IceLake Capital is dedicated to partnering with and fostering the growth of dynamic companies with strong market positions. Passionate about entrepreneurship and a commitment to excellence, they specialize in identifying, investing in, and supporting businesses poised for significant growth such as buy & builds and international expansion. To further strengthen the finance team, we are looking for a Controller.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced finance professional to enter into Private Equity. You report to and work closely together with the CFO. In this broad position, you will interact with internal stakeholders and external parties such as the external accountant, tax authorities, banks, regulators, and the depository. You will be part of a small team of highly experienced professionals with colleagues in the Amsterdam and Munich office.
You have a dual focus which involves coordinating, reviewing, and managing the reporting for the corporate entities and the funds. For both, the accounting tasks are outsourced to a third-party accounting firm. You will take charge of the corporate entities' monthly, quarterly, and annual (internal and external) financial reporting. This encompasses consolidation, financial statements, tax management, accounting, payroll, working capital, and handling ad hoc requests. You are also responsible for bank facility management and reporting, including utilization requests, compliance certification, borrowing base statements, Interest and fee calculation.
For the funds, you will be responsible for reviewing and controlling the fund administration, which includes quarterly and annual investor reporting, valuations, capital account statements, capital calls, distributions, tax, and working capital facilities. Additionally, you will prepare the management reporting, providing insights into the performance of portfolio companies. Your role will involve onboarding, managing, and continuously improving the monthly reporting of the various portfolio companies.
In this position, you are encouraged to take on projects and dive into topics that interest you. You improve and implement the ESG reporting framework, which is adapted across the portfolio and corporate companies.
In this position, we are looking for a financial who is hands-on, analytical and stress resistant. You have a strong technical accounting background, excellent stakeholder management skills, can handle deadlines and never compromise on quality.
“For this position we are looking for somebody with the right attitude. We need somebody who can quickly assess the processes and complex structures, pin-point areas of improvement and takes responsibility. We need a financial who understands the dynamics of Private Equity and knows how to determine priorities.. Because of the high-profile environment you will be working in, it is important is that somebody has a mature personality, solid communication skills and an open personality. You will be in daily contact with a lot of different stakeholders and will encounter a lot of ad-hoc issues, and it will be your responsibility to manage expectations and follow through.”
• Master degree in Finance, Economics or Accountancy
• >5 years of experience in Audit, Financial Controller or (Fund) Accountant
• Experience in financial services is a strong plus
• Excellent skills in Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English
• You have an affinity with private equity
• Proactive, attention to detail and structured way of working
• Ambition, initiative, discipline, drive for results and analytical skills
IceLake Capital is a private equity firm investing in exceptional companies. These companies have strong market positions that can benefit from our support in executing their growth strategies, such as buy & builds and international expansion.
Specific investment criteria include:
• Leading position in (niche) market segment
• Solid cashflow generation
• Experienced and entrepreneurial management team
• Significant opportunity for buy & build and/or organic growth
IceLake was founded by experienced private equity professionals and entrepreneurs who have extensive experience with building and growing companies. IceLake has done this by supporting entrepreneurs and as entrepreneurs.
IceLake has an active approach in supporting entrepreneurs and managers with improving, building and growing their businesses into great companies. The approach is collaborative, pragmatic and focused on the long term.
After investing in a company, they work together with management to create strategic and operational plans and provide the support necessary to realize these plans.
IceLake has substantial experience in managing entrepreneurial succession, international expansion and buy and builds. They have developed tools that enable companies to rapidly implement best practices to improve and build the organization and processes to support the growth of the business.
Constructif, Genetics, HeadFirst, Interduct Group, Nazca, NetRom, Orange Group International, P&R Medical, Quistor.