Manager Finance & Controlling Netherlands (f/m/d)

Date: 7 Sep 2023

Location: Nieuwegein, UT, NL

Company: smart Europe

We are the brand for forward-thinkers. We celebrate challenging conventions and shaping the future of electric mobility. We focus on the essentials to bring perfection to customers. We make urban life more enjoyable and entertain our customers with new impulses.


Ever since smart exists, we rewrite the automotive industry’s rulebook. In the 1990s, we undermined the predominant philosophy of ‘bigger is better’ and designed a revolutionary car. Since 2020 we are the first car enterprise that switched to 100% electric! We aim to transform into a leading player in urban premium, electric & connected mobility provider. 


Are you a forward thinker too? Then join us now!


About the job:


The Manager F&C position at smart Netherlands combines an operational responsibility for the daily business as a direct sales company with a guiding and coordinating role regarding the corporate processes and governance. The Manager F&C supports the marketing, sales and after sales managers with monitoring the invoicing and collection, acts as a business partner to the Country CEO, manages the budgets and procurement, ensures compliance with corporate processes and co-ordinates the common functions scope with smart Europe HQ, reflected in a direct reporting line to smart Europe’s CFO.


Your responsibilities

  • You author all local GAAP / IFRS financial statements in coordination with central Finance counterparts as part of financial audit process and fiscal compliance
  • Thanks to your planning capabilities, smart NL will sustainably benefit from a water-proof budgeting and planning to ensure a disruptive market entry
  • You are the ultimate source of metrics and insights about the NL market for the local CEO, the local Sales Marketing team as well as for further stakeholders at the HQ
  • You manage the local system configuration and implementation of the business requirements interpreting and applying both BRD (Business Requirements Documents) and BBP (Business Blueprints)
  • You ensure close alignment with smart Europe's CFO and respective functions to support Finance governance as well as further areas of expertise such as HR, Legal, Compliance and Procurement
  • As member of a distributed team of specialists across Europe, you will own expertise on special topics to be translated into business practices within the broader Smart Europe organizations


What you bring along

  • You have operative experience in the Finance area, ideally in sales organizations and/or automotive
  • You have enough work experience in comparable roles in the Netherlands to interact with external stakeholders
  • Strong communication, analytical skills, and ability to connect across with key-stakeholders across a complex organization
  • Work experience as user within SAP is an advantage (otherwise we are happy to onboard you)
  • Experience in the areas of Legal, HR or Procurement can be an asset (we are happy for you to develop in these areas)
  • You are fluent in English & Dutch; any other European language is a plus
  • You have a university degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or comparable degree


We're building a workplace where amazing people like you can do their best work. Together with us, you enjoy the agile working atmosphere with cross-European responsibilities.


We're creating a culture where personal and professional growth are as important as business growth. Together with us, you'll build a diverse and inclusive environment where you feel you belong to.


We empower you to have ownership over work that directly impacts business. Together with us, you move fast and learn even faster; we emphasize on people and diversity. Due to our really diverse team, we expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities.