Financial Controller

Astanor Ventures

Astanor Ventures

Accounting & Finance
Brussels, Belgium
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

About Astanor

Astanor is an impact VC firm based investing in disruptive, technology-led food and agriculture businesses – driving long-term impact across the food and agriculture sector.

An experienced team

We have successfully built a team of passionate people. They have assembled a multi-disciplinary investment and support team with deep sector, investment and portfolio-building experience. Collectively, this team brings decades of venture, private equity and operational experience to the firm.

About the role

As the Financial Controller at Astanor, you will play a pivotal role in our finance team, reporting directly to the Finance Lead. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of financial activities, from ensuring accurate financial reporting to managing relationships with key stakeholders. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to Astanor's success and shape the future of our finance function.


  • Oversee the accurate and timely financial close process for all levels (GPs, Feeder Funds, Master Funds, SPVs, Support Entities), coordinating with various administrators to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting exercises, monitoring variances and providing insights to support decision-making.
  • Manage cash flow planning and approval of payments, ensuring efficient financial operations.
  • Monitor invoicing cycles and oversee VAT and tax filings by service providers.
  • Serving as the main point of contact during audits and providing support throughout the process.
  • Undertake ad hoc assignments and financial analysis to support strategic initiatives.

About You

We are seeking a candidate with a strong academic background in finance and a minimum of 4-7 years of relevant experience in Financial Controlling. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong attention to detail, exceptional time management skills, and the capability to excel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while proficiency in French and/or Dutch would be advantageous.

What’s in it for you?

· The opportunity to develop within a growing company with a positive impact;

· The pleasure of working in a supportive, listening environment where you can grow;

· The chance to make suggestions and improve your working environment ;

· Flexible working hours ;

· A competitive salary, complemented by a range of fringe benefits.

In a nutshell, a position where you can have an impact on your own career development !

About DEI We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable laws. We respectfully encourage people from all backgrounds and under-represented groups to apply for this position.

Your person of contact :

Arthur Hay - Finance Lead +32 474 42 45 20