Finance Business Partner - 12 month contract

Who we are

A piece of the moon,  a complete dinosaur skeleton,  the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Finance Business Partner for a fixed period to collaborate closely with and support our business units, which we refer to as superclusters. This role involves a combination of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) activities, alongside strategic partnership responsibilities. Your primary duties will include the preparation, review, and analysis of both financial and non-financial information, coupled with the provision of insightful reports that drive performance improvement and help achieve our desired business outcomes. With your exceptional stakeholder management, influencing, and communication skills, you will be positioned to make a significant impact on the business and foster enhanced performance.

Given our rapid growth, the tasks and responsibilities of this role are subject to change. We seek a candidate who is enthusiastic about taking on new challenges and responsibilities as they arise. Our Commercial Finance team is headquartered in the Netherlands, operating on a hybrid model from our Amsterdam office. Therefore, it is highly preferred that you are based in the Netherlands and can travel to the Amsterdam office regularly.

 

What you’ll do

  • Drive performance through effective budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis of KPIs and key drivers.
  • Prepare and present monthly performance results of superclusters.
  • Attend and represent finance at relevant supercluster meetings.
  • Act as a financial advisor to these teams, playing a key role in commercial decision-making, business case analysis, and performance enhancement.
  • Conduct monthly reviews of the cost base (headcount and operational expenses), discussing variances to assess future P&L impact.
  • Support business planning processes (including weekly forecasting and quarterly detailed planning) through financial analysis, modelling, and facilitating planning discussions with key stakeholders.
  • Update Adaptive for quarterly forecasts and generate relevant reports.

What you’ll bring

  • Educational Background: Bachelor's degree in Finance or a related field; professionally qualified, working towards a relevant professional qualification, or equivalent experience (5+ years).
  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong communication and teamwork abilities, with a talent for influencing multiple stakeholders.
  • Analytical Abilities: Proficiency in understanding, interpreting, and challenging financial data, with excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Proactive and Forward-Thinking: Demonstrate a proactive approach and future-oriented mindset.
  • Business Process Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of specific processes and business areas, with the ability to implement changes that add value to the business.
  • Motivation and Initiative: Highly motivated, with strong initiative and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Demonstrates a strong desire and capability to collaborate within and across functions to achieve desired outcomes as a Commercial Business Partner.
  • Project and Change Management: Experience in participating in and executing projects and change management initiatives.
  • Industry Knowledge and Commercial Awareness: Good understanding of industry trends and commercial acumen.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficient in financial systems with the ability to learn and adapt to new systems.
  • Language Skills: Fluent in English, both written and verbal.

Additional Preferred Attributes:

  • Experience in working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to changing demands.
  • Demonstrated success in driving financial performance improvements.

We offer a stimulating work environment where your contributions will make a tangible difference. If you are ready to take on a role that offers both challenge and opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfill people’s passions as part of a young and dynamic organization. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ Catawikians.

Additionally, you can expect:

  • A challenging role in a diverse, international and fast-growing organisation with over 50 nationalities.
  • Regular fun activities both on and offline e.g summer parties, boat rides and regular team events.
  • Great secondary benefits including a holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
  • Hybrid ways of working between home and office. We offer remote and activity-based working, suited to the team and individual responsibilities
  • We care about our teams’ wellbeing and offer a holistic wellbeing programme including our Employee Assistance Programme offering clinical services, single-session therapy, wellness support and more.
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities to support your personal and professional growth;

We want to help you celebrate special occasions in life by:

  • Provide employees with a 100 EURO Catavoucher upon joining and 50 EURO birthday Catavouchers;
  • Extra days of annual leave for work anniversaries at 3, 5, 8 and 10 years;
  • Additional leave allowances for important life events such as moving, engagement & marriage;
  • Each year Catawikians get an additional day’s leave to Pursue their Passion!

Please note that our benefits offering changes depending on which country you are employed in. For our country-specific offering please ask your recruiter.

Our commitment to you

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and way of working

We have sensational offices in Amsterdam, Groningen, Paris and our newest office in Lisbon. Most of our employees are within commutable distance of one of our office locations and enjoy a hybrid work model. This means we expect you to be in the office 2 out of 5 days, roughly 40% of your working time, to collaborate and connect with each other. The exception is of course, if the job description specifically states that the role is 100% remote, as some experts and sales positions are.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working

We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.
Recognition programme

We strive to be an employer where your impact is meaningful, visible and rewarded.

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