Finance Manager

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
14 days ago
Full time role



Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

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Job Description

Sympower is accelerating the global transition towards ‘net-zero’ by helping to build smarter, cleaner renewable energy systems. We are leading the way in smarter energy solutions for the energy transition.

Founded in 2015, Sympower is now active in twelve countries, with almost two hundred industrial and commercial customers. We are rapidly expanding our operations across Europe, while contributing to a more sustainable energy system.

With over one hundred employees and thirty nationalities represented in our organisation, our international team is driven by achieving together, focusing on impact and acting responsibly for our environment.

In 2022, we raised a total of €25 million to help us transform Europe’s electricity grid at a critical time in the continent’s history. With the support of our investors, we are accelerating the energy transition and bringing our flexibility services to businesses across Europe.

Sympower is a certified B Corp, highlighting our commitment to meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency across 5 impact areas: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers.

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The position
The Finance Manager is overall responsible for the efficient delivery of all day-to-day finance activities, financial reporting and control. The Finance Manager leads the Operational Finance team based in The Netherlands and is responsible for the finances of (currently) 6+ legal entities. We expect the Operational Finance team to continue to grow rapidly (both in team size and number of legal entities to manage) in line with the international expansion of Sympower.

The Operational Finance team is responsible for:

  1. Managing, processing and recording of all day-to-day financial transactions and processes;

  2. Delivering timely and accurate financial reports;

  3. Tax filing and compliance with local reporting and legal requirements;

  4. FP&A: short-term financial planning and analysis of business performance and expenditure, including the annual budget;

  5. Creating annual reports, managing the audit process.

The Finance Manager ensures a robust internal control environment and will initially take on the FP&A role. The Finance Manager will report to and will work closely with the CFO on capital raising, M&A and other strategic projects.

What you’ll do

  • Manage and lead the Operational Finance team of 4+ team members

  • Further structure and streamline all financial processes and build an efficient and scalable finance organisation

  • Monitor accuracy and completeness of monthly country and group financial statements and ensure that these statements comply with relevant GAAP and other regulatory requirements

  • Oversee annual budgeting, monthly forecast reporting and reviews, P&L and cash forecasting

  • Ensure tax, legal and corporate compliance on all financial functions, worldwide

  • Manage the timely and accurate compilation of our group annual report(s) and manage the annual audit process

What you'll need

  • Master’s degree in Finance/Business/Economics or similar; relevant certification (e.g. CMA/CPA/RC/RA) will be preferred

  • Proven experience (7+ years) as a financial/business controller, accounting supervisor or senior accountant

  • Proven management experience, including the management and development of a functional team in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Experience with working in complex, international and demanding businesses

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, scale-up environment

  • Experience with Netsuite is strongly preferred

  • High integrity standard, reliable and easy communicator

  • Hands-on and proactive mentality

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

What are the benefits

  • Impactful work - the opportunity to contribute to the fight against climate change

  • Competitive market salary

  • Stock Appreciation Rights Plan

  • 30 paid holiday days per year (based on full time)

  • Paid volunteering days

  • Mental well-being support

  • Flexible work (office, remote and hybrid work)

  • Remote office budget and working from home allowance

  • Professional development and training

  • International and fast-paced environment

  • Social and team events

  • Centrally located offices in Amsterdam

Sympower is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage a diverse workforce and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees!

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Sympower partners with leading industry players to shape a net-zero future. We unlock revenue streams and stabilise grids by maximising ...

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