Quintes Holding is one of the largest independent insurance brokers operating nationwide in the Netherlands, focusing on commercial- and personal line insurance and employee benefits. Since 2020 Quintes is an Aquiline company. Over the last 3 years, Quintes has acquired over 40 companies and as of 2021 holds a strong position in the top 10 of insurance brokers in the Netherlands. Quintes has grown from 350 colleagues in 2000 to over 800 colleagues in 14 locations, servicing over 60.000 organizations and over 100.000 individuals.

After successfully securing a strong footprint and product portfolio in the Netherlands, it is now time for the next step of (international) growth. While they still see ample opportunities to continue their growth in the Netherlands they are adding an active internationalization strategy to enter the (Western) European market, starting with Germany and Belgium.

The job profile

To support their next growth phase, Quintes is looking for a business minded CFO who can manage high (international) growth, partner with the CEO in running all aspects of the business. Ensuring a strong and scalable financial organization in an entrepreneurial, yet highly regulated environment. To act as a sparring partner and advisor to the CEO and stakeholders, the CFO should not only be a skilled functional specialist but combine in-depth knowledge and an agile communication style with business understanding and common sense. With this strategic mindset, the CFO will capture the full complexity, scale and potential of Quintes.

  • Act a strategic thought partner to the CEO and within the management board.. Key role in the design, tracking and execution of the (international) growth strategy. Bringing the conceptual capability to set long term objectives in- and outside of the finance domain and at the same time dig into the details, while continuously offering a countervailing power as the financial conscience of the organization. 
  • Build and manage a best in class, compliant and scalable finance function; e.g. ensure data quality and integrity, uniform accounting & reporting processes, continuous improvement of management reporting (KPI’s, benchmarking, market information), setting up (international) group structures including consolidation, international financial compliance, tax and treasury processes and ensuring a modern (financial) systems landscape. 
  • Actively involved in the buy & build strategy led by the CLO/CHRO and the CEO; valuation, due diligence, financial integration and onboarding of acquired companies.
  • Manage, train and inspire the Finance team of 30 colleagues spread out over the HQ in Waardenburg (Management Control, Financial Control and Annual Accounts) and local offices (accountants)
  • Manage a diverse internal and external stakeholder landscape:
    - Internal: Supervisory board, CEO, Management Board, local branch Management and business
    ​​​​​​​- External: Shareholder, Clients, Insurers, Banks, Regulators, External Accountants and advisors

The ideal candidate

You are an inspirational and empathetic personality facilitating growth while enhancing financial stewardship, transparency, compliance and performance. The new CFO has a high energy level, a can-do mentality and is somebody who is always “on”. And has the ability to switch from strategy and the "big picture" to the details seamlessly. 

To be successful in this fast paced, high demanding environment, we expect the CFO to have a proven track record to build value both via tenacity, push power and proactivity as well as the ability to think outside of the box. We are looking for somebody with a high level of personal integrity and the ability to demonstrate stamina in pressured situations with stakeholders.

  • You have completed a Master’s degree in Finance (supplemented with a post- master degree); 
  • 15+ years’ experience (in an international environment), preferably within FS and/or in a complex, highly regulated environment;
  • Progressive and loyal career trajectory;
  • Experience with Private Equity and in M&A / PMI is a plus;
  • Experience in high growth and/or highly transitional  environments;
  • Proven track record in further professionalizing (operational) financial processes and to embed a strong control, insights and compliance structure;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English; additional language (German, French) is a plus.

Are you interested?

If you would like to know more about the position or receive the extended job profile, please contact Claudia.

Referentie: LIEI06311