December 2, 2022

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Financial Controller

Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Do you want to contribute to getting millions of people all over the world access to healthcare? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, international environment where you can truly make a difference? Do you want to be part of a community that radically transforms healthcare? Join our highly skilled team of 190 colleagues at CarePay and have impact from day one!  

CarePay is looking to hire a financial controller for our Amsterdam team. If you are interested, please apply here.


Our mission

We believe mobile technology can connect everyone to healthcare at very low cost. Our technology is already changing the healthcare industry by connecting people, funders and providers in Kenya and Nigeria through a single mobile health platform. Our platform empowers the individual to access health insurance schemes and pay for healthcare efficiently and transparently via their mobile phone. We are proud to have over 5 million people, more than 4,000 healthcare clinics and a growing number of insurers use our platform. And it’s growing every day. 

Since the start, CarePay has gained international traction. In 2017, CarePay won the FT/IFCTransformational Business Award and in 2018 CarePay was recognized asTechnology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. In 2019, CarePay won the SwissRe Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award. In 2020 CarePay was selected as one of the pioneering use cases on Europe’s GAIA-X cloud platform and has been listed together with Safaricom in Fortune’s Change the World top 10, along side companies like Zoom and Alibaba.

Main purpose of the job

As financial controller you are part of the international finance team and reporting to the Head of Finance and Control in Amsterdam. As a team you take ownership and responsibility for the financial administration, timely monthly closing procedures, internal and external reporting, tax processes and managing the insurance portfolio.

An important part of the job will be to streamline financial processes throughout the group, working closely together with our finance colleagues in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos,Nigeria.

You are the financial conscience of the business and supports with financial analyzes and solid management information. You are able to identify risks in order to initiate performance improvements and to address business issues


Some examples of main tasks are as follows:

- You are responsible for managing accounting functions, such as accurately maintaining the financial administration of CarePay International and periodically reviewing the financial administration of our operating entities

- You ensure timely monthly closing procedures and ensure quality and accuracy of monthly reporting

- You support the finance teams during the yearly budget cycle

- You monitor on a monthly basis on actuals and variances compared to budget, explain and substantiate significant differences, report on profitability and cost behavior and advice on corrective measures

- You support with the yearly external audit process and the preparation of the financial statements

- You support in ensuring timely and accurate filing of all tax requirements within the group

- You support in proactively assessing the insurance portfolio of the company and maintaining external relationships with our insurance advisors

- Coordinate with our teams in Kenya and Nigeria on all financial processes and set up group accounting policies and structures

- Enable insights in profitability per product line / activity based costing

Required qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Finance & Control or Accounting – or an equivalent
  • At least 3 years or relevant work experience
  • Understanding of accounting regulations (Dutch Gaap and IFRS)
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Knowledge of accounting software (experience with Exact Online is a pre)
  • English speaking

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • You work in a structured way within set deadlines
  • Pro-active work attitude
  • Analytical, accurate and quantitative (able to manage the big picture and details simultaneously).
  • Experience in setting up reporting structures
  • Experience in an international and/or multicultural environment
  • and Experience in working with BI-tooling

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work on projects with high social impact with a fun and motivated team
  • Startup culture with an international team (>50% of our staff is in Kenia and we represent 16 different nationalities), flat hierarchies, and a maker-mentality
  • Fast-forwarded professional and personal growth through initiative, training and courses
  • Based in Amsterdam with travel opportunities  
  • Competitive salary and flexible hours
  • Remote working opportunities

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