Assistant Controller

  • Finance
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Assistant Controller

Job description

Fourthline is a leading Fintech scale-up that has been growing massively in the Identity & verification (ID&V) space for the past 3+ years. We have been focusing our energy and growth on our product and our clients and the rewards on this have been tremendous. And because we are growing a lot in a short period of time all departments – including finance – need help!
For our finance team the volume of work is increasing significantly and with the onboarding of clients plus the pace in which we develop new products we expect more and more financial support is needed! Ant that is why we are looking for an Assistant Controller in our Amsterdam team!

Your mission

In our small team it is your mission to speed up our monthly financial reporting, establishing and maintaining financial control for a soon to be launched product (how cool is that?) and you will help our finance team with (ad-hoc) tasks and projects. Depending on your skills and expertise we can broaden your mission to saver of the Fourthline universe. For now, this should suffice :-)

Your role

We hope (or better put: expect) that you will be involved in a broad range of finance activities. From reporting to management to budgeting and from forecasting to taxation and annual audits. From regulatory reporting to the overall increase of automation in the finance team (tech savviness). This is a great opportunity for a professional that is – or wants to become – an all-round financial professional! And we offer you a growing, engaging and international scale-up that is a force to be reckoned with… Who knows what you will be doing, one or two years from now?

And when we think of some other responsibilities in more concrete terms, we see you work on

  • The issuing of sales invoices to clients
  • Recording purchase invoices
  • Preparing month end journal entries
  • Producing cost centre reports for budget holders and assisting with financial reporting to management
  • Financial control and daily administration of new payment top up product to be launched.

Job requirements

Next to the hard skills and experience we look for those who like a flexible environment where priorities can change and where changes happen overnight. That means a flexible attitude, an open mind and curiosity about how things work and enjoyment in learning new things.

The hard skills/requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience in a finance role like GL Accountant, Assistant controller or similar
  • An (applied) University degree in a financial direction
  • Fluent control over the English and Dutch language
  • Good Excel skills.
  • Willingness to cover both transactional and technical finance tasks.
  • Eagerness to learn and develop on a continuous basis
  • Background and experience in regulated financial institutions is a nice to have

As for a lot of finance oriented roles we do feel that certain skills and competencies add to your overall success, but also the pleasure in working with us! And as finance team we like to check off lists… Do you too? If so, go ahead! Skills & Competencies that we see work well in our team:

  • Double entry bookkeeping
  • Ability to understand and produce journal entries
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to manipulate and organize financial data
  • Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Good financial business partner to the rest of the company
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to jump in and tackle new tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Getting it right first time most of the time
  • Continuous improvement mindset.

Liked what you read and are now wondering what you can expect from us?

At Fourthline, we care about attracting and retaining the best people and that is why we offer:

  • A good salary (especially compared to other Scale-ups)
  • The chance to work in a multinational and rapidly growing scale-up that works with leading names in global finance
  • 25 days of vacation to recharge your batteries
  • A workplace in our beautiful new office right next to Vondelpark in Amsterdam
  • Daily catered, fresh and tasty lunch with your colleagues (when allowed again)
  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy
  • A crucial role in a highly motivated, talented team
  • After work drinks in our very own bar on Fridays (when allowed again)
  • Flat structures and open communication
  • Current count: 5 office dogs.

NOTE: For this role we can only consider people that are based in the Amsterdam/Randstad area (we will not relocate from outside Europe - due to corona)