May 12, 2020

HIRING: Financial Controller for Fashion for Good

HIRING: Financial Controller for Fashion for Good

Within a short timeframe of less than 3 years, Fashion for Good has established itself as the go-to platform for sustainable fashion innovation on a global level.
We seek a Financial 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 financial 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.

Position: Financial Controller
Company: Fashion for Good B.V.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date:  June 1
Employment type: Part-time (16 hours)

 

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 financial 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 financial processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls

Qualifications:

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 Financial 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
  • 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

Languages:

  • Proficiency in English is a requirement.

Your application:

Please submit your application, consisting of a short motivation letter and your CV here.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE

Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good is a global organisation that aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused. This open and inclusive initiative brings together brands, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators, funders and individuals united in their shared ambition to make all fashion good. 

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

Fashion for Good’s Programmes are supported by founding partner Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation), co-founder William McDonough and corporate partners adidas, C&A,  CHANEL, BESTSELLER, Galeries  Lafayette Group,  Kering, Otto Group, PVH Corp.,  Stella McCartney,  Target and Zalando and affiliate partners Arvind, Norrøna, Vivobarefoot  and Welspun.