Head of Accounting & Reporting - O'Neill Europe

O’Neill, the original Californian surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 and can be found all over the world. Since the invention of the wetsuit, O’Neill has moved the world forward. What started in California with the passion of one man simply wanting to surf longer, grew into a worldwide company with signature surf, slope, beach and street styles. Today, 50% of the O’Neill collection is crafted with sustainable fabrics. One team working together towards one goal: to provide active and meaningful experiences to an ever-growing community.

O’Neill Europe (100 fte) is responsible for the design of the European collection, sourcing of the collection in the Far East and sales throughout Europe and Asia Pacific, partly through wholly owned subsidiaries (retail, e-commerce) and partly through distributors.

Key accountabilities

Manage the Accounting & Reporting team and processes:

  • ensure timely and accurate periodical financial reporting (Europe and Asia Pacific subsidiaries)
  • take care of an up to date financial administration for all O’Neill group companies 
  • make sure the team (5 administration, 1 financial controller) is fully aligned on their goals and are able to thrive
  • improve and organize systems (incl ERP), procedures and processes 
  • compliance to (statutory) regulations such as VAT, corporate income tax, annual accounts
  • take a lead role in cash flow management and credit control
  • lead external audit & statutory reporting   

Knowledge & experience

  • MSc/ BSc degree in business economics or comparable. A recognized accounting qualification is a plus;
  • >8 years of (managing) experience in a finance role, audit experience is a plus;
  • experience in retail, e-commerce, FMCG or comparable
  • strong accounting and financial control skills
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and proficient Dutch
  • excellent knowledge of ERP systems and accounting systems


  • drive to get things fundamentally right
  • punctual and focus on details 
  • positive mindset, is able to think in opportunities and pro-actively comes up with solutions and ideas
  • curious and inquisitive mind, with drive to continuously challenging the status quo
  • perseverance in driving value, with resistance to setbacks
  • teambuilder: seeks and builds connection with key stakeholders

O'Neill offers a competitive salary and a full package:

  • bonus opportunity
  • car allowance
  • 2% wellbeing budget, a la cart benefits like holidays or gross/net payment
  • 25 holidays
  • pension scheme 
  • 25% rebate on O’Neill products
  • events and rebates at surfclubs



About O'Neill

O'Neill Europe operates independently from The Netherlands based head office in Warmond (near Leiden) and is active in the fields of design, sourcing and global marketing & sales.

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Sieto Engelmoer
Managing Partner

+ 31 (0) 629379506

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