GL Controller

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(fulltime – 38 hrs) 
“As a GL Controller you are able to take care of the bookkeeping independently. Your tasks vary from accurate bookkeeping, to supporting the preparation of reports. You do this together with your team of colleagues, where everyone has the responsibility for a number of national and / or foreign entities".

Daily activities

As a GL Controller you are part of the Financial Shared Service Center, and you report to the Team Led General Ledger. You are responsible for producing reports and based on this, you analyze the financial processes. You evaluate the (potential) bottlenecks, advise on improving certain processes and procedures, and you supervise the implementation of improvements

On a daily basis, you are working on  the reconciliation of ledger accounts and the preparation of balance sheet specifications. During the periodic close, you prepare accruals, you do the first analysis of the result, and the final result will be determined in consultation with the country controllers. You take care of the preparation of PBC lists, and you check the delivery of documents in preparation for the annual audits. You also participate in-department projects, you support within the FSSC, and you share your knowledge. In addition to payroll reconciliation, you also do VAT reconciliation and perform internal audit checks.

In your work you have a lot of internal contact with colleagues from the tax department, the financial controllers at the head office as well as the different countries. This implies that you will be visiting  foreign head offices as well. Externally, you maintain contact with auditors and regulatory authorities.

What characterizes a GL Controller at Action

A GL Controller at Action is stress resistant, flexible, proactive, has analytical skills and can function well within a team. You also have a great sense of responsibility and you keep the overview during busy and hectic periods.

And furthermore:

  • HBO working and thinking level, education towards MBA or SPD;
  • You have at least 6 years of work experience in a financial department;
  • Experience with accounting systems;
  • Good command of the English language, other languages are an advantage.
This what we offer you as a GL Controller

Terms of employment:
•    Laptop and telephone;
•    Bonus;
•    24 vacation days with the option to purchase more;
•    Flexible working hours;
•    Opportunities for training / education options via the Action Academy.
•    15% staff discount on your purchases from Action;
•    And a very nice team.

Personal growth
Every week we open new stores at home and abroad. This growth makes Action a successful organization with super-fast developments. As a result, the department is expected to further expand, which means there are plenty of career opportunities. In addition, the expansion of Action brings challenges in terms of processes and large amounts of financial data. You can contribute to the professionalization of our Financial Administration with an entrepreneurial and proactive attitude, and you can further develop your content as a specialist.


If you have any questions about the vacancies or want to know more about the application process, please contact Nelleke Moormann (Recruiter) via WhatsApp 06-22348377.

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