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Head of Finance Europe - via Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Locatie: Amsterdam

Michael Page Risk & Compliance

The Head of Finance Europe will work with the Amsterdam bases finance & operations team and CFO. The ideal candidate lead for the European business all financial planning & analysis, performance measurement, operations, risk management, compliance and cash management activities and processes.

  • Global fast-growing trading firm
  • Make strategic decisions and lead teams

About our client
Our client is a fast-growing global trading firm with a broad portfolio. It has succesfully been established to facilitate the new trading opportunities. 

Tasks and responsibilities


  • Alongside the CFO and in close liaison with peer regional Heads of Finance in USA and Asia develop short and long-term strategic operational and financial plans for the trading firm based in Amsterdam.
  • Incorporate a solid growth strategy into the long term business and financial plans and identify the required steps in terms of processes, systems and people.
  • Pro-actively provide recommendations to the CFO to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs, strategies and regulatory action.

Business Orientation:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions beyond just the Finance perspective.
  • Make sure that the Finance Operations, Business Planning & Analysis and the Mid-office & Risk Management teams are well connected and aligned with the trading activities.
  • Ensure credibility of Finance group by making sure the teams provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.

Design and manage processes and performance:

  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with regulatory market and (indirect) tax requirements.
  • Enhance and maintain accounting procedures, processes and systems and ensure internal controls are properly designed and operating effectively.
  • Set up and manage shared services (Finance & Risk) provided to the MiFID II regulated business unit of the trading firm.
  • Monitor that processes between the different finance functions are properly coordinated, aligned.

Leading the team:

  • Lead and develop a strong Finance & Operations team.
  • Focus in the team development and individual assessments on continuous evaluation of the short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Own, develop and drive key performance indicators while providing mentorship, coaching motivation, direction and on-going feedback to the different team members.
  • Further enhance the management skills of the managers of the teams and encourage them to taken on new initiatives in improving their team performance and/or processes. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Master degree in Accounting or Finance (or MBA) + RA qualification
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership role
  • Big 4 background with additional in-house/industry experience
  • Fluent in English, preferably native speaker (Dutch)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of developing or upgrading the Finance function in an international setting
  • Experience with commodity trading and financial markets is a plus


  • Focus on quality
  • Planning & organizing
  • Stress management
  • Cooperation
  • Ambition & vision
  • Business orientation
  • Leadership of groups 

Our Offer

  • Competitive salary-package + bonus
  • Secondary benefits

Information and application:


To fulfil this vacancy this organization is working together with Michael Page Risk & Compliance.

Please send your application for Head of Finance Europe at this organization in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

27 februari 2018
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