Cabot Corporation Finance Manager in Klazienaveen, Netherlands

Designs, implements and directs financial activities for a complex single site typically set up as a separate legal entity. Advises management in all financial matters. Position may have a focus on Accounting or Financial Planning. Primary responsibility for oversight of day to day maintenance of general accounting and/or financial reporting activities at the site. Manages consolidation of financial account statements; monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes. The Finance Manager is a member of the site leadership team.

  • Oversees accounting and/or financial analysis activities for a complex site, typically involving local statutory and tax filings. Has responsibility for legal compliance with all external reporting requirements;

  • Manages overall General Ledger transaction activities and related accounting practices as they pertain to the group sub-ledgers, including accounts payable, receivables, spare part inventories and fixed assets. Ensures accounting records are prepared and kept in accordance with Cabot’s global standards and generally-accepted accounting principles (GAAP);

  • Manages consolidation of financial account statements for preparation of necessary government filings;

  • Oversees monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes ensuring accuracy, timeliness, compliance and identification of financial/business issues;

  • Oversees development and communication of forecasts, analyses, budgets and other financial information to senior management. Leads analyses to facilitate decisions regarding capital appropriations, expansion and others;

  • Manages a team of professional accountants and or financial analysts. Effectively practice Performance Based Management by coaching and developing employees, direct as well as matrix reports, and assuring effective alignment with the matrix functions.

  • Expert knowledge of accounting, financial principles and ability to apply in a business setting. Strong knowledge of country statutory and tax accounting and reporting requirements;

  • Ability to make decisions and take initiative in the absence of perfect information;

  • Ability to build trust and gain support of personnel across organization;

  • Ability to monitor and manage the performance and development of finance staff;

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;

  • Fluent Dutch and English language skills are mandatory.


  • University degree in Accounting/Finance. MBA preferred;

  • Minimum eight years experience in accounting/financial management, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.

Requisition ID: 2017-5909

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