Are you an experienced Finance Manager who wants to make an impact in the world?

Het bedrijf.

IDH brings together over 600 companies and governments to drive new sustainable production and trade models in emerging economies. Reaching over 4 M farmers in 30 countries. 

Who are we
IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) restores flourishing markets with better jobs, better incomes and a better environment. When IDH is successful, companies rebalance 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 350 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.

Wat ga je doen?

The position
You will be responsible for managing the finance function – from strategy to operations – and building sound internal controls throughout our global organization. In our fast-grown global organization of 350 colleagues worldwide in 14 legal entities, we are working towards operational excellence in all our financial cycles (corporate and programs); leading, guiding and coaching the team will be your focus point. You report to the Chief Financial Officer and support the Executive Board in all finance matters. You are part of the Operations Management Team as well as the Global Leadership Team.

Who are you
You (in)direct lead, develop and support a team of over 26 Finance colleagues worldwide, with 4 direct reports (Manager Controlling, Manager Accounting, Financial Controller and Global Controller). You are an energetic and inspiring people manager with an outstanding financial background, able to balance control and support and when necessary, taking an operational role yourself. You are pragmatic, able to bring serenity and rhythm to the team and prioritize the different finance projects.  You do not shy away from going the extra mile. You are committed to sustainability and you like a broad set of responsibilities. Ideally you have fulfilled a similar role in an international ‘hybrid’ organization.


  • Accountable to the Executive Board (and through EB to Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board and donors) for all financial reporting (management and donor/program reporting), including delivering annual audited financial accounts;
  • Accountable for accounting, AO/IC of IDH worldwide finance administrations;
  • Accountable for a strong corporate Planning & Control cycle, including forecasting;
  • Accountable for cash management / treasury and fiscal affairs
  • Operational hands-on; ability to help, guide and lead the team to deliver in accounting, reporting and advising the business units;
  • Advisor to CFO on development of our organization, including fiscal policy and building a solid global organization;

Wat vragen we van je?


  • 8+ years in international Financial Planning & Control, of which 3+ in a comparable international management position;
  • Post-Master’s degree (RC/RA) in business economics, financial accounting;
  • Experience in setting up an international organization and solid experience with financial reporting & planning, whether in a NGO or in the private sector;
  • Experience in consolidation, developing management reporting by implementing BI-systems;
  • Experience with PowerBI and Exact Global software has strong preference, excellent Excel data analysis skills is a prerequisite;
  • Experience with project management;
  • Being a people manager; demonstrated success in change and process management, by building and coaching teams;
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, fast and forward thinker and of highest integrity;
  • Strong business partner to your colleagues in the leadership team;
  • Fluently in English language;

Wat krijg je van ons?

What we offer
IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate organization. You will have a chance to contribute to positive global change. We offer a full-time position for an initial period of one year, in a growing company with many possibilities. 


Herkent u zichzelf in het gevraagde profiel en bent u geïnteresseerd in deze vacature, neemt u dan contact op met:


Naam: Ivo van Lierop


Telefoon: +31 (0) 6 12145578

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