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Junior Financial Controller (1-2 years experience) - Amsterdam

Junior Financial Controller (1-2 years experience) - Amsterdam
GRESB, Netherlands

1 Year
0 - 0
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Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Nov 17, 2023
Last Date
Dec 17, 2023

Job Description

Join a dynamic, talented, and engaged team in a positive work environment to create a meaningful impact

GRESB is looking for a Junior Financial Controller to join our Finance team. This is a unique opportunity to join our team with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. This is a broad position in a specialized highly data-driven scale-up environment.

GRESB is headquartered in Amsterdam, with additional legal entities located in France, USA and Australia.

The Team

As Junior Financial Controller, you will join the Business Support Team and report directly to the Finance Manager. The team consists of 6 additional members: Group CFO, Junior Business Controller, Business Controller, Finance Analyst, Legal amp; Compliance Manager, and Operations amp; HR Manager. Furthermore, the team receives support from 3 working students, focusing on billing and other finance-related tasks.

The Finance Team continuously seeks opportunities to improve its systems and methods, develop new ways to monitor data, and communicate the company’s financial results to all stakeholders. In addition to considering areas for optimization, the Finance Team stays up to date about new regulations and accounting standards and actively shares knowledge of new developments within the global organization.

The role

You work closely together with the Finance Manager and you will handle and support the execution of tasks related to the financial administration. You would monitor, give guidance, and handle the day-to-day accounting, payroll and tax-specific activities. Having a good understanding of all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting requirements, GRESB expects you to be proactive in initiating process improvements. You must have the affinity to work with large and complex data and produce scalable outputs to support the strategic growth of the company.


  • Master degree in eg Finance, Accountancy, Economics or Business Administration
  • 1-2 years of experience in Audit and/or Accounting, preferably in an international (equity-backed) environment
  • Candidates without working experience have at least worked as an intern or working student in a finance/accounting domain
  • (Strong) knowledge of Excel. Experience with ERP systems and reporting tools is a plus.
  • Solid technical finance background; able to understand the core financial processes, do the financial sanity check and build mature, scalable outputs
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and an eye for detail
  • Approachable personality, detail-oriented, attentive, good team player, comfortable with changing environments and excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Must possess the right to work in the EU (non-EU applicants must already have a Dutch working permit)


  • Involvement in a fast-growing international organization that is globally recognized as the leading sustainability benchmark for real assets
  • Scale-up mentality, fast and flat processes, straight internal communication, low hierarchies, and freedom to operate
  • Opportunity to work with highly talented teams in a supportive and flexible environment.
  • Familiar atmosphere within a dynamic and positive team at modern and well-located office facilities
  • Attractive compensation that matches your experience
  • 25 days of paid holidays
  • Annual budget of EUR 2.500 for Personal Development
  • Company pension plan
  • Free public transport to and from work inside the Netherlands.
  • Company provided laptop
  • Free and healthy lunch at the office

GRESB is an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace, one at which all workers regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, identity, education, or disability feel valued and respected. We are committed to a non-discriminatory approach to hiring and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our teams and programs. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and work to ensure that all voices are valued and heard.


GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organisation that provides actionable and transparent environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to financial markets. We collect, validate, score and benchmark ESG data to provide business intelligence, engagement tools, and regulatory reporting solutions for investors, asset managers and the wider industry.

Our vision: An investment industry that plays a central role in creating a sustainable world

Our mission: To provide financial markets with actionable insights, ESG data and benchmarks

Our ESG data and benchmarks now cover over USD 8.6 trillion in real estate and infrastructure value and are used by more than 170 institutional investors to make decisions that lead to a more sustainable world.

We have an engaged community of asset managers who are proud to participate in our annual benchmarking process and a group of inspirational industry partners and ESG service providers who amplify our reach.

The GRESB team comes from diverse backgrounds with experience spanning sustainability, data science, software development, real estate, infrastructure, and the capital markets. We’re passionate about tackling the sustainability challenge by providing the insights that will power the markets of the future and enable investors to allocate the world’s capital in a more responsible way.

We are an energetic group of 80+ people, covering dozens of different nationalities, located in Amsterdam, with regional representatives in London, Boston, Washington DC, Denver, Singapore and Sydney. We care deeply about creating a positive and inclusive working environment where everyone feels comfortable contributing their ideas.

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