Chief Financial Officer

Deze procedure is gesloten (25-03-2024).
Salary undisclosed
Page Executive for GÉANT

The organisation

GÉANT is a unique organisation, connecting national research and education networks (NRENs) across Europe, enabling collaboration on projects ranging from biological science to earth observation, to arts and culture. GÉANT is a pan-European data network combining a high-bandwidth, high-capacity 50,000 km network with a growing range of services.

GÉANT is a Vereniging under Dutch Law. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with a branch office in Cambridge, UK. The welcoming and modern offices, situated in prime locations, are designed for collaboration and innovation. Being a not-for-profit organization, GÉANT funding comes primarily from The European Commission (EC) and membership subscriptions.

The 150+ employees - who represent over 20 nationalities - mark GÉANT as truly multicultural and the organisation thrives as a result. The diverse group of professionals come from a wide range of technical, operations, service, and commercial disciplines - with one shared mission: to empower research and education with an open, innovative, and trusted information ecosystem.

GÉANT is an inclusive and forward-thinking organization, committed to diversity and inclusion. As an organisation at the heart of research and education networking, we offer talented individuals the opportunity to be part of something worthwhile. Driven by our core values of Trust, Community, Innovation and Passion, we provide a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment in which all our people can thrive.

The position

Are you an innovate and strategic Financial Leader with experience of working in an international setting? Are you excited about contributing to an organisation dedicated to advancing research, education, and innovation on a global scale? Are you ready to make a difference? Please read on!

The CFO is responsible for leading GÉANT in all aspects of finance, tax, risk and compliance management. And is also responsible for all procurements done by the organisation on its own behalf or on behalf of its members.

The CFO directly reports to the CEO. As a member of the executive team the CFO helps to set and implement an overall strategic direction for the organisation.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to the Finance and Procurement teams, building a diverse and collaborative work environment.
  • Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the overall organizational goals.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive procurement strategy.
  • Provide valuable insights and recommendations to support decision-making by the executive team.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements and reports for internal and external stakeholders (e.g. European Commission).
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to safeguard the financial health of the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant financial laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Representing the company towards governance bodies and committees.

Candidate profile

We are looking for a value-adding CFO with excellent communication, collaboration, and influencing skills to provide strategy and direction.

The successful applicant:

  • Has completed a university degree in Finance, Controlling and/or Accounting.
  • Has relevant experience in leading Finance and Procurement functions, ideally in a not for profit / international and/or research and education environment. Additional experience of working in a technical, telecom or IT related organisation, would be considered a plus.
  • Is experienced in guiding and managing an international team(s).
  • Has knowledge of Dutch and international accounting rules.
  • Has knowledge of EC financial and procurement rules are preferred.
  • Speak, reads and writes both Dutch and English on a professional level.
  • To be considered for this position candidates must live in commuting distance of the office Amsterdam (or willing to move).

The offer

  • A competitive salary.
  • An annual end of year allowance (5%).
  • A NS Business Card.
  • An attractive pension scheme.
  • 31 days of holiday plus NL Public holidays.
  • A generous approach to funding learning and development activities.

Géant has adopted a flexible-hybrid model. Weekly visits to the office are required for most employees to support our values and collaborative culture. For the CFO we anticipate that you will be required in the office at least 4 days per week. The CFO role is based out of our Amsterdam head office. However, since a large part of the finance team is based in Cambridge we expect that the CFO will be frequently in the Cambridge branch office as well. This requirement may change, as the needs of the business change.


You can apply for this position by using the link below.

Deze procedure is gesloten (25-03-2024).

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