International Business Controller (BE)

International role | Western Flanders | Strategic role | Reporting into C-level | Attractive senior package

Key Figures has been exclusively retained to search for a sharp International Business Controller for the high tech divison of a top notch international Belgian company. This critical role is the perfect role for a senior Business Controller ready to take the next step by reporting into the C-level.

Are you sharp enough to support a C-level leader? Strong enough to push back, especially when difficult? Mature enough to perform well in a “VUCA” (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment?

Triggered? Ready to level up?

The location of this international role is in the Western part of Flanders (BE). This role will focus on the full business unit operating in various countries in Europe so travelling to these locations is required in combination with office work (Flanders West) and work from home. We foresee around 50% travelling, very dependent on the business needs. Combination of remote and office time is intended to balance this.


Your role

  • Main finance business partner of the c-level officer responsible for the business unit
  • Financial “rock” in navigating this dynamic business
  • Monthly closing with supporting services (accounting, controlling, tax, operations,…)
  • Quarterly rolling forecast and key player in budgetting process for the business unit with all stakeholders
  • Crystal clear management reporting with root cause analyse of performance deviations
  • Stakeholder management with relevant internal partners
  • Deep understanding of the value drivers of the business to quickly react, after the learning curve period
  • Support the business with strong business cases (new markets, new offerings, new segments,…)
  • Support ongoing and new projects within the business unit


The ideal candidate

  • Experienced business controller
  • Analytically strong
  • SAP FI/CO experienced
  • International controlling experience and able to travel
  • Able to cope within an exciting, growing and yet somehow “VUCA” environment
  • Project controlling experience
  • Knowlegde of revenu recognition is a huge asset
  • This is a permanent position in Belgium, (freelance) consultants will NOT be considered.



The offer

  • Highly competitive gross salary
  • Company car
  • Net allowance
  • Meal vouchers
  • Nice perks
  • Insurance coverages
  • Pension plan
  • Work from home
  • Growth opportunities

About Key Figures Recruitment

Key Figures is a specialized niche finance recruitment firm based in Belgium and operating across Europe. We support our clients by helping them attract high performing Finance professionals focusing on key figures and critical processes to increase the profitability of your organization. We offer executive search, permanent recruitment services as well as short to midterm interim management solutions. We are also the producers of the first fully finance focused Podcast for the Finance community, The Key Figures Podcast.

This role is managed within Key Figures  by Bright Obeng, ex-Senior Business Controller with more than 10 experience within finance & controlling, who knows this role very well.