Financial Controller France - French Speaking
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re passionate about financial control and creating a finance domain of the future , we have a unique opportunity for you. You will join the diverse Picnic team at our Amsterdam HQ, with a group of over 500 young, ambitious and highly energetic people. 

🥜 In a nutshell

As Picnic is growing rapidly in France, we are looking for a Financial Controller France who will take responsibility for financial control and reporting for Picnic’s French business. You will be based in our head office in Amsterdam. We are looking for somebody who can combine first-class analytical skills with a creative and problem-solving mindset. This role will give you the opportunity to grow with the increasing complexity of Picnic’s French business and will continue to provide new challenges as the business matures further. The person we are looking for is able to think about the finance domain of the future instead of just executing a finance role. 

Picnic is a highly inspiring environment where you will work with a diverse group of highly talented and motivated people, whilst at the same time having some fun. If you are someone who is structured, pragmatic, self-starting, and responsible, then we’d love to discuss the role further with you!

🎯 What you’ll do

You are confident and take ownership of your projects, but also collaborate with and motivate colleagues. As our Financial Controller France you will:

  • Be responsible for preparing the periodic P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statement of Picnic France
  • Interact with a wide range of business teams (trading, fulfillment, distribution, marketing) at Picnic’s head office and provide them with financials on a week and period basis
  • Independently deal with day-to-day interactions with strategic suppliers for Picnic France
  • Be responsible for reviewing intercompany charges from Picnic International 
  • Be involved in a range of tax and legal topics for Picnic France, together with Picnic’s fiscal and legal specialists

⭐ About you

  • Relevant master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Econometrics 
  • 3 - 6 years of experience in a role such a a financial or business controller 
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and initiative: Hands-on, nothing-is-impossible mindset
  • Excellent organizational and team leading skills
  • Excellent Excel and data analysis skills
  • Excellent technical accounting skills and analytical expertise

⭐ Desirable requirements

  • Knowledge of MS Excel and Tableau
  • Post master degree in accounting and/or controlling
  • (French) taxation/legal knowledge

📖 Picnic Perks

Every expert was once a beginner! You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses

Make a difference You’ll work in an awesome startup environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place! 

Teamwork makes the dream work With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered

Stay healthy Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self, as well as 25 vacation days per year, so you can recharge your batteries 

Work-life balance Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. Our teams generally like to have at least one team day per week at the office (the tasty lunch and Barista-made coffee may be a factor), but besides that, it’s up to you and your team.



We care about your health and wellbeing. As such, we currently support online interviews and remote onboarding (learn more about the process here).

Commitment to equal opportunities 

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 

Our recruitment process

CV screening

Online test

Phone screening


Assessment day

Closing interview


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