Global Finance Controller

Flow Traders is looking for an experienced global financial controller in the global finance team to support the financial and managerial reporting & analysis. The ideal candidate has been working in a fast-growth environment and gathered experience in scaling of global finance organization with extensive financial planning & analysis experience. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication and analytical skills, and displays to be strategic and hands-on at the same time.

This is an unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capabilities. 

About the team

The Finance Team at Flow Traders continuously seeks opportunities to improve its systems and methods, develop new ways to monitor and track data, and increase transparency by capturing and communicating the firm’s costs to management. The Finance Team tries to achieve this by continuously looking at ways to automate its processes and applying new data analytical tools. In addition to managing and reporting on the firm’s costs the Finance Team is actively involved in safeguarding the capital position of the company. The Finance Team stays up to date about new regulations and accounting standards and actively shares knowledge of new developments within the global organization.

Our Amsterdam-based Finance Team is made up of 6 colleagues: two Finance Analysts, two Finance Administrators, one Group Controller and the Global Head of Finance, to whom everyone reports to. There are also Finance colleagues present in our London, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Cluj offices. In this position you will work closely with our CFO, Managing Board and finance & business teams in EMEA, APAC and the US. It is therefore important to have a strong analytical background and to be able to manage both internal and external stakeholders. 

At Flow Traders you will be working on various projects and new initiatives that require your input from a finance perspective. You will notice that no day is the same at Flow Traders and that your planning may be jeopardized by new initiatives, but that is exactly what you like about the job. When you are half way of your day, you either decide to go for a work-out at the gym during lunch or take a lunch break and sit with other Flow Traders colleagues. After lunch, it is only a few hours ahead before our NY office opens, which will give you an opportunity to catch up with the NY finance team. At the end of the day, you can unwind at the Flow bar to catch up with your colleagues with a drink or arcade games, if you feel like it.

What you will do

  • Financial planning & analysis 
  • Managing global Budgeting and Forecasting cycle on structural and regular basis 
  • Translating strategy into medium term financial planning
  • Building analytical capabilities for the Finance Planning & Analysis team and providing analysis on KPI, business performance and costs control, analysis of actual financial developments, providing advices to management and monitoring actions
  • Supporting quarterly financial reporting including half year and annual reporting process 
  • Participating in strategic group projects around balance sheet and funding optimization and new businesses
  • Working closely with local finance and management teams, providing insights and supporting business by data driven decisions 

What you need to succeed

  • 5-8 years of experience in similar role (e.g. forecasting, financial planning & analysis, business controller) 
  • University degree in Accounting & Control, Controlling or Accounting
  • Preferably RC or RA
  • Leadership experience in building and leading high-performance teams in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication, listening and influencing skills
  • Knowledge of financial regulation IFRS and DNB Capital Requirements
  • Strong business acumen with strategic thinking mindset
  • Proven reporting skills and attention for detail
  • Ability to handle strict deadlines

What we offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer a competitive salary, an annual discretionary profit share and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Our own company boat
  • In-house gym and sessions with our nutritionist or personal trainer
  • In-house Bar and Lounge with an arcade, table tennis, billiards table and game consoles
  • Daily catered lunch, amazing coffee and a fully stocked kitchen and snack bar
  • Weekly chair massages
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.