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Senior Hedge Accounting Derivatives Specialist - Rabobank

Locatie: Utrecht

Are you the experienced senior control professional we are seeking? Are you an inquisitive team-player with proven expertise in the fields of derivatives and accounting? If so, Group Control offers an opportunity to show your brilliance and increase your knowledge even further within the dynamic specialism of Hedge Accounting.

Senior Hedge Accounting Derivatives Specialist (x2) – Group Control, Utrecht, 36 uur

The position
As a Senior Hedge Accounting Derivatives Specialist you are responsible for investigating, understanding and explaining hedge accounting results, reviewing and authorising (SOx-404) controls and organising improvement projects. You will be expected to perform ad hoc investigations and opine on a broad range spectrum of hedge accounting, derivative and control topics across the Group. You provide insightful ad hoc and monthly information and advice to the Head of Group Control and the Group CFO on financial and non-financial developments. 

You will regularly work together on initiatives with Treasury colleagues, the international network and our Control colleagues and auditors inside the organisation. Outside the Rabobank Group your stakeholders include external auditors, central bank Supervisors as well as colleagues at other banks, banking associations and occasionally with EFRAG, and also standard setters at the IASB in order to influence future accounting standards. 

Our department
Hedge Accounting Internal Derivatives (HAID) is a sub-department within Group Control and provides centralised hedge accounting solutions for the Rabobank Group. We are organised into 2 teams, primarily responsible for: ‘Transformation’ (1st line of defence activities) and ‘Analysis’ (2nd line of defence activities) including Digital Development.  The HAID Analysis team specialists are responsible for assurance, explanation and reporting of derivative and hedge accounting results to the management of the Group. In addition to being the hedge accounting competence centre for Rabobank, we are actively involved in formulating new IFRS standards for HA on both national and European levels. The well-motivated and diverse teams here are comprised of around 10 dedicated professionals, supported by best in >

Group Control (GC) supports the executive board in financial and non-financial governance of the Rabobank. The department contributes to policy development and strategy of the group and subsidiaries. GC facilitates financial management of a large number of Group entities in order to optimise balance sheet, risk position and tax positions. Management Information on the financial position is prepared for the executive board and other internal users.

Your profile
You will develop a profound understanding of the business processes and systems within Rabobank’s ALM area. You will be able to quickly understand the complex business issues, regulations (incl. IFRS, BCBS, EBA) and data challenges within our department and industry. It will be expected that you can engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously and help with the preparation of accounting papers too.

Your Background
The person we are looking for has a good track record and will be analytical and self-sufficient. He or she actively takes the initiative to make improvements and thrives on complexity.

  • You have completed a relevant ‘Masters’ degree (RA or RC preferred)
  • 5+ years of top performance in a control environment
  • 5+ years of relevant working experience within wholesale banking
  • Knowledge of and experience with derivatives
  • Knowledge and experience of IFRS, especially IAS39 and IFRS 9
  • Ideally you will already have at least 2 years working experience with hedge accounting in the banking industry 

Your competencies
Besides the Rabobank core competencies of Customer focus and Collaboration, the following competencies are required for this position:be a self-starter who learns quickly on the job 

  • be naturally inquisitive and leaves no stones unturned
  • be a strong problem analyser and solver
  • be quality oriented because what you do stays done
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group
  • be an advanced MS Office user, and have an affinity with IT solutions
  • be well-organised and have demonstrated an ability to manage projects

What we offer
Rabobank offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits. Your salary depends on your education, knowledge and experience.

Additional information
If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact Mohamed Chaaibi, recruiter, 06 23361465. 

This vacancy will be published until December 1, 2017. 

How to apply
If you are interested in this position, please send your letter of application, including job number and detailed CV in English, to Mohamed Chaaibi, recruiter, using the ‘Apply now’ link. 

The application procedure can include an assessment.  

The Rabobank Group screens all interns and new employees according to the ‘Rabobank Screening Regulation’ in order to ascertain whether the applicant may hold a position at Rabobank.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Senior Hedge Accounting Derivatives Specialist at Rabobank in Utrecht including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

03 november 2017
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More information:

Mohamed Chaaibi
Senior Recruiter
t. 06-23361465
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