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Financial Project Manager

  • Schiphol, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

Are you a finance savvy project manager with a strong drive to foster customer relations and promote collaboration across various departments to achieve impact for our international customers? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment within a team that embraces a growth mindset? If so, we warmly invite you to join our team as Financial Project Manager.

In this role, you will play a crucial part in our customer service delivery. You will closely collaborate with multiple internal departments and our external key accounts to develop and implement customer satisfaction, financial results and swift lead times that support our ambitious growth strategy. Join us as we embark on a journey to define the future of operational finance in the digital era.

About SpendLab
SpendLab empowers over 200 organizations annually to reclaim overpaid payments through comprehensive accounts payable recovery audits. Our data-driven approach leverages cutting-edge technologies like AI, ML, and LLM to meticulously scrutinize outgoing cash flows and identify instances of incorrectly processed VAT within financial administrations. We delve into the invoice and payment streams of large private and public entities, pinpointing inaccuracies and unlocking substantial recoveries on a no-cure, no-pay basis. Our impressive client portfolio attests to our rapid growth and unwavering commitment to excellence. Additionally, we are actively transforming our business into a product software company that not only facilitates recovery but also proactively safeguards our clients’ liquidity and instils the peace of mind of having their AP process under the tightest control.

What we expect from you:

  1. Operational finance knowledge (preferably accounts payable processes):
  • Understanding of processes around the accounts payables processes. Among invoice processing, approval workflows, payment processes, reconciliation and vendor management.
  • Willingness to specialize in the specific niche of SpendLab to differentiate yourself and become an expert in your field.
  • Leading the development and implementation of long-term financial strategies aligned with the company's overarching business goals.
  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of accurate and timely financial reports, encompassing monthly, quarterly, and annual statements.
  • Conducting thorough financial analysis to identify critical trends, opportunities, and risks across all business units.

2. Customer satisfaction:

  • Manage scope and changes, effectively manage project scope to prevent scope creep and ensure that the project stays on track.
  • Setting clear expectations, clearly communicate what the customer can expect throughout the project lifecycle to avoid misunderstanding.
  • Understand customer needs and clear communication, maintain open and transparent communication with the customer throughout the project and take the time to thoroughly understand the customer's requirements, goals, and expectations.
  • Adress issues promptly, demonstrate accountability and a commitment to delivering value to the customer.
  • Realize financial impact and insights that are valuable for our customers.

3. Project management:

  • Project planning, developing a project plan that outlines tasks, milestones, dependencies, resources, and timelines.
  • Quality management, ensuring that project deliverables meet quality standards.
  • Risk management, mitigating risks related to working with customer data and project deliverables.
  • Stakeholder management, engaging and managing stakeholders on various levels.

4. Team player:

  • Closure and evaluation, closing out the project effectively involves verifying that all deliverables have been completed.
  • Collaborative attitude, valuing the contributions of team members and actively seeking opportunities to collaborate on tasks and project.
  • Effective communication, communicates clearly and respectfully with team members, actively listening to others' perspectives, and expressing their ideas and feedback constructively.
  • Flexible and adaptive, willing to adjust their approach and priorities as needed to support the team's goals and respond to changing circumstances.
  • Conflict resolution skills, seeking win-win solutions and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Focused and determined to get the job done.

Job requirements

What does your profile look like?
As a Financial Project Manager, you are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Possess 3-6 years of experience in data, consultancy, project and/or corporate finance roles.
  • Proven experience working with financial software, for example SAP or Oracle.
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a data-driven approach and a bias towards taking initiatives and actions.
  • Excel in communication and presentation, both written and verbal.
  • Have a proven track record of thriving in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Keen to specialize in the specific niche of SpendLab to differentiate yourself and become an expert in your field.
  • Willingness to have a steep learning curve, requiring a deep understanding of our business and practical hands-on experience is often essential.
  • Be able to work independently, manage multiple priorities effectively, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent proficiency in both the Dutch and English languages.
  • Be at least 32 hours available and reside in Amsterdam area.

What can you expect from us?

Join SpendLab Recovery, where you’ll experience the autonomy to thrive and make a meaningful impact. Our collaborative, honest, and open company culture fosters a vibrant work environment where you’ll tackle challenging projects alongside a team of high-achievers. We invest in talent and offer ample opportunities for career growth, ensuring that your professional aspirations flourish. If you’re driven by an insatiable curiosity, thrive in dynamic environments, and seek excellence, SpendLab Recovery is the place for you. Furthermore, for the role of project manager, we offer the following:

  • A competitive salary between €4000 and €5000 per month, depending on your experience with an option to receive a lease car. For any inquiries regarding the details, please direct your questions to the recruiter;
  • Flexible working: the option to work from home two days a week;
  • You will receive a laptop and phone;
  • Clear onboarding process with a buddy system;
  • Good fringe benefits such as a yearly ski-trip, pension scheme, travel allowance, 25 days of holiday, and the opportunity to buy additional holidays;
  • A flat organization offering a great deal of freedom and independent responsibility.

Do you want to be part of our team?
Do you recognize yourself in the above description or need further information about this position, our organization, or the opportunities? Apply for the job or contact our recruiter at