Irdeto is the digital platform security subsidiary of MultiChoice Group, one of the fastest growing video entertainment businesses. Now part of MultiChoice Group, a global business with revenues in excess of $3 billion USD, Irdeto is well positioned to continue growing and innovating.
In this role you will be responsible for the corporate and financial good standing of the Dutch entities within the Multichoice Group, including accounting, reporting, compliance deliverables, processes and procedures in cooperation with the Financial Shared Service team in South Africa, the Tax Accountant based in Hoofddorp and one direct report. In the first six months you will increase footprint of the Dutch entities in the Netherlands, build strong relationships with your key stakeholders and partners and set-up a control framework aimed to manage local Dutch GAAP requirements using IFRS source data.
You will be based at the Irdeto office in Hoofddorp and work closely with a South Africa based Financial Shared Service team to ensure a strong partnership between the entities and across the group.
What you will do
Managing and responsible for output of one team member as direct report;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Irdeto CFO, Irdeto Global Head of Tax, Multichoice and Financial Shared Services (FSS) team based in South Africa;
Directly responsible for the management of all Dutch entities (currently six) within the holding structure of Multichoice (including, but not limited to accounting, reporting, treasury and corporate compliance deliverables);
Continuously improving the Dutch corporate governance policies and procedures for all Dutch entities;
Reporting to the Global Financial Controller (based in Ottawa) on performance of team, the FSS SA and operations of managed Dutch holding entities;
Monitoring and managing output of FSS SA on the outsourced daily operational accounting for the Dutch holding entities;
Maintain existing relationships and develop new relationships with directors, Multichoice representatives, external auditors, external tax advisors, banks and the Irdeto Finance teams;
Work with the FSS SA and Multichoice representatives to prepare, review and execute funding and distribution of strategic cash flow memo’s;
Monitor Dutch entity monthly, quarterly closing processes owned by FSS SA, which includes (but not limited to) reviewing legal transaction documents, corporate resolutions, financial reporting and PPArelated reporting, as well as completing those processes with Dutch specific items such as taxes;
Monitor and guide the conversion into Dutch GAAP financials, together with direct report;
Monitor and safeguard tax and corporate deadline work streams of the 5 Dutch entities together with Head of Global Tax and the Tax Accountant;
Gathering background information for board meetings and preparation of board packages;
Chair board meetings when delegated by Chairman or Board of Directors of the 6 Dutch entities;
Proactively drive process improvements and constantly think about ways to improve the finance and reporting structure of the Multichoice BV entities.
Who we are looking for
University Economics degree Accounting & control or HEAO AC / BE;
At least 5 years working experience in Audit, Accounting, Trust or in a similar role in an international working environment;
Knowledge and understanding of maintaining holding and financing structures;
Knowledge of Dutch GAAP is a strong must and consolidated accounting policies;
Effective and professional communicator;
Ability to work independently;
Self-starter (able to initiate and monitor tasks outsourced to FSS SA);
What do we offer you?
We know that it is the people who make our company a success. We encourage personal and professional growth and success among our globally diverse workforce by offering:
• Competitive remuneration and benefits
• Career and personal development opportunities
• Flexible working spaces in state of the art offices
• A focus on collaboration, creativity, health and happiness
• Working for a truly global company
We are looking for people who are energetic, dynamic and driven to be part of our community.