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Director Administration and Operations

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Intesa Sanpaolo is the banking group leader in Italy. Assisting more than 11,1 milion of retail customers through a network of 4400 branches, it significantly supports the development of Companies and gives an important sustain to the country's growth. The Group has a selected retail banking presence in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, with approximately 1,200 branches and 7.8 million customers in 12 countries. Intesa Sanpaolo is also present in 29 countries in support of its corporate customers’ cross-border business. It is looking for new qualify profiles who want to face demanding and challenging career path with the following requirements:

Scope and Purpose

Responsible for the Operations and Administration activities of the Branch, leading the relevant teams and coordinate all activities of the Operations and Administration Departments, ensuring an accurate bookkeeping, the proper implementation of accounting and operations procedures defined by the Bank, the correct application of accounting standard, the full compliance with the local regulation and the timely fulfillment of all the Branch payment and reporting obligations, with particular regard to tax and regulatory matters. • Be in charge of the branch statutory reporting to the DNB and to the Authorities; • Ensure the correct booking of all banking transactions and the proper loan administration performed by Operations; • Perform accounting and nostro accounts reconciliation and ensure the proper enforcement of accounting standards and DNB cash reserve requirements ; • Manage Accounts Payable/Procurement process and handle the relationship with suppliers; • Attend Central Bank, Tax authorities and Audits teams enquiries as requested; • Oversee the day-to-day operations and ensure the hierarchical management of his/her teams: objectives, workload, annual leave, training needs, extra hours, deadlines, etc. • Provide timely and reliable financial reporting to the management and ensure the accurate booking of clients profitability; • Be in charge of the fixed assets, capital budget and cost management of the branch. 

Required Experience

At least 5-year experience in the accounting and operations department of international banks in the Netherlands, possibly in small entities 

Competencies Required

• Educational background in accounting and/or economic disciplines; • Sound understanding of banking accounting and operations; • Deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework of the Dutch banking activity, with particular regard to the mandatory reporting activities to the DNB and to Government Authorities; • Good and pragmatic knowledge of main banking products such as bilateral and syndicated loans, bank guarantees, Documentary Credit, Supply Chain Financing, import & export financing, and FX; • Good familiarity the Dutch tax rules applied to the Banking industry and on banking products; • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Pack, especially Excel; • Good familiarity with the Dutch Pension Funds system rules and related accounting procedures and of other relevant insurance coverage. • Fluent in written and verbal Dutch and English and good knowledge of Italian; • Team-working oriented, with team management experience and ability to delegate and coordinate ; • Hands-on attitude and flexible approach towards the role and work assignments • Able to work in a small environment, with limited resources and under pressure. 


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