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Accounting & Process Improvement Specialist

On-site, Hybrid

Job description

We are looking for an Accounting & Process Improvement Specialist to join our Finance team. The #1 goal is to ensure accurate financial reporting and compliance while supporting the company's mission-driven initiatives. This aligns with the 5-year strategy and contributes to fulfilling our wider mission at Tony’s.

As our Accounting & Process Improvement Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in managing the financial operations of our diverse portfolio of brands and entities and report directly to Gerben. This includes overseeing accounts receivable processes, ensuring compliance with local regulations, and driving efficiency and simplicity in our financial processes. With your strong project management skills and experience in stakeholder management, you will lead the development of streamlined processes and structures to support our growing organisation. This role requires a deep understanding of financial accounting principles, audit experience at a Big 4 firm, and corporate controller/accountant experience. 

Ready to raise the bar with us? Here’s what you’ll do: 

  • Manage accounting processes for multiple brands and entities, serving as the go-to person and sparring partner for internal stakeholders, ensuring efficient communication and collaboration. 
  • Lead the development and implementation of simplified processes and structures to support the complex organisation's growth and international expansion. 
  • Build a professional financial framework, it’s not a walk in the park yet so we really need your experience!  
  • Collaborate with our audit firm, third party accounting firms and our compliance partner, to lead Tony’s through audit processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Prepare financial reports and analysis, support the finance team with balance sheet reconciliations and variance analysis, to support decision-making and financial transparency. 
  • Preparing financial statements, and to that take ownership of the record-to-report process, ensuring accuracy and integrity in financial reporting. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to drive alignment and support strategic initiatives. 

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; RA/CA or equivalent qualification preferred. 
  • 5+ years of experience in financial accounting and reporting, including audit experience at a Big 4 firm and corporate controller/accountant experience. 
  • Experience in writing position papers is preferred, in addition to strong project management skills with the ability to simplify processes and create easy-to-follow rules for the organisation.
  • Fluent in English and understanding cultural differences per region is a plus.  
  • Proven stakeholder management skills with senior management and external audit firms, coupled with strong communication, detail orientation, and team collaboration abilities. 
  • Experience in applying Dutch Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), ensuring compliance and accuracy in financial reporting. 
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and integrity in financial reporting. 
  • We are all about being more in person than apart. This means we offer flexibility but see each other in the Amsterdam office on average 3 days a week. More is fine! 
  • Motivated to raise the bar and challenge both yourself and Team Tony's to increase ambition and successfully achieve our mission. Embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes along the way. 
  • Strong belief in Tony's mission and wholeheartedly embody our core values: outspoken, willful, entrepreneurial, and always bringing a smile. 
  • Last but not least, you can deal smoothly with the challenges that come with a growing company, and positively contribute to team Tony's performance. 

Sounds like you? 

Are you passionate about making a difference in the world? Look no further! If you're ready to take the chocolate industry to new heights with us, we'd love to hear from you! Please send your direct application by sharing your resume and answering our questions, no agencies. We can't wait to hear from you! 

Everybody is welcome to apply. From classics to limited editions, we know that different flavours make life more inspiring. And not just in our chocolate assortment. At Tony’s, we welcome everyone with equal enthusiasm – regardless of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability or veteran status. Crazy about chocolate, serious about people. 

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands