Group Controller


Group Controller

Job title Group Controller
Company Industrial
Location Rotterdam
Reference 10956
Description Our client (PE held) is a market leader and one of the outperformers in its field. The group operates across 35 countries worldwide, employs approximately 3000 employees and generates more than 2 billion euro turnover. In order to strengthen their Finance function at their Head Office they are now seeking to recruit a Group Controller. Headquartered in Rotterdam, the role reports directly to the CFO and drives the development and performance of the global finance and accounting organisation

  • Manage and develop the accounting organisation that consists of group and HQ accounting and consolidation teams,
  • Strong Business Partner for the CFO and all other Corporate and Global Functions
  • Drives consistent costing methodologies and reporting across the Regions/Operating companies to ensure accurate comparisons between them
  • Ensure there are appropriate month end close process and procedures in place resulting in accurate financial statements. Review and improve month end close process and procedures
  • Analyzing company's financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets. Issue regular status and ad hoc reports to senior management.
  • Ultimately responsible for consolidation and drafting of consolidated financial statements as well as statutory financial statements for all entities
  • Manage multiple projects in parallel (process improvements, post-acquisition integrations, reorganisations, etc.)
  • Liaise with external stakeholders: banks, auditors and audit committee, investor stakeholders and local authorities
  • Work closely with all other finance subfunction leaders (FP&A, tax, treasury) and ensure seamless co-operation with all interfacing functions, e.g. IT, HR, Purchasing etc
  • Develop performance culture and drive talent development within the accounting function
  • Build strong relationships with the group auditors and ensure audit costs minimized through excellence in control environment and year end preparation


  • Graduate degree in business with a focus on Accounting or Finance, auditor (Big4) training of advantage
  • Extensive experience (15+ years) in complex multinational accounting organisations, restructuring experience of advantage
  • Proven leadership track record of leading diverse teams in multiple global locations, remote employees and shared service centres
  • Profound understanding of IFRS accounting standards for distributor, manufacturing and service operations, knowledge of other major accounting standards incl US GAAP of advantage
  • Extensive experience in managing multiple parallel projects in dynamic environments
  • Adept in the use and deployment of financial systems/applications, SAP Business One &/or Microsoft AX experience of advantage
  • Previous experience of working within a Private Equity backed business of advantage, IPO and IPO readiness understanding similarly of significant advantage.
  • Excellent communicator, experienced in driving performance and team spirit, used to managing conflicting priorities with interfacing functions and able to co-operatively find solutions
  • Thrives on stress and project deadlines, self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Fluent in English both verbally and in writing, knowledge of Spanish of advantage

Consultant Maurits Claassen
Als je geïnteresseerd bent in deze positie, neem dan contact op met Maurits Claassen via +31 20 8813100 of reageer direct.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Maurits Claassen on +31 20 8813100 or apply directly.
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