RemoteNederland, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamFinance
Group Business Control is responsible for group navigation (intelligence, strategic planning, budgets, reporting, review meetings, benchmarking and target setting), and sets the professional standards for the wider finance function. The team advises and supports the Board and the management of operating companies in strategic decision-making, to enhance and sustain the overall and financial performance of the organization, both now and in the future. The department is not directly responsible for financial control and consolidation, including the annual and quarterly reports to the shareholders. This is performed by Group Accounting and Reporting.
The department is managed by the Group Director Business Control (GDBC). The GDBC is second in command and heads up a team of business controllers and the FP&A function. FP&A coordinates the Group planning and control cycle across business controllers, holding companies and operating companies. The GDBC together with FP&A sets the rhythm of the organization from a business control perspective.
The FP&A Lead will be responsible for consolidated group analyses and performance management. Management reporting needs to be standardized and improved further. From a business control perspective the focus is on growth, working capital and operations. Benchmarking opportunities may exist because of the relatively big opco landscape.
The FP&A Lead is the spider in the web and has a lot of direct contact with the GDBC, SMT, Board, directors and CFO’s of opco’s.
The business controllers in Group Business Control are responsible for the opco’s. The FP&A manager and GDBC are provided with detailed opco information from the business controllers in order to perform the consolidation analyses and set targets. The GDBC also gives the business controllers specific focus areas to perform their analyses.
Position within the organization: Solid line reporting into Group Director Business Control
Interactions, stakeholders, and counterparts:
- Group Director Business Control
- Business controllers
- Manager Shared Service Center
- Finance Application Manager
- Opco management
To interpret, assess and advise on business and financial indicators, in line with corporate strategy. Full owner of the process, financial models and calculations that govern the forecast-, budget- and strategic plan process. Responsible for setting the group agenda for these activities, build supporting templates, maintain/create balance sheet and cash flow projections and scenarios, variance analyses and create periodic updates and presentations to Board/SMT.
Analytics: Understanding relationships between complex concepts; working effectively with quantitative data; performing numerical operations; using logical reasoning to derive insights and conclusions from analytical work.
Accuracy: Working in a structured, methodical way to avoid mistakes; employing appropriate checks to detect mistakes.
Communication: Effectively using language and visual representations to transfer meaning to one or more other individuals. Able to communicate complex financial matters to non financials.
Planning and organization: Structuring work into one or more executable sequences of steps; providing a structured process to bring stakeholders together and foster cooperation to achieve business objectives.
Influencing: Using communications to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others.
Flexible: Can adapt own behavior to changing circumstances, continuously fine-tuning own approach to make sure it helps achieve objectives in a complex and changing environment.
Required knowledge and experience:
- Academic level
- 6-8 years’ experience in Finance roles. Focus on data analytics and financial analysis
- Excellent MSExcel and data manipulation experience required
- Experience with automation, PowerBI and Robotics is preferred
- Strong level of autonomy and self-accountability
- Able to work under time/results pressure, tight deadlines and changing priorities
- Strong ability to follow-through, persistence to elevate quality
- Ability to understand and improve complex reports
- Fluent English and Dutch verbal and written