Finance & Accounting Manager

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Finance & Accounting Manager

Do you want to become part of an International company, full of ambitious and committed people? Please read on! We are looking for an experienced Finance & Accounting Manager to be part of our growing international network.

Full-time · Amsterdam

UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international network specializing in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects.

With six full-service international offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Dubai and Melbourne and over 300 employees from 27 countries, our streamlined structure enables us to spend less time organizing and more time designing and collaborating with our clients.

UNStudio’s mission is to design for lasting impact and contribute to the societal challenges of urbanization, climate change, ageing populations and socioeconomic inequality. Driven by purpose and focused on solutions, we create value by designing for the implications of these megatrends on our built environment. Designs that make our lives healthier have little impact on the planet, but a lasting impact on our cities - and people.

The position:

The finance team is made up of eight employees based in Amsterdam. The Finance Manager will be the key go-to finance person within the Shared Service Center and will directly manage three employees. The Finance Manager will work very closely with other finance functions and Finance Leadership to foster strong relationships with key stakeholders and be viewed as a trusted business partner. 


  • Overall responsibility for all accounting activities
  • Provide management support to all direct reports
  • Manage Monthly and Yearly closure
  • Be involved in various projects for further automation & standardisation
  • Preparation of monthly cash flow projections
  • Represent F&A at relevant Management meetings
  • Manage three team members
  • Initiate, monitor and track cost savings and improvements
  • Improve financial performance, and drive Finance objectives
  • Ensure policies are in place and followed
  • Treasury Management
  • Support the Finance Leadership with various requests

The Requirements

  • Master degree in finance or Accounting
  • Strong finance acumen and knowledge of P&L and Balance Sheet (Dutch GAAP)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant international experience in a combined Finance and Accounting role
  • Proven experience in interpreting financial results to the business along with guiding the business on execution of the financial plan and adjusting or pivoting if and when necessary
  • Strong helicopter view with verbal and written communication skills, responsible, displays good initiative, strong organizational and analytical skills, diligent and accurate;
  • Experience with ERP systems (Microsoft Navision, Axapta or Business Central.)
  • Strong Excel skills and ability to develop, create or maintain large complex models
  • Experience with Payroll Systems (Nmbrs) is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English is a must, and Dutch is a plus)

It is a plus if you are able to:

  • Work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and deadlines
  • Pick up new technical concepts quickly and be adaptable
  • Are a good team player and have a hands-on mentality 

Please see below some more reasons to apply. Interested? Please send your application via the apply button below. We are very much looking forward to receiving your CV & motivation letter!

When you work at UNStudio

  • Receive a competitive salary
  • You can spend 35 hours or 725 euro’s per calendaryear on personal development
  • Commuting costs are reimbursed when living outside a radar of 8 km’s from the office
  • Collective health insurance
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment
  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary
  • You have 30 annual holidays, with a holiday allowance in addition to your annual salary

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