To strengthen its Operations team, IDH is recruiting a hands-on Financial Controller (36-40 hours). As the Financial Controller you are part of the Operations team. You will report directly to the Head of Finance and work together closely with the other Finance colleagues.  The Financial Controller is responsible for solid financial administration, financial internal and external reporting, the audit and the internal control framework in IDH. The job encompasses accounting, reporting and coordination components.
IDH is looking for an energetic, resourceful and hands-on character who can find the perfect balance between controlling and supporting. You have a background in financial accounting, planning and control. You have at least 5 years work experience in a similar position.



  • Corporate cost reporting, budgeting and control
  • Balance sheet reconciliations, specifications and corrective journal entries
  • Audit planning & coordination
  • Set up and maintain internal control system
  • Country reporting, budgeting and control
  • Personnel cost allocation calculations
  • Consolidated program reporting

Depending on future developments, the job may include:

  • Support in program control



  • Working and thinking at least at Bachelor (HBO) level with a qualification in financial accounting
  • At least 5 years of work experience, preferably in a similar organization
  • Experience with MS Excel and Exact Globe (desirable)
  • Fluent in English and preferably Dutch

Only candidates that meet above criteria will be considered for this position


  • Practical, results oriented, hands-on mentality
  • Planning, organizing and coordination skills
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial and independent
  • Analytical with an eye for detail
  • Team working
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Organizational awareness and commitment


IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is for 36-40 hours per week.

We offer a gross monthly salary between €4000 – €5000 (based on 40 hours per week) and solid fringe benefits, including a good pension scheme.  Candidates should be EU nationals or have permission to work in the Netherlands.

For questions about this position, please contact Wim Hartog, Head of Finance, at +31 6 1141 7895. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and application letter (in English) to Annemarie Woudstra at, mentioning the name of the function in the subject line.

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by 26 November 2017.

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