Financial Controller ESG

To support this growth, we are looking to expand the Finance &Control (F&C) team in Utrecht with a junior controller with ESG capabilities.

Netherlands, Utrecht
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Your role:

As a company, Zanders has a strategical growth plan focused on organic growth and through acquisitions. We aim to grow while being committed to sustainable business practices and fostering positive environmental and social impact.

To support this growth, we are looking to expand the Finance & Control (F&C) team in Utrecht with a junior controller with ESG capabilities. This will be a financial controller position with an important role in the development and execution of a structured approach for reporting on ESG topics both internally and externally. For 2024, the implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will be key.

The position will have a dual reporting line and it is expected that in the first period (year) the balance will be 40/60  (Financial control/ESG) due to the implementation of the CSRD directive and later on approximately 70/30 when the ESG reporting has been integrated in the regular management accounting process.

Key Responsibilities:

In this position, your responsibilities would be split between Financial Control and ESG as follows:

Financial control

  • As part of the F&C team, support the key financial processes for internal and external reporting, including, but not limited to:
  • Monthly closing process
  • Monthly internal management reports (including ESG)
  • External reporting (including ESG)
  • Interim & year end audit
  • Initiate and support process improvements
  • Projects (reporting improvement, transfer pricing, M&A, …)


  • Supporting the Sustainability Officer to achieve compliance with the CSRD before the end of 2025
  • Assisting the implementation of the final parts of the Zanders Environmental Policy, including ISO14001
  • Improve our ESG reporting (as part of the regular management reporting) as well as annual submissions of ESG reports to external sustainability platforms like EcoVadis, WorldFavor, and the United Nations Global Compact

Skills to be successful:

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role in a corporate environment
  • Master’s degree in Accountancy (preferably NL GAAP)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and affinity with sustainability
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, German is welcome
  • Working knowledge of an ERP system
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to collect, analyse, and present sustainability/financial data
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently
  • Experience with, or capable of, interpreting regulatory requirements

We offer:

  • A hybrid work environment, that promotes a healthy work-life balance,
  • Allowance to set up your home office in an ergonomically responsible way and an internet allowance,
  • Mobility budget to cater your commuting needs,
  • Participation in the Zanders bonus scheme,
  • Secure your future with a pension scheme,
  • 29 paid holiday days,
  • A laptop and an iPhone,
  • An entrepreneurial culture that values personal development, with ample room for initiatives,
  • Expertise in your chosen field, building skills rapidly alongside diverse clients and consultants,
  • A truly collegiate environment with enthusiastic and helpful colleagues, fostering career excellence in Treasury, Risk or Technology,
  • An international and fun working environment,
  • Cultural night events, annual Zanders's trip to a (surprise) location in Europe and many more exciting experiences to come!

About Us:  

Progress your career with Zanders.

We are a global financial consulting firm focused on Treasury, Risk and Technology. From our HQ in the Netherlands, we have been expanding our presence in Europe, UK, USA, and Asia. For 30 years we have been providing innovative solutions embracing the latest technological advancements to multinational corporations, financial institutions, public sector entities and NGOs. We go beyond conventional boundaries, delving into new market segments to uncover untapped opportunities. As pioneers in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and practices, we support our clients to achieve their ESG goals.

At Zanders we invest in our people for an inclusive atmosphere, where freedom, fun, and collaboration are pivotal and set us apart, defining our success. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are essential to establish a strong and sustainable business, fostering a culture that values and respects diversity in all forms. Zanders is not just a workplace – it is a supportive community. 

We invite those who share our passion for collaboration, growth, and positive impact to join us on this journey. If you're in search of a workplace which nurtures personal and professional development, Zanders is the perfect fit for you. 

Join us as we continue to shape the future of consultancy, making a meaningful impact in the world of Treasury, Risk, and Technology! 

By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Considering Zanders’ nature of enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process. 


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