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Control (Accountancy and Control)
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Working in the field accountancy and control is about much more than crunching numbers. You will often be part of a team, requiring you to co-operate and communicate with other people. Our Economics and Business Career Centre offers you plenty of support in exploring your options, developing soft skills and connecting to companies.

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of business and public organisations, including commercial organisations, non-profit organisations, the Financial Markets Authority and the Dutch Central Bank.

Average time to find a job

2 months

Average starting salary


Live and work in the Netherlands for 1 year

Orientation Year Permit

Where do our graduates work?
  • Senior Auditor at KPMG

    Our alumni lead audit teams, review financial records, and recommend process improvements to ensure accurate financial reporting and regulatory compliance.

  • Performance Manager at Enel

    Performance Managers oversee financial process efficiency, setting targets, and collaborating on accurate financial reporting, ensuring alignment with internal controls for optimal financial management

  • Assurance Associate at PwC

    Assurance Associates support audits, evaluate internal controls, and ensure compliance with accounting standards. Contributing to precise financial operations and risk management.

  • Consultant at Roland Berger

    Consultants advise on financial systems, internal controls, and process optimisation to enhance accuracy, compliance, and operational effectiveness.

Career in research

  • Start off with the Research Master’s

    Thinking of a career in academia? The best way to prepare yourself is to follow a research Master's programme before you commence with your PhD. The Research Master's programme in Economics, Finance and Econometrics is offered by the Tinbergen Institute. It offers you access to a doctoral programme at the UvA or another university.

  • Obtain your PhD

    We offer thriving English-taught PhD programmes with excellent opportunities if you want to embark on a doctoral thesis following your Master’s.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This network empowers graduates to connect with fellow alumni, students, staff, and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business. They can explore their fields of interest and discover new opportunities.

Career preparation during your Master's

Our Career Centre is here to help you prepare for your professional career. This team of personal development assistants, career coaches, and internship advisors will assist you in increasing your employability and confidence after graduation. Benefit from:

  • career coaching
  • professional skills workshops
  • CV checks
  • networking events

Become a chartered accountant or registered controller

  • Become a chartered accountant
    Become a chartered accountant by following the Post-Master Accountancy (PMA) at the Amsterdam Business School. The Accountancy track makes you eligible for admission in this excellent, part-time, post-Master's programme. The language is Dutch, since it deals with Dutch laws and regulations.
  • Become a registered controller
    If you want to become a registered controller you can follow the Executive Master of Finance & Control at the Amsterdam Business School. Your MSc in Accountancy and Control makes you eligible for admission in this excellent, part-time, executive Master's programme. The language is Dutch, since it deals with Dutch laws and regulations.