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senior business controller (freelance)

  • Freelancer
    East Flanders
  • Controlling
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  • Added on: 13 September 2022

About our client

Are you a Senior Business Controller who can switch quickly in an international environment? Then this opportunity at our customer in East Flanders is the ideal challenge for you. You will join an international production company (food) where you contribute to the development of the business strategy.


As a Senior Business Controller you have a wide range of tasks and you offer support to the business and management. You are part of the European Finance team and have direct exposure to board level of this international organization. A selection of the tasks:

  • You act as a strategic advisor to business and management;
  • You facilitate the strategic planning processes throughout the business;
  • You support the business and management in preparing and determining business objectives , strategies and tactics ;
  • You support your business partners in preparing their operational budgets and CAPEX plans;
  • You make analyzes and budget/forecast report reviews with the business and management;
  • You perform operational reviews and business management reviews;
  • You lead and perform analyzes of multidimensional business components (eg customers, products, markets);
  • You provide management with analytical support that exposes the business dynamics;
  • You support M&A's and perform project analyses ;
  • You develop, analyze and present financial results to the business and management;
  • You lead and coordinate projects to improve business performance & operations;
  • Leadership activities:
    • You drive continuous improvement initiatives in the areas of processes, technologies and organization
    • You coach employees who report indirectly to you to ensure team effectiveness
    • You promote knowledge sharing throughout the company


  • Education
    • You have a Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar
      • Ideally Master in Business Administration
    • Good knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Experience
    • You have at least 5 years of experience in controlling
    • Experience in a multinational context, ideally in B2B/food industry
    • Leadership experience is an added value
    • Supply chain finance/controlling experience and knowledge are absolute requirements for this role
  • Knowledge/business understanding
    • You are analytical , hands-on and flexible , have a strong drive to deliver and are very solution -oriented
    • Change management – ​​able to challenge ways of working and processes and envision and lead change in the organization
    • Strong and hands-on knowledge of Excel
    • Strong in stakeholder management


  • Location: East Flanders
  • Latest start date: ASAP
  • There is a lot of flexibility: it is possible to work from home 2 days a week
  • Market-based daily rate - to be determined based on experience