(Senior) Finance Manager

(Senior) Finance Manager

  • Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Amsterdam
  • Published on: 24 April 2024
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience


  • 5+ years of experience in restructuring or management consulting
  • Deep experience in financial modeling and cash management
  • Solutions-oriented problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial and analytical
  • Stakeholder management
  • Local language skills

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Mutares is an international private equity investor focused on medium-sized companies in transitional phases. The (Senior) Finance Manager will lead the financial operations at various portfolio companies in The Netherlands and around Europe, working closely with local leadership and driving strategic financial transformations during the turnaround process.

About Mutares

Mutares is a listed European-based private equity holding company specializing in restructuring medium-sized companies and spin-offs. They focus on acquiring parts of large corporations (carve-outs) and medium-sized companies with revenues of 100 million euros to 750 million euros during transitional phases. By leveraging the development potential of the traditionally distressed target companies within an active turnaround process, their teams of operational specialists restructure the businesses, leading them to stable and profitable growth paths.

Known as ‘the equity entrepreneurs,’ Mutares actively supports its portfolio companies with their own consulting teams and through strategic add-on acquisitions. The international holding company is owner-managed, with approximately thirty-seven percent of shares held by the Management and Supervisory Boards that are closely involved in the value-creation process. The Mutares portfolio companies operate across a wide range of industries around the world, mainly in Automotive and Mobility, Engineering and Technology, Goods and Services, and Retail and Food.

Since opening its first office in Munich in 2008, Mutares has become a global player in the carve-outs and restructurings market. It now employs 27,000 professionals across its portfolio companies. Its team of 140 internal operational specialists manages the entire value-creation process from thirteen European offices, including one in central Amsterdam. Mutares is expanding its business further across Europe and globally, with plans to add locations in China and the US, too.

Mutares has ambitious growth plans, including increasing its presence in the Dutch market. To achieve this, they are expanding their local team of operational professionals, who understand the market and speak the language, to guide new portfolio companies towards sustainable growth.

Vacancy: (Senior) Finance Manager

The (Senior) Finance Manager will take charge of the finance workstream at various portfolio companies in The Netherlands and throughout Europe, collaborating closely with local C-Level executives and driving strategic financial transformations during the turnaround process. The candidate easily embeds themselves within portfolio companies, ensuring alignment with local leadership and enabling smooth operations during the reorganization.

Applying an entrepreneurial mindset and continuous improvement attitude, the (Senior) Finance Manager analyzes core business drivers and utilizes strategic data and insights to develop and implement financial turnaround strategies which align with organizational objectives. Leading forecasting and budgeting processes, they will develop integrated financial plans and implement and enhance robust cash management processes, effectively managing liquidity requirements onsite.

The (Senior) Finance Manager adapts swiftly to change and focuses on achieving results by solving complex problems with creative solutions. Possessing the ability to easily interpret intricate financial data and a strong understanding of financial models, they quickly and accurately build, review, and refine financial models as per organizational requirements. Additionally, the (Senior) Manager Finance will prepare and execute financing solutions such as factoring, asset-based funding, and credit lines to optimize financial resources.

Business and people savvy, the (Senior) Finance Manager builds trust and fosters successful relationships. They carefully navigate social environments when working on-site at portfolio companies and apply the right amount of empathy along with strong leadership, offering the team clear direction, transparency, and motivation. The (Senior) Manager Finance will also manage various external stakeholders, including auditors, financial advisers, banks, and credit insurers, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.

“The (Senior) Finance Manager is key to smooth transitions during reorganizations at our portfolio companies. They understand numbers but also understand people and how to promote the alignment required to drive strategic restructuring and enhance financial performance, directly impacting our success.”

Mutares offers a dynamic international working environment and fosters exceptional cooperation and teamwork. The (Senior) Finance Manager will join their ambitious and diverse team of skilled operational professionals and work up to four days a week on-site at portfolio companies and one day per week in the Amsterdam office. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial finance professional with a background in restructuring, for example in a consulting or private equity environment.


Mutares is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Annelijn Nijhuis at annelijnnijhuis@topofminds.com


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