At Robeco, location Rotterdam Central Station area

Financial Accounting Specialist

About Robeco

Robeco is a global asset manager offering a mix of investment solutions within a wide range of strategies to both institutional and retail investors. The head office of Robeco is located in Rotterdam, opposite to the Central Station. Robeco has a strong and growing presence in Asia, Europe and the US. Founded in 1929 in the Netherlands as Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium, Robeco has over 90 year experience. Today, Robeco is the center of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation, the shareholder of Robeco in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, refer to


Robeco FIRST
Weena 850
3014 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

We are expanding our team and are hiring a Financial Accounting Specialist

Robeco’s Business Control & Finance team (BC&F) is based in FIRST Rotterdam and is responsible for global accounting, financial and management reporting and business control. BC&F consists of 25 staff and promotes cooperation, the development and ownership of individuals and teams and applies high quality ambitions. The culture is open and result-oriented. BC&F is organized within the CFRO domain and consists of three teams: accounting, controlling and continuous improvement (the Workday implementation).

Currently Robeco is implementing Workday as our new HR and finance system. The accounting team plays an active role in this, especially as we will be onboarding all our global finance processes to Workday.

To strengthen our accounting team, we are hiring a Financial Accounting Specialist. The accounting team ensures the financial accounting, consolidation and reporting of all Robeco entities (including its abroad offices) and reports to the Executive Committee, the shareholder and the regulators.

Tasks and responsibilities

As Financial Accounting Specialist, you operate independently at the cutting edge of financial control and financial accounting. You are responsible for the accounting and control of a number of legal entities of Robeco, including consolidation tasks. You are also the sparring partner for the accounting manager, business controllers and other Robeco teams. You also play an important role in fine-tuning certain processes in our Workday system and onboarding local accounting processes to Rotterdam.

Your focus area includes:

  • Ensuring an accurate financial accounting and control of the operating companies who are under your responsibility.
  • Involvement in the implementation project for Workday and onboarding the financial accounting of our foreign offices which is currently outsourced
  • Sparring partner for the continuous improvement team who are implementing Workday and optimizing business processes.
  • Preparing of monthly, quarterly and annual reports (both under Dutch GAAP and IFRS).
  • Performing SOx controls in your area.


  • Higher Educational level (HBO or higher degree) in financial education.
  • 1 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent analytical insight and/or experience with financial accounting.
  • Motivated to challenge the status quo and eager to change and improve.
  • Good communicative skills, team player, motivated, integer and result oriented.
  • You are stress-resistant and can function in a dynamic environment with deadlines.
  • Experience in coordinating work is a plus, effective planning and organizing skills.
  • Social and intercultural competence.
  • Expert knowledge in Excel.
  • Knowledge and experience with IFRS and Dutch GAAP.
  • Affinity with IT, experience with ERP packages (Workday is a pro).
  • Work experience at a financial institution is a plus, not a must have.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Dutch and English.



We offer

  • A challenging and varied position in an international and ambitious working environment.
  • Multi-disciplinary team working in a flat organizational structure.
  • Opportunities for personal growth.
  • Excellent terms of employment.

Application process

Please send in your application and motivation quoting job vacancy number 498 to For more information about the position, kindly get in touch with Robert Mourits of Walters People;; telephone: +31 (0)10 75 27 200.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.