Business Controller


Our client is a family owned company that is selling women clothes designed for any moment of the day. Each collection is a finely balanced composition of styles, colors, in-house designed prints, materials and silhouettes. From jacket to dress, and from blouse to bottoms: all items can be matched up with each other, throughout the seasons. The clothing is sold in over 2000 shops worldwide.

Functie omschrijving

We are looking for an experienced Business (Financial) Controller. In this role you are expected to be able to recommend - and together which your counterparts - achieve changes that add value to the organization. You are responsible for delivering business and financial analysis related to the field in such a way that they are understandable and easy to use. At the same time, you are involved with investigating the financial and business situation of the organization and providing recommendations how to improve, while at times you also help to implement the improvements. The Business Controller can perform detailed financial analysis including advanced financial modeling, profitability analysis, return on investment, monitoring business issues and impact to bottom line.

The Job:
• Participating & contributing to the month-end closing, discover and give feedback for adjustments to the general ledger accountants
• Preparing the analysis of monthly profit & loss results in comparison to budget and analyze KPI trends to assist management in its understanding of results as well as assist business users in understanding their business.
• Analysing channel and brand performance and recommending improvements
• You make weekly KPI reports for the management team, in working together with other departments to get information in time and accurate
• Responsible for the weekly cash report and work on liquidity planning based on future developments
• Responsibility for the budget and rolling forecast processes in close cooperation with management
• Preparing profit & loss accounts for all owned and operated retail stores as well concession POS
• Adhering to the organization process guidelines and techniques, which are associated with the sales regions
• Maintaining good connection with the Managing Directors of the sales Routine communication with budget owners relating to financial closings, issues and deliverables
• Providing specialized support to other departments such as Design, Marketing, Sales Management, Production and Logistics
• Key involvement in setting up the processes and procedures for the Controlling Department and taking on a leading role in the following:
o setting up financial dimensions, posting accounting profiles and retail processes in the further deployment of the Microsoft Axapta ERP system
• Acting as a super user for the Reporting & Consolidation system Tagetik and the BI Tool Evidanza for the Finance Department

Functie eisen

• Controller with over 5 years’ experience preferably with previous experience in a similar position
• Good communicator who is motivated and proactive as well as hands-on
• Ability to succeed in a team environment
• Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
• Customer-Service-Oriented
• Ability to generate bold, creative ideas to improve performance
• Ability to drive change and achieve results
• Good understanding of accounting processes, procedure and internal controls
• Strong research and analysis skills and an attention to detail
• Knowledge of a Retail environment (e.g. Fashion) is a strong plus
• Effective Communication Skills in English (written & verbal)
• Excellent in Excel; able to work with complex worksheets and are used to work with VLOOKUP, Index, Match and sumif etc.
• Knowledge of Tagetik is very beneficial
• MSD (Microsoft Dynamics / AX) experience is an asset
• Living near Amsterdam preferable


• Market compliant pay and benefits package
• 38,5 hours workweek
• 27 days off




Harold van Aart
T: (0348) 490 006
Vacature details
Match criteria
  • Regio Amsterdam
Soort dienstverband
  • Vast dienstverband bij opdrachtgever
  • Financiele administratie (algemeen)
  • HBO
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