Head of Finance

As Head of Finance for AL-KO Netherlands you will be end-responsible for all financial related issues. AL-KO has three production sites spread across the Netherlands: Hengelo, Soesterberg and Nieuw-Vennep. The core finance location is Hengelo, but expected is that you visit the other locations. Within this role you will manage, maintain and support the finance team and a number of key financial processes to develop in line with business objectives. Within this internationally operating company the Head of Finance makes the connection between the sites in the Netherlands and their mother company located in Germany.

As Head of Finance you report directly to the Managing Director of AL-KO Netherlands. You will operate as a true Finance generalist and business partner for the MD and the leadership teams of the entities. When being in close corporation with the MD, you both take the Dutch part of AL-KO to the next level. In this job you will experience quite some freedom to take decisions and put your mark on the financial department.

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the coordination and control of the Finance department (3fte)
  • You are responsible for preparing monthly management reporting as well as responsible for forecasts, budgets and flux analysis of the 3 sites in the AL-KO Netherlands group
  • Business Partner to all functions locally as well as to HQ 
  • Ensuring financial compliance locally across all 3 sites in the AL-KO Netherlands group 
  • Responsibility for preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements under local GAAP and support the Headquarter in potential ad hoc requests for IFRS across all 3 sites in the AL-KO Netherlands group
  • Responsibility for all tax matters especially (but not limited) to Income Taxes and VAT
  • Analysis and clarification of complex issues and questions 
  • Being a trusted and valued partner / functional leader to AL-KO HQ 
  • Project and Process responsibility for all accounting related projects for the AL-KO Netherlands Group
  • Driving continuous improvement and team development of the local Finance team
  • Contact person for auditors and tax consultants


We are looking for a financial with extended experience knowledge, strong communication skills and a drive to develop not only the company but also his team. You have a pragmatic attitude and have experience with working in a matrix organization.

You have:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics and post qualification is a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • At least 10 -15 years’ experience in finance and 3-5 years in a managerial position
  • Experience in reporting systems preferable Hyperion or OneStream

You are:

  • Fluent in Dutch and English 
  • A leader by example

The Company

AL-KO is a leading global manufacturer of premium camping, automotive equipment and vehicle engineering with a strong reputation for quality, innovation, and customer service. The company has a long and successful history (1931), and is proud to be a trusted partner to customers around the world. The company specializes in the production of high-quality products for the caravan and trailer industry. These products include axles, brakes, chassis, and other components that are essential to the safe and efficient operation of caravans and trailers.

Worldwide they have a revenue of more than one billion and here in the Netherlands it is about fifty million. With over 3000 employees in 28 countries they try to live up to the motto “Quality for life” as they deliver high quality products. These products are produced and distributed by 50+ sites all over the world.


AL-KO offers a change to make the next step to an end-responsible role within a matrix organization. While operating in an international company, there is room to make discussions and take responsibility. They offer a car to visit the production sites, working partially remote is possible and on top of that a bonus is included.

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