Horton International

Gepubliceerd: 22-03-2024

Financial Operations Specialist for pe-backed compay

Schiphol-Rijk, Haarlemmermeer
Gepubliceerd: 22-03-2024

About our Client

Our Client, a portfolio company of an international Private Equity firm, was founded in 2021 by a core team with many years’ experience and wide-ranging expertise in the data center sector. The team’s main motivation was to create the next step for the data center industry and align data centers with the green transition. The company delivers more than just data centers: customers can benefit from an entire ecosystem in European cities too. By integrating data centers into the local energy infrastructure, they can share and conserve energy within their local community. This is how Our Client forms a collaborative role in the energy transition, laying the foundation for a more sustainable digital economy

Over the last year, Our Client has actively pursued acquisitions, incorporating twenty-eight facilities across Germany, France, the UK, and The Netherlands into its portfolio, consequently expanding its workforce to 160 employees. The pipeline of new acquisition targets in Europe in 2024 and beyond is very robust and the created Edge DC networks will become a market leading player in the medium to long term. The company's headquarters are based in Amsterdam (Schiphol), employing approximately twenty individuals.

Aligned with Our Client’ s expansion strategy and its aim to centralize the finance operations at its Dutch headquarters, the company is looking for a Financial Operations Specialist to support this transition. Responsibilities include streamlining customer invoicing, account receivable- and payable management, financial record keeping, reporting, and compliance.

Information about the position: Financial Operations Specialist

We're looking for a dedicated and hands-on Financial Operations Specialist to join our rapidly expanding and dynamic company. As a member of our finance team, which includes the CFO, Head of Finance, Manager of Financial Operations, and Financial Analyst, you'll play a crucial role in enhancing Our Client’ s financial operations and facilitating continued growth. You are eager to learn and possess a solid foundation in areas such as financial reporting, accounting principles, and budgeting and forecasting. This position highly values traits such as meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities.

As the new Financial Operations Specialist, your role encompasses critical functions across various domains within our organization. For customer invoicing, you are tasked with driving billing processes to ensure accurate and timely invoicing for clients throughout Europe. Working closely with international teams, you will resolve billing discrepancies and address customer inquiries. Additionally, you will contribute to improving billing processes and IT projects. In accounts receivable management, your responsibilities include monitoring and managing accounts receivable, tracking outstanding invoices, and ensuring timely collections. Collaboration with sales and customer service teams is essential to address billing-related issues and enhance customer satisfaction.

With account payable management, you will oversee the accounts payable function, processing invoices, and ensuring timely and accurate payments to vendors. You build and maintain strong vendor relationships, along with serving as the primary point of contact for finance-related inquiries from vendors. For financial record keeping, you will maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records related to billing, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Reconciling financial discrepancies and ensuring data integrity are key responsibilities. Additionally, you will assist in the month-end closing process in close cooperation with external accounting and tax firms.

Regarding reporting, you will generate periodic reports on accounts receivable and accounts payable, suggesting follow-up actions, and providing status reports for management review. Your insights and analysis will facilitate decision-making related to financial processes. In terms of compliance, you will ensure adherence to financial regulations and company policies in all accounts receivable and accounts payable activities. Staying informed about regulatory changes and adapting processes accordingly are integral to maintaining compliance standards.

The successful candidate for this challenging role should have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field, a demonstrated foundational understanding of accounting principles and 1-3 years of hands-on experience in financial administration, including experience in accounts receivable and accounts payable roles. Additionally, familiarity with billing processes and proficiency with finance ERP systems is required, along with strong attention to detail coupled with robust organizational skills and excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics F&O is considered a plus.

Our Client’ s working environment tends to be fast-paced, dynamic, exciting and challenging.  With a flat organizational structure, everyone on the team works closely together to achieve common goals. This position reports directly to the Finance Operations Manager. 

Our Client will offer you the opportunity to be part of the data center (r)evolution. Join us on our journey to become the leading Carbon Neutral & Low Latency Edge DC Network Company in Europe.

Please note that for this role you must possess a professional working level in Dutch and English.

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