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FP&A and Business Finance Lead



Accounting & Finance
Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
Your mission
As the FP&A and Business Finance Lead, your mission is to identify and mitigate financial and business risks, collaborate with stakeholders in planning and forecasting, and develop KPIs aligned with strategic initiatives. You will provide insightful analytics, support decision-making by determining financial impacts, and steer financial cycles. Your role involves challenging the status quo, implementing cost and cash effectiveness initiatives, and supporting the implementation of financial systems and tools. You will build and retain a top-performing Accounting and Reporting Team, reporting directly to the CFO.

Your role & responsibilities:
  • Identify financial and business risks and develop processes to mitigate or escalate to CFO;
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and other finance functions in business planning and forecasting activities;
  • Develop and monitor/KPIs aligned with the company’s overall strategic initiatives;
  • Translating strategic objectives and decisions into clear KPIs;
  • Providing insightful analytics and developing business cases with data-based insights to support business in decision-making;
  • Support business decision making by determining the financial impacts;
  • Steering financial cycles (budget, forecast, actuals) in close collaboration with budget owners;
  • Challenging the status quo, identifying and implementing cost and cash effectiveness initiatives to optimize business results;
  • Support in the identification and implementation of financial systems and tools to improve and/or automate processes to drive more efficient finance operations;
  • Build and retain an “A-class” Accounting and Reporting Team by hiring, retaining and developing top talent
Your profile
Education & experience:
  • Higher Education Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration;
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a Business Control or FP&A environment and demonstrated experience in managing complex financial processes in an international environment
  • Extensive experience with planning applications and related tools (BI reporting, etc).
  • Big 4 background and relevant industry experience is preferred
  • Tech-minded agent of change with a record of optimizing manual processes, driving efficiencies and deploying automation
  • Operational experience with financial reporting tools such as Power BI and MS Excel;
  • A forward-thinking mindset that prioritizes automation and innovation in financial workflows;
  • Start-up / scale up experience;
  • Demonstrated timely decision-making and communications on complex accounting issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a business partner to a company’s leadership team and across the company to improve business processes and decision-making;
  • Fluency in English required, Dutch is preferred.
Skills & competencies
  • Ability to work effectively across functional boundaries: influence and inspire throughout the company;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills: generates and pursues positive ideas to diminish the conflict situation and enhance relationships;
  • Excellent organizational planning and time management skills:effectively identifies and adjust key priorities and timelines;
  • Highly effective communication skills: uses a highly effective communication style that engages others and builds credibility and trust with a variety of audiences outside and across the organization;
  • Pays attention to detail and feels personally responsible and accountable for the quality delivered;
  • Decision-making: able to make decisions in situations of uncertainty or ambiguity. Weighs up various alternatives with speed and confidence, when making both routine and complex decisions.
  • Team work: makes suggestions, provides necessary resources, or removes barriers to facilitate the accomplishment of team goals;
  • Adaptivity and stress tolerance: recognizes changing circumstances and can identify what adjustments need to be made to plans, goals, strategies and ways of working.

As Qblox, we value diversity and welcome everyone from different backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is encouraged to be themselves.
About us
At Qblox, we operate at the frontier of the quantum revolution delivering advanced technologies needed to build Quantum Computers. This field is rapidly growing and will impact society on a global level. With a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and developers we are pushing quantum technology to support experimentalists worldwide with our scalable qubit control and readout equipment. Since 2019, Qblox has grown into a dynamic company employing 90+ innovative, international minds, all dedicated to the company’s mission. We celebrate equality and diversity. We are growing exponentially and welcome talented individuals who share our enthusiasm to make a difference. We’re striving to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, experiences, and skills. If you are to join us, you can expect:

  • An international, interdisciplinary team of highly-skilled physicists, engineers, designers and scientists with an open working culture
  • A high-curiosity, high-performance and invigorating team dynamic
  • Flexible working hours: hybrid working options and travel allowance for commuting to the office
  • 30 days annual leave and holiday allowance
  • Company-sponsored retreats and Friday lunches
  • A modern, open office
  • Competitive compensation and participation plan
  • Opportunities for international travel for conferences, partnerships and customer visits
* Acquisition in response to our vacancies by recruitment agencies is not appreciated *