• Business Controller Southeast Europe

Confidentieel Utrecht Vast 40 uur Financiële dienstverlening Bachelor (HBO) Senior Professional

Business Controller Southeast Europe

What are you going to do

For our client, Valcon Southeast Europe, we are looking for a Business Controller. The Business Controller is part of the leadership team for Valcon SEE. Reporting to the Group CFO with a dotted line to the country Managing Partner, The Business Controller provides financial support, information and analysis to country and group management and proposes ideas and suggestions for optimizing the business.

The Business Controller will manage all day-to-day financial aspects of Valcon SEE, liaising closely with external advisers to produce accurate monthly reports on a timely basis and all statutory reporting and is the sparring partner for the MP SEE for all financial related matters. The Business Controller will oversee and work with the finance functions and external accountants of the foreign subsidiaries, to maintain accounting standards, harmonized reporting structures, timely monthly closing, etc. The Controller is Valcon SEE’s key representative in the Group Finance function and will be expected to participate in Group Finance working groups and initiatives

Your tasks and responsibilities
  • Initiate and manage annual budgeting process, obtaining appropriate input from key stakeholders in the business, challenge and discuss with small partner team
  • Maintain rolling forecasts for the next 3 months and for the full year. Requires good awareness of revenue pipeline and the ability to critically appraise its contents. Identifies gaps with the ambition
  • Identify potential future shortfalls versus budget/plan in time for any remedial action to be taken and proposes interventions when needed
  • Provide strategic input to the Valcon Group finance function. Ensure that group policies are compatible with NL and foreign regulations
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
  • Manage day-to-day relationship with the Dutch finance administrator and with the outsourced Finance Administration partner
  • Manage relationship with local finance functions in Croatia and Serbia and their external accountants
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, including key KPIs and performance against ambition /plan. Proposes stretched ambition where possible
  • Oversee preparation of annual statutory accounts with outsourced Finance Administration partner
  • Manage cash flow and liquidity between Valcon SEE and the foreign subsidiaries
  • Actively manage debtors and cashflow in collaboration with Group CFO
  • Ensure the company has appropriate insurance cover at all times
  • Handle legal matters relating to eg company structure, with help of external legal advisors
  • Manage the company risk register in accordance with the agreed review cycle
  • Ensure all company registrations and external reporting are completed on a timely and accurate basis
  • Support the integration of any acquisitions into the Valcon Group financial systems
  • Any other tasks reasonably required by the business
Your profile
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance. ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • 4-6 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in an international organization
  • “Can-do” attitude is critical with ability and willingness to be flexible
  • Credibility in front of senior stakeholders
  • Ability to influence
  • Attention to detail – desire to have things done correctly
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong English language skills, both verbally and in writing
Your offer
  • A good salary, depending on education and previous work experience
  • A lease budget
  • You will gain experience in a global organization in an informal and pleasant working environment
  • A nice bonus scheme, comparable to one month’s salary
  • 25 vacation days and a good pension scheme
  • An annual contract with sight on a permanent contract
  • Regular cozy drinks and outings
  • The location of the role will be split between working remotely and working at Valcon NL’s Utrecht office (1 minimum)
  • Occasional visits to the foreign subsidiaries could be part of the role
  • An interesting position for 32 – 40 hours a week! Are you available for 24 hours a week? That is also negotiable!

Company information
Organisatie- en afdelingomschrijving

Valcon Southeast Europe (SEE) is a fast-growing part of the Valcon Group, with over 400 dedicated professionals in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro, providing remote IT services to customers in North West Europe. Valcon SEE serves direct customers as well as customers of the Valcon Group in the Netherlands, UK and Scandinavia.

The Croatian and Serbian entities have a finance function and external accountant, and report for their countries and Bosnia and Montenegro to Valcon SEE. Valcon SEE has a financial administrator and also uses the services of Valcon’s outsourced Finance Administration partner. Customers are invoiced by Valcon SEE in the Netherlands, and the foreign subsidiaries invoice their services to Valcon SEE through an intercompany relationship.

What are you going to do

For our client, Valcon Southeast Europe, we are looking for a Business Controller. The Business Controller is part of the leadership team for Valcon SEE. Reporting to the Group CFO with a dotted line to the country Managing Partner, The Business Controller provides financial support, information and analysis to country and group management and proposes ideas and suggestions for optimizing the business.

The Business Controller will manage all day-to-day financial aspects of Valcon SEE, liaising closely with external advisers to produce accurate monthly reports on a timely basis and all statutory reporting and is the sparring partner for the MP SEE for all financial related matters. The Business Controller will oversee and work with the finance functions and external accountants of the foreign subsidiaries, to maintain accounting standards, harmonized reporting structures, timely monthly closing, etc. The Controller is Valcon SEE’s key representative in the Group Finance function and will be expected to participate in Group Finance working groups and initiatives

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Initiate and manage annual budgeting process, obtaining appropriate input from key stakeholders in the business, challenge and discuss with small partner team
  • Maintain rolling forecasts for the next 3 months and for the full year. Requires good awareness of revenue pipeline and the ability to critically appraise its contents. Identifies gaps with the ambition
  • Identify potential future shortfalls versus budget/plan in time for any remedial action to be taken and proposes interventions when needed
  • Provide strategic input to the Valcon Group finance function. Ensure that group policies are compatible with NL and foreign regulations
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
  • Manage day-to-day relationship with the Dutch finance administrator and with the outsourced Finance Administration partner
  • Manage relationship with local finance functions in Croatia and Serbia and their external accountants
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, including key KPIs and performance against ambition /plan. Proposes stretched ambition where possible
  • Oversee preparation of annual statutory accounts with outsourced Finance Administration partner
  • Manage cash flow and liquidity between Valcon SEE and the foreign subsidiaries
  • Actively manage debtors and cashflow in collaboration with Group CFO
  • Ensure the company has appropriate insurance cover at all times
  • Handle legal matters relating to eg company structure, with help of external legal advisors
  • Manage the company risk register in accordance with the agreed review cycle
  • Ensure all company registrations and external reporting are completed on a timely and accurate basis
  • Support the integration of any acquisitions into the Valcon Group financial systems
  • Any other tasks reasonably required by the business

Your profile

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance. ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • 4-6 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in an international organization
  • “Can-do” attitude is critical with ability and willingness to be flexible
  • Credibility in front of senior stakeholders
  • Ability to influence
  • Attention to detail – desire to have things done correctly
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong English language skills, both verbally and in writing

Your offer

  • A good salary, depending on education and previous work experience
  • A lease budget
  • You will gain experience in a global organization in an informal and pleasant working environment
  • A nice bonus scheme, comparable to one month’s salary
  • 25 vacation days and a good pension scheme
  • An annual contract with sight on a permanent contract
  • Regular cozy drinks and outings
  • The location of the role will be split between working remotely and working at Valcon NL’s Utrecht office (1 minimum)
  • Occasional visits to the foreign subsidiaries could be part of the role
  • An interesting position for 32 – 40 hours a week! Are you available for 24 hours a week? That is also negotiable!

Company information

How long will it take you to get there?

Valcon Southeast Europe (SEE) is a fast-growing part of the Valcon Group, with over 400 dedicated professionals in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro, providing remote IT services to customers in North West Europe. Valcon SEE serves direct customers as well as customers of the Valcon Group in the Netherlands, UK and Scandinavia.

The Croatian and Serbian entities have a finance function and external accountant, and report for their countries and Bosnia and Montenegro to Valcon SEE. Valcon SEE has a financial administrator and also uses the services of Valcon’s outsourced Finance Administration partner. Customers are invoiced by Valcon SEE in the Netherlands, and the foreign subsidiaries invoice their services to Valcon SEE through an intercompany relationship.

Application procedure

  • Apply to the vacancy on our website and add your resume
  • Have an introductory meeting at our office
  • Have an interview with the client
  • Have a second, and possibly, a third, interview with the client
  • If necessary make an assessment, and receive an offer you can’t refuse
  • Sign the contract and you will be ready to start your new job at your new employer!
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