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CFO Marktlink Group

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamFinance

Job description

Are you the experienced CFO who helps to build an international Marktlink?
Marktlink offers a unique opportunity for an energetic CFO who is eager to roll up his or her sleeves. We are a fast-growing international organisation with roots in the Netherlands, and aim to become the Goldman Sachs for entrepreneurs in Europe. In the Netherlands, we are the largest M&A player and have the same ambition for Europe. In addition to opening new offices in Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Great Britain, we have established new labels in recent years. The Marktlink Group provides assistance to business owners over the entire lifecycle. M-Ready supports entrepreneurs in making their company ‘ready for sale’, and Marktlink Investment Partners invests in leading private equity funds. Our newest label, Welt, provides the same services for venture capital. 

Marktlink is constantly moving and is developing from an SME-company into a medium-sized European investment bank. A dynamic phase of transition in which the Management Team plays an important role. For our MT, we are therefore looking for a driven CFO who is proactive, who spots and seizes opportunities, and who has experience in a similar role and environment. A CFO who can lead and realise business control as the company grows from 200 to 500 staff. You will become the driving force behind the development and realisation of the strategy.

Your responsibilities

In this role, you work closely together with the (three) Managing Partners and the (Group’s) Management Team on the development and execution of Marktlink’s growth strategy. Your focus will be on the growth of the entire Marktlink Group and the further professionalisation of a(n) (international) service organisation in the areas of finance, tax, and legal. Integrating new countries and offices, and subsequently optimising collaboration and growth; not only from a financial structure perspective, but also from a tax and legal perspective.

As an analytically strong finance professional with a business focus, you continuously work on the requested and unrequested implementation of developments. You therefore work closely with sales, so that you can give direction to analyses, reporting, and the formulation and monitoring of KPIs. Together with your MT colleagues, you ensure that the business support departments are ready for scalability for new business propositions, both nationally and internationally. You are an important leader in realising operational improvements.

Your background

After reading the responsibilities and opportunities that the role of CFO offers you, you are switched on! Running a business, connecting, and seizing opportunities is part of your DNA. You master your profession, you are hands-on, and you stand firmly in your shoes. You are energetic, positive-minded, involved, and smart! Like nobody else, you know how to present financial and business reports, but also how to lead (international) projects. You are closely involved in the business and therefore an indispensable business partner to make a success of Marktlink’s growth ambition. You are a good listener and prefer to keep things simple.

Job requirements

You have completed a Masters's degree, and have a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a decision-maker in a similar role. Preferably, you have experience as a CFO in a mid-market, large corporate and international environment.

Taking responsibility comes naturally to you, but you also like to involve others so that together the objectives set can be achieved. You see opportunities and act accordingly. Experience with PE participation and in opening new international offices with the accompanying laws and regulations, cultures, and challenges is an advantage. You speak both Dutch and English fluently. For you, flexible working hours and traveling come with the job.

Our offer
A unique opportunity to help expand Marktlink. A young, dynamic club that works hard and celebrates success. At Marktlink, we believe in investing in talent and reinforcing each other’s strengths. You get, of course, all the freedom you need to perform your role maximally. You will not have a fixed location to work from, but instead you are welcome at all our offices. Visibility is important at Marktlink, but hybrid working is possible, as well as flexible working hours.

The employment conditions are (more than) in conformity with the market, with a fixed salary and a bonus scheme. You participate in our Aegon pension scheme and, if required, in the Surviving Dependants Act shortfall insurance. In addition, this role comes with a lease car, telephone and laptop.


Do you feel inspired by Marktlink’s growth ambitions, do you feel triggered to rise to the challenges that come with it, and do you fully recognise yourself in the requirements for this role? Do not wait and apply immediately! After receiving your curriculum vitae and motivational letter, we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange an initial meeting. Should you have any questions after reading this information, please contact Petra Wijnholds (06 58 74 48 66)

About Marktlink

For over 26 years, Marktlink has been a specialist in mergers and acquisitions for SMEs(+). More than 150 driven professionals with an average age of 33 work at our organisation. They represent all disciplines relevant for mergers and acquisitions: as such Marktlink is one of the few firms that assist in and carry out inhouse acquisition processes from A to Z. Marktlink is characterised by an entrepreneurial culture and work environment, with a strong focus on opportunities, responsibility, development and autonomy.

At present, Marktlink has five offices in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Gouda, 's-Hertogenbosch, Deventer and Drachten), one office in Belgium (Antwerp), one office in Germany (Düsseldorf), one office in Denmark (Copenhagen), and since early this year one office in Great Britain (Manchester). In the next five years, Marktlink aims to double this number and get a foothold in 10 European countries. Marktlink is the number one in the number of deals per year in the M&A League Tables in the Netherlands, and wants to become an authority in the area of mergers and acquisitions for SME business owners within Europe.



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