Finance Director (Netherlands/Remote)

Who is Castor?

AT CASTOR, YOUR EXPERTISE LEVERAGES THE GREATER GOOD FOR REAL

Who is CASTOR?

What we do at Castor is to simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology.

Castor is a leading provider of decentralized and hybrid clinical trial solutions to democratize research. With the highest-rated eClinical platform, Castor’s modular platform offers rapid deployment at scale, enabling researchers to create a trial in a matter of clicks, with easy enrollment and real-world data capture. Castor is bringing human-centered design to the clinical trial process, from recruitment to monitoring, and improving the quality, security, and reusability of data for researchers worldwide.

Next to being very purpose-driven, we are proud of our caring company culture. Although we are a fast-growing scale-up, we follow our values diligently and take the well-being of each Castorian seriously. Sounds like something for you? Read on !

What you’ll focus on

At Castor, we are committed to a world with faster, smarter, medical research. Our cloud-based software solutions are revolutionizing data capture for academic and commercial clinical researchers worldwide. You have found yourself a company with a true purpose. 

As our next Finance Directorreporting to the CFO, you will ensure the company’s financial position is always timely and accurately reflected, as witnessed in periodic (audited) financial statements. You will ensure the company complies with relevant financial and tax regulations and  optimize  internal processes and structures to achieve this. You will collaborate with auditors, external advisors (big4) and others  across geographies Castor operates with, as well as various internal stakeholders.

You will continuously  strive for  improvements within  the finance  area to ensure Castor can continue to scale smoothly while  keeping  the company due diligence ready at all times.

Accordingly, responsibilities of the role will be as follows;

  • Responsible for group accounting, including AO/IC (Administrative Organization & Internal Control)  processes
  • Own the  statutory reporting
  • Lead as well as hands-on  support and develop  the Finance team, consisting of General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Revenue Accounting and other team members;
  • Own the financial audit process
  • Maintain relationships with service providers, financial advisors, and banks
  • Numerous complex accounting, business control, treasury and admin activities, including ESOP, forecasting, banking  and other activities
  • Be exposed to the board through Audit Committee participation
  • Tax Compliance: timely tax returns, including VAT, Wage Tax, Corporate Income Tax, transfer pricing, as well as working alongside external advisors to ensure compliance

What you'll bring

  • Extensive experience  in financial accounting/auditing, preferably within the big4 or international groups
  • Dutch GAAP, knowledge of international standards (US GAAP or IFRS) is required
  • Understanding of various tax dynamics  in international group settings
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills. Independent, goal-orientated as well as collaborative style
  • Ability to thrive in high growth environment driving structure and steering processes to delivery

How Castor takes care of you

At Castor we truly live and breathe one of our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team. Our benefits reflect this:

  • Guaranteed ‘happy holidays’ bonus, a prospective ‘company performance’ bonusEmployee Stock Option PlanLearning & Development Budget as well as a competitive pay
  • Unlimited annual leave(with a minimum of 25 days, plus additional national holidays)
  • A fully remote role*, with financial support for your home office set-up
  • flexible working schedule: nobody is tracking your time except you; we focus on output and delivery
  • A great work-life balance
  • A company MacBook or Dell laptop, and all other needed gear to work comfortably from home
  • Quarterly downtime weeks, well-being workshops, sleeping courses, virtual company events and celebrations
  • Annual company gatherings in person 🌴

*If you already reside in the Netherlands, you are welcome to work from our Castor Burrow in Amsterdam. 

Don’t have an updated CV just yet? Feel free to apply with your LinkedIn profile.

 

Every Castorian counts. We celebrate you for who you are. We build products to make clinical research accessible to the world and a company where everyone, anywhere, is welcome. It does not matter where you are from, where you are based, or what your gender, age, or sexual orientation is.

Our remote-first setup is for your family, your work-life balance, your mental health, and your right to be your most authentic self. You are celebrated for who you are, for all the differences and quirks that define you. We want your unique voice to be heard and succeed together as a happy and healthy team!

 

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. Please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example she/her/hers, he/her/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).

Our Interview Process

Application
Application

Fill out a short application on our careers website.

Telephone Call
Telephone Call

If your application is successful, we’ll invite you to an intitial call with a member of our talent team.

Manager interview
Manager interview

Great news! You’re invited to meet the hiring team.

Interview Day
Interview Day

Now we’ve got even better acquanted, we’d like to invite you to a final stage interview day.

Offer
Offer

Congratulations! We’re making you a formal offer to join as our next Castorian!

Meet Your Future Colleagues

Roxana Christian
Roxana Christian
Senior Software Engineer
Sebastiaan Knijnenburg
Sebastiaan Knijnenburg
Principal Innovation Engineer
Bas van Vliet
Bas van Vliet
Senior Software Engineer
Frouke Karel
Frouke Karel
Product Owner
Sébastien Bohn
Sébastien Bohn
Head Of Product Management
TJ Waldie
TJ Waldie
Director, Digital Marketing
Douglas Weatherhead
Douglas Weatherhead
VP of Marketing at Castor
Shuyee Cheung
Shuyee Cheung
Legal Counsel
Fatma Elfaghi
Fatma Elfaghi
Director of Quality and Compliance
Rob Konterman
Rob Konterman
Scaling Decentralized Trials
Derk Arts
Derk Arts
CEO
Niecy Duncan
Niecy Duncan
Project Manager