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Business Controller

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
28 October, 2021

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is partnering with our global fashion retail client, in their search for a Business Controller.


Business Controller - Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Amsterdam


The position would be perfect for a strong Finance Business Partner, ideally with FMCG or tech experience.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Controlling team, overseeing specific product divisions.


In this role, you will need to have extensive experience with systems and processes in Accounting operations within growth organizations.


We are looking for an effective communicator, who can work with cross-functional and executive teams, to accomplish the company’s financial objectives.


Key responsibilities of the Business Controller:


  • Ensure that our financial controlling practices enable our ambitions
  • Partner, support and challenge business budget owners on Finance-related topics, impacting performance of the department
  • Take ownership of Finance-related processes in TECH, partnering with the Central Finance and Central Procurement departments
  • Financial planning (annual budgets and monthly re-estimates)
  • Month-end closing
  • OPEX and CAPEX forecasting and actuals reporting
  • Domain/product controlling and support
  • Assist with improvements in invoice approvals/PO system
  • Own management reporting and KPI dashboard processes for management in the department - make it more relevant, reliable and in line with an agile way of working
  • Provide operational support to teams with investment decisions


The ideal candidate:


  • University/bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance 
  • 5-6 years of relevant Finance & Control work experience
  • Big 4 experience and Accounting qualification preferred
  • Solid understanding of business processes and product lifecycle
  • Experience in business analysis, cost modeling and Accounting
  • SAP and MS Excel required
  • Able to work proactive, independently, yet at the same time a prime example of a collaborator
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks, while looking for ways to improve processes
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential, due to the frequent interaction with various business partners


If you would like a confidential discussion, please contact Hannah Mallia at or on +31208081102. We look forward to hearing from you.