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Financial Controller / Business Analyst

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“Within Royal Smit & Zoon, you are the linking-pin between business control and financial accounting and you function as the financial conscience of the Business Units and operational entities within an internationally operating family business. A very diverse role with a high degree of independence and pro-activity.”

Will you join our team as a Financial Controller/Business Analyst?

You will have a directing and coordinating role to the reporting entities within Royal Smit & Zoon (Smit Group), a.o. located in the Netherlands, Italy, China and India. Within Smit Group you are the authority and main point of contact on accounting, reporting and specific tax compliance issues. You are also a guardian of the transfer pricing policy and provide robust steering information for both internal and external stakeholders.

What you will be doing?

  • Prepare clear and concise reports for the Board of Management and Supervisory Board, and prepare the group financial statements in accordance with Dutch GAAP;
  • Ensuring that financial data from all group companies is delivered and verified in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Performing the consolidation of the financial data of all group companies;
  • Taking care of the cash flow forecast of the group;
  • Making proposals for dividend payments, repayment of intercompany loans and settlements of intercompany current accounts;
  • Ensuring compliance with tax and reporting guidelines; you are the first point of contact for the accountant and tax advisor;
  • Managing and periodically updating the global transfer pricing documentation in consultation with the tax advisor and implementing and monitoring the international transfer pricing process including cost price analyses and related documentation;
  • Examine internal processes and advise management on improvements that contribute to efficiency and profitability.

What we ask of you?

  • A completed HBO or WO education in Controlling or Accountancy;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience as a Financial Controller and/or Business Analyst, preferably at a manufacturing company;
  • You have a strong analytical background, you are always curious about the story behind the figures, and you are able to bring financial data back to clear reports with steering information for financial management;
  • You live in the Netherlands, preferably within a radius of up to 40 km from Weesp. 
  • You have strong communication skills and are able to manage stakeholders and provide them with the right information in a dynamic cultural environment;
  • You want to make an impact to contribute to a sustainable world;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written) and preferably also in Dutch;

What we offer you?

A 7th generation family-owned business
Family values, beliefs and ambitions represent the driving forces behind a culture of sustainability. The drivers of this family business are a long-term commitment, a minimum of hierarchy and the speed of implementation. Royal Smit & Zoon is flexibly seizing the opportunities of the changes taking place worldwide, meanwhile creating strong and sustainable value for their employees, stakeholders and for society.

You can contribute in creating a socially and environmentally more sustainable leather value chain.  The head office is located in Weesp (municipality of Amsterdam), which is easily accessible by public transport. Royal Smit & Zoon offers a professional working environment in which ambitions to grow and attention for colleagues are central. A thirteenth month, profit sharing, hybrid home working policy and discount on sports facilities are part of your job offer.

About Royal Smit & Zoon:

Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading suppliers of chemicals for tanning, wet-end and finishing phases, Royal Smit & Zoon produces sustainable chemical solutions for the leather industry and has, since the start in 1821, grown into a worldwide renowned player. This family owned business provides the leather sector with an ample range of products, all complying with the international regulations and specifications, to be effectively used in different end sectors such as footwear, leather goods, apparel, automotive, and furnishing. The company is fully committed to the promotion and improvement of the whole leather value chain in order to make it better, entirely sustainable, safe, and eco-friendly.

In 2021 King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands granted Smit & Zoon the Royal predicate for our efforts of seven generations of entrepreneurship, innovation and focus on sustainability in the leather value chain.

Royal Smit & Zoon is active in more than 70 countries around the world. In addition to our headquarters in Weesp, we have offices and factories in Amersfoort (the Netherlands), Germany, Italy, India and China. In the Netherlands we have about 150 colleagues, worldwide we work with almost 400 employees.

Our mission is to create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain, together. In other words, to create value for customers and society through product and process innovations, and to make people more aware and familiar with sustainable solutions throughout the leather value chain. With this mission we help society as a whole, by offering leather not only as a sustainable basis for all kinds of beautiful products, but also by taking care of our planet and next generations to come.


Are you interested? Then apply via the button below and send your CV. For more information, contact Mark Letter (Talent Acquisition Manager) at [email protected]   

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