Financial Controller (NL/EN)

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Financial Controller (NL/EN)

Job description

What you will be doing in this role:

Do you know how to organize your time efficiently? Are you a hard worker with a great sense of responsibility? Are you a self-starter with a strong initiative with hands-on mentality? The controller is a new position within Smiler. You are taking control of the finance department. You will be part of building the financial foundation for the ambitious future of Smiler.
On a monthly basis you are responsible for the controlling process. Monitoring and managing budgets, liquidity and cash management are your main responsibilities. One of your key tasks is preparing various reports and analysis. Periodically you discuss the results with the Head of Operations.
You will be working with internal and external stakeholders. You will work closely with an external accounting office and guide them during the accounting process. You perform internal controls regarding the financial and accounting processes.

About your team:

As the Financial Controller you are part of the Operations team and reporting to the Head of Operations (who is responsible for Legal, Finance, HR and Operations). You are the main responsible person for Finance and will be in close contact with the founders of Smiler as a sparring partner.

Your key responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for controlling, monitoring and managing budgets, liquidity and cash management
  • You are responsible for preparing various reports and analysis
  • You have self-ability to bring in new ideas to get the finance department to the next level
  • You are responsible for internal control
  • You and your team are responsible to maintain contact with internal and external stakeholders
  • You and your team are responsible for structuring all financial processes
  • You and your team are responsible for monthly invoicing of all venues, partners and photographers
  • You and your team are responsible for delivering a monthly updated P&L and forecast to the management team and investors

Job requirements

What you are able to bring to the table:

  • You have at least a bachelor degree in finance/controlling/accounting with more than 3 years’ experience (preferably in a startup/scaleup company)
  • You have experience with financial reporting and project administration
  • You have experience with different kind of programs (Exact Online is a pre)
  • You’ll blow us away with your strong financial skills
  • You are also result-oriented, accurate, flexible, communicative and cost-conscious
  • You are a self-starter with a hands-on mentality. You’re not afraid to start before you are ready, to learn new skills and to aim for progress, not perfection.

Does this sound like that challenge you’re looking for?

Apply by clicking the apply button, fill in the online form, attach your CV and make a short (selfie) video to explain why you are the best hire for this role. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Here’s what happens after you send your application:
You’ll receive an email confirmation confirming our hiring department has received your application. And an update will follow as to what the next stage of this adventure will be for you. 

About us:

Smiler believes that valuable memories deserve to be captured in high quality. It’s our mission to achieve that on a global scale for everyone, everywhere. We are the world’s first on the spot photography marketplace that brings photographers and consumers together at tourist hotspots and other leisure locations. Imagine worldwide all those beautiful places where memories are created like museums, sports stadiums, concert halls, beach clubs, bars, theme parks and zoos. Smiler is globally one of the most ambitious and fastest growing scaleups to achieve international scale in lightning speed. Think about how Uber revolutionized taxi travel - that’s what Smiler is about to do for photography. We are already live in Dubai, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the United States - we’re going global - join us now. So let’s go!