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Group Financial Controller

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

Group Financial Controller

Part of the Group Reporting team that consists of 7 FTE’s in total.

Reports to

Group Reporting Manager

Direct reports

There are no direct reports

Main purpose of the role

The Group Financial Controller is responsible for timely, accurately and consistently reporting of the consolidated external reporting, accounting matters, financial KPIs

We are seeking for an individual that has strong IFRS knowledge, always aims for a high level of quality, takes ownership and responsibility, has good communication skills and enjoys working in a dynamic international environment

Key performance indicators

Perform analysis and benchmarking of the (monthly) financial results of the countries;

Prepare monthly internal reporting and external reporting to shareholders;

Support maintenance of the Group Accounting Manual and accounting matters e.g. study and apply IFRS to cases on Revenue Recognition, Treasury, Deferred Taxes etc;

Perform analysis on the new implemented IFRS 16 standard and reporting.

Required qualifications/level of education

The ideal candidate is a professionally qualified accountant who worked at a Big 4 Company with recognized retail industry experiences.

Core competencies/ Personal attributes
Good analytical skills
High level of integrity and leads by example
Experience with reporting requirements in multi-national environment;
Pro-active and strong team player but not afraid to challenge
Good balance of energy, intellect and able to act in (technical) discussion
High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact.
Positive, customer first, can do attitude.

Key skills, knowledge and experience

Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken)


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Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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