Senior Business Controller – Central Tech

At, our mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. Through our products, partners and people is how we do it.  There’s a whole planet of possibilities out there, and we bring it all together, in one place. 

Move beyond compiling data and help tell the story behind the numbers. This position offers the opportunity to drive financial decision making within

You will be part of a dynamic, international and fast-paced team, working in the scope of the Corporate Functions (Central Technology, HR, Real Estate, Finance, Legal and Strategy). In this role you are a finance business controller for the Central Technology department of You take ownership of your specific areas for financial planning and control cycles, and you support the needs and demands of your stakeholders.

You will lead the financial planning and control cycle activities for Central Tech, whereby there is a clear emphasis on bridging innovative business strategies into solid financial plans. On the basis of detailed business analysis you proactively take the lead in advising stakeholders on their departments’ financial performance, expenses, FTE growth and other relevant KPIs. Ad-hoc analyses and business cases are part of the scope whenever there is a need from the business. 

You will also work on enhancing ways of working within our team. Think about standardizing processes, automating financial reporting, or strengthening planning & control processes with other departments. 

Lastly, you will also work on cost optimization projects. This will require close cooperation with other Business Controllers, the Business, and relevant teams outside of FP&A.

Due to the rapid and continuous growth of the organization, the tasks and duties of this role will evolve over time. You will be keen to develop and grow within the role and challenge yourself to take on additional projects and responsibilities as they present themselves.

This role requires a dynamic and proactive person with strong analytical, communication, and stakeholder management skills. This position is based in our headquarters in Amsterdam and will report to the Central Tech FP&A Manager. 

As Senior Business Controller – Central Tech you will be responsible for:

  • Support both the short and long-term business planning process to create solid financial plans for Central Tech;
  • Work with accounting and business teams on month-end close to accurately report business results and provide insightful explanatory commentary;
  • Provide reporting in an insightful and actionable way to Central Tech stakeholders, including business performance presentations for all close and planning cycles;
  • Proactively deliver intelligence based on data and support and advise your business partners on identified opportunities;
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis, scenarios and benchmarking as needed and contribute to new business/expansion/cost control projects and process improvement as and when business requires;
  • Continuously seek ways to simplify and enhance our planning and control processes;  
  • Identify what drives (financial) success for the different sub departments and develop measures for these drivers. 

As Senior  Business Controller – Central Tech you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or other related field;
  • Additional professional certification (CPA/RC/CIMA/CMA) or studying is a plus;
  • 3-5 years of experience in business control is required;
  • Experience managing budgets in Technology department/function is required;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required, Google Sheets is a plus;
  • Financial modeling and analytical skills;
  • Ability to listen, work with and proactively advise business partners;
  • Extremely reliable and autonomous, hands-on deliverer of quality results;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English;
  • Comfortable working in cross-functional teams and working in an unstructured environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously;
  • Organized, detailed, proactive, and results oriented;
  • Flexible mindset.

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.



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