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Financial Controller

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
24 August, 2021

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is partnering with our global Fashion Retail client to find a Financial Controller, reporting in to the Senior Manager within the Controlling department.


In this newly created role, you are expected to drive the full payroll planning process for the HQ in Amsterdam, and become an expert on all payroll and headcount insights from a financial perspective. 


Financial Controller - Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands


Key responsibilities of the Financial Controller:

  • Manage and control the full payroll planning process for the HQ functions within Amsterdam
  • Support in setting and overseeing headcount approval process
  • Participate in projects with the scope of automation and digitialization of the full planning process and reporting landscape, including the roll-out of BPC embedded for payroll and headcount planning process
  • On top of payroll developments and setting up KPI framework to measure success
  • Share best practice across the Finance and Controlling community to drive effective business understanding and decision-making
  • Support month end Controlling activities, monthly re-estimates and yearly budget
  • Form trusted relationships with key stakeholders within the organization, which are Individual Brand and/or Department Controllers, HR Payroll and Benefits team,  HR Operations, HR Business Partners and Analytics & Business Intelligence team
  • Identify opportunities and suggest how to capture them
  • Identify risks and suggest how to overcome them
  • Actively question existing ways of working


The ideal candidate:

  • University degree – master’s in Accounting and Control/Business Administration/Finance
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant Finance & Controlling experience
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Experienced with SAP Workday, SAP, Business Warehouse & BPC
  • Highly motivated to get things done and proactive in doing so
  • Able to work independently, yet at the same time being a prime example of a collaborator
  • Structured and well organized
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks, while looking for ways to improve processes
  • Flexible to adapt to changing processes and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

If you would like to have a confidential discussion on this position, please contact Hannah Mallia at or on +31208081102