Financial Controller

RSM BV provides a first-class portfolio of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes with an international team of 100 staff working from the university campus in Rotterdam.

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  • 5-10 jaar
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Employment Services namens RSM.


Our client: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (RSM BV) is one of Europe’s most international and innovative business schools. Its primary focus is to develop business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future.

RSM BV offers an environment where the staff is encouraged to embrace change as a challenge in helping the organization reaching its goals and those of its students. The working atmosphere at RSM BV is informal and communication lines are short. Being an independent and commercial company within the Erasmus University, the situation of RSM BV is sometimes complex and challenging. At the same time the company itself it small enough to maintain personal contacts and be able to have an overview of what’s going on throughout the organization. The environment is culturally diverse and very international.

RSM BV is located in a pleasant and relatively small office, based at the Erasmus University campus in Rotterdam. It’s a lively environment, with students, staff and different companies and restaurants. The office is easy to reach by public transport as well as by car.

RSM BV is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities and nationalities. At RSM BV they value internal mobility; therefore internal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the website of RSM BV:

The position of Financial Controller

The purpose of this position is to ensure the quality of financial processes within RSM BV and to further professionalize the finance department. As a Financial Controller you are responsible for a reliable, complete and timely business administration and support the Finance Director by collecting and analysing financial information and preparing reports. In addition, you are responsible for coordinating the tasks of the administration and contribute to the functioning of this team. You ensure that you are - and remain - aware of relevant financial regulations and responsible for implementing these when relevant for RSM BV.

Tasks & responsibilities that come with this position are:

• manage the daily financial administration, including month-end close process

• deliver periodic financial reporting, both internal and external

• maintain the finance manual, including continuous process review and improvements

• prepare the annual report and accounts

• supervise the annual financial audit.

You work closely together with your direct colleagues in the finance team and you will report directly to the Director of Finance. In addition, you often work together with department heads and the leadership team. You will maintain strong working relationships within the office and with external stakeholders, including (but not limited to) RSM BV’s faculty partners at the university.

This is you

You are an experienced finance professional who is able to independently manage the administration and to initiate process improvements to adjust to rapidly changing and high demanding situations. You have excellent analytical and numerical skills and you are able to keep overview in a complex organization. In this role you need to be accurate and have the ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and execute multiple projects simultaneously. Furthermore, we are looking for an effective team player who can work independently as well. You are flexible, pro-active, easy to approach and you take initiatives. Last but not least we expect you to be a reliable person who acts with integrity.

In addition, you have/ are:

  • a bachelors’ degree in finance, accounting or business administration
  • at least 5 years of work experience as financial controller, preferably at least a few years as auditor at an accountancy firm
  • demonstrated experience with Dutch GAAP and knowledge of relevant Dutch regulation and legislation
  • fully operational in accounting software, preferably Exact Online
  • working knowledge in Excel or equivalent spreadsheet applications
  • proficient in English
  • demonstrated experience in VAT declarations and other fiscal matters
  • an effective team player with excellent interpersonal skills

What does RSM BV offer?

Besides the possibility to have a job in a challenging and international company with enthusiastic colleagues, this position in particular will enable you to work in a great environment where the business and academic world come together. In addition, you are stimulated to develop yourself and on the long term there will be sufficient opportunities to grow, within RSM BV as well as within the broader University. .

Furthermore, RSM BV offers:

• gross monthly salary up to (a maximum of) € 5.900, depending on knowledge and experience

• 8% holiday allowance

• attractive pension (premium free DC scheme)

• 25 holiday days

• 12 ADV days

• Hybrid office vs home working scheme

• Commuting and home-working allowance

• Personal development training options

How to apply

Are you interested in this challenging position in an environment where you can contribute to the professional growth of (future) leaders and therefore make impact on society? And where you can really have added value in ensuring a reliable, complete and timely business administration and the quality of the finance position within RSM BV? Then this job might be suitable for you. We are looking forward to receiving your CV and motivation letter. We’ll let you know as soon as possible if you are invited for an interview.

Would you first like to learn more about the organization or the position? Please contact our consultant Janine Trompetter by telephone (06-29472010) or e-mail (

We are aiming at completing the recruitment process before the 31st of December 2022.