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Financial Controller - Europe

Amsterdam

Financial Controller - Europe

Full-time | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

THE CHALLENGE

Eventbrite is growing rapidly in Europe after a recent acquisition. This growth requires a dedicated Finance team to scale the business throughout Europe where previously all finance activities were led from our headquarters in San Francisco. We are looking for an experienced European Financial Controller who will work closely with the US and European Finance teams as well as various business leaders. You will be responsible for the timely month-end close, internal and external financial reporting, and finance operational support to our European entities.  This position will report into the worldwide Controller organization.


THE TEAM

The Amsterdam based Finance team is a tight-knit and growing team leading all financial activities for all of our European entities. We recently became part of Eventbrite through an acquisition which has rapidly expanded our business and finance needs throughout the region. Partnering with our Global Finance team, we’re responsible for ensuring the financial health and strength of Eventbrite.

THE ROLE

  • Responsible for all accounting and related activities of EB-European entities (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • Timely and accurate delivery of entity financial reporting requirements including Statutory reporting, US-GAAP reporting & Management reporting
  • Month-end consolidations, reporting, and various analysis (e.g. BvA)Monthly account reconciliations and support
  • Annual financial statement audits and quarterly reviews
  • Accounts payables and expense reimbursements
  • Treasury oversight
  • Payouts to organizers
  • Payroll payment review, approval, and corresponding journal entries/recons
  • Commission payment to local business development personnel
  • Local tax compliance reporting (VAT/employer, etc.)
  • Transfer pricing / inter-company reporting
  • ERP system conversion, training, and ongoing maintenance
  • Streamlining of processes and systems to facilitate on-going scalability and efficiency goals
  • Documentation of existing workflows / procedures / and controlsImplementation of key and secondary controls to prevent/detect material misstatements and reduce overall reporting risk
  • Manage, coach and develop team of six, continue to foster and develop a culture of collaboration, accountability, and efficiency
  • Partner closely with US-Accounting and Finance teams to ensure various levels of existing and/or new approvals and policies are implemented and met
  • Partner closely with Eventbrite, Inc. (US) to ensure various product updates

THE SKILL SET

  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Finance / Accounting degree
  • Big 4 public accounting experience
  • Experience working in regional or global roles in multinational companies
  • Strong quantitative analysis capabilities, with the ability to read, analyse, interpret and explain complex financial data
  • Demonstrable experience with month-end activities, working well under pressure with tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy, focus, and composure
  • Highly resourceful with a willingness to get involved and get the job done
  • Knowledge and awareness of European filing requirements
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with ERP systems highly desirable (e.g. Workday, Netsuite, Oracle)
  • Pre - CPA and/or Chartered Accountant and tech sector experience
  • Pre - knowledge of US-GAAP

ABOUT EVENTBRITE

Headquartered in San Francisco with 10+ offices spanning 4 continents, Eventbrite powers ticketing and registration for more than two million live experiences each year, hosting the world’s largest online selection of events. We build technology that allows anyone to create, share, find and attend event of all kinds. Music festivals, marathons, conferences, hackathons. political rallies, fundraisers, gaming competitions - you name it, we power it.

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Interested in joining our team, but waiting for the right time or the right role? Let's keep in touch! We’re a quickly growing team that's always looking for awesome talent like you. 

We host regular meetups, happy hours, game nights, and more that are open to our community. Tell us a bit about yourself and we'll get you on the list for our next shindig, keep you up to date with what we're up to, and make sure you're the first to know about new opportunities.

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