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Financial Controller

This is an excellent opportunity to partner with a recognised and global player within shoe production and sales. The role will allow you to establish lasting relationships within a dynamic, ambitious and global company. You will be a proactive and central player in a strong, multinational office. 


The Financial Control Team Leader is responsible for managing the regional financial controllers team which is responsible for accounting, reporting and compliance matters within the region. Furthermore, the role will be responsible to coordinate and drive the standardization and harmonization agenda and collaboration within R2R process as well as outside the function. The person is responsible for providing financial advice and support to the Business Controllers, Finance Directors to enable them to make sound, country specific business decisions. The Financial Control Team Leader will lead, manage, develop and coach the Financial Controllers in the region.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead, manage, coach and develop the financial controllers’ team in the region.
  • Work closely with GPO on further process improvements and coordinate standardization and harmonization opportunities 
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Make sure the correctness, completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the monthly reporting
  • Coordinate with various departments (both finance and non-finance across the region) to ensure financial records are accurate and completed in a timely manner
  • Close collaboration with GL and Retail Accounting Team Leaders and making sure that the R2R processes run efficiently
  • Coordination of the preparations of tax returns and statutory reports
  • Coordination of the timely submission of annual statutory reporting 
  • Coordination of the external and internal audits processes
  • Drive and coordinated completeness and timeliness of In Control and Compliance activities in R2R area 
  • Supporting Business Control in Budgeting and Forecasting processes
  • Ensure accounting consistency and integrity in accordance with ECCO policies
  • Develop and maintain effective communication, interaction, and excellent relationship with GBS and non-GBS internal stakeholders
  • Act as trainer/ coach for junior team members


  • Master degree in Finance, 
  • Professional Accounting Qualification (such as ACCA/CPA) or country equivalent education is a plus
  • 10 -15 years’ work experience ( in operational roles + minimum 5 years of as team leader/ manager) 
  • Background/experience in Retail business a plus
  • Big 4 background a plus
  • Expertise in taxes accounting area and statutory financial statements a plus
  • Person full of passion with ability to influence and communicate in the efficient manner
  • Comfortable working in dynamic and constantly changing environment, change management skills
  • Ability to work with multinational and diverse teams as well as senior management of the company
  • Tolerant, open, thick skinned, resourceful and self-starter
  • Working experience in SAP
  • Fluent in English (both verbal and written)
  • Dutch working entitlements are required.


At ECCO, you become part of a meaningful, developing and multicultural workplace. You join a global family of more than 25,000 people who are proud to create the footprints of tomorrow.

Headquartered in Denmark, we are a family-owned company that offers international opportunities. Our offices and facilities have an informal culture and relaxed dress code – our shoe code is slightly stricter. Join us and we guarantee lifelong learning – the speed of progress is up to you. So, if you’re curious, passionate and ready to make an impact, you’ll fit right in.

ECCO´s vision is to be the leading premium brand for shoes and leather goods.
Now ECCO also wants to be leading within transactional finance.
Join our new Global Business Service (GBS) organization in Amsterdam and help us build the best in class global Finance function that is technologically sound, future proof and can react quickly to ever-changing demands.

Establishing the GBS is a global project, where all transactional accounting processes are gathered into regional Business Centre’s in Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and China.
The European Business Centre is based in Warsaw and Amsterdam where 70 dedicated accountants and specialists provide bookkeeping and accounting services for more than 30 European ECCO companies.

Some career choices have more impact than others. When you join ECCO, you become part of a global family where we value people who do things differently. BE DIFFERENT AND FIT IN!


Department Finance & Accounting

Location Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Advertised 30. May 2023

Deadline 07. February 2024

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