Business Controller
Amsterdam, NL
2 dagen geleden

How would you like to start as the new Business Controller for one of the best known international Online New Media brands in the area of Tech and Innovation?

It's a solid Business Controller position for a fun and dynamic company in the heart of Amsterdam. In this role you are a business partner for both financials and non-

financials, oversee the creation of management information and truly drive the business. Interested? Read on :

Your position

You will be joining our growing team of passionate people who work to achieve our mission.

The finance function supports business areas across the organisation; with teams focused on Media, Events, Data, Spaces & Advisory.

A smaller central team manages the consolidation of results and reporting to management and stakeholders.

Your role

As our new Business Controller, you will oversee the business and financial management operations. You act like a consultant and partner up with other functions outside of the finance department.

You will drive growth by acting as a financial steward, providing analytical insights and key financial and operational performance metrics to key people, while supporting and reporting to CFO.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Developing KPI reporting, combining financial data with data from the BU’s in order to provide key stakeholders with meaningful information to drive strategy & decision-making.
  • Management of annual budgeting and quarterly re-forecasting process, providing templates and guidance to the BU & commercial heads to facilitate their involvement, acting as a liaison point between Finance and Commercial and collecting and collating information from a wide range of sources to pull the overall budget together, sufficiently challenging the numbers where necessary.
  • Overall responsibility for the management accounts (management information) process, including ensuring timely and accurate submission of month end financial data to Central Reporting and to the business, as well as production of the monthly management accounts pack.
  • Process owner of all weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reporting for Business Units and Divisions.
  • Manage the month end P&L reporting process.
  • Liaise with the Financial Times Finance Team on expected performance of the business.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with the BU / department heads and their team, ensuring that you develop a deep understanding of their objectives and provide financial / commercial support in order to help them achieve these.
  • Ensure financial awareness is high throughout the division with provision of ad hoc training and support.
  • Developing and giving presentations to stakeholders.
  • Development of reporting and the underlying processes, using proficiency in Excel, to deliver efficiencies that are transferable and add value.
  • Taking actions to realize a continuous improvement of budget controlling process.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis as required by the CFO, including business modelling and scenario planning.
  • Working closely with the sales team and BU heads to ensure is correctly and in time billing for all products and services.
  • Act as the key finance stakeholder on all projects to improve the process.

  • Working in a team with a Financial Controller (Amsterdam), Management Accountants (Manila) and affiliated to a Finance Manager of FT (London), directly reporting to the CFO (Amsterdam).
  • Your experience and knowledge

    Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or similar (Ideally qualified - RC / CMA).
  • 3 to 5+ years of experience in a business controlling role, preferably with experience in a similar sector.
  • Strong quantitative abilities and financial modeling experience.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of IFRS accounting policies are a plus
  • We offer you

  • This is a role where you can grow. Your job title describes a lot of things but we’d love to play on your individual strengths to see what it means for you.
  • Fitting compensation that keeps you motivated.
  • A great work environment. We're running a tech hub filled with the most exciting startups and over 700 talented people in the center of Amsterdam.
  • And we have just opened a new location, where your office will be.

  • There will be lots of opportunities to connect with these like-minded people, especially during the calendar of events hosted, which you’re free to attend.
  • A subsidized lunch, free snacks, great coffee, as well as weekly drinks with colleagues and other residents.
  • Interested?

    Apply directly through Robert Walters and / or contact Joram Falkenburg for more information.

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