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Financial Controller - Lankhorst Taselaar

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Lankhorst Taselaar BV is an international wholesaler in the field of watersport articles. From its head office in Heerenveen and its branch in Rheine (Germany), Lankhorst Taselaar BV supplies more than 12,000 different products to water sports related companies such as water sports shops, shipyards, sailmakers etc. in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, England, Ireland, Spain and Denmark. All goods are stored and distributed from its central warehouse in Heerenveen. The product portfolio consists of many well-known A-brands and private label brand, Talamex.

Lankhorst Taselaar is an affiliated company of Brunswick Corporation, one of America's longest established businesses. Brunswick Corporation endeavours to install "Genuine Ingenuity" in all of its leading consumer brands.

Lankhorst Taselaar is part of Mercury Marine, a $2.44 billion division of Brunswick Corporation. With a network of 6,000 dealers, Mercury is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. It provides engines, boats, services and parts to recreational, commercial and government users. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Lankhorst Taselaar, Payne’s Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors.

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The Financial Controller will support finance activities to provide high class finance service and ensure on-time, consistent and accurate delivery of financial records. S/He will support developing/maintaining solid control environment.


  • Ensures that day-to-day and closing accounting operations of assigned tasks are performed in accordance with established Brunswick accounting policies and deadlines.
  • Ensures accurate and timely completion of balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Manages VAT & Intrastat reporting
  • Supports finance Manager in reviewing, evaluating, developing, implementing, maintaining and verifying internal and business controls for processes, systems and financial statements in accordance with SOX, company policy and other applicable legislation
  • Understands the dynamics and tasks of finance team and is able to be back-up when necessary.
  • Develops a good understanding of the markets in which the company operates and has a sound knowledge of the financial dynamics of the business
  • Assists Finance Manager in providing explanations on variances and helps developing financial controls to ensure business meets its objectives
  • Manages the product costing process from a system perspective.
  • Helps working on financial projects aimed at improving processes or aimed at answering BC/division/BME requirements.


  • Accounting/Financial degree
  • Up to 5 years’ experience in accounting, controlling or audit
  • Experience in an international environment preferred
  • Basic knowledge of US GAAP and COSO
  • Analytical minded
  • Result oriented
  • Team player
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Stress resistant
  • Organization skills
  • Rigorous in her/his work
  • Good coaching and communication skills
  • Fluent in Dutch and English. German is an asset
  • Proficient in MS Office


Lankhorst Taselaar BV offers to you:

  • an informal driven work environment
  • the opportunity to develop your competencies further
  • a competitive salary package in line with your experience and expertise

    • Placed on:Tue 23 October 2018
    • Location: Heerenveen, The Netherlands

    Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

    Parc Industriel de Petit-Rechain, Avenue Mercury 8
    4800 Verviers

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