Part-time Controller (m/f)

Part-time Controller (m/f)

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7 Nov 1 Dec Amsterdam

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Job description

The Netherlands eScience Center is looking for a part-time Controller

The Netherlands eScience Center is the Dutch national center of excellence for the development and application of research software to advance academic research. We are convinced that research in every academic discipline can be improved by taking advantage of available digital technology. We are a foundation with an international staff of over 60 employees. We have different income streams and a diverse set of projects.
We take a multidisciplinary approach, combining our deep knowledge of both academic research and software development to help define and solve research challenges. We share our ideas and the tools we develop. Together with a wide range of partner organizations, we advance not just our research projects, but the state of academic research in general.

We are looking for an enthusiastic: Part-time Controller (m/f) 0.4-0.6 fte

The position:
The controller takes care of all financial matters at the eScience Center, while being supported by the financial assistant Operations. The candidate is part of a small Operations team of the eScience Center, with the Director Operations, a HR advisor, an assistant Operations and a position to be filled for procurement, housing and IT. The candidate makes sure that the internal financial processes run smoothly, to ensure that the bookkeeping presents a correct view of the financial position, including the position of the projects in progress. He/she will set up the yearly budget, do the salary administration with our external partner, set up project budgets, administrate our H2020 projects, and make financial management information and overviews available for the Management Team and Directors Team. The controller also makes the financial year report with the assistant Operations in accordance with the external accountant.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who will contribute to a medium size, growing and flexible non-profit organization with many stakeholders. The candidate we are looking for likes to improve processes and make them more efficient.

The controller does his/her work independently and is the financial adviser of the Director Operations. Furthermore, the controller is the sparring partner of the Directors Team and the management team of the eScience Center for all financial matters.


Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC)


We require:

  • Demonstrable experience as a controller, at least 5 years experience in finance; •
  • HBO or academic level in business administration and management;
  • Knowledge of tax reporting;
  • Knowledge of the administrative software package Exact Online;
  • Affinity with scientific research and advanced digital technologies;
  • Experience with financial aspects of an independent organization working mostly on projects;
  • Experience with not for profit organisations and the applicable Dutch GAAP;
  • Experience with financial aspects of research funding (e.g. NWO, H2020);
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English (both verbally and written).


  • Strong organizing and prioritizing skills;
  • High ethical standards;
  • Motivated, flexible, creative, initiative taking, independent but also a real team player;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Accuracy and responsibility;
  • Proactive and result oriented.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position at the Netherlands eScience Center for initially 1 year within the collective agreement for Dutch Research Institutes (cao-OI). We have excellent regulations regarding holidays and flexibility.

The salary for the position from € 3.682,- to € 5.064,- gross per month, depending on education and experience, based on a 38-hour working week working week (salary scale 11 of the cao-OI 2019). Holiday pay amounts to 8% of the gross salary and we also offer a 13th month of salary as an end-of-year payment.


  • Research, Development, Innovation; Finance
  • Economics
  • 16—24 hours per week, temporary
  • €3682—€5064 per month
  • University Graduate
  • SP Part-time Controller


Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC)

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