Head of Controlling with Finance Transformation experience

­For our client, a company based in North of Brussels, part of an international group, we are currently looking for a Head of Controlling with Finance Transformation experience.

Jouw job

Objective of the position

The role of the Head of Controlling is a business critical position operating with great influence. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the deployment of the strategy & growth and development of the company, by providing accurate financial analysis and guidance. The candidate will report to the CFO.

Main accountabilities

  • Leads and manages a mid-sized team of Business and Financial Controllers;
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the company strategy & vision;
  • Act as active support to the business partners in the achievement of joint objectives and company strategy;
  • Defines & follows up financial and business KPI’s;
  • Improves – and where needed to develops – the management (incl. financial) reporting and control systems to provide accurate, appropriate and in-time information to the management to ensure correct and appropriate decision making;
  • Ensures the systematic and timely management reporting of financial and operating results (financial/non-financial parameters) encompassing variance analysis (versus budget) and translate the financial results into solid business recommendations and suggested action plans (incl. follow up on these action plans with the project owners);
  • Coordinates and challenges the budgeting and forecasting process (both income and cash flow statements) and playing an important role in the strategic planning process;
  • Evaluates and adjusts company’s business finance and controlling processes and procedures;
  • Provides financial ownership to the business in all transformational processes
    • Coordinates the definition and set-up of the long term and yearly program and project portfolio that guides the investment decisions. Makes sure there is a definition and follow-up of the key benefits as well as the risks.
    • Measures and analyses productivity, project costs versus standard cost prices and advises on differences;
    • Analyses and evaluates cross-organizational business projects (e.g. investments,…) from an economic standpoint, in order to watch over the profitability on business unit level;
    • Plays an active role in diverse projects e.g. related to:
      • Optimization of the financial cross-unit processes
      • The due diligence or integration of acquisitions
      • Optimization of the pricing policy & processes

Jouw profiel

Competency Profile:

  • Finance professional with a strong business sense, having demonstrated a technical proficiency and track record of impact in an (international) business/ finance role;
  • Extensive work experience in the field of Financial/Business Controlling, Finance process re-engineering and Change Management;
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in a Finance Leadership role;
  • Strong interpersonal skills are must, in combination with the ability to work in a global team environment with a lot of cultural and international diversity;
  • Enjoys translating high level concepts into concrete action plans.

Other requirements:

  • Master degree in Finance / Management;
  • Open minded and excellent communicator – good presentation and business writing skills;
  • Experience in people management;
  • Self-starter, can work independently, takes initiatives;
  • Thinks and acts pro-actively, problem solver;
  • Puts business success ahead of personal success;
  • Analytic – pragmatic – result driven – eye for detail where needed;
  • Process improvement experience;
  • Works in a structured, systematic way;
  • Can set his own priorities and respects deadlines;
  • Fluent in English, Dutch and French;
  • IT literate;
  • Based in Belgium.

Nice to have:

  • M&A experience;
  • Experience in the implementation of ERP systems.

Het aanbod

The offer:

Our client offers a high level position within a company that is financial healthy, rapidly growing and evolving. The role offers the possibility to have a genuine impact on the (financial) strategy of the company.

Interested? Send your cv to finance@bakker.be, mentioning the reference FIN6955

Referentie: FIN6955
Ervaring: +10
Locatie: Noordrand Brussel
Contract: Voltijds
Studieniveau: Master

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