Posted: 3 November 2022

Financial Controller – DSM

Location: Heerlen, The Netherlands
Hours: 40

Our Finance team is a dynamic and constantly evolving organization that addresses modern business challenges. Our global community consists of approximately 800 people of 48 different nationalities in 40 countries.

If you are interested in Finance, in our team you will find a great reward to match your passion.

The Challenge

As Financial Controller you ensure the delivery and execution of the finance planning, actuals, closing and reporting activities for the assigned reporting units. Act as service receiver for “finance actuals and closing services” as supplied by Financial Shared Services.

The Position

Key Responsibilities

  • Are the point of contact for the Finance Business Partner
  • Are in direct contact with budget holders to support the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Have the analytical skills and ability to translate financial data into relevant insights (descriptive, diagnostic and predictive information) for financial planning, actuals and reporting activities, by making use of the latest digital tooling
  • Are responsible for balance sheet management and reconciliation for the allocated entities
  • Prepare planning figures (e.g. based on Top-Down Guidance)
  • Ensure that agreed services as agreed with FSS (Financial Shared Services) are delivered up to standard
  • Support Management Reporting BG/BU, Monthly Reporting Deck Forecast/Actuals and Cashflow + ROCE (ROE / DEBT / EQUITY)
  • Are responsible for (and analyses on) product costing, variance analyses manufacturing performance, Inventories, CAPEX and first-line analyses and insights for actuals, forecast and budget and for setting up relevant allocation cycles in SAP
  • Provide all (accruals, provisions, corrections, etc.) content for Journal Entries (recurring and incidental) to the shared service centre
  • Provide evidence for the Internal Control Framework and follows up on remediation plans

Background & Experience

  • (post) Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting/Financial Controlling, and/or licensed certified public accountant;
  • In-depth understanding of Finance and Accounting processes;
  • Passionate for finance with >4 years of work experience and eager to learn more and grow.
  • An ambitious and talented team player;
  • A self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and strong ability in stakeholder management,

If you recognize yourself in these, then we want you to join our team and change our company. A company that can change the world and Creates brighter lives for all!

The Reward

DSM’s wide diversity of disciplines makes it possible to offer employees a great variety of roles throughout their careers. For instance, you may start your career in an area related to your education/qualifications, but your future is what you make of it. At DSM we stimulate people to determine their own career path and we encourage international careers. We strive to be an Employer of Choice and ensure that our employees are nurtured and given the opportunity to develop their talents. To learn more about DSM’s HR vision and policy, please visit our website at

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