IT Area Lead Financial Accounting


ING Netherlands

Listed on

16th November




£6,917 - £11,000

Salary Notes

6.917 EUR - 11.000 EUR op basis van 36 uur



ING is looking to hire an IT Area Lead for Group Services, Finance & Procurement. You will be leading a team of IT chapter leads responsible for supporting the technology needs of the Area of financial accounting.

You are overall responsible of  IT projects related to financial accounting systems, procurement tools, reporting and data analytics to improve operational efficiency and continuously evaluating and recommending new technologies and tools to enhance departmental operations. You address technical issues and challenges promptly to minimize disruptions in accounting and Ledger operations and also identifying and mitigating IT-related risks that could impact the same.

In addition you have a general knowledge of Finance & Procurement processes in financial services and general knowledge of banking. Your managerial skills allow you to coach chapter leads and attract and retain the best engineers by supporting the professional growth of IT staff through training and mentorship.

As IT Area Lead you are directly responsible for 5 Chapter Leads. A chapter consists of 20-30 engineers on average.

Your working environment will be in the space of accounting and closely working with space of data exchange and reporting, and the further build-out of ING's central accounting, general ledger and reporting needs.

You can act as equal counterpart for ING's Enterprise Architects to find the best solutions under constraints.


Job description:

The IT Area Lead:

  • Manages 5 Chapter leads hierarchically

  • Managing relationships with IT vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring cost-effective solutions

  • Ensuring that IT systems comply with industry regulations and implementing security measures to protect sensitive financial data.

  • Acts as coach for his Chapter leads on a daily basis

  • Unburdens his Chapter Leads from managerial tasks where possible

  • Balances Run and Change, especially with a keen eye on IT Procurement

  • Ensures the IT backlog flows into the overall backlog process

  • Manages stakeholders across multiple local departments.

  • Makes his teams and others that depend on him successful

  • Sets the example for life-long learning

  • Encourages his chapters to invest in innovation and AI enablement

  • Managing the IT budget for the department, optimizing costs while maintaining high-quality services.

  • Treats standing still as falling behind

  • Values engineering craftsmanship

  • Actively participates in recruitment initiatives to bring in the best talent

  • Is able to reason from business needs deeply into actual software solutions


Your work environment:

You will be working within the department Group Services Finance & Procurement and report to the IT Lead. Depending on seniority exposure to the wider context of Group Services is expected. We hire for talent and expect you to show professional growth and will give you all the support you need.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone with at least 8 years' experience as an IT manager. You have a proven track record in managing application software at scale.  We value experience in the financial industry, especially experience with Accounting, Regulatory Reporting and Financial Procurement functions. You are able to act as the technology pillar in the overall way of working.


Personal profile:

You align your architecture vision with the long term IT vision and the business strategy. You like complex analysis and you can identify and use the different forces that exist in the organization. You are a team player and able to motivate others. You have good communication and consultancy skills and you are persuasive.

In terms of engineering expertise the content of the following books is familiar to you, or you are willing to become a specialist this field.


Rewards & benefits

We want to make sure that it's possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions at

The benefits of working with us at ING include:

  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience

  • 24-27 vacation days depending on contract

  • Pension scheme

  • 13th month salary

  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary

  • 8% Holiday payment

  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities

  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues

  • Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster



Contact Orhan Sari in our recruitment team. For more information about this role. Want to apply directly? Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the "Apply" button.


About us

With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what's possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer's interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

Contact Name: Orhan Sari

Reference: TJ/10830/REQ-10064090

Job ID: 3289089

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