Bid & Project Contoller – Thales Group – Hengelo

  • Hengelo

Thales Group

Location: Hengelo, Netherlands
About the team
The finance department of Thales Nederland consists of ~50 team members organized in 2 different competence centers (clusters):
Shared Services Accounting, Reporting & Controlling;

Bid & Project, Industrial and Procurement Control (Business Control)

Business Control is responsible for the management accounting and program control of all projects and the supply chain within Hengelo. In this role it is possible to work partly from our office in Huizen as well. Within the Competence Center Business Control, we are looking for a Business Controller.
About your future job
As Business Controller you will play an important role in the further development of this position. You are actively involved in the optimization of processes and reports and you work closely with the project organization, tactical planning departments and purchasing. In your role, you act as a business partner for them. The capacity to listen is necessary to identify the needs of the organization, which you can turn into the right responds at the right time. By means of analyzes you contribute to insight into risks and opportunities with regard to financial key figures, so that the predictability of your projects will increase. You advise on optimization and increasing efficiency within your projects. Finally, you increase the efficiency of the department by optimizing and keeping the financial processes up-to-date and by supporting and implementing IT systems/tooling. It is important that you can oversee the entire process and that you can work from the overall view, in order to jointly achieve optimal cooperation.
As an Business Controller your responsibilities include preparing reports, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis and reporting to senior management of all costs and financial data for the projects you work on. As a member of the Business Control team you will support and advise the team in managing our projects. The successful candidate must evaluate, monitor and implement policies, practices and functional performance standards. Our Finance team is a key partner to the wider business and part of the role of Business Controller. To ensure that these relationships are managed and maintained appropriately, whilst providing subject matter expertise on both day to day issues and key initiatives. Communication skills are critical to your success in this role.
The main tasks are:

Be the business partner and specialist for your projects

Be a critical, analytical and independent personality

You are interested in an international and challenging environment

Supporting (internal) improvement and change projects

Be a teamplayer on various organizational levels

Why you’d be a good match
You have Bachelor or Master degree in Finance or strongly related to Finance, relevant work experience is appreciated. You have affinity with technical processes and a good knowledge of MS Office. We are looking for a candidate with passion for finance and who likes to work in an informal environment. You have the ability to understand complex processes . Strong organization, analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills are crucial in this role. You are curious by nature and can grow into a professional role as business partner. Good communication skills (Dutch and English) and be a valued business partner. You have the ability to understand complex issues and to see the overall view. Knowledge of ERP-systems are a big advantage. We will support you in your personal growth to become a more experienced Business Controller.
What’s in it for you

A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.

Room for personal and professional growth within our organization, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills.

Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.

A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.

You can usually work where and whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60/40 balance, where you work from home at least two days a week, when your role allows this.

A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalize your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade PTO for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.

40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

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To ensure that we are a good match, we can ask you to participate in an assessment.
We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.
In line with Thales’ Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. Some vacancies may require a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.

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