(Junior) Business Controller

Top Employers Institute is the global authority in recognizing excellence in people practices. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are proud to have certified well over 2.000 Top Employers around the world for their dedication to enriching the world of work for their people. For our Finance team we have an exciting new role. The purpose of the Junior Business Controller is to support in preparing, analysing and communicating financial information across the functions, in budgeting and forecasting. This role reports to the  Senior Business Controller


Key result areas and main activities

The responsibilities of the Controller comprise of,

  • Take part in annual budgeting, forecasting/LE’s, reporting, strategic planning;
  • Analyse and report the financial development of the cluster on monthly basis;
  • Perform month end closing checks in collaboration with Regional Financial Controllers;
  • Ad- hoc reporting on business relevant issues;
  • Preparing financial and KPI reports for key stakeholders;
  • Providing financial analysis of different aspects of the business;
  • Participate in creating guidelines for the internal reporting procedures and definitions;
  • Participate in projects to enhance further operational efficiencies.



  • Collaboration
  • Customer focus
  • Global perspective
  • Financial acumen
  • Business acumen
  • Manages complexities
  • Plans & aligns
  • Optimizes work processes
  • Ensures accountability
  • Communicates effectively
  • Tech Savvy


Qualification Criteria

 Business Controller has the following skills and competences:

  • HBO/ specific controlling education or international equivalent
  • +2 years of working experience in a similar environment
  • Hands-on, result oriented/focused, flexible, being able to deliver
  • Focus on improvements
  • Strong analytical skills and logical abilities
  • Good skills in Excel and data analysis
  • Pro-active and strong team player but not afraid to challenge
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and in writing (English, Dutch)
  • Fast learner with the ability to see the big picture but also understand the importance of details
  • Aiming for high level of quality
  • Takes ownership and responsibility
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic environment
  • Residing in the Netherlands (we work human centric so you will work from home and from our HQ office in Amsterdam)


Top Employers Institute offers

  • Competitive fixed & variable remuneration
  • Human centric way of working: Flexible working conditions, including the flexibility to work from home or from the office
  • We pay you to pay it forward. 2 days company paid time off (VTO) for volunteering for causes you care about
  • Dynamic and open business culture
  • Plenty of room for initiatives and own responsibility
  • Leader in HR, relied on by global clients such as DHL and PepsiCo
  • Fast growing company, enabled by owner HAL Investments, which is one of the largest, long-term, investment companies of the Netherlands
  • International environment: colleagues from all over the world and offices in 12 countries, including France, Germany, China, US, South Africa, the UK and Brazil


Top Employers Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and celebrate each other’s differences. We know that a diverse workforce enhances our success. We are conscious that having the freedom to be yourself is the basis of sustainable growth. To us, it doesn’t matter where you were born, what you believe in, how old you are, what you look like, or who you love. We actively promote and depend on the diversity of thought, skills, and capabilities in our project teams to serve our international consumer base in the best way possible. We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds actually lift Top Employers Institute to new heights and increase our way of thinking for a better world of work. Join us, as there is a place for you here!