Corporate Controller

100k - 150k per annum
Twente region

The position

For one of our clients, a specialized manufacturer of advanced industrial products, we are looking for a Corporate Controller. You will be in charge of the daily financial business support and will work close together with various internal business partners. The Corporate Controller will be in charge of team of five Business Controllers and will be part of the Corporate Financial MT. You will directly report to the CFO.

  • Leading international manufacturer of advanced industrial products, with revenues > EUR 250 million
  • Lead European Financial Business support activities
  • Be a business partner to the Board and the business
  • People Management: 5 Business Controllers 

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Establish and maintain efficient and effective planning and control cycle (business planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting) ensuring adequate corporate oversight. Review all business processes, business cases and customer commitments and agreements. Such processes should ensure adequate input from subject matter experts from tax, treasury, legal, accounting etc.
  • Provide guidance to the Business Controllers.
  • Develop policies and general objectives in order to enable the business to run in an effective and efficient way.
  • Set up of dashboard and other performance metrics to monitor, steer and guide the business partners.
  • Ensure management information requirements can be integrated in company (IT) systems. 
  • Responsible for Investment assessments and cash flow forecasting.
  • Responsible for yearly Cost Audits of Customers and yearly European Commission Compliance audits.
  • Provide support for developing yearly KPI’s for the bonus system.
  • Provide support to Executive Directors in the preparation of Board meetings.
  • Participation in quarterly Project and Investments Reviews as well as yearly R&D Reviews.
  • Participation in yearly Information Management Planning.
  • Develop strong relationships with key business partners, including key customers and key suppliers. 

Profile of the ideal candidate 


Minimum Masters degree in Finance/Accounting. A post-graduate degree is preferred (e.g. RC, RA, MBA).


  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive work experience in Finance, including relevant financial modeling, analyses and reporting experience
  • Several years of experience in an international high-tech or manufacturing environments
  • Experience in a fast growing and changing environments
  • Experience with project management and change management
  • Leadership skills and the ability to work well as part of a team
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Professional, decisive, positive, flexible, pro-active and customer oriented attitude
  • Act as a professional role model for staff in communicating company/department visions, values, priorities and targets
  • Strong ambition to build a career within the company
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good business sense; an organized approach
  • Ability to comprehend complex matters and to distinguish essentials from side-issues (helicopter view) 


Twente region, Netherlands. Some international travel to Germany and UK is required. 


You can apply to this position by using the form below. Please attach your resume in English and in Word-format. For more information please contact Laura Boege at Kienbaum at telephone +31 (0)20 697 1410.

Deze procedure is gesloten (29-03-2011).

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