Senior Consolidation & Reporting Manager | Nijmegen

For Barenbrug Holding, we are looking for a Senior Consolidation & Reporting Manager. If you are excited about the job description below and convinced that your capabilities match what we are looking for, please contact us!


The Company

The Royal Barenbrug Group is a global leader for innovative and sustainable forage and turf solutions. The Group specializes in breeding, production, and marketing of grass varieties. The range goes from tasty and healthy grass with a high nutritional value for cattle to fine leaved and attractive green grass for parks and gardens to strong grass for sports fields and recreation. The grass seeds are sold all over the world in bright yellow packaging with the distinctive Barenbrug logo. The Royal Barenbrug Group is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and counts over 900 employees around the world. Its annual revenue exceeds €350 million.


The Group comprises 10 operating companies across Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, and Africa.  Through its sales & marketing subsidiaries, it provides local customers with high quality products and expert service. Barenbrug also has its own international production organization and processing resources, leveraging longstanding relationships with seed producers all over the world. Last but not least, Barenbrug has 22 research and development centers across the six continents, responsible for continuous innovation in breeding of grasses and forage legumes. This geographic spread enables Barenbrug to provide specialized knowledge and innovative products for local needs and climate conditions.

Position Specification

As a Senior Consolidation & Reporting Manager you are mainly concerned with consolidating, validating, analyzing and interpreting a wide range of financial information from our international operating companies. You are keen to understand business drivers impacting the numbers and capable of converting large amounts of information into insightful management reports with clear explanations. You are knowledgeable about the latest tooling used for consolidation & reporting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consolidation of multi-year financial plans, annual budgets and rolling forecasts, translated into insightful and to the point information for the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board
  • Consolidation & preparation of monthly and quarterly financial results reports, including explanatory notes and detailed understanding of the underlying business
  • Initiating and carrying out financial/business economic analyzes and ad-hoc investigations.
  • Responsible for maintaining Corporate Treasury & Cash Management activities: monitor cash-positions and capital allocations within the group, monitor bank-application authorizations, initiate payments, support in re-financing projects when applicable
  • Preparing several (draft) corporate and management Annual Reports at multiple levels in the organization, lead the audit process with our external group-auditor
  • Prepare the corporate tax return including supporting documentation together with the external Tax-advisor
  • Maintaining our Group Accounting Manual and Transfer Pricing Documentation
  • Maintain current reporting applications and develop management reporting to the next level, by using appropriate tooling (Thinkcell, PowerBI) on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Participate in cross-functional improvement programs such as our ERP implementation
  • You coach and develop junior team members on their responsibilities and results

Required Professional Experiences

  • HBO in Economics or equivalent
  • >5 years working experience in Financial Accounting & Consolidation
  • Strong analytical skills, sound understanding of management reporting and reporting systems (ERP, IBM COGNOS or similar and PowerBI)
  • Experience in working with international teams & different cultures
  • Fluency in Dutch and English is an absolute must
  • Experience in or affinity with agriculture is a pre

Required Competencies

  • Pro-active self-starter, accurate, service oriented and a team-player
  • A clear and effective communication style, able to absorb feedback and take ownership
  • Ability to work under time-pressure and set priorities, flexible attitude is key

Our proposition

  • A challenging position in an international working environment at a leading global grass seed company with ambitious objectives, you will be based in our Nijmegen head-office
  • You report into the Group Controller
  • Plenty of opportunities to develop yourself broadly in Finance and beyond
  • Great employment benefits based on your experience supported by an attractive bonus scheme
  • 28 holidays (based on full-time) and 2 additional scheduled days
  • Mobile telephone and laptop will be provided by Barenbrug
  • Commute expenses will be reimbursed based upon applicable standards by Dutch law

Join Us!

For more information, please contact Majoke Slijkerman, telephone number 06-12507883. Apply by emailing your CV with motivation to 

You can find us at Stationsstraat 40, 6515 AB Nijmegen.

We are handling the recruitment by ourselves. We do not appreciate acquisition, but sharing in your network is welcome.