Financial Controller

Competitive salary
17 May 2021
19 May 2021
Experience level
Qualified accountant
DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM's purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world's biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders - customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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Are you someone with a strong personality looking for opportunities, thinking out of the box and share your vison and own your point of view?

For the Finance function in the finance region EMEA, we are looking for a:

Financial Controller

As part of the Finance Region EMEA organization (fulltime)

Based in Heerlen (Netherlands)

The Position

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 FSS.

The Key responsibilities in this position will be:

Finance Actuals and Closing

  • Provide all (accruals, provisions, corrections, etc.) content for Journal Entries (recurring and incidental) to the shared service center;
  • Provide all content for required for fixed asset registration and depreciation;
  • Responsible for balance sheet management and reconciliation for the allocated entities;
  • Responsible for solving issues escalated by FSS/Others regarding reconciliation GL and all sub ledgers (incl. clearing issues);
  • Validate/Analyze financial results for the Legal Entity / Reporting Unit (Company Code);
  • Ensure that agreed services as agreed with FSS are delivered up to standard.
  • Are the linking pin between the business group, finance region and shared service center

Finance Reporting

  • Provide reports for Provisions/Accruals;
  • Supports Management Reporting BG/BU, Monthly Reporting Deck Forecast/Actuals and Cashflow + ROCE (ROE / DEBT / EQUITY).

Finance Planning

  • Are point of contact for the Business Partner;
  • Are direct contact to budget holders to support budgeting and forecasting process;
  • Prepare planning figures (e.g. based on Top Down Guidance);
  • Upload data in SAP/BW and related MD maintenance (e.g. cost centers);
  • Are responsible for the set-up of allocation cycles in SAP;
  • Ensure that POs are created on time and in line with the new budget;
  • Upload and lock RAF data in Crystal.

Background & Experience

An ambitious and talented team player;
  • (post) Bachelor or Master's Degree in Accounting/Financial Controlling, and/or licensed certified public accountant;
  • 3 to 5 years prior work experience within a relevant role;
  • Knowledge and experience in a Shared Service environment;
  • In-depth understanding of Finance and Accounting processes;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of ERP systems (SAPR3);
  • Willing to travel within The Netherlands on a periodic basis;
  • Fluent in English.

The Reward

DSM's wide diversity of disciplines makes it possible to offer employees a great variety of roles throughout their career. 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

Procedure & Contact
Are you up for the challenge? Apply on-line by sending us your CV & motivation letter in English. For additional questions you can contact, Brahim Dagdaoui / Recruitment Business Partner (
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Reference check procedures and an assessment can be part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people's lives and help solving the challenges of today's world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.

Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see or connect on