• Finance
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

This is us

MVRDV is an International, award winning, world-class architect office based in Rotterdam with offices in Shanghai, Paris & Berlin. Under the leadership of our founding partners Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, our talented and resourceful team are working on solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues in all regions of the world. Our thriving studio is made up of a team of like-minded people who work in the belief that architecture should be social, green and exciting. We dream about being a global leader in urban and architectural design to make the world a better place by creating dreams that are based on remarkable designs. We are a dynamic, ambitious and fast-growing organization and for the last four years, we have been nominated as an FD Gazellen!

For our small but highly dedicated finance team based on Rotterdam we are looking for an enthusiastic (senior) Financial Controller to:

  • Manage the day-to-day financial accounting, together with the financial administrator;
  • Oversee the administration of MVRDV’s participations, currently a French, German and Chinese subsidiary (including liaison with the local accounting offices);
  • Take responsibility for the month end close, including the analysis of the P&L and departmental results
  • Assist the business controller (s) with the month end management report, forecasts, cash flows and year end budget
  • Be responsible for preparing the year-end financial statements, including consolidation of the group and be the main contact for the year end audit process
  • Improve accounting related processes and refine accounting policies;
  • Setting up new internal controls and optimizing existing controls;
  • Manage the transfer pricing process;
  • Manage our VAT declaration and Withholding Tax declarations;
  • Setting up tax control framework;
  • Assist the Finance Director with shareholder related matters
  • Working closely together with the business controller(s) in the Finance team and
  • Be responsible for the financial administrator, reporting to the Finance Director.


What we offer

Beyond the opportunity to work with the most creative people from all over the world:

  • An exciting, inspiring, international and ambitious working environment
  • An extensive introduction to MVRDV and our way of working
  • The possibility to work on special projects
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Regular excursions and parties
  • A healthy lunch and great communal activities such as sports
  • Public transport allowance for journeys between home and work
  • An attractive pension scheme (Architects Pension)
  • 30 paid holiday days for a 40-hour working week
  • An appropriate salary, considering your skills and personal value to the organization. The salary is determined by the collective agreement for staff employed by architecture (Architekten CAO)
  • Please fill in the online form and upload your motivation letter, CV and recommendation (preferably as PDF not larger than 5mb)


This is you

You have strong communication skills, you are pro-active, a team player with a strong sense of responsibility and good analytic skills. You feel attracted to work in an international, ambitious and pioneering environment. On a practical, level you:

  • Have a Master’s degree in Accounting or any relevant area with an RA or AA qualification preferred
  • 5-8 years of proven professional experience
  • Have Big 4 (or equivalent) and preferably, (financial) controller experience with strong knowledge of Dutch GAAP
  • Are IT literate with advanced Excel skills and preferably knowledge of Exact Globe Next
  • Are fluent in English and preferably Dutch (in word and writing)

In addition, you:

  • Are ambitious and eager to learn
  • Are a professional with a strong sense of responsibility
  • Feel personal connected to the mission and values of MVRDV
  • Have (international) experience within a Project Company
  • Have experience in working with automated accounting and reporting systems and Business Intelligence (data warehouse)
  • Speak Dutch

You will have an advantage if you:

  • Have (international) experience within a Project Company
  • Have experience in working with automated accounting and reporting systems and Business Intelligence (data warehouse)
  • Speak Dutch