Finance Director EMEA

Alterim is recruiting a Finance Director EMEA for Tradin Organic, the global front runner in organic food ingredients.

    Finance Director EMEA
  • Handel
  • Amsterdam
  • 40 uur
  • Universitair
Piet-Jan Boringa

Piet-Jan Boringa


Purpose of the job

The Finance Director EMEA (FD) plays a key leadership role within the organization and is responsible for a smooth financial operation in EMEA, including forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow management.

This position is committed to excellence and ethics and a high sense of urgency and meets deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The FD provides guidelines to the finance and accounting team and the (local entities) controllers on accounting & reporting and works closely together with the business controllers.


Business Decision Support

Build and provide recommendations on business decision support in areas such as:

•             Product/customer pricing;

•             Product/asset utilization and/or rationalization;

•             Integration of new acquired business in North America;

•             Working Capital Management;

•             Capital Expenditure analysis & management;

•             Lead financial analysis for monthly and quarterly meetings;

•             Accounting for contractual purchase and sales arrangements;

•             Manage departmental results, budgets and forecasts for the segment;

•             Streamline business processes and back-office operations;

•             Manage and analyse the flow of data between different users of data to provide timely information;

•             Assist in assessing and integrating new initiatives for the Finance organization;

•             Contribute to the achievement of the company’s business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy;

•             Collaborating with management to create funding strategies.

Financial Control

•             Oversee and prepare the timely and accurate delivery of financial- & management reporting of EMEA entities;

•             Lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective and efficient financial controls including controlled accounting processes;

•             Ensure that financial controls and practices are and remain compliant;

•             Facilitate regular updates and monitoring of internal control documentation;

•             Coordinate internal control testing;

•             Provide insightful financial analyses and engage leadership to drive strategic decision making;

•             Manage Tax and general compliance;

•             Develop and control the company’s annual operating budget to ensure that all financial targets are met, and financial and statutory regulations complied with.


•             Responsible for all accounting policy matters, including making recommendations for change as needs arise, and ensuring the Company stays up to date on required reporting practices and disclosures;

•             Financial backbone that supports the commercial aspects of the business, product margin analysis, pricing decisions, make or buy decisions, product/asset rationalization, working capital management, capital projects, contractual arrangements, negotiations, etc.;

•             Monitoring spending track key performance indicators.


•             prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports;

•             Coordinate month-end and quarter end close process;

•             Facilitate quarterly and year end External Audit process;

•             Responsible for all consolidated monthly management reporting including preparation of reports for Senior Management and the Board of Directors.

Process improvement

•             Collaborate with senior management and IT to continuously drive improvements in corporate and divisional financial reporting processes;

•             Establish policies in conjunction with corporate standards.


•             Clearly communicate their goals and objectives and key results to their teams to foster alignment and team focus;

•             provide constructive performance feedback to their reports. They help identify problem areas, and they work with individuals to investigate their causes;

•             Setting clear performance objectives for individual workers helps them stay accountable to the rest of the team.

De organisatie

The company:

Tradin Organic offers a full service portfolio based on their unique sourcing, sustainability initiatives and processing & distribution capabilities. Tradin offers a wide range of products from frozen fruit and vegetables, dried fruits, coffee, cocoa, cereals, rice, sugar, soya, pulses, seeds, nuts, oils, fats, fruit concentrates, dairy products, seasonings, sweeteners and more. Every day Tradin continuously strives to introduce new products into the market in order to meet the happiness of the customers. Tradin is a division  of Amsterdam Commodities N.V. (Acomo) with headquarters in Rotterdam. Acomo is an international listed company active in the worldwide sourcing, processing, trading, packaging and distribution of natural food products and ingredients. The company is listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Euronext: ACOMO).

For the Tradin HQ in the center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Alterim is looking for a:

Finance Director EMEA - Amsterdam


Knowledge & Skills

Hard skills

•             A Bachelors’ and or Masters’ degree/MBA in Finance and 10+ years financial leadership experience;

•             Strong business acumen and experience in assessing operations, business processes and their relationship to accounting and reporting;

•             Strong supervisory and analytical skills required;

•             Strong math skills, excellent analytical skills problem analysis and problem resolution skills; and a high degree of professionalism;

•             Ability to initiate and manage projects to completion and on time;

•             Must be knowledgeable regarding US GAAP accounting;

•             Desire to advance in the organization;

•             Understanding of ERP systems (E.g.: Microsoft Dynamics) ;

•             Functional understanding of ICT and proficiency with MS Office;

•             Fully proficient in English and Dutch. Command of another European language is a plus.


Soft skills

•             Detail oriented, deadline driven, organized, ability to handle multiple tasks while working independently or as part of a team;

•             Must possess a high level of initiative;, interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to interact with all staffing levels (front-line through to executive level) and work in a fast-paced environment;

•             Result-oriented: A concern for surpassing a standard of excellence. The standard may be one’s own past performance; an objective measure; outperforming others; challenging goals one has set, or even what anyone has ever done;

•             Decisiveness: Making well considered decisions to progress the achievement of business results;

•             Vision: Developing, setting and working at clear future goals, taken into account the trends in business, organisation, environment and society;

•             Customer-market oriented: Constantly looking for opportunities to discover and meet the customer’s or client’s (internal and external) needs;

•             Communication leading to commitment: Persuade, convince, influence or impress others (individuals or groups) in order to get them to go along. The key is understanding others since impact & influence is based on the desire to have a specific impact or effect on others;

•             Well-developed social skills in order to foster effective internal working relationships spanning numerous business units and functions;

•             Leadership & teamwork: Guiding/steering of employee to get the best result, while taking care of personal and team development;

•             Effective negotiation and presentation skills.


The conditions of employment Tradin Organic offers:

•             An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company;

•             A fulltime position (40 hours contract);

•             A workspace right in the center of Amsterdam, next to Central Station;

•             Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment;

•             An excellent remuneration package including a non-contributory pension;

•             An informal and professional company culture, a lot of team spirit with a can-do attitude.

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