Finance Business Partner

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 looking for a Finance Business Partner to partner and support Central Functions including Tech whilst also being responsible for the key FP&A activities across Catawiki.  Key responsibilities include preparing, reviewing and analysing financial and non-financial information and to provide reports and insights that drive performance improvement and delivery against desired business outcomes. With your strong interpersonal and communication skills you are in the position to really make an impact on the business and drive improved performance. Furthermore you will take part in special projects supporting strategic objectives.

Because we are growing fast, the tasks and responsibilities of this role may change over time and you will be excited to take on new challenges and responsibilities as they occur.

Our Commercial Finance team is based in the Netherlands and remotely working from our office in Amsterdam. It’s highly preferred that our new team member is based in the Netherlands and willing to travel to the Amsterdam office regularly. 

What you’ll do

Finance business partner to the CPO, CTO, CFO, CEO and their teams:

  • Drive performance through the budgeting and forecasting of key metrics and drivers, and translation into related financial costs and KPIs
  • Cooperate with these teams to set their respective financial and KPI targets, reporting and sharing actual performance, providing insight into variances and highlighting future implications
  • Attendance at cost centre review meetings, reviewing cost base (FTE and costs) on a monthly basis and discuss any variances to determine the impact on the future P&L
  • Attendance at relevant business team meetings, sharing insight into performance and being the wider finance representative
  • Act as financial advisor to these teams, and to be integral to commercial decision-making and driving improved performance
  • Become closely involved in, and provide financial support and analysis in relation to, commercial contract negotiations and partnerships
  • Work closely with engineering and product teams to provide support on key projects and strategic pillars initiatives e.g. ISS (Integrated Shipping Service), Demand initiatives
  • Drive continuous improvement with your partners by providing support on business initiatives and ad hoc projects e.g. CX models regarding First Time Right, Allocation keys, Requests for proposals (RFPs) and the FTE process

Besides this, you will support and lead the overall FP&A activities for Catawiki including but not limited to:

  • Working with the Commercial Finance Director to drive and lead the quarterly forecasting and annual budget cycles;
  • Monthly and quarterly business performance reviews, including monthly and quarterly board reporting;
  • Further improving and aligning Catawiki reporting and dashboards (e.g. FTE and forecast modelling)
  • Support in business planning (including weekly forecasting, quarterly detailed planning) by providing financial analysis and modelling.


What you’ll bring

  • Finance Degree: professionally qualified, working towards a relevant professional qualification or qualified by experience (4+ years of experience)
  • Interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work as a member of a team and influence multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to understand, interpret and challenge financial data
  • Analysis and problem solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Proactive and future oriented
  • Good knowledge of specific processes and business areas and the ability to apply this to implementing changes that add value to the business 
  • Highly motivated with strong initiative and problem solving skills
  • Ability to think creatively, when there is not an obvious or right answer, and be comfortable with ambiguity 
  • Desire and ability to collaborate within own and other functions as a Business Partner to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience in participation and execution of projects/change management initiatives
  • Good industry knowledge and commercial awareness
  • Good experience in financial systems and the ability to learn and embrace new systems
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbally
  • Good experience in financial systems

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfil people’s passions, as part of a young and dynamic organisation. 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:
    • providing 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.


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
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