Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 12,2021
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
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    • Career Consultation

    Headquarter Controller

    At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

    One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

    Location: Global HQ Arcadis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Purpose: The Headquarters Controller will join a small and flexible team, working closely with the Corporate Accounting team members (in NL and GSSC) and the Enabling Functions team in an open and positive environment. The candidate will be a challenged professional and will work with a dedicated team of finance professionals supporting Senior Management.

    Reporting lines: The Headquarters Controller reports directly to the Global Reporting & Accounting Director and is part of the Corporate Accounting Team.

    Individual accountabilities:

    • Day-to-day accounting activities for the parent and holding companies, thereby closely collaborating with the GL Accountants in the GSSC and the Corporate Accounting Manager.
    • Monthly financial closing process.
    • Monthly/ quarterly reporting in consolidation system of Actuals and Forecast.
    • Preparation of Corporate Plan and contributing to the consolidated budgeting process.
    • Collaboration with Tax team on management and royalty fee recharges and transfer pricing matters.
    • Monthly cost reporting to corporate departments and Executive Leadership Team.
    • Assisting in preparation of the statutory Financial Statements of Arcadis NV (IFRS) and its Dutch hold cos (Dutch GAAP).
    • Ad hoc analyses and reports (e.g. ELT expense claim report, DNB/CBS reporting).
    • Collaboration with external auditor on the audit of the parent company financial statements.

    Key shared accountabilities:

    • Business partnering role for Corporate Enabling Functions
    • Reporting of Corporate Enabling Functions cost

    Decision rights:


    • Coordination and execution of assigned tasks
    • Communication process on Actuals and Forecasts with Corporate Enabling Function heads and the Enabling Functions controlling team


    • Corporate recharging process

    Profile requirements:

    The candidate should have experience in Accounting and Controlling activities, preferably in a multinational company or a company dealing with more complex matters such as hedge accounting and cost recharging.

    For this role Arcadis values professional experience and competencies in the following areas:

    • Experience with Accounting, Reporting and Forecasting activities.
    • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards.
    • Experience with Oracle Cloud (Fusion), Excel and preferably SAP BPC (or OneStream).
    • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) with excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
    • Analytical, enthusiastic, critical, and positive attitude.
    • Proactive and collaborative approach towards business counterparts and senior management, as well as the Enabling Functions Controller.
    • Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities.
    • Willingness to work flexible hours based on business needs.

    Main working contacts:

    • Global Group Controller
    • Global Reporting & Accounting Director
    • Corporate Accounting Manager and GSSC GL Accountants
    • Enabling Functions Controller

    HQ Department Directors

    Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

    Why Become an Arcadian?

    Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

    We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

    As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

    To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

    Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

    We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day, which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people.

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