Are you the financial team player who takes initiative to get things done, who shares information and best practices and meets commitments? Then we want to talk to you!

As a Financial Controller you will serve as a key member of the finance team in developing long term plans for all finance operations in Europe. Ensure concise operations are consistent with identified strategies and policies.

How you will make a difference:

Accounting

  • Set up and improve internal controls, closing procedures and application of accounting standards, both national and international
  • Support local markets with accounting setup, integration, and other financial/accounting matters
  • Work on the monthly, quarterly and year end closing process, perform analytical review, account reconciliations and supporting other documentation for various European entities
  • Responsible for the periodic financial reporting and preparation of financial statements
  • Review, analyze and monitor G/L accounts
  • Review and analyze monthly accrual and reserves
  • Contact person for government agencies

Reporting

  • Early warning report on sales and margin
  • Familiar with Tableau and able to make/adjust complex reports and translate them to a visual report
  • Create monthly diagnostics covering financial analyses on sales, margin, OpEx and balance sheet
  • Create regional monthly sales and margin diagnostics.

Other

  • Be a valued sparring partner for local management, legal counsel, and other shared service department heads in expanding the Specialized business.  
  • Involved in the budget and reforecast process
  • Participate in specific improvement projects
  • Create and analyze investment management and analyses
  • Familiar and understand local accounting and tax regulations

What you need to win:

  • Ambitious, not afraid to get your hands dirty and dedicated to get the job done
  • Master’s degree in business administration or finance
  • 3 to 5 years work experience in an international organization
  • English & Dutch language skills. Another European language would be an advantage.
  • Experience with financial closings
  • Experience with Tableau is an advantage
  • Experience with Oracle Finance is preferred
  • A sport mentality is a big plus, but affinity with the world of cycling even more
  • Good analytical skills, attention to detail and solution-oriented
  • Proactive, self-assured, looking for continuous improvement
  • Good work ethic, team player and a non-9-5 mentality is much appreciated

What we offer:
You’ll be working in a passionate, dynamic, and multicultural team within an innovative and growing environment. You can look forward to a modern working space, lunch rides, social security- and many other benefits.

 

About Specialized
Innovation has guided our every decision since 1974. As more riders of all ages get on the roads, trails, and streets than ever before, we’re here to do the best work of our lives to push the greatest human powered machine into the future each and every day. We’re a team of barrier-breakers, disrupters, and problem solvers. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where every teammate can succeed as we inspire riders everywhere. Reach out – we’re here to help you build your career at Specialized.

We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedalling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized!

 

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