Group Finance Transformation Manager


Cycling moves the world forward. Accell Group and her brands design simple and smart solutions in order to create a fantastic cycling experience for everyone who uses their bikes. They are the European market leader in e-bikes and second largest in bicycle parts and accessories. With numerous leading European bicycle brands under one roof, Accell Group has a flat organizational structure with a holding company and subsidiaries. The size of the subsidiaries varies from about 20 to over 500 employees. In total, Accell Group employs approximately 3,700 people across 15 countries and produces around 900.000 bikes per year. Their bikes and related products are sold to dealers and consumers in more than 80 countries. 

Since 2022, the company is owned by KKR and Teslin, and the objective is to double the business in size in the next 4 to 5 years. One of the elements of accelerating the commercial growth is to grow local bike brands in other European countries.

The job profile

The Group Finance Transformation Manager supports the realization of the performance strategy of the company by providing leadership and support during a journey to optimize the entire Finance function of Accell Group. This role leads the implementation of the Finance process improvement program.

  • Develop and execute the vision and strategy for the global finance function of Accell Group in close cooperation with Finance senior leadership; 
  • Facilitate the creation of finance and finance related process standards and ensure these are applied in a repeatable way across the global finance function and in the different entities;
  • Improving core financial processes, setting up shared services and/or implementing new ERP systems across several entities/ countries;
  • Lead the Business Process Optimalisation of the global finance function to support organizational growth by ensuring efficiency in financial information processes and high quality of financial data; 
  • Assist in setting business and information architecture standards for the global finance function and ensure architectural compliance with the Company’s Internal Control Framework;
  • Act as Finance Subject Matter Expert (SME) to senior stakeholders, working in close collaboration with other/regional finance SMEs.

“Accell Group is committed to further develop the Netherlands as the global leader in Cycling, by building on the company’s leading position in the European e-bike market and continuing to grow its strong heritage brands”.

The ideal candidate

As the new Group Finance Transformation Manager, you are able to enable the Accounting and Business Control and other Finance expert teams to focus on high level value adding efforts. This may include other types of efficiencies like pooling of activities into regional and/or global centers of competence.

  • Higher degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. An additional MBA or CFA is a plus;
  • Minimum of 10 years in various Finance management roles with proven track record of process improvement and team developments;
  • Experience with improving core financial processes, setting up shared services and/or implementing new ERP systems across several entities/ countries is mandatory. Additional experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a very strong plus;
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills and ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively at all levels of the organization;
  • Independent and accountable, always looking to leverage technical skills to improve processes and analyses.

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