Financial Controller

Full-time position


LUMICKS is looking for a Financial Controller for our office in Amsterdam, to help the General Ledger team grow. You will get a unique opportunity to be closely involved in the accounting and reporting process (Record-to-Report) of a rapid growing international business. You will work closely together with the Accounting Manager and team members of the other Finance teams. As a team you are responsible for the financial accounting process and supports all aspects of internal and external reporting. You are an important player in the team. You will assist in all accounting and reporting activities occurring between the different Global business units. To be successful in this role we ask from you to have experience in accounting and reporting, including a clear understanding of foreign exchange transactions and IFRS. Furthermore, you have an eye for detail and can explain complex topics to all levels within the company. You are also driven in delivering the best and most efficient result.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands      

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What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Maintain the integrity of the general ledger including the preparation, verification, and input of journal entries in the accounting system;
  • Ensure timely receipt of accounting information relating to accounts receivable, account payable (accrual), fixed assets and intercompany transactions;
  • Responsible for month-end closing procedures including balance sheet account reconciliations;
  • Upload of Global entities in the companies’ financial system;
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting based on IFRS;
  • Coordinate and implement (IFRS) accounting policies for LUMICKS’ activities;
  • Assist with (international) tax and grant filings for our various business units;
  • Participation in external audits and liaise with external auditors;
  • Provide support for in time issuing the annual statutory financial statements and other financial reporting obligation for all these entities.

What are my skills & competencies?

  • A solid understanding of financial reporting and financial processes in an international environment;
  • Assertive, team player and an international mindset;
  • Ability to work independently and accurately under strict deadlines;
  • Exchange non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English (required) and Dutch (nice-to-have);
  • Flexible and energetic person, hands on mentality;
  • Enthusiasm and a professional attitude are also key to this position;
  • A good general knowledge of MS Office is essential, especially Excel;
  • Experience with Exact or similar financial reporting package is a plus;
  • You are in possession of at least a BSc in Accounting or Finance;
  • Ideally you have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in international business reporting under IFRS or audit (Big 4);
  • You have knowledge of IFRS (required) and Dutch GAAP (nice-to-have).


LUMICKS has come to market as the supplier of instruments for dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity research – a rapidly evolving niche in the fundamental biology research field. Our high-performance instruments allow for the investigation into the fundamental cause of disease and potential for drug optimization. With our tools researchers can visualize and quantify the interactions between proteins and DNA in real-time, and perform high-throughput screening of molecular and cell-cell interactions using sound waves.

We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity analysis. With an ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes and biotech’s from all over the world, including UC Berkeley, Max-Planck, Rockefeller University and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, LUMICKS is now expanding its team.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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