Director Accounting & Tax


Director Accounting & Tax



International, multicultural environment, financially complex. The company is owned by an international investment company.



The Director Accounting and Tax will be responsible for accounting, financial reporting, financial administration, and tax. The Director Accounting & Tax will, directly and indirectly, manage a team of 12 staff members.


The Director Accounting & Tax reports directly to the CFO and will be a key player of the Finance management team.


This is a key position in a complex business with specific accounting topics. Furthermore, the position requires active stakeholder management in an international setting. We are looking for an experienced, hands-on RA, with a passion and solid knowledge of technical accounting that can communicate at all levels with stakeholders with different cultural backgrounds.


Key activities & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Monthly closing & reporting and quarterly disclosures towards shareholder (IFRS)
  • Responsible for Annual report (Dutch GAAP)
  • Responsible for International Tax filings
  • Act as an expert and business partner with respect to accounting and Tax issues on complex transactions and projects
  • Responsible for implementing accounting changes in the company
  • Responsible for accounting policies
  • Performs balance sheet reviews and leads specific periodic accounting tests
  • Assures compliance with IFRS, Dutch GAAP and the accounting guidelines of the shareholder
  • Responsible and supervises the GL and AP processes



  • Maintain a department organizational structure sufficient to meet all goals and objectives
  • Properly motivate all accounting & reporting staff
  • Provide for ongoing training/coaching for accounting & reporting staff
  • Manage process improvements and improvements to the ERP system
  • Manage relations and communication with the accounting specialists of the shareholder
  • Manage relations with external accountant
  • Manage relations with external tax consultants


Personal profile


Experience and Education

  • Minimum 10 yr work experience.
  • Master degree, Chartered Accountant (RA)
  • Experience gained in Big 4 accountancy
  • Experience gained in a corporate environment (e.g. reporting, financial accounting, tax) is an advantage
  • Solid technical knowledge of IFRS, Dutch Gaap, and Dutch taxation law
  • Experience working with ERP systems and consolidation packages
  • Experience working in an international setting
  • Proficiency in MS Excel



  • Hands-on mentality
  • Team player
  • Able to communicate at all levels and with different cultures
  • Drive for results
  • Open-minded



Lyncwise Executive Search & Interim in Hilversum has been given the exclusive assignment to fill this vacant position. After an interview with Joost Ouwerkerk from Lyncwise, it is decided which candidates to nominate. The client decides which candidates are going to be invited for a first interview. An assessment and reference check can be part of the procedure.



Joost Ouwerkerk

Executive search specialist in Industrie & Handel

Joost is mede-oprichter van Lyncwise. Hij is vakman en trusted advisor, die dagelijks werk maakt van het verbinden van mensen en organisaties. Het gericht toewerken naar de ‘stip op de horizon’ is wat hem drijft. Hij zet zijn kennis en ervaring in bij mkb-, familie- en private equity-bedrijven. Posities: commercie, operations en finance. Klanten merken vaak op dat Joost ‘echt bij hen past’. Dat komt door zijn persoonlijke en professionele aanpak. En ook heel fijn in dit vak: hij ‘leest’ mensen goed en beschrijft ze in essentie.


Joost Ouwerkerk
Partner bij Lyncwise Executive Search & Interim Management
Laapersveld 75, Hilversum
+31 6 290 038 95
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