Financial specialist Information provision & Automation – IT job in Netherlands

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Municipality of Gouda

Financial specialist Information provision & Automation

Apply no later than Wednesday, May 10, 2023

  • Gouda
  • 26 – 32 hours

  • HBO · MBO

Job offer

Are you good with numbers? Do you know how to create an overview in (complex) financial processes? Do others always come to you for explanations about finances? Then the position of financial specialist is your new job! Will you get started with the invoicing process within the information provision & automation department of the municipality of Gouda and its four partner municipalities, which are connected in ICT Gouwe-IJssel? A challenging job in a complex environment with many stakeholders. Read on for more information and apply.

What are you going to do?
Your future tasks will consist of executive activities in the field of financial administration, license and contract management and advisory tasks in the field of finance. As a financial specialist, you and your fellow financial specialist have an important role in (proactively) advising and informing the head of department and the budget managers about the budget, financial exhaustion, budget cycle and reports. You also look closely at the billing process. What could be better or different and why? It is your responsibility that financial administration and the obligations process are correct.

A selection of your tasks:

  • Executing the billing process (entering, coding and checking internal invoices) and drawing up external invoices;
  • Draw up and send quarterly and annual invoices for ICT Gouwe-IJssel;
  • Keeping records for obligations of the I&A and ICT Gouwe-IJssel department;
  • Information center for financial questions from the I&A department and partner municipalities;
  • Maintaining the financial budget of the INA department (in collaboration with the Financial Adviser);
  • You have an advisory role and take the lead in proactively advising I&A on the financial process and financial progress with regard to the budget;
  • You make forecasts and reports for the budget managers;
  • You report to the budget managers and project managers about their exhaustion in a year (in collaboration with the financial advisor);
  • You initiate periodic consultations with all parties involved to update the MIVOP forecasts towards the framework memorandum (long term);
  • You coordinate the timely input and coordination within INA around the P&C cycle
  • Keeping records of licenses and contracts;
  • The timely signaling of expiring licenses and contracts so that we can start tendering or renewal on time;
  • You are involved in the triangular discussions between Financial advisor, HRM and budget holder;
  • Keeping the underlying financial models for the cooperation with the partner municipalities up-to-date.

Who are you going to work with?
As a financial specialist you will become part of the Information Provision & Automation (INA) department. The department consists of approximately 55 employees and is responsible for the ICT infrastructure, the workplaces, the service desk and the information provision within the municipality of Gouda. In addition, the department is also responsible for ‘ICT Gouwe-IJssel’: the ICT services for the municipalities of Waddinxveen, Zuidplas, IJsselstein and Montfoort. For your tasks you usually work together with: the financial advisor, project leaders, account managers and specialists. The head of department is ultimately responsible and the person who informs you about the progress. Outside the department you link up with colleagues from the finance department and the partner municipalities.

The INA department is responsible for carrying out approximately 70-80 small and large ICT projects. These projects are carried out for both the municipality of Gouda and ICT Gouwe-IJssel. In order to do this properly, we not only take into account finances and manpower, but also the dependency of the project. Important moments are the milestones in the budget cycle and the agreements regarding the ICT agreement of ICT Gouwe-IJssel.

Why might this be the job for you?
You are not only busy with work for the municipality of Gouda, but you also make a major contribution to the services provided to the four partner municipalities. A unique opportunity to serve different customers. With your sharp eye you have an important role in the further professionalization of the department and the development of the team.

What does your colleague say?
“I enjoy working for the municipality of Gouda and ICT Gouwe-IJssel, because the department is constantly evolving and moving. The partner municipalities have different expectations and wishes. As a result, it is never boring. Within the INA and ICT Gouwe IJssel department, we ensure that more than 2000 employees can do their job well every day for the residents and entrepreneurs in the city and surroundings. Every day that we get this done again gives me great satisfaction.”

What do you have?
You manage to explain complex financial processes and calculation models to people who are not financially literate. You enjoy working in and with a small team where there is plenty of room for your opinion and ideas. You function best in an open and honest environment. In addition, you can work independently and you work with attention to detail. Switching between different communication levels is easy for you, so you have good communication skills.

You also recognize yourself in the points below:

  • MBO+ or HBO working and thinking level;
  • Knowledge of and affinity with (preferably municipal) finances;
  • Handy with various systems, such as: Excel (advanced), Key2Financien and the Business System;
  • Analytically strong: you easily make connections between financial processes, the agreement with the partner municipalities and the current projects within INA;
  • At least two years of experience in a financial position and knowledge of financial processes, budget cycles and reporting.

This is what we offer:
Gouda has traditionally been the city of cheese and stroopwafels. Tasteful and diverse! A fun, medium-sized city with metropolitan challenges; because Gouda is developing rapidly. Much remains to be done in the coming years. That’s why we’re also looking for #tastemakers, because we can use your ideas and knowledge! What flavor do you add to Gouda?

What do we offer besides taste?

  • If your work allows it, hybrid working is one of the options, in which we focus on a good work-life balance
  • Beautiful modern, centrally located, House of the City with a #tasteful company restaurant;
  • Good ICT facilities including a wide choice of smartphones that you can use for work and private life;
  • Wide range of fringe benefits;
  • Flat organization with plenty of room for your own input;
  • Individual choice budget of 17.05% which you can use for various purposes such as training, extra salary or leave;
  • A lot of attention for personal development with your own development budget;
  • Wide range in the field of your development and vitality via the GoudAcademie, such as courses, (online) training, e-learnings, webinars, masterclasses and e-books;
  • < 35 years old? Join 'Jong Goud' for personal development and networking drinks.

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Salary and contract
It concerns a function for 26-32 hours, where we always start with a contract for one year. The salary depends on education and experience and amounts to a maximum of €4,537 gross per month for 36 hours (scale 9, Collective Labor Agreement for municipalities 2023).

Do you also want to work with us as a #tastemaker? Then apply immediately via the button or the form at the bottom of this page. This is possible until May 10, 2022. The first interviews will be in the week of May 15.

Knowing more?
More information about the position can be obtained from Lauri Sanders, Team Coordinator Information Management of the INA department, via 03-21185299. For questions about the procedure, please contact Alexandra Snouck Hurgronje, recruiter HRM department, via 06-43385523.

Application procedure:

You will receive a response to your application as soon as possible after the closing date for the vacancy. After an initial selection, we approach the candidates for an interview. We hold a maximum of 3 job interviews, depending on the measures in force, the interviews will take place physically or via ZOOM. We may also use a reference check and/or (online) assessment. If you are our #taste maker, you will receive a final working conditions interview. We require a certificate of good conduct (VOG) from all our new colleagues.

More information about this vacancy?

Please contact Alexandra Snouck Hurgronje from the Municipality of Gouda (


About the organization

In Gouda there is a relatively large influx into Youth Protection and Youth Probation Service and the associated relatively high deployment of specialist help. The municipality wants to boost the possibilities for the project “down the stairs” by appointing a

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Mayor Jamesplein 1

2803 PG Gouda

14 0182

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