Friesland Campina

Financial Controller

Interview quotes

Finance Director Chees & Butter Retail Europe

“Within Cheese & Butter Retail Europe we continue balance between value creation and ensuring that we process all milk supplied by our member farmers. This is a unique position that will truly help to gain in depth understanding of FrieslandCampina as international dairy cooperative. “

“The last two years FrieslandCampina invested significantly in the professionalization of the internal organization to have a sound and stabilized ground for the future. Compared to other large sized FMCG corporates this is striking and makes it an interesting phase for ambitious financials to join the organization an make an impact.”

“The new financial controller has the ambition and the potential to make a next step within the FrieslandCampina organization. This can be in various directions: towards a senior business controller position or a corporate financial position.”

Experience and education

  • Master degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or related field;
  • At least 5 years working experience gained at one of the Big 4 audit organizations or gained working in a reporting role in an international organization;
  • Systems knowledge: experience with SAP and Hyperion Financial Management is a plus.
  • Experience with complex reporting issues and budget processes.
  • Professional communication skills in English and Dutch, writing and verbal.


  • Pro-active / can do mentality;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Showing ownership;
  • Both detail-oriented and helicopter view;
  • Ability to handle strict deadlines;
  • Results oriented;
  • Accountable.

Employment conditions and location

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your education/training. FrieslandCampina does not compensate its employees with monetary rewards only. They also consider continuous growth as a main focus. Development is considered to be added value for your career and also for the products of the company. For that, FrieslandCampina invests in relevant training courses in your particular discipline. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident. Continuous improvement is continuous learning on the job. Location is Amersfoort.

About position

The Financial Controller acts as the right hand of the Finance Director and has close interaction with the Business Controllers, the FSSC, the local controllers in the foreign offices and different stakeholders in the business.

Planning & control

  • Manage the month end closing process;
  • Manage the budget and rolling forecast process, responsible for content and stakeholder involvement;

Management information

  • Responsible for management information (timely, accurate and complete), including development and monitoring of  Balanced Business Plan and KPI’s to optimize performance;
  • Drive improvement of the quality of management information / BW reporting / Spotfire;


  • Coordinate the internal control cycle and make sure that processes are in accordance with the Internal Control Framework;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditor and drive follow up actions on audit findings;
  • Responsible for managing the FSSC-and local accounting activities to ensure that these are performed conform expectations;

Why is this an attractive role?

This is an attractive role for an ambitious financial with audit of financial control background, who wants to grow into a Business Control or corporate finance position within a few years.

More information?

Managing Consultant
Arjan Sibma,

Associate Consultant
Sarah de Kock,

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