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Assistant Controller - Lankhorst Taselaar

Company details

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, Besto, Payne’s Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors.

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The Assistant Controller will support finance activities to deliver a timely and correct contribution to the financial administration.


  • Supports Controller in reviewing, evaluating, maintaining and verifying internal and business controls for processes, systems and financial statements in accordance with SOX, company policy and other applicable legislation
  • To operate in line with procedures related to the DOA, SOD and RCM.
  • Participates to the set-up of new accounts in Customer Master File, directly or via dedicated software, and follow-up on updates.
  • Checks periodically the VAT numbers from the whole portfolio and liaises with accounting department to ensure compliance of VAT declaration
  • Takes care of invoicing to customers.
  • Creates outgoing service invoices for credit notes.
  • Ensures daily credit approval related to orders on hold.
  • Performs cash application on customers’ accounts and performs monthly reconciliation of trade accounts receivable and all bank accounts.
  • Reviews the status of collections to ensure that the accounts receivables are in line with the division and Company’ s targets. Follows-up the aging accounts and take appropriate actions under supervision of general financial employee and controller.
  • Arranges payment of overdue accounts: contacts people by phone, email or letter to inform them of an unpaid account and determine reasons for non-payment under supervision of general financial employee and controller.
  • Follows-up of letters of credit, direct collection and bank guarantees.
  • Provides support to the customer regarding collection issues, processes customer refunds, processes and reviews account adjustments, resolves client discrepancies and short payments.
  • Follows-up on returns and credit notes with other departments.
  • Prepares (creditline) applications and then make applications that must be approved by the controller


You are a bright, creative, and talented individual who enjoys working with some of the world's greatest brands, in an environment that blends cultural, multi-lingual. In addition, you have the following skills:

  • Accounting/Financial degree
  • Experience in an international environment preferred
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • English, German and Dutch written and verbal at a very good level

Social skills:

  • Listening;
  • Tactful;
  • Customer-oriented.

Expression skills:

  • Verbal;
  • Nonverbal;
  • Written expression.

Specific Job Skills

  • Accounting knowledge is a must
  • Analytical minded
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Stress resistant and rigorous in his/her work
  • Rigorous in her/his work


  • A competitive salary package in line with your experience & expertise
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in a diverse function within a fast growing international company leading in its sector
  • The possibility to fully develop your talents and to grow within your function
  • An easily accessible and friendly work place
  • Work-life balance: flexible work schedule

  • Placed on:Thu 16 July 2020
  • Location: Heerenveen, The Netherlands

Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

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

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