Group Head International Financial Control @ Backbase

Amsterdam – Internship

As the Group Head of International Financial Control, you are focused on central accounting for 16 legal entities and driving continuous financial improvement for the fastest-growing front-runner in Engagement Banking software. Based in Amsterdam, this role works across hubs in EMEA, The Americas and Asia and leads an ever growing financial controls team.

Backbase is experiencing explosive growth in revenue, customer acquisition and headcount. As part of this growth, we seek highly motivated, focused and collaborative finance professionals to support this and grow their own career in tandem with the company. To illustrate – headcount has grown from 50 to 2,050 people, with offices worldwide and partnering with over 150+ global banks transforming customer experience for 70+ million customers. All of this has been achieved without taking external investment or debt. How many other companies can claim this? This is a clue to how different Backbase is.

  • You have experience within the Software/Tech sector (SaaS, ICT/TMT) from a B2B perspective. Fintech experience is a nice to have, but not vital;
  • You have a minimum 10 years experience in a finance leadership role with significant international exposure;
  • Excellent IFRS is vital;
  • Netsuite and Vena is also of particular interest but not vital:
  • You have a post-Graduate Financial qualification- Master’s, CFA, CPA etc;
  • You have a track record in successful finance transformation as well as revenue recognition, cost control, and project control;
  • You are fluent in English, written and spoken:
  • You are willing to roll your sleeves up to get the job done
  • You have a digital mindset and constantly seeks better efficiency and improvements
  • You have high level of organisation and ability to manage multiple projects is a walk in the park
  • You are IT and business savvy and knows which digital tools are needed to increase efficiency and give companies a competitive edge
  • Good working knowledge of BI and ERP systems
  • An eye for improvement and efficiency
  • You have the ability to see the big picture and understand key business drivers

Backbase has a positive, truly diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, creative, and who have a can do mentality. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative

We are building our Finance team and moving quickly, if you match the above and like what you see, please APPLY NOW, those who are a strong match will be contacted immediately for an initial discussion.

The job at Backbase

Leading, mentoring and developing a controls team for Global AR, AP, banking, treasury and General Ledger accounting. All in the context of explosive growth and change – please be aware that this requires problem solvers who are flexible and a “can do” attitude

On a day-to-day basis, you carry out monthly/quarterly/yearly closings, reporting packages and audits, manage Planning & Control cycle, lead the AR, AP, banking, payroll and General Ledger accounting department for the Netherlands, UK, USA, Singapore and Canada and business controlling.

You also conduct ad hoc business and financial analysis for management. Finance transformation is your main goal. You drive the change towards rhythms & routines fit to our ambition (e.g. fast closing, business partnering, rolling forecast).