Saturday, May 21, 2016

Business Controller - Amersfoort, the Netherlands

ICS is looking for a:
Business Controller
Amersfoort, the Netherlands

ICS promotes sustainable economic development and wellbeing of farming families in developing countries through a unique integrated approach of (social) business development, child protection systems and skilful parenting initiatives. By working closely with local communities, ICS invests in the development of various entrepreneurial initiatives. ICS attracts capital and funding from social investors, institutional donors, and private donors. ICS was established in the 1980s, and has set up 4 limited companies and a local East African NGO to organize its activities. The ICS group has offices in Kenya and Tanzania, and is headquartered in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

The social businesses of ICS are rapidly growing in number, scale and turnover. As a result we want to invest in ICS' capacity to improve financial management and control within ICS group. Hence we are looking for a business controller who is able to deal with the challenges ICS faces as an innovative and growing social business in rural Africa.

Job summary
The business controller will contribute to / lead some or all of the following activities:
* Analyze and assess financial reports, budgets and annual accounts of ICS' subsidiaries and consolidate the ICS group reports, budgets and annual accounts.
* Improve and document ICS' and its subsidiaries' administrative organization and internal controls.
* Regularly visit and audit ICS' subsidiaries in Africa to build capacities of the local teams and audit the compliance of the administrative organization.
* Assist the finance manager in contract management and managing the finance related IT solutions within ICS group.

The business controller will work closely together with the finance manager in the Netherlands and international management and finance staff in the Netherlands and Africa.

The business controller we are looking for ideally has at least five years working experience with an auditing firm or in another financial professional or management role. You have in depth knowledge of and experience with financial management, accounting, and/or internal controls. You have strong project management skills, and you are used to working interdisciplinary and internationally. You are fluent in English.

The employee is initially given a one year contract for 32 - 36 (fulltime) hours per week.

How to apply
Applications can be sent to Closing date for this position is May 29th, 2016. For content-related inquiries please contact Martin Vierhuizen, Finance Manager, via or telephone +31 (0)33 3030250. For process-related questions, please contact Joan Bodeving, Executive Assistant or telephone +31 (0)33 3030250. For more information have a look at our website

Interviews will take place in the week starting 6 June, 2016.

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