Business Controlling Manager




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Our client

In August 2012, pioneering brand Ecover announced the creation of the world´s largest green cleaning product company with the acquisition of Method (US based) – leaders in premium planet friendly and design-driven home, fabric and personal care products.
Ecover and Method are deeply rooted in the use of plant-based and sustainable ingredients as well as innovative packaging. The extended distribution network is spanning Europe, US, Asia and Australia, collectively delivering sales of $ 200mln and employing around 300 staff.
The headquarter and European regional office is located in Malle , Belgium, nearby one of the two European production facilities. The office staffs approx. 70 employees including the Finance & Legal department.
Now in order to support the further growth of the business and the desire to enhance the quality of the Management Reporting in order to evolve to a '´best in class'' Performance Management culture within the organization a new function as Business Controlling Manager has been created.


Purpose of this role:
The Business Controlling Manager is part of the international finance and legal team and will
report directly to the CFO. Your role is to develop business partnerships with other departments within the organization to achieve the company objectives.

You will manage 2 business controllers.

  • To ensure the timely production of financial and non-financial management information and key performance indicators on a monthly basis.
  • To ensure the annual financial budgets are prepared in time
  • To ensure that quarterly rolling forecasts are prepared in time
  • To ensure effective processes are in place to measure and evaluate the performance of the businesses against budget, forecast and prior year results on a monthly basis, highlighting variances and action required by senior management
  • To take a challenging role in analysing numbers and communicating improvements with your stakeholders throughout the company: cfo , finance manager, ExCom , Country managers, Senior Managers
  • To ensure expenditure is kept to agreed levels by ensuring effective budgetary control procedures are in place throughout the company.
  • To coordinate and prepare the Medium Term Planning and ensuring that the Country Business Plans are kept up-to-date
  • To ensure that the (intercompany) cost prices of the products are correct and properly maintained
  • To actively participate in the Operational Management Meetings, supporting and challenging the Production Management team on achieving their objectives
  • Support the Finance Manager with the preparation and finalization of external and internal audits and production of annual statutory accounts
  • To actively participate in projects
  • To manage the ‘People’ function within the department focusing on the values and performance management

  • Master degree in Finance/Economics, degree in Business school
  • At least 3 to 5 years relevant experience in a business controlling role in a complex international environment, experience on a corporate level is a plus
  • Proven track record in people management
  • Experience in a FMCG and/or production company is a strong asset
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP (Profitability Analysis ''COPA'') software
  • Experience with consolidation reporting tools (i.e. Hyperion, Tagetik , Microsoft Office)
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
Your personal skills:
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Accurate and detailed
  • Hands-on and ''can-do'' mentality
  • Strong ability to manage workflows and workload
  • Assertive, challenging personality
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Independent self-starter and pro-active leader
  • Enthusiasm / people manager
What we offer

You will work in the headquarters of Ecover Coordination Center, very close to the company’s
decision makers.
You will take part in a growing and changing organisation with a lot of challenges and projects in the
near future. The Business Controlling Manager has a central role in the
development of the finance organization, more specifically in the controlling team.

The salary package is competitive including a company car, several fringe benefits and a bonus.

UFINITY +32 3 450 80 34
Veldkant 338
2550 Kontich
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