Financial Controller

European Climate Foundation Den Hague Netherlands Finance & Accounting Hybrid
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Company Description

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.

We support more than 600 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

The ECF brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.


Context of the role

As a Financial controller you will provide day-to-day finance support to the Accounting Team. The accounting/ AP team consists of 7 team members. You will report to the Accounting manager.

Key responsibilities

  • Co-Drive monthly closing activities and financial reporting
  • Responsible for various reconciliations and balance sheet specifications
  • Assist with preparation of annual close and annual financial statements
  • Assist with accounting manual & updating procedures and policies
  • Lead and drive any needed automation for transaction processing (banking, invoices.) or other automation needed for
  • Support the Finance Team by creating and updating records in the finance & grant systems
  • Register invoices & banks in the Bookkeeping system


Experience and competencies

  • You have 5-9 year’s relevant experience in an audit or accounting/ controlling , preferably affinity with systems/ automation
  • You have a strong interest in climate and the environment
  • You have a degree in administration, finance or accounting
  • You are a proactive and enthusiastic team player, but also able to work independently
  • You have strong problem-solving skills with, attention to detail
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • You are a proficient user of the MS Office package with excellent Excel skills

Other information

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • A permanent full-time position.


The Hague, The Netherlands

Start date

As soon as possible

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter (both in English)