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Finance Director

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Key responsibilities

In this role you act as the Finance business partner for the management and you work closely with the team and our stakeholders. As the Finance Director you will be responsible for activities related to the management and control of Aqua-Spark’s finances. The role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Analyzing the fund’s finances and accounts and helping create monthly/quarterly budgets for the fund and the operating company;Financially monitoring the performance of the fund;

  • On boarding of new portfolio companies (auditing procedures, etc.);

  • Maintaining relationships, contracting Financial Services like fund administrator, auditor, etc.;

  • Supporting the Fundraising and Investor Relations team in reporting to investor base;

  • Efficient internal financial procedures in general, billing procedures, anti-fraud, etc..;

  • Reporting and advising the Managing Partners on relevant financial developments;

  • Coordinate collection and review of quarterly financial reports from portfolio companies, prepare

reports/updates on portfolio company financial performance and progress;

  • Maintain and expand portfolio dashboard, signaling indicators on the portfolio to the portfolio team;

  • Coordinate annual audit and preparation of financial statements with the fund’s administrator and auditors;

  • Answer questions from and provide guidance to portfolio companies as needed regarding quarterly and

    yearly financial reporting requirements;

  • Maintain/create internal fund financial documents, including, for example, investment and capital

    overviews, management fee calculations, etc.;

  • Coordinate and work with fund administrator on semi-annual fund valuation reports and ensure that fund

    accounting is up to date;

  • Internal/external invoicing process and collection of invoiced amounts;

  • Maintain and update the fund’s currency risk strategy;

Forecasting, actuals, multi-year budget of departments (Investment, Fundraising & Investor relations, Legal & Operations, HR). Keep up-to-date and accurate measurement between the budget, forecast and actuals and advise the management where deviations occur or are expected.

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  1. The ideal candidate is a talented, communicative professional with a strong financial background. An high-

energy expert in financial controlling and accounting. Able to deliver value added Finance advice through navigating through this complex global environment. You have a relevant Bachelor/Master degree in Economics, Accounting or Business and at least 5 years relevant work experience. The role requires:

  • In-depth knowledge of and vast experience with financial control, management accounting (standard accounting principles and practices), analysis techniques and financial modeling;

  • Experience with global portfolio valuation, valuation mechanisms and practices, including, for instance,

NAV/net equity valuations (understanding how currency fluctuations affect valuation and preferably

valuation experience in a private equity/venture context);

  • Experience leading an audit (preferably with IFRS);

  • Familiarity with IFRS accounting required (particularly experience analyzing financial instruments using

IFRS like a convertible loan or a derivative financial instrument);

Ability to be involved in reporting to audit/risk committee and advisory board;

Strong quantitative/finance acumen, business acumen and fund/portfolio understanding. Drive to constantly improve and challenge the status quo;

  • You are considered a source of reference for the various finance activities by fellow directors and other team members. As an excellent communicator you have the ability to build trust, credibility with team, portfolio’s and stakeholders;

  • Experience working in an international financial environment preferred;

  • Familiarity with Dutch tax reporting/filing is a plus;

  • You are proficient in Apple, Microsoft Word (Excel, Powerpoint);

  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal is a Must (if not, no need to apply).


  1. Remuneration

    The correct candidate will have an attractive salary package and a truly impactful role within a great entrepreneurial and global organisation which is growing fast.


Do you want to make a true difference? Team up with Aqua-Spark!

Aqua-Spark has been selected as one of 50 impact investment fund managers recognized in the @impactAssets 50 database 2019.

About our Company

Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund that addresses the planet’s health and food security while generating a high economic return through investing in aquaculture. The fund is building an ecosystem of small to medium sized enterprises across the global aquaculture value chain to make aquaculture more sustainable, healthier and more accessible for all. Investments are made in sustainable aquaculture businesses worldwide that generate investment returns, while creating positive environmental and social impact.

We are currently looking for a Finance Director who can play a key role within the team and make a difference in the growth strategy of Aqua-Spark. The role is highly visible to management and business partners and the work has high impact through enabling the business to deliver goals set. Because the organisation is growing we are seeking a:

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  • Ecologie - Natuur
  • Food - Products - Fashion
  • Klimaat - Milieu
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