Working in international company with range of nationalities and cultures
About Our Client
Cerus Corporation is dedicated solely to safeguarding the world's blood supply and aims to become the preeminent global blood products company. Headquartered in Concord, California, the company develops and supplies vital technologies and pathogen-protected blood components to blood centers, hospitals, and ultimately patients who rely on safe blood. The INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets and plasma is available globally and remains the only pathogen reduction system with both CE mark and FDA approval for these two blood components. The INTERCEPT red blood cell system is under regulatory review in Europe, and in late-stage clinical development in the US. Also in the US, the INTERCEPT Blood System for Cryoprecipitation is approved for production of Pathogen Reduced Cryoprecipitated Fibrinogen Complex, a therapeutic product for the treatment and control of bleeding associated with fibrinogen deficiency, including massive hemorrhage.
The Finance team is a small, lean & efficient team of four people (including Management) that handles all Finance, Accounting, Tax and Reporting activities for the Dutch Cerus Europe B.V. legal entity, as well as any foreign branches or legal entities. To do so, we work closely and collaboratively with the Corporate Accounting, FP&A and Tax and Treasury teams of our parent company, Cerus Corporation. The size of the team and the entrepreneurial mindset of the company means that we like to stay nimble and flexible. This is also what we look for in our new colleague, the mentality to do what needs to be done to ensure we reach the company goals.
The Finance Manager EMEA will manage and control key financial functions of Cerus Europe BV, including Accounting, Management Accounting and Taxes. The role requires balancing the performing of hands-on activities while also managing key responsibilities and being the primary contact for said responsibilities. The Finance Manager EMEA will have two direct reports, consisting of one Financial Accountant and one Senior Financial Accountant. The Finance Manager reports directly to the Associate Director, Finance International.
Perform (ad-hoc) financial analyses and provide (ad-hoc) management information including creating ROI analyses, profitability analyses and reviewing of investment
Manage the monthly payroll process currently for 10 countries (Payroll processing itself is a performed by a third-party vendor contracted by Cerus).
Hands-on involvement / management of the annual budgeting and quarterly
Create the Dutch Annual Accounts for Cerus Europe V.
Manage the aging of, and reporting on, outstanding customer receivables (A/R).
Provide input for, and perform review of, various Dutch and Foreign CIT and VAT
Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing of the accounts in a complete and accurate manner that strictly adheres to the Company's periodic close calendar
Monthly review of balance sheet accounts reconciliations created by the team.
Participate in month, quarter, and annual close activities; manage internal & external audits.
Manage Financial master data in ERP system (Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable).
Oversee the creation of the quarterly warehouse inventory reconciliation(s) and Tie-Out
Participate in and support (IT) projects on behalf of EMEA
Develop the talents of self and others; motivate and guide others to achieve high- performance and continuous learning in line with company
Collaborate with Legal with regards to overall compliance.
Perform other related duties as required.
The Successful Applicant
Bachelor's degree (master's degree is a plus) in finance, accounting, auditing or
At least 5 years of relevant work experience at a financial
Good understanding of US GAAP (IFRS is a plus).
Big 4 audit experience is a
Ability to operate in multi-cultural international setting for a US stock-listed
Experience with / good understanding of internal controls (Sarbanes Oxley is a plus).
Experience with international payroll is a plus
Ability and desire to balance the mix of Management responsibility with hands-on
Strong personality, able to work efficiently with a range of nationalities and cultures
Proactive attitude, attention to detail, quality oriented, service
Fluent in English (Dutch and additional other languages is a plus)
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (365), especially Excel
Experience with Oracle EBS and Hyperion is a plus
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.