[Vacancy] TBWA has a position for International Financial Controller

[Vacancy] TBWA has a position for International Financial Controller

TBWA is directly looking for an:

International Financial Controller -Full-Time  \  Amsterdam

TBWA in the Netherlands is a market leader in creative advertising. Working with clients both nationally across the Netherlands and internationally.

Located in Amsterdam, we are both accessible to locals biking through Amsterdam, and connected to public transport and motor ways for staff living further away. Our working environment is full of life, hard work and incredible results.

Our finance team is very connected to the work we do. We leave the incredible work up to our amazing team, however our finance team is there every step of the way to ensure we can maintain sustained success.

We are looking for an energetic and hard-working candidate with a strong business mind.The role requires a strong financial and accounting background and ideally includes some industry experience.This role will set the candidate up for a career as a CFO of a mid-sized entity within a large multi-national organisation.The desire to learn & grow is essential.

As an International Controller you are responsible for driving the profitability of our Company. Your decision making will have a direct result on the performance of the Company. Your reporting line will be directly into the CFO.

Roles and Responsibilities

Management Reporting

  • Deliver monthly management reporting across different business units using PowerBI tools
  • Optimise and improve management reporting


Financial Controller (1-2 smaller entities)

  • Accountable for the financial outcome of the Company
  • Responsible for detailed monthly forecasting
  • Lead profitability improvement projects
  • Manage detailed cashflow for the Company
  • Ensure Company remains compliant


Client Finance

  • Compliance of policies and procedures for jobs
  • Management of client profit and loss
  • Sparring partner in diverse management team to implement profitability improvement projects
  • Preparation and/or review of client reconciliations
  • Financial assist in negotiating client pricing
  • Financial assistance in scopes of work
  • Financial assistance in New Business pitches


Working Capital

  • Management of working capital within the Group
  • Maximizing cash flow
  • Management of Debtor Insurances


Other Tasks

  • Manage the Annual Audit process
  • Involvement in strategic thinking around the direction of the Group
  • Involvement in calculations for transactions with entities
  • Key point of contact with TBWA Worldwide for questions



  • Registered Accountant or Chartered Accountant (preferred)
  • 6-8 years experience
  • Experience with a strong financial background
  • Industry experience (preferred) 


Skills Required

  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Good with PowerBI
  • Good communication skills and a good personality
  • Can be tough and say no
  • Commercially minded
  • English language (required)
  • Dutch language (preferred)
  • Dutch GAAP and US GAAP experience (preferred)


What we offer

  • A position at a globally ranked agency collective and where you will be working for global brands
  • An informal atmosphere and a diverse team with many different nationalities and many creative minds
  • A daily dose of inspiration and energy from the team
  • Good primary and secondary benefits with a travel allowance, 27 vacation days and the option to participate in our pension plan
  • Great learning experiences with NEBOKO Lab and the Knowledge Hub and many opportunities to learn and grow with TBWA\U
  • Famous Friday drinks at our own bar, complete with sunny terrace on the water
  • ADCN – Club for Creativity membership
  • OneFit discounted subscription (personal costs apply)
  • Personal wellness budget of €240 per year

Do you qualify and are interested in this position? Apply here.


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