Group Controller - expert role - fast-paced setting - Just Eat Takeaway

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What do you do?

We are looking for an energetic, strong Group Controller who wants join Just Eat in their exciting, challenging journey to become the biggest and best global Food Delivery Powerhouse. Because of the extremely high growth since the takeover of Delivery Hero Germany by in 2018, joining forces with Just Eat in 2020 and the upcoming acquisition of Grubhub, the core focus within Just Eat is on alignment, process improvements and (post-acquisition) integration.

As the Group Controller you will report to the Manager Group Control and together with your direct colleague, you three will act as a specialized Center of Excellence within Just Eat for all global technical complex accounting matters. Together you will set up the external reporting templates (financial statements, press release), maintain and further enhance the Accounting Manual and translate (new) guidance from supervisory authorities to external reporting, accounting manual & internal reporting deliverables. You work on special projects, such as adoption of new standards or changes to existing IAS/IFRS, M&A (PPA), financial integration in reporting structure (e.g. bridge reporting standards).

You will actively guide, monitor and train the finance community (corporate & country level) on the new structure and deliverables, support them in ad hoc complex accounting topics and recognize when (local) accounting issues require a broader approach. Furthermore you are in close contact with the external advisors and external auditors discussing and argumentation on position papers and/or internal controls.

Good to know..

Following the acquisition of Grubhub, they will have to do an F-4 filing and subsequently the new combination will become US listed (next to Amsterdam/ London) and will be monitored by the Securities and Exchange Commission. With your experience on how the SEC (re)view the processes, which deliverables (f.e. SEC filings) are applicable, how specific topics should be supported/documented and the impact of PCAOB audit requirements, you will lead projects embedding the SEC & PCAOB requirements into the accounting & reporting structures. You will give guidance on the impact and/or implications this has on IFRS topics & IFRS reporting.

Who are you?

You are an ambitious, eager and talented financial with a very strong technical accounting background and excellent stakeholder management. You thrive in an international setting and drive continuous improvement.

“Just Eat has grown from a attic start-up to become a Food Delivery powerhouse, but still embodies the scale-up mentality. Entrepreneurial, pragmatic and fast paced. Because of the recent exponential growth there is a strong focus on setting a up strong, mature corporate finance structures. To do this within Just Eat you have be able to create structure where might be less and have a pragmatic & handson attitude. You have confidence in your technical background, know how to find out what you haven’t encountered before and who to involve when necessary. You have a stable, strong presence, are able to challenge, coach & train colleagues and argument your case on different levels”

  • Master degree in Accounting or Finance supplemented with RA, CPA or CA

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in Audit, Accounting Advisory and/or National Office within a Big4 audit firm

  • Excellent communication skills in English, Dutch is a plus

  • Expert current knowledge of SEC/ PCAOB requirements & IFRS

  • Proven ability of working in a complex, demanding organisation, with tight deadlines, and having international exposure

  • You are a strong communicator, able to listen to, work with and challenge different internal and external stakeholders. You have the ability to influence at all levels, build bridges and valuable relationships

More about Just Eat

Just Eat is a leading global online food delivery marketplace, connecting consumers and restaurants through its platform in 24 countries. They offer an online marketplace where supply and demand for food delivery and ordering meet. As an online food delivery platform, Just Eat facilitates the online ordering, payment and occasionally, fulfilment of orders. They utilise a hybrid model which builds on their marketplace heritage (where restaurants do their own delivery) with logistics capability (for select restaurants without their own delivery capabilities). This model ensures consumers have the widest possible variety of restaurants to order from.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company was created in January 2020 by bringing together two of the world’s most successful food delivery firms: (founded in 2000 in the Netherlands) and Just Eat (founded in 2001 in Denmark). Both companies were started by ambitious entrepreneurs who grew their businesses to be the number one food delivery players in their home markets and many others around the world. Today, Just Eat is the leading global online food delivery marketplace outside China.

Joining forces with Grubhub

Just Eat's mission has consistently been focused on becoming the best food delivery company on the planet. Since its founding in 2000, has chosen only to enter into markets in which it believes it can become a leader and be profitable. In fact, it is one of the rare examples of a profitable food delivery platform. The profits in the Netherlands helped secure a leadership position in Germany and other Continental European countries. The growth and profitability of the businesses eventually allowed it to merge with Just Eat, another profitable European food delivery business. As a result, Just Eat has leading positions in three of the world's four largest profit pools for food delivery: the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands.

Just Eat management believes that Grubhub is the best food delivery company in the U.S. and it is the only one which is culturally similar to Just Eat It has its origins in marketplace, and unlike most other food delivery companies, it has consistently been EBITDA positive. Grubhub as part of Just Eat will become an even stronger business. Just Eat owns SkipTheDishes, the clear leader in Canada. By building a North American leadership position, Just Eat will be able to further strengthen both the Canadian and U.S. businesses. Just Eat will prioritise sustainable growth over profits, as this has been a major driver of its strategy and success in Europe. Grubhub has leading positions in a number of large U.S. cities, including New York. Just Eat intends to invest in expanding these leading positions.



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Monique Bruins