Breda, NB, Netherlands

Financial Controller

 Job Description:

Financial Controller

Are you an experienced Financial Controller who has experience with monitoring, optimizing and updating financial processes. Then join our team in Breda.

Job description:

The Financial Controller performs operational tasks of the financial administration - from booking various administrations to compiling and consolidating annual financial statements and taking care of various tax returns. You create financial analyzes and prepare reports. It is your job to ensure that key controls are operating and documented on a monthly basis. You continuously support the Finance Director by means of advising on financial, business and strategic issues.

Your main responsibilities and tasks will include:

  • Preparation of budgets, forecast and cash flow
  • Monthly and annual Financial Statement Close Processes
  • Sales invoicing of service tickets, project milestones, rental contracts and monthly SLAs
  • Managing VAT and ICP returns/declarations and corporate taxes
  • Administration & Reconciliation of Work In Process (WIP) positions
  • Taking care of the Planning & Control cycle
  • Providing liquidity forecasting and cash management
  • Preparing KPIs for the financial department
  • Analyzing profit and loss accounts and other financial reports
  • Analyzing financial results in the appropriate legal entity (e.g. SOx, IFRS, US GAAP or Dutch GAAP)


  • Managing and optimizing the AO / IC processes (administrative organization / internal control)
  • Maintaining and improving the (financial) functionality of the ERP system (Navision)
  • Following and reporting on developments in the financial field


  • Preparing periodic reports, annual figures and P&L (Profit and Loss) reports
  • Preparation of budgets and interim account statements;
  • Cost reporting on (subsidized) R&D projects
  • Preparation of monthly management reports
  • Preparation of monthly closing files
  • Compiling, consolidating and checking annual account statements and other periodic re-ports

Stakeholder Management:

  • Acting as a point of contact and advisor to the management on financial and tax issues
  • Acting as point of contact for controllers and (external) accountants
  • Providing coaching and direction to financial administrators (2-3 FTE)

We expect you to have:

  • Master’s degree (or higher) – in Accountancy/Business Economics/Business Administration/MER
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of professional experience as a Financial Controller
  • Hands on attitude - ability to implement accounting and reporting systems, and to set up procedures for smooth running of day to day financial operations
  • Sound project management skills – ability to work with and to meet multiple deadlines under pressure
  • Good understanding of IFRS reporting, financial accounting, management accounting, tax accounting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with ERP systems (MS Navision is preferred), MS Office, Tax filing systems.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English - other languages are a plus!

Above all, we expect your mindset to be all about Growth, agility and team focus. We want you to be a pro-active sparring partner to the management team for financial, administrative and fiscal topics – therefore, strong communication skills are really of an essence. We want you to be able to clearly exchange information via appropriate platforms to deliver reports/messages.

As a Financial Controller, you continuously exercise sound reasoning to research and analyze issues, to make decisions and to overcomes problems. You apply mathematical, logical, and statistical skills to interpret data, and can easily spot relations between figures and financial (process) flows within the company.

We can offer you:

  • A challenging and pivotal role within a scale-up company with a mission to make the world a better place
  • An open environment where you can continuously develop yourself
  • A very competitive salary, depending on your experience and competencies
  • Great energy at our office, with fresh coffee (ground beans) and a selection of fresh fruit everyday!


About PRE

Power Research Electronics B.V. (PRE) was founded in 1984 and has become a well-respected brand name in power electronics on the world market. Our focus is the development of power electronics for charging electric cars, buses, and trucks. We have successfully deployed thousands of chargers together with our sister company Heliox BV, well known for bus charging stations. Our products have been used all over the world (in more than 20 countries). We are a fast-growing company. Our culture is one based on a dedicated team spirit, can-do mentality, and a positive vibe.



If you are interested in finding out more about PRE and Heliox, or any alternative positions we may be hiring for, please head over to, we look forward to speaking with you!

  Required Skills:

Coffee Controllers Development Support Management Skills Environment ERP Accountants Management Accounting Cash Management Stakeholder Management Milestones Returns Hiring Financial Accounting Cash Flow Invoicing Energy Tax R Interpersonal Skills Financial Statements Electronics Forecasting Salary Filing Coaching Cash Economics MS Office Pressure Administration Accounting Research Preparation Finance Project Management Planning Communication Business English Sales Management