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External Reporting Specialist in Heerlen

Dit wordt je... The External Reporting & Valuation department within CFRO is looking for a specialist...


Dit wordt je functie

The External Reporting & Valuation department within CFRO is looking for a specialist to be part of a team of currently seven professionals. The team can be described as informal, pro-active, hands-on and highly skilled. The department is responsible for formal reporting of mutual investment funds (FGRs), investment subsidiaries and is responsible for overseeing the preparation of regulatory reporting. Furthermore the team maintains, manages and supervises APG’s Valuation framework for all investments. This includes a challenging role throughout the valuation process, especially of alternative investments, and the periodic reporting of the supervision to APG’s Valuation Committee.

We maintain an extensive network of internal and external stakeholders in the Netherlands as well in New York and Hongkong. We take initiatives on multiple topics and participate in projects as a catalyst, focusing primarily on the consequences and solutions of new and changed activities from a reporting and/or valuation perspective.

As an External Reporting specialist you will support the team in its responsibilities on formal reporting in combination with the coordination of the external audit:

Financial statements

  • APG AM’s investment funds
  • APG AM’s pension fund clients with respect to the asset management related accounts
  • investment subsidiaries
Regulatory reports
  • supervisory on pension funds by De Nederlandsche Bank (FTK)
  • supervisory on alternative investment funds by Autoriteit Financiele Markten (AIFMD)
  • statistical reporting (DRA, surveys regulators)

For these reports we manage relationships and make process and planning agreements with supplying and receiving parties within APG, and with external stakeholders including clients and supervising authorities. You are able to clearly translate professional rules and frameworks into actual practice. As part of our effective risk management we perform reviews before formal reports are released to internal or external stakeholders.

We determine and manage the frameworks for reporting (including valuation), and ensure accurate and timely execution. We monitor the financial reporting process and advice on improvements. In this challenging position, we survey the entire Asset Management organization and understand what lies behind the figures.

Dit breng je mee

We expect you to be enthusiastic (self-motivated) with an energetic (pro-active) working attitude which is clear for all to see and easily spread to your co-workers and other stakeholders. You are well organized and have an inbuilt ability to cope with stress.

You are able to transform regulatory provisions into setting practical frameworks as well as instructions, and you are capable of formulating this clearly in dialogue with stakeholders. You provide structured communication and have a constructive and practical attitude, which you combine with an analytical approach. You are flexible in terms of willingness to travel between our Amsterdam and Heerlen locations.


  • approximately 5-10 years recent experience in audit practice/financial audit practice at one of the Big Four accountancy firms, or comparable practical experience with fund/client financial statements and/or client reporting and regulatory reporting in an operations/reporting environment
  • good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • excellent communication skills in both Dutch and English is required.

Nice to have: 

  • experience in investment management industrie
  • experience with BI-tooling (i.e. Qlik, Alteryx)
Hier ga je aan de slag

A good salary, ample training opportunities and a good pension scheme all form part of our terms of employment package. However, a twenty-first century organization and a modern employee deserve more, such as and of year allowance, sustainable employability budget, sports facilities and elaborate health checks.

APG considers good employment practices essential. Talent is nurtured and this is valued by both our employees and external organizations such as the Top Employers Institute which carries out independent research into good employment practices. Working for APG means working for one of the top employers in the Netherlands. 

Come and work for one of the largest financial service providers in the pension world. APG is one of the largest administrators of collective pensions. On behalf of pension funds, we are responsible for the pension administration, asset management and communication for more than 4.5 million Dutch people. Management offers ample challenges and opportunities for development.

At APG, we believe in the strength of diverse teams. Decision-taking is improved when considerations based on different points of view are taken into account. Diversity facilitates a broader vision. Creating links, engagement and respecting cultural differences contribute to our corporate objectives. We ask our managers to take a conscious look at the composition of their team when selecting new candidates. Whether it is the male/female ratio, LGBT, diversity in age or ethnic origins: everyone is welcome to apply.

External Reporting & Valuation is a dynamic and exciting department to work for. Not only because of the professional-friendly and collaborative working atmosphere, but also because of the opportunities available to you for your own development. Due to its role External Reporting & Valuation is involved in all asset classes available within APG Asset Management. Within this team, you will be able to take courses and enroll in training programs that are necessary to keep you performing at the highest level.

Extra informatie

Fulltime (startersfunctie)

Heerlen | Financieel / Accountancy | Fulltime (startersfunctie)

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