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International   •  Festanstellung

Bullet points

  • Our client is a stock listed holding company
  • Telling the business story in numbers


Our client is a stock listed holding company for a group of diverse building materials businesses based in Amsterdam.
We are currently recruiting for a Controller with groth ambitions within the company to an end responsible Finance position in one of their subsidiaries.


The primary purpose of this role on Business Unit level is to be a:
- Business Challenger - focusing on value creation by
o Acting as business advisor and integrator
o Providing insight and robust challenge to support decision-making
- Service Provider - focusing on scorekeeping and explaining the numbers by:
o Telling the business story in numbers
o Reviewing and monitoring financial results and providing financial (variance) analyses to support decision making
o Preparing financial presentations, reports and overviews to support decision making
- Compliance - focusing on governance ensuring compliance and effective controls by
o Working with the business to ensure compliance, effective risk management and internal controls
o Custodian of assets and value protection
o Conscience of the business

Key Responsibilities
- Perform and assist with monthly forecast, rolling forecast and annual budgeting .
- Act as Financial Business partner to the various BU's and their FD's
- Drafting and challenging business cases from financial perspective
- Collect business data and convert into management information to prepare and support management
- Monthly review and analysis of financials and management comments - liaising with local Financial Directors and Group Finance on financial performance of operations
- Understand key issues facing the reporting entity (trading performance, TWC management, Operating cash performance, forecasts etc.)
- Prepare financial analysis, presentations and commentaries for BU Management
- Assist and support local FDs on relevant issues
- Review, analyse and advise on year-end and interim Financial Statements
- Financial input into regional acquisition and capital expenditure proposals
- Acts as a first point of contact for Europe and the Group on OpCo related queries
- Ensure proper risk assessment is performed and risks are managed appropriately
- Challenge the business on strategic risk assessment by performing analysis based on full business understanding, verify and share risk analysis with(in) the organisation

Other Responsibilities include:
- Challenge the business on the:
o Business planning & strategic execution by understanding the strategy and business model of the organization
o Implementation of portfolio decisions (e.g. acquisitions, divestments, CapEx, preparation and first review of proposals, performance monitoring
- Provide decision support to performance improvement:
o Pre-decision support: by collecting and analysing data, documenting assumptions, scenarios, calculations, allocating resources/responsibilities, giving advice (go or no-go)
o Post-decision support: by identifying key milestones plus follow-up, analysing actuals versus plan, ensuring proper follow-up


- Master degree in business administration
- Chartered Accounting qualification (CIMA, ACA, CMA or equivalent)
- Minimal 4-6 years of experience in an international business environment.
- Strong working knowledge of financial reporting principles and accounting standards (IFRS)
- Advanced knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and reporting process
- Strong management and financial accounting knowledge
- Good analytical skills, lateral thinking and self motivation
- Attention to detail and ability to drive process to completion
- Business partner (business and commercial minded)
- Strong communicative skills
- Fluent in English and German verbal as well as written.


Strong salary + secondary benefits

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