Chief Financial Officer

Deze procedure is gesloten (03-05-2017).
Salary undisclosed
Career Openers voor Helloprint

The organisation

Hans Scheffer (CEO) and Wouter Staatsen (interim CFO) about their organisation:

“Helloprint is a very ambitious and entrepreneurial company. The board and shareholders are willing and committed to take risks and invest in the future of the company. We have set ourselves a fast and ambitious pace. Our staff have a commercial mindset and see opportunities in today’s dynamic market.

We want to play a leading role in the online print business. We are taking the right steps, but we’re not there yet. The ideal new CFO has strong interpersonal skills. He or she scores high on empathy, sensitivity and flexibility. The new CFO is ambitious, 'hungry' to achieve the goals set, and also commercially focused.

Decisions at Helloprint are taken using B.I. and data, among other things, so it is important that the new CFO is analytically very strong. The new CFO will get the opportunity to become an equity partner in the company.

To fit in with the Helloprint culture, people really need to be 'hungry for growth' and able to work in a less structured environment than the norm. We believe our culture is what really  differentiates us from other companies. Our culture is based on five important elements: core values at its  heart; high performance; freedom and responsibility; context not control; and design yourself.

We’re a company that strives to be the best. That’s why we search for typical ‘A Players’ – people who are high performers. At Helloprint, we have mutual goals: to excel and grow at the highest possible level. We’re not just ‘doing our jobs’. We want to be on top and perform optimally. Therefore, we give our staff responsibility and goals to achieve.”

The position

The new CFO of Helloprint will assume final responsibility for the organization’s Finance department. He or she will also act as a strategic partner to the CEO, helping to deploy, implement, evaluate and adjust Helloprint’s (commercial) strategy. He or she will provide Helloprint with analysis and advice to help it achieve its goals.

The CFO of Helloprint will have the following direct reports: a Finance & Administration Manager, a Business Controller (future role), Business Intelligence and a Legal Manager (potential future role). The Finance & Administration department consists of 6 people.

Tasks & responsibilities

Management and strategy:

  • Direct and steer the business together with the CEO. Optimize business processes
  • Responsibility for the strategic multi-year Business Plan and investment decisions

Business Control:

  • Provide clarity as to the financial performance of Helloprint
  • Act as sparring partner to the Marketing department: e.g. challenge marketing expenditure, the effectiveness of the marketing spend, manage its costs (overheads) and monitor its budget
  • Coordinate and optimize all daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts, the budget and the long-term planning process
  • Provide the standard and ad-hoc analyses of Helloprint’s financial, operational and commercial performance. Offer support for fact-based decision making and help establish the Finance department discipline across the organization.

Finance & Administration:

  • Manage an accounts team of six, headed by a Senior Finance Manager responsible for day-today management
  • Final responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and appropriate structure of all financial accounting processes (GL, AP/AR management, tax (VAT, corporation tax, payroll tax), including interaction where relevant with auditors, tax authorities and banks


  • Control & Risk: responsible for internal audits, expense sheets and authorization procedures of e.g.  purchase-to-pay processes
  • The (future) Legal staff will report hierarchically to the CFO
  • Corporate housekeeping: Chamber of Commerce, bank, contract management and keeping data room up to date

Candidate profile

  • Master’s degree in Business Economics, International Business or Business Information, ideally combined with an RC track
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in business control and finance; ideally combined with strategy consulting or management
  • Strong technical/IT aptitude
  • Knowledge of ERP systems is an advantage
  • Experience of working in an international environment
  • Experience in e-commerce is an advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting and reporting processes
  • Fluent in English


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills within a multicultural environment
  • Self-aware, non-egocentric person with a strong personality
  • Proactive mentality with willingness to attain a position in the company by demonstrating added value and building a solid financial role in a fast paced, collaborative, highly performance-driven culture
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with an urge to understand the business drivers behind the numbers. Willing and able to switch between various levels of complexity on a daily basis
  • Strong relationship builder who is able to work effectively with a creative and business-minded team
  • Pragmatic, energetic and enthusiastic person. Ability to prioritize in real time: to know what’s important
  • Hands-on: ability to have a helicopter view while being willing and able to attend to practical matters at the same time

Terms & conditions

The remuneration for this role is in line with the level of the position. The new CFO will have the option of investing in the company.


You are invited to apply for this position by using the form below. For more information, please contact Rainier Beelen from Career Openers at +31 (0)88 023 54 14.

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Deze procedure is gesloten (03-05-2017).

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