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Business Controller

Posted 20 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you eager to immerse yourself in a role where continuous learning is the norm, where challenges push you beyond traditional finance boundaries? Do you have strong skills in analysis & reporting that can support the business towards success? Then maybe the role of Business Controller at GKN Fokker Aerospace is your new next step!

As a Business Controller, you are a member of the Finance team based in Papendrecht and you focus on our Fokker Landing Gear business. As a Business Controller for Fokker Landing Gear, you'll dive into the heart of our financial operations, taking charge of programs and ensuring their financial health. You will support the closure and reporting activities of the overall consolidated reporting and you will be partly responsible for the planning cycle (forecast, budget, strategic plan). As a member of the Business Control Team, you will stand in the middle between finance and program teams. Additionally, you'll play a key role in enhancing business processes and advancing the professionalism of our finance operations.

note: the internal job title is Program Support Controller

What you'll do

  • Ensuring adequate accounting of various programs, including analysis and balance sheets,
  • Preparing budget, forecast and strategic plan for several programs,
  • Assisting in achieving programs' financial goals by providing analyses and recommendations,
  • Contributing to annual planning processes by providing insight into sales, profit, and cash flow forecasts,
  • Analyzing actuals compared to budget, forecast, and previous year's figures, acting as a point of contact for Central Finance,
  • Preparing various reports to present the analysis of financial results to stakeholders,
  • Providing ad hoc reports, incl. margin analysis, monthly closure activities,
  • Supporting program management in preparing and updating business cases and challenge the business with financial insights.

What you'll bring

  • A completed HBO/University degree in Finance or similar,
  • 3-5 years of similar experience as Business or Program Controller, ideally a company in the manufacturing industry,
  • Ability to easily collaborate with other functions within the programs for gathering, challenging and summarizing key drivers of results and cash flow,
  • Strong analytical and financial skills, especially in management reporting,
  • Proactive, ability to work independently, eager to learn,
  • Structured, able to plan own work & set priorities,
  • Ability to communicate with other non-finance professionals (e.g. program team, procurement, manufacturing),
  • Advanced Excel skills,
  • PowerBI or other data management software would be considered a plus,
  • Fluent in English and Dutch.

What we'll offer

We are committed to offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities, a career that can go in many directions thanks to our breadth of international opportunities. By being part of GKN Fokker Aerospace that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry, you will know that you will be working towards being the most trusted partner in the aerospace industry.

In the role of Business Controller, you will belong to an international team of experts. We will not only provide you with the conditions to perform at the best of your capabilities, but we will also support and promote your professional and personal development. Furthermore, we will offer you:

  • A gross monthly salary between € 4.689 and 5.658,- depending on your experience,
  • 8% holiday allowance,
  • 42 paid holidays for full-time employment in line with the Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro (29 holidays and 13 ADV days),
  • An excellent pension scheme (PME) and travel allowance,
  • Hybrid working, giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working,
  • Profit sharing scheme,
  • A pleasant and informal working environment, in which we work together to achieve the best result for our customers.

Next to a competitive package, we will offer you a world of opportunities: we want to see your career fly! We will support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That's the beauty of being part of a global business, once you're on board you never know where your career journey may take you!

Extra information

You can apply by clicking on the 'apply' button and attaching your CV and (preferably) your cover letter. For questions you can contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist Marina Monogyiou at You can expect a first chat with Marina and possibly 1 or 2 online/F2F interviews with the hiring manager and members of the team.

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN Fokker Aerospace. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created an environment where everyone can be at their best. We are also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Be part of our journey!

With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

1,000 employees