Financial Controller – FrieslandCampina – Leeuwarden


For our site in Leeuwarden we are looking for a Financial Controller. In Leeuwarden we produce (sweetened) condensed milk for markets in Middle East, Africa and Asia.

As Financial Controller you will drive the month end close process and be responsible for the planning and control cycle. You report to the Manager Finance and the location of this role is Leeuwarden.

What we ask

For this finance position we are looking for a result-oriented and entrepreneurial professional, with strong communication skills with a positive, open attitude and affinity with the financial ins and outs of a production location. Further job requirements include:

Completed Master’s degree in financial-administrative or business economics;

Knowledge of controlling activities, understanding the principles of internal control policies and accounting procedures, legal and tax requirements;

Well-developed verbal and written communication skills (NL and ENG) and able to explain financial data to non-financials;

Data-driven, problem solving and result-oriented;

Able to work independently;

Good knowledge of SAP (ECC and BW), Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Excel.

What we offer

We offer a challenging and responsible job in a production environment in which you can really make a difference and have impact by successfully realizing changes. You will oversee the total organization, work closely together within the Finance team and have a lot of interaction with different departments.

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training. FrieslandCampina does not however only compensate its employees with monetary rewards’. We also consider it important for our people to continue to grow. After all, your development is not only good for your career; our products also benefit from it. That’s why we invest in relevant training courses in your discipline. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn.

Responsible for planning- and control cycle (monthly reporting, budget and forecast)

Drive month end close process with continuous improvement mindset;

Create (ad-hoc) analyses and presentations for stakeholders about cost development, FTE’s, price differences, currency differences and commitments.

Responsible for overall balance sheet control;

Linking pin between location Leeuwarden, Financial Shared Service Center in Budapest and central office in Amersfoort with regard to financial reporting;

Budget planning and analysis (in HFM / SAP);

Cost controlling;

Coordinate overall ICF design and perform ICF controls & self-assessments.

Maintain financial management systems (HFM) and responsible for quality of management reports

Identify improvement potential concerning costs, revenues and output

FrieslandCampina Leeuwarden is responsible for producing, packing and distributing (sweetened) condensed milk to markets in Middle East, Africa and Asia. This role is part of the local Finance team, consisting of several controllers, and you are reporting to the Finance Manager.

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