Careers: Group Consolidation Assistant



Job title

Group Consolidation Assistant


Enschede, the Netherlands


Job description

Polaroid Originals is a new brand from Polaroid dedicated to analog instant photography in the original, iconic format. It’s the next step in a journey started by The Impossible Project, who kept the format alive since 2008, and we have big plans for 2019 and beyond! We’re a spirited, quickly growing international group that’s passionate about instant photography, reframing the way people create, connect, and share memories. Come join us!

Polaroid Originals is looking for a self-starter in Finance, who already worked 3 to 4 years within accountancy and is eager to take the next step in his or her career. You will be working for the Group Head of Finance in our production facility in Enschede.


Technical requirements

  • You are responsible for preparing monthly consolidated financial group figures;
  • you drive a monthly consolidation process in order to deliver consolidated financial figures which are used for internal and external purposes;
  • You provide support to the team in order to prepare consolidation entries related to P&L, Balance sheet, Cash Flow and intercompany eliminations;
  • You develop, drive and maintain the consolidation process: you initiate and participate in projects improving and professionalizing the analyses, internal and external reporting as well as the consolidation function throughout the company with a wide span of control. You develop best practices and optimize the finance structure and efficiency;
  • You ensure timely execution and quality of internal controls operations;
  • You are responsible for following up and reviewing internal controls that are within the responsibility of Group Finance;
  • You contribute to the final reports for Management: you are responsible for preparation of management consolidated accounts for the group on a monthly basis and provide input for the annual report and investor related presentations;
  • You liaise with various internal stakeholders on a daily basis: you have extensive interaction with operating units finance teams and other corporate departments;
  • You act as a sparring partner: you are the consolidation expert and act as the first point of contact for all local finance teams concerning data in the consolidation system.


    The ideal candidate

    • Master degree in Finance or Accounting
    • 3+ years of relevant (international) working experience in reporting and consolidation
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English and Dutch
    • Knowledge of Consolidation Systems and ERP Systems
    • Ability to exercise tact and good interpersonal skills
    • Analytical skills and problem solving skills
    • Ability to be pro-active with a sense of urgency
    • Be a self-starter, a highly motivated person able to work in a fast paced environment that is continually changing


      What to expect

      This is a fulltime job, based in Enschede, the Netherlands, . You’ll be reporting directly to the Group Head of Finance, Ruud Maathuis.



      If you’d like to be considered for the role, please email your CV and/or any other relevant information to support your application to