Assistant Financial Controller

Are you passionate about contributing to change that matters and do you have experience in finance and auditing? Solidaridad offers you a meaningful job in an inspiring and international setting with the opportunity to make a real difference in the world.

Solidaridad is looking for an Assistant Controller for our Finance and Control team in order to maintain high quality in a growing and dynamic organization.   


The Assistant Controller is responsible for the day- to day- financial matters within our organization and translates these into useful management information. This is done together with our financial administrator who will support these processes. 

You will support the Financial Controller with preparing organizational reporting such as the financial annual report, monthly reports, efficiency analyses etc. You will contribute to audits and support in drafting various annual financial reports.

Solidaridad is an organization where entrepreneurship is encouraged, which means that for this position pragmatism and flexibility is necessary. You will be challenged to search for the best solutions whilst guarding our ethical values as well as acting within the legal/reporting requirements. 

The Finance and Control team currently consists of a Financial Controller, an Administrator and three Project Finance Officers. 

In this position you will:

  • Guard together with the Financial Controller the Planning & Control cycle of Solidaridad; 
  • Work jointly with the Finance team to meet audit requirements, both for the organizational audit and if needed for project audits;
  • Assist the Financial Controller by means of preparing financial reports and analyses that supports the management process as well as meets external requirements;
  • Together with the Administrator implement administrative and financial policies and business processes;
  • Be able to contribute to improving management information systems; 
  • Keep an overview of the goals and budgets, and flag over- or underspending. 


The Assistant Controller is organized and excels at financial planning, reporting and awareness. A result- and service-oriented work attitude and the ability to explain financial matters to non-financial colleagues are at the core of your competencies. Builds strong (working) relations with colleagues and external stakeholders easily and is pleasant to work with. 

The successful candidate has:

  • Completed relevant Bachelor or Master studies (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Business administration);
  • Minimum 3 years experience in auditing or a financial position that requires knowledge of the Dutch reporting standards (RJ640/RJ650);
  • Knowledge of MS Office; advanced skills in Excel;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work against tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work both independently and within teams;
  • Excellent English and Dutch language skills (oral and written);
  • Good communication skills and ability to explain accounting and financial matters to non-financial staff;
  • Culturally sensitive and able to handle issues with diplomacy and to cultivate productive working relationships;
  • Affinity with Solidaridad’s mission and vision;
  • Is allowed to work in the Netherlands;
  • Experience with Salesforce and Google (Sheets) would be considered an additional asset. 

Our offer

  • A unique and rewarding job within an inspiring and international setting, starting as soon as possible; 
  • You will join the Finance and Control team in Utrecht, and will have the opportunity to work with an innovative and dedicated network of professionals across the world;
  • Lots of learning opportunities;
  • A one-year contract with the possibility of extension, 32-36 hours/week; 
  • Gross salary between EUR 4.024 and EUR 5.036, based on 36 hours/week (salary scale 10 CAO Rijk); 
  • An additional holiday allowance (standard in the Netherlands) will be paid to the employee in May of every calendar year. The holiday allowance is 8% of the gross salary earned in the period from 1 June up to and including 31 May, prior to the date of the payment;
  • In addition, Solidaridad pays an end-of-year allowance equivalent to 8.3% of the gross annual salary earned;
  • Solidaridad offers a non-contributory pension plan;
  • Contribution to moving expenses (if currently living abroad); 
  • Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands, with the possibility to work from home part of the week.

In Solidaridad, diversity, equity and inclusion are key to our collective mission, vision and values; We enable farmers and workers to earn a living income, shape their own future, and produce in balance with nature by working throughout the whole supply chain to make sustainability the norm.

We aim for Solidaridad Europe to be an inclusive place where all people feel heard, seen, and valued for their diverse identities, experiences, perspectives and skills.

We are therefore committed to ensuring a safe and healthy working environment by treating everyone with dignity and respect, enabling and empowering us to be ourselves and achieve our full potential as individuals and our collective mission as an organization. 

Next steps

Do you recognize yourself in this candidate profile? Then please submit your one-page motivation letter and two-page resume in English to, and state “Application: Assistant Controller” in the subject header. The closing date for this vacancy is 1 August 2024.

Questions can be addressed to attention Sareh Hosseini, Financial Controller

The selection process will involve two rounds of interviews, the first-round interviews will take place online. A reference check and police check (‘verklaring omtrent goed gedrag’) are part of the selection procedure. 

No agencies please.

Any personal data submitted in an application is treated confidentially and processed for the sole purpose of filling a vacancy, and compliant to the GDPR directive. After the selection process has been completed (upon date of filled vacancy), all personal data of applicants who have not been selected will be destroyed immediately, unless we have your explicit approval to store your personal data for a period of maximum a year.   


Solidaridad envisions a world in which all we produce and all we consume can sustain us, while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. We bring together supply chain actors and engage them in innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all. 

Solidaridad is an international network organization consisting of seven regional expertise centres located around the world (Asia, LatAm, Southern Africa, East and Central Africa, West Africa, North America and Europe), each with their own specific expertise and focus. Globally, Solidaridad works across 13 commodities.

Solidaridad Europe focuses on market development, policy influencing, communications and donor relations. We seek to inspire the private sector, governments, civil society organizations and consumers in Europe to contribute to sustainable economic development.

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