Financial Controller

FrieslandCampina Corporate Centre

  • Amersfoort
  • Finance
  • 3 - 7 year


about the role

Frits van Alem, Finance Director Supply Chain Dairy Essentials:


For financials FrieslandCampina is an interesting organisation to work for. Our passion is getting more out of milk and aim to help people move forward in life. To begin with, It’s really surprising how comprehensive the process of distracting all types of products out of milk is. The impact it has on the complexity of internal (finance) processes is very interesting. The whole interrelated supply chain is large and complicated and managing of the business from a finance perspective as a consequence is a complex matter.”

Dairy Essentials Supply Chain

“The Dairy Essentials Supply Chain is facing a very challenging business agenda for the coming years, and this is a unique opportunity to become a crucial part of the finance team that will help to drive this agenda. We expect to have large investments in our network and this will give us many and complex business cases to work on. We are also rolling out a multi-year transformation program to increase the  flexibility, customer centricity and cost efficiency of our entire supply chain.”


“The Financial Controller can dig deep into cases and go beyond what you might be expecting. For investments we are not only looking at revenue, but also on improvement on processes and what does an investment does for our sustainability. I have been working on a similar position myself some years ago. This was the period I learned most quickly throughout my career. As Financial Controller you will deal with complex situations, a lot of variables are involved and in this Business Group we are working with huge amounts of money. Achievements you can make in this position are improving predictability of our monthly results,  increase transparency to our commercial business stakeholders, improving end-2-end processes and using your own understanding on all variables to drive understanding in the business so you can deliver top class management information.”

Candidate profile

“I am looking for a candidate with enthusiasm and energy. You need to be hands-on, there is a lot of work to do and we don’t have structures for all process yet. Analytical skills and a solid understanding of the basics of finance are of course essential in his role. To be successful you need to have good communication skills, you need to be able to manage many different stakeholders at the same time. Managing expectations is important, you need to be organizational savvy. Next steps can be made to Cluster Controller, where you will be leading a team of controllers, but this role can also be a good step to a finance position in our commercial or corporate organization.”  

the profile

What you are going to do

In this Financial Controller position you are responsible to coordinate planning & control and drive a solid financial reporting discipline into the entire organization. You develop management information and coordinate internal control cycles. You combine your own financial expertise with strong communication skills as you are the linking pin between a large number of stakeholders. The most important stakeholders are:

  • Finance Director;
  • Controllers and Cluster controllers;
  • Factories;
  • Corporate organization.

Education and experience

  • Master degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or related field;
  • At least 3/4 years working experience gained at one of the Big 4 audit organizations or gained working in a reporting- or financial controlling role in an international organization;
  • Systems knowledge: experience with SAP, Oracle HFM and Business Intelligence tools is a plus;
  • Experience with financial (balance sheet) controlling and more complex reporting issues and  processes;
  • Excellent stakeholder- and project-management skills;
  • Professional communication skills in English and Dutch, writing and verbal.


  • Analytical skills;
  • Planning and organizing;
  • Communication skills;
  • Initiative;
  • Impact;
  • Organizational sensitivity;
  • Adaptability;
  • Persuasion power;
  • Ambition.


2 reasons why the job fits you
  • Analyzing complex data interests me
  • I am a good project manager


2 reasons why the job doesn't fit you
  • It is hard for me to convince people
  • I am not very ambitious

The process

How are we going to work together?
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  • Introductie

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interview quote

FrieslandCampina Corporate Centre

“The Dairy Essentials Supply Chain is facing a very challenging business agenda for the coming years, and this is a unique opportunity to become a crucial part of the finance team that will help to drive this agenda.”

Frits van Alem, Finance Director Supply Chain Dairy Essentials


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