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Business Controller

LocationZuid Holland
Salary / RateEuro 65.000


International blue-chip consumer products organisation.


  • Be a pro-active financial business partner;
  • Control, report, advise and assist on any issue with regard to Material costs (COGs), transfer pricing, logistic costs, inventories, provisions for complaints/ write-offs and intercompany goods & services;
  • Prepare Budgets and periodic updates (Estimates) with the team and MT members;
  • Support the Director in functional strategic projects (sourcing decisions, transport tenders);
  • Join (at least) one cross-functional Joint Business Plan Team (country responsibility);
  • Monitor Internal Control risk area’s and month-end reconciliations through the ERP System (Exact);
  • Coach/ support managers with transactional order/invoice problems;
  • Drive an efficient order-to-cash process, propose and drive process improvements where needed;
  • Pro-actively report and control the infrastructure/ overheads costs, including people costs, IT budget, intercompany charges;
  • Perform ad hoc financial studies and drive projects;
  • Drive the short term forecast process: Review sales and order status and prepare overviews out of the ERP system based on orders in process and invoiced orders in self-organized team meetings;
  • Drive Cash Awareness and lead Cash Committee. Report on Working Capital KPI’s and drive improvements;
  • Jointly deliver with Finance team Budget, Estimates and all Corporate reporting requests On Time, In Full.



  • Academic thinking and working level; Business Economics (MSc);
  • Previous jobs in international FMCG companies/ pharma or para-pharmaceutical products;
  • 3 years experience in a Junior Controlling position, possibly 5 years experience in a ’Big 4’ accountancy company;
  • Can deal with high-energy, changing and cultural diverse environment;
  • Good understanding of business processes and affinity with systems;
  • Experienced ERP system user (for example SAP. Exact knowledge is big advantage);
  • Good English is a necessity; additional Spanish or Russian is advantage. Dutch language is not a necessity;
  • MS Excel skills at advanced level (i.e. vlookup formulas, pivot tables);
  • Commited, empowered, do-er, and open.

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