Position: Director

Job type: Full-time

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Job Summary

Are you ready to take the next step in your career as Group business controller? Do you want to further build on your experience in an ambitious international company? Do you aspire to take responsibility for the analysis and improvement of processes to enable business growth? Then you might well be Kiwa’s new Group business controller based in Rijswijk.

About The Role

At Kiwa we have highly ambitious growth plans. As a Group business controller you can contribute to this growth. For example by continuously professionalizing Kiwa’s ways of working.

You are “data minded” and able to provide deep insights and fact-based analysis. You will inform and persuade senior stakeholders on where to act next. Furthermore, you will work on the data structure and its quality, supporting the implementations of new Reporting & BI tools suitable for Kiwa’s business. You will support effective financial planning and analysis and provide finance and business expertise for various topics (e.g. M&A processes, investments).

Your tasks will include:
  • The development of meaningful KPI’s and reporting on business performance, providing deep insight and fact based analysis;
  • Improvement of key metrics at Group level;
  • The development of the Business Intelligence environment, working on tooling suitable for Kiwa;
  • To identify financial business risks and opportunities as well as opportunities for process optimization;
  • The interaction with various other departments such as Accounting, Tax and Internal Control;
  • Being a sparring partner for the CFO, Corporate Finance Director and other senior stakeholders;
  • Presenting your findings to the Board and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Supporting the process for monthly Forecasting and the preparation of gap analysis;
  • To support Kiwa’s strong M&A strategy, by supporting Financial Due diligence and valuations.

Do you have what it takes?

You can (and dare to) make a change. You are able to combine first- class analytical skills with a creative and problem-solving mindset. You don’t only see numbers in data, but you see opportunities. You are ready for a second or third step in your career, but are still eager to learn and develop your knowledge and skills. Your ambition drives your curiosity and flexibility. You’re used to working in projects and you are a pragmatic and confident personality with excellent communication skills and a result-oriented approach. You can work independently as well as in a team and take ownership for your projects. You bring a highly developed sense for business politics and stakeholder management. We also expect a willingness and ability to occasionally travel to Kiwa locations.

What Background You Need

For this position, we’d like you to bring these educational and personal skills:
  • Master or Bachelor in Finance or another relevant area;
  • About 3 to maximum around 7 years and ready for your second or third career step;
  • Professional experience in a similar position, preferably in a corporate environment;
  • You are analytical and you have a long term overview and planning to detail and accuracy coupled with broad-based long range planning expertise;
  • You are accurate and have attention for detail;
  • Ability to cope with high pressure assignments and used to meeting strict deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy;
  • You have extensive data analysis skills, including experience with BI-Tools;
  • You are fluent in English (speaking and writing), Dutch proficiency is an advantage;
  • You are based in the Netherlands and are entitled to work here.

What can you expect from us in return?

As a Group business controller at Kiwa, you’ll hold a challenging position in a technically oriented, ambitious, expanding international organisation. At Kiwa, we value your professional development and personal wellbeing. You’ll be given ample opportunities to balance your working and private life by planning your office hours flexibly and, if desired, partly remotely.

When it comes to our terms and conditions, we offer you a salary tailored to your professional competence and experience, 37 days of annual holiday leave entitlement, 8% holiday allowance, a pension scheme and a variable bonus.

Where you’ll work

In this full-time role, you will work for the Kiwa Group, headquartered in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. As a member of the Corporate Finance team, you will work for and report to the Senior Business Controller.

Why Kiwa

Kiwa is an autonomous global organisation in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), training and consultancy services. We create trust by contributing to the transparency of the quality, safety and sustainability of your organisation’s products, services, processes, systems and employees, as well as personal and environmental performance. You have the ambition and we help you to go forward!

Interested in the role of Group business controller? Apply now by clicking on the red application button to apply at Kiwa.

More information

Should you have any questions about this position at Kiwa Group, please contact Julian Brinkman, Senior Business Controller, phone +31 (0) 6 57 09 75 58. In case you have any questions about the procedure you can contact Patricia Vermeulen, Corporate & International HR Manager, phone +31 (0) 6 83 26 31 19. We look forward to hearing from you!
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