Group Finance Director

Real Estate Amsterdam

Job title
Group Finance Director
Real Estate
Our client is one of the major players in both Real Estate and Proptech in Europe. They have offices worldwide and employ more than 200 employees. To strengthen their Headoffice in Amsterdam they are now looking to recruit a Group Finance Director who will report to the CFO.
  • Define and implement the corporate finance strategy and goals across the Group working in conjunction with the CFO/COO and the Board.
  • Overall leadership responsibility for the Corporate Finance team and the day-to-day management and development of all direct and in-direct reports
  • Manage and oversee the cash balances and requirements across the group, maintaining the group liquidity model and providing updates for the board
  • Manage liquidity across the group, ensuring in-currency balances are sufficient to cover commitments and upcoming investment pipeline cashflows
  • Entity administration, tax, reporting, compliance, and regulation. And a bit of US GAAP reconciliation will also be important
  • Oversight responsibility for quarterly management accounts of 180+ entities across the Advisory and Investments group, in 10+ jurisdictions (Europe & US)
  • Oversee finance-related management information provided to board including flash/quarterly reporting, budget vs actuals, platform profitability, investor and lender presentations and ad hoc finance analysis.
  • Ownership of group budget process, including monthly actual vs budget analysis to budget holders.
  • Oversee investment requirements into various JV’s/Funds, interrogating and tracking investments valuations produced by the wider business.
  • Manage Group Finance team members (8 FTEs)
  • You will likely have earned a CPA designation, 8 - 10 plus years of related experience
  • Most recently worked in a similar role leading the Corporate Finance function managing across multiple jurisdictions including the US and Europe.
  • You must be comfortable both managing an audit as well as speaking to vendors and internal stakeholders candidly and directly. Your track record will demonstrate this experience.
  • Although we are in the Real Estate business, we will prioritize our search for the above skill set over Real Estate industry experience. Broad experience across multitude of industries will be viewed positively.
  • Intimate knowledge with accounting and investment software is a must
Maurits Claassen