Director Group Financial Control & Tax Affairs

The organisation

Fabory is a leading specialist supplier of fasteners and fastener related products in the Benelux, Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and Iberia with a pan-European and China presence. Fabory sources a broad assortment of high quality and mission-critical fasteners from suppliers worldwide and distributes to over 65,000 customers throughout Europe and Asia. Its client base ranks from blue chip customers to SME across various end markets, including machine building, electrical appliances, automotive and construction. With its broad one-stop-shop offering of over 180,000 products, Fabory combines a deep technical knowledge with smart inventory management solutions (slim stock) and a high degree of availability to provide its customers with efficient and convenient fastener related solutions.

On June 30th 2020, Torqx Capital Partners, a Dutch private equity company, acquired Fabory Group. Torqx supports Fabory in its ambition to further strengthen its position as a specialist distributor in the European fastener market, enhance the customer experience through further digitalisation of the supply chain based on EDI and webshop ordering to grow the business organically as well as through acquisitions.

In this Director position informal leadership is at least as important as formal steering power to improve the company’s management control over finance, tax, legal and compliance related matters. The ideal candidate brings strong financial and accounting acumen and is at the same time a driver of change with eye for people.


The ideal candidate

The right candidate will be a proactive individual with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with teams across a variety of countries and functions. In addition, the complete candidate will have technical accounting proficiency, commercial experience, gravitas and a desire to develop as the business grows in this dynamic market sector. The role will involve occasional travel.

What you need:

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Business Economics or Accountancy and preferably an ACCA or Dutch Registered Accountant title;
  • Demonstrable and significant experience with IFRS or (Dutch) GAAP and Group consolidation;
  • Profound understanding of local financial and relevant regulatory issues;
  • Experience with tax filings (VAT, corporate tax, income tax) and import duties;
  • IT savviness and extended expertise with ERP and reporting software, preferably SAP R3 and BPC. Extensive knowledge of MS Excel; 
  • Excellent intercultural internal and external stakeholder engagement and growing strong relationships;
  • Proven experience of managing, coaching and developing a team;
  • Fluent in Dutch and excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Humor. 

The job profile

In order to strengthen the backbone behind the strategy, Fabory wants to bring the Group Finance Control and management of International Tax Affairs to a next level to facilitate the continuing changes and growth of the group in this dynamic marketplace. Therefore the Board has decided to create a new senior role for a seasoned finance professional who heads the department Financial Control & Tax Affairs.
The Director Group Financial Control & Tax Affairs reports directly to the CFO. You will be responsible for Financial Control, Consolidation and Reporting, but also for management of Tax Affairs as well as pro-actively addressing Legal and Compliance related matters. You are based in Tilburg and responsible for a team of approx. 5 FTEs located in Tilburg and Brno (Czech Republic). You work closely together with the Head of the Shared Service Centre in Brno and the Business Controllers in the field. 

This new position is a great opportunity for a candidate with CFO potential. You understand the numbers and an effective governance, risk and compliance framework, but you are also able to motivate the entire finance team to change to a future proof finance department with high level (automated) processes and unquestionable quality output. 

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