Do you want to use your financial skills to create a better world? IDH offers you the opportunity to help great initiatives all over the world!

Het bedrijf.

IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) restores flourishing markets with better jobs, better incomes and a better environment. When IDH is successful, companies re-balance the relationships between the workers they employ, the customers they serve and the planet that serves all of us.

IDH achieves this by creating public-private partnerships, and by using data to design, test and invest in more sustainable ways of doing business. Headquartered in the Netherlands, IDH has over 290 employees globally, operating in 20 landscapes and 12 commodities and sourcing regions with over 1000 public and private partners. In 13 years of operation, IDH has generated over 390 M in private sector investment and support for new business models that create positive impact. This has reached 4 M farmers with access to finance or good agricultural practices; supported protection, restoration, and sustainable rehabilitation of over 550,000 hectares of agrarian landscapes; improved the working conditions and wages of over 580,500 laborers. IDH is funded by a variety of public and private donors, among which the Governments of Netherlands, Denmark, and Switzerland.
IDH’s work is made possible because of the funding and trust of multiple European governments and private foundations. For more information, go to or follow @IDHTrade on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Wat ga je doen?

As Global Controller you are a true team player, working seamlessly together with your counterpart. You are used to and enjoy working in an international setting, with different country managers and local finance colleagues worldwide. You always keep your internal customers in mind, and can be persuasive if needed. As you are the financial expert you know what is needed and are able to plan, organize and coordinate the monthly management reporting as well as corporate consolidation processes. Even in our rapid pace of international growth and development, you keep attention to details and are able to advise the Head of Finance and CFO on relevant topics.

To achieve its mission, IDH operates with 15 country organizations in 40 countries with an increasing intensity.
As a Global Controller:

  • You support IDH’s presence in those countries by driving further professionalization and standardization of our financial administration, reporting and compliancy control.
  • You support, train and advice our financial colleagues to enable sound local financial management.
  • Next to that, you play an important role in facilitating quarterly country calls, with cross-functional leaders and all levels in the organization.

Personal characteristics
Within this role you are part of a multicultural and driven team of professionals. We are looking for a bright and organized team player that can respond to requests and projects in a responsive, accurate and structured manner. It is easy for you to keep an overview and prioritize when required. You will be based at our HQ in Utrecht, Netherlands or in Nairobi, Kenya and report directly to the Head of Finance. 

Wat vragen we van je?

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in business economics, financial accounting or similar;
  • At least 5 years of work experience, including a controlling role in an international organization
  • Experience with MS Excel, PowerBI and Exact Globe (desirable)
  • Fluent in English 
  • Available to travel periodically

Wat krijg je van ons?

IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. Depending of the location as well as seniority and experience, we offer a gross monthly salary between €4300 and €5000 (when located in the Netherlands, based on a 40-hour week) and solid fringe benefits, including a good pension scheme.


Do you want to use your financial skills for a good cause? Please send your CV to Dennis van Hoof via


Naam: Dennis van Hoof


Telefoon: +31 6 23944294

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