Feb 27, 2019

HIRING: Business Controller

HIRING: Business Controller


Position: Business Controller

Company: Fashion for Good B.V.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Start date: as soon as possible

Employment type: Part-time (24 hours)


Within a short timeframe of less than 2 years, Fashion for Good has established itself as the go-to platform for sustainable fashion innovation on a global level. As we are entering our next phase of growth, we seek a Business Controller who can undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, financial analysis and reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, cash-flow management, development of business plans as well as refinement of internal control policies and procedures. A willingness to operate in a dynamic fast paced environment is a must. Strong mission-alignment towards sustainability is preferred.

Key responsibilities include

Planning and control cycle

  • Oversee all accounting operations including A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting, Accounting for Investments and Revenue Recognition
  • Coordinate and execute the preparation of the budget and longer term financial forecasts and report variances
  • Assisting in coordination and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual closing reviews
  • Oversee and execute cash flow management, treasury and payments
  • Support business planning and modelling

Internal control and compliance

  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
  • Monitor contracts / agreements and ensure accurate execution
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Refine and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls


The ideal candidate has a relevant track record and combines strong interpersonal skills with a self-starting, pro-active attitude. The following qualifications are essential

  • Proven working experience as a Business controller; advanced degree in Accounting; chartered or certified (management) accountant designation preferred
  • 3+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience, ideally bringing the relevant experience for both Fashion for Good’s Dutch BV and its ANBI foundation
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles (Dutch GAAP and IFRS) and procedures as well as internal control procedures
  • Experience in management reporting, business planning, cash-flow management, treasury/payments; experience with Exact Online is an advantage
  • Capacity to adapt to different settings and changing circumstances, easily navigating different cultures and organisation settings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinking with the ability for sound judgement, accuracy and accountability
  • Pro-activeness, enthusiasm and can-do attitude


  • Proficiency in English is a requirement.


Please submit your application, consisting of a short motivation letter and your CV, via e-mail with the position you are applying for in the subject title to applications@fashionforgood.com.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.



Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good (FFG) aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused. This open and inclusive initiative – with its first physical hub in Amsterdam and a global ambition brings together brands, retailers, producers, innovators and funders.

Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Its Innovation Platform scouts, nurtures and funds early-stage ideas and it scales proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Its Good Fashion Fund catalyses access to finance and its open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, Fashion for Good enables conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators at its first hub in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.

Fashion for Good was launched with C&A Foundation as a founding partner. Its programmes are supported by corporate partners adidas, C&A, Bestseller, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target, Otto Group, PVH, Stella McCartney and Zalando, with estimated combined retail sales of over €130 billion.

Additionally, Fashion for Good partners with organisations including the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Impact Hub Amsterdam, McDonough Innovation, Plug and Play, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Boston Consulting Group and the ZDHC Foundation.