

What we offer:

  • Challenging and exciting work environment with a flat hierarchy
  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme;
  • Business and communication related training;
  • Exciting quarterly target incentives;
  • Kickboxing and football;
  • In-house Life Coach.

Peak efficiency is when we’re all in it together

Accounting is all about accuracy and control. But doing it as a team with a shared sense of purpose lifts my work.

Room to keep improving

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.
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…
Learn
Succeed
Celebrate
More about ACT
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
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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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