Senior Business Controller

100k - 150k per annum

Senior Business Controller

A challenging environment for a dedicated business controller, who can meet the changing needs of management at all levels throughout the organization, acting as a business partner and advising management proactively.

The company is the European based content division of a leading and global provider and distributor of TV channels, content and digital services with a quotation on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. For the operating company in Amsterdam, being the leading supplier for the Dutch market of premium pay TV channels and provider of a full range of broadcast services, we are currently looking for a Business Controller.

Purpose of the role and main responsibilities: 

  • reporting of the monthly results by timely and accurate preparation of the standard internal monthly and cycle financial reporting package, including Segment Income Statements, Investments details, non-chargeable expenses, accounts payable detail reporting, project detail gains/losses, bad debt expenses and various Business Unit Reports 
  • responsible for financial aspects of payment order process and other process 
  • working with management to set budget, long range planning (LRP) and forecasts, including communicating financial impact of various LRP scenarios and communicating budgets and presenting updates to department heads to ensure effective liaison with them in preparing and reviewing submission 
  • responsible for the commercial- and const controls, budgetting and planning 
  • providing financial support to our client’s operations team 
  • responsible for the investments in capital expenditures and 3rd party offerings 
  • developing reporting to meet the changing needs of management at all levels throughout the organization, acting as a business partner advising management proactively 
  • providing ad hoc reporting and analysis to the members of Senior Leadership in addition to the member of the Finance & Accounting community as well as attending biweekly meetings for commercial proposals, participating in ad hoc projects like commercial and/or supplier contracts and providing financial support for potential internal and external clients backed by an accurate and detailed business case from a financial perspective 
  • tracking of actual results versus budget and financially manage the business units to ensure that budgeted targets are met and costs are controlled, which includes proposing key performance (KPI’s) indicators and tracking business performance against developed and agreed KPI’s

The requirements: 

  • MSc graduate and preferably RC/RA/ACCA or equivalent level 
  • 7-10 years post qualification experience and a broad knowledge of commercial- and cost controls, budgetting and planning 
  • working experience in a multicultural, dynamic and fast paces environment and has been dealing with change management 
  • adherence to statutory and fiscal reporting deadlines 
  • participated in group finance and accounting initiatives 
  • broad timely management and/or group reporting experience 
  • a PAY TV background and/or affinity with an electronic technical environment 
  • the ideal candidate has strong analytical skills, the ability to lead and motivate and above all the flexibility to engage counterparts and colleagues 
  • fluency in written and spoken Dutch and English


If you are interested please send your resume in English and in Word-format with the form below and refer to project number 08057. For more information please contact Karim Ras at Kienbaum Executive Search, telephone + 31 (0) 20 697 1410.

KIENBAUM Executive Search
Teleport Towers
Kingsfordweg 151
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 697 1410


Deze procedure is gesloten (10-03-2009).

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