Group Controller

Dept, Rotterdam

The heart and mind of your digital business.

For our office in Rotterdam we are looking for a Group Controller who wants to work at one of the fastest-growing digital agencies in Europe. An opportunity of a lifetime that requires out of the box thinking. 

As a group reporting analyst at Dept you work closely with all finance oriented disciplines within the company. During the group close (approx. 5 days per month) you perform various closing procedures with a keen eye for detail. This includes performing trend and relationship analyses, reviewing balance sheet reconciliations and verifying consolidation/ elimination entries while liaising with local Financial Control and FP&A Teams on these topics. You perform consolidation software maintenance activities and assist in operationalising the technical side of accounting including reporting and on-boarding activities. In addition, you provide support in performing IFRS reviews and cooperate with our financial auditors/ advisors. In this role you feel comfortable being critical, point out process improvement areas and have a can-do mentality: you want to solve the problems you find. You enjoy a fast paced international environment and you directly contribute to the mission of Dept with reports that matter. 

We are a young company and the best minds work every day for a wide range of customers, such as KLM, Bose, ABN AMRO, bol.com, Samsung and Philips. Yes, we are eager to bring on board the most talented experts in the game, but we are also looking for the perfect Dept-fit. Someone who is eager to learn and strives towards a better world, takes the stage, is a futurist at heart, and someone who is down to participate in curling activities once in a while. Ultimately, we are looking for a unique individual who is able to strengthen our collective. We strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 


  • Want to make an impact and share our key values;
  • Are a stress-resistant self-starter and an agile learner;
  • Have a hands-on mentality and are a go-getter; 
  • Are proactive and independent but an enthusiastic team player as well;
  • Absorb, analyse and conclude on data and information quickly;
  • Have experience with consolidation processes and financial analysis/ reporting;
  • Are familiar with technical accounting standards, prior experience with IFRS is a plus;
  • Have experience with accounting/consolidation software, experience with  LucaNet is a plus;
  • Know your way in MS Excel and are eager to automate analytical procedures;
  • Speak and write English fluently.


  • An opportunity of a lifetime in an open culture;
  • An exciting job with enough possibilities for training and personal development;
  • A laptop and a mobile phone;
  • Commuting compensation;
  • Delicious, healthy food;
  • Bootcamp training;
  • Great get-togethers;
  • Competitive financial compensation;
  • The opportunity to do what you do best and become even better.

The application process will consist of various rounds, containing meetings with our recruiter, group control team members, the head of finance and possibly other team members. Furthermore, you will be asked to participate in a case study reflecting all elements of the job and a personality/ motivation test. 


Hi, we are Dept – an international digital agency of over 1,500 experienced thinkers & makers. One agency uniting creativity, technology and data. Helping reinvent & accelerate your digital reality by creating experiences that people want and businesses need.

About Dept

Hello, we are Dept — an international network of leading digital agencies. From our offices across Europe and the US, 500 of the most talented and experienced people in our industry combine creativity, technology and data to deliver digital products and services that build brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives easier. We are a family of specialist agencies that combine international scale with the agility and knowledge of local specialists. Each agency is a leader in its own field, with its own team and personality. Together we share the same DNA and work in seamless, multi-disciplinary client teams. With a creative heart and a data-driven mind, our teams offer our clients whatever their digital business requires: innovative ideas that transform businesses; timeless digital platforms; game-changing use of data; operational support for global teams, and campaigns that people won’t stop talking about. If it has anything to do with digital, we make it happen. The digital pros that fill our workspaces get their pleasure from creating award-winning magic on both the small screens and the big ones. They feel at home in boardrooms, design experiences that make people smile, and write code as though it’s their native language. We don’t like fear or laziness; if everything seems under control, we’re not going fast enough. So here’s to tomorrow — we’re ready for it.

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