Experienced Business Controller

Permanent employee, Full-time · Belgium (HQ)

As an Experienced Business Controller, you will be responsible for preparing the month-end reporting package and ensuring accuracy and timely distribution of the financial results. 
As a business partner, you will work closely with all departments and business owners (Logistics, Marketing, Human Resources, etc.) to anticipate and suggest corrective actions on issues that are impacting financial results and identify opportunities to enhance financial performance.
Main responsibilities
Financial and business planning 
  • Support key financial decisions and activities across the organization, including month-end planning and financial modelling of investments or new business cases
  • Actively contribute to and prepare the annual budgets and forecasts, focusing on Opex, Capex, cash flow and various financial KPI’s, working closely with all department and key business owners
  • Analyse and anticipate risks and sensitivities, and suggest solutions and opportunities with a focus on business profitability

 Reporting and analysis

  • Analyse accounting figures at monthly and year-end closing and make necessary adjustments
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards/ internal rules and carry out necessary reconciliations
  • Analyse and explain monthly variances from forecasts, budgets and other financial reporting
  • Prepare presentations to support decision-making in business meetings and/ or for the board of directors 
  • Oversee cash flow management and forecast
  • Create various ad hoc financial reports and analyses as requested by the business
Financial processes

  • Master financial systems and review current processes and models, suggesting enhancements such as automation, use of GenAI, standardization, etc. to drive efficiencies and improve support to the business
  • Ensure all financial data and processes comply with corporate accounting procedures and maintain high quality
Business support
  • Act as a financial business partner for all operational departments and business leads, providing analysis and reporting on financial performance and proactively proposing opportunities and solutions
  • Spend the necessary time with partners (customers and suppliers) to fully understand the company's business and their challenges
  • Actively participate in the development of new business units and provide financial monitoring and suggestions
  • Collaborate with a Senior Controller, a Business Analyst, the Accounting and the Credit departments and operational departments
Report to the Senior Business Controller
Your profile
  • University degree with a financial background or equivalent
  • Approximately 5 years of experience in finance as a Controller 
  • Expertise in business finance and compliance 
  • Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) tools
  • Strong interest in process digitalization and business acumen
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-growing company
  • Hands-on/ no-nonsense mentality and proactive approach
  • Assertive and able to set priorities
  • Rigorous, structured, forward-looking and autonomous
  • Excellent command of French and English
About us

At Stanley/Stella you will witness a scale-up company who has the entrepreneurial mindset of a start-up. Experimenting and empowering people is key to achieve our challenging goals. Combine this with healthy financial results and the possibilities are unlimited. We live in a multicultural, high-energy environment where we encourage people to take the lead and step out of the ordinary. We don’t talk the talk. We walk the walk.

To do so, we rely on an entire eco-system where everyone is part of our journey. From suppliers and dealers to our own employees… because choosing the right partners empowers innovation and ensures our premium standards & quality we strive for. Innovation run through our veins and is in every aspect of the actions we take. No compromises are made when it comes to our aim for excellence.

Because, we re-invent fashion for a better world…

Are you in for this entrepreneurial journey?

You want to know more about Stanley Stella? Visit us here: careers | Stanley/Stella (stanleystella.com)
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