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Financial Controller
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Financial Controller

Are you an experienced financial professional with a flexible mind and an aptitude for organizing and structuring teamwork? Are you accurate and can you easily connect the dots? Would you like to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment? If so, you might be our new Financial Controller, joining the Finance team!



Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.  



The Finance team provides reliable and timely management information that lays the foundation to drive business decisions at Optiver. Currently, the team consists of finance professionals who are responsible for accounting, controlling and accounts payable. Although each team member may focus on specific topics, we work together to achieve our goals, supporting each other on a daily basis. Your role will be a combination of managing financial closing processes, impactful projects, and hands-on accounting. In close collaboration with our other financial accountants and controllers, you will help Optiver bring the Finance team to the next level.

As strong believers in continuous development, both for the organization and individuals, our goal is to improve team dynamics, ultimately creating a self-sufficient team providing its own natural successors for all positions. This offers a learning and growth experience, enhancing technical capabilities and soft skills for all team members.

In this role you will:

  • Take ownership of the monthly financial close process.
  • Review work of financial accountants and AP analysts.
  • Play a key role in the development of junior team members.
  • Prepare (management) reports, including analysis of balance sheets and results e.g., detailed expense analysis).
  • Take ownership of and contribute to operational and strategic projects.
  • Manage intercompany transactions and reviewing transfer pricing policies.
  • Analyse fixed assets and leases, ensuring compliance with reporting standards.
  • Coordinate the quarterly and yearly audit with the external auditors.
  • Develop and strengthen internal controls over financial reporting.



  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in finance or accounting.
  • An innovative mindset with focus on process automation.
  • The ability to work independently and kick-start improvements.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Experience with financial ERP systems (e.g. NetSuite).
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • Interest in financial markets, with knowledge of derivatives (options, futures) is a plus.
  • Effective communicator with stakeholders and other departments such as Tax, Mid-Office, Holding and other business units.



  • The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.



Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Financial Controller. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Eleni Katzilieri via Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Financial Controller, you may be required to take an online assessment.

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role. 



As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable accommodations during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.


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