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Business Controller

Posted 14 May 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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A unique maritime adventure

Heerema Fabrication Group is an independent operating company within the Heerema Group and produces large and complex steel constructions for the offshore industry, such as jackets and templates for the larger offshore wind farms. Given the growth of the organization in the coming years, the company is looking forward to a dynamic time. The company needs to be streamlined and optimized with the aim of professionalizing the business control and business planning processes. To initiate and lead this process, we are looking for a Business Controller (32 – 40 hours per week)

Job description

As a Business Controller, you play a crucial role in supporting management in financial decision-making and planning. You will be responsible for analyzing financial data, preparing reports, and providing valuable insights that contribute to the company's strategic business development and investment proposals. You will work closely with your Finance colleague and the various departments within Heerema Fabrication Group. At the same time, you will also work with your Finance, Tax and Treasury colleagues within Heerema Group Support in Leiden to ensure that our business control and business planning are in line with our group standards. You report to the Yard Director of Heerema Fabrication Group in Vlissingen.

Is this the job for you?


  • Business Planning and analysis, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial analyses to evaluate and plan the company's performance, investment calculations, project support for tenders and post-investment analysis;
  • Control CAPEX, OPEX, projects, and cash flow of our yards in Vlissingen and Opole;
  • Ensure timely delivery of all internal and external financial reporting - in line with IFRS and or Dutch GAAP - focusing on providing insightful information to aid decision-making;
  • Acting as a (strategic) partner for management, stakeholders and other departments within the company, on financial issues and projects using financial insights to support business decisions.
  • Evaluating the company's operational performance using financial and non-financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and advising management on potential improvements;
  • Providing recommendations to improve financial performance and cost control;
  • Performing financial analysis to identify trends, exploit opportunities and assess risk that may impact the company's performance and success;
  • Preparing business cases for investment decisions;

This position requires a highly motivated, enthusiastic ‘hands on’ person that thrives in a dynamic team. A person who can contribute to solutions for our current and future challenges. Furthermore, you have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor degree in Finance & Control, Post Bachelor (Business) Controlling;
  • At least 1 to 3 years of experience in the field of Finance or planning & control;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken;
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset, take ownership and are result oriented;
  • The flexibility and willingness to work in Vlissingen and Leiden.

Personal skills:

For this position we require the following skills and characteristics:

  • Learning mindset, which means being open to feedback;
  • Curious;
  • Eager to learn;
  • Personal leadership which means you are an entrepreneur at heart;
  • Have the mindset of a founder;
  • Take control of your own work and development.

Working at Heerema Fabrication Group

Making the impossible possible, this is what drives us at Heerema! To execute our projects we must innovate, engineer, and develop to find solutions for our clients’ challenges. We are passionate about sustainability and are guided by our Sustainability Roadmap to reduce our impact on the planet. Working with Heerema Fabrication Group means working in an international, informal, and friendly environment where you will meet likeminded and passionate colleagues.

Heerema has been solving challenges for over 60 years. With four of the world's largest crane vessels, including the innovative Sleipnir that has a 20,000 MT lifting capacity and runs on emission-reducing fuel, we have built a reputation for excellence, innovation, and safety. Our journey is far from over, and we welcome you to join us in creating waves of your own at Heerema!

Active in 5 countries
1,000 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years