Head of IFRS Financial Reporting

40-40 Hours
Finance
The Hague
Aegon Corporate Centre

Function

Are you seeking a career in an inspiring, enthusiastic, international, entrepreneurial and agile environment? Want to work at one of the largest Dutch Financial Institutions? Want to get a deeper understanding of the insurance industry and be one of the financial leaders in a major corporate on an international level? Aegon should be your next employer!

Position

You are going to lead a team of 5 consolidating and reporting IFRS specialists. You will also be responsible for our IFRS reporting system from a business perspective, issuing guidance to our reporting units and ensuring a cycle of continuous improvement to reporting processes and controls. You should take a lead in identifying & implementing additional efficiencies to the IFRS reporting process that will add control or increase performance or usability. Managing change from the business perspective and ensuring there is no unforeseen impact to the business as a result of change is also a key responsibility. You will liaise closely with our technology partners to have oversight on the resolution of any technical issues that could impact group reporting. Additionally, you will have a key role in owning the evidencing of controls as per our documented framework. You will not only be responsible for managing the planning & execution of all aspects of the teams responsibility, but you will also be hands-on and part of the team.

About the department 
The Financial Reporting team is part of Group Finance. The primary objective of Group Finance is to provide the Executive Board, Management Board and Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. with meaningful financial and non-financial information (e.g. capital, income, balance sheet, sales etc) to support the board’s decision making process. To help achieve this objective, Group Finance implements / maintains adequate reporting systems which enables group consolidated reporting on key financial metrics based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Solvency II, Aegon’s Market Value Numbers and on sales information.

Requirements

Requirements
As a Head of IFRS Financial Reporting, you are a highly analytical yet pragmatic financial expert, which includes the ability to inspire people and lead change across a global matrix structure - the ability to work as part of a team and 'roll up his/her sleeves' if required in order to get the job done. Strong leadership skills, ability to communicate clearly and concisely with global internal and external stakeholders Moreover, you have the following qualifications:
  • •Master’s degree in Accounting, Controlling, Economics, Financial Management or other relevant discipline preferably with a post-doc accountancy.
  • 8 years’ work experience in an international financial reporting environment, preferably in a similar role
  • Experience in managing change as a core element of your previous experience
  • Proficient in English, both in writing and verbally
  • Experience with consolidation & reporting applications

Compensation

Terms and conditions of employment

We offer you an interesting position where you work independently and professionally in an ambitious and dynamic organisation. Growth and development are important to us, that is why we invest amply in our employees in the form of development and career possibilities. In exchange for your commitment and efforts we offer you an extensive and excellent package of pay and benefits, e.g.:
  • a competitive monthly salary;
  • in addition you receive a fixed 13th month’s salary and holiday allowance in the form of a monthly flexible budget of 16.7% of your monthly salary;
  • good balance between work and private life with at least 27 holiday days;
  •  an appropriate commuting allowance;
  •  excellent pension scheme and discount on Aegon products.

Contact

Interested?
Does this role appeal to you? We then look forward to receiving your cv and motivation via our application form on this website. An online assessment is part of the selection process. For more information about the application procedure you can contact Dave Heilbron, Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager Dave.Heilbron@aegon.nl or +31 (0)6 83 25 44 97 or Conor Mulligan, Head of Finance Operations within Aegon Corporate Center Conor.Mulligan@aegon.com