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Senior Business Controller

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Mar 6, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1414062

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. 

Our organization helps companies in businesses across all industries to identify and capitalize on opportunities. As a leading professional services organization, EY is present in 140 countries worldwide and employs over 160 000 people. We offer our clients, which are small, medium-sized companies and international corporations, a broad array of services in audit, tax and advisory.

This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience. 

The opportunity


As Business Controller within the EY Finance team you have an impactful and visible function. You will act in a versatile role with a focus on delivering the best possible financial service to your aligned Business. 


In this function you will work closely together with the Business leaders. Therefore, a Business Controller within EY is someone who is assertive and capable of giving an accurate opinion in situations that require a clear vision and insight. 


  • You demonstrate professional integrity and take the initiative to convince people with correct and structured information;
  • You show a good sense of business acumen and you can act as the perfect sparring partner;
  • You understand the requirements to act as a trusted business advisor whenever it is necessary, with a critical and constructive eye on the financial aspect;
  • You are strong communicator who has the ability to transform complex information in an easy-to-consume format.


Do you recognize yourself in this description, then this is the role for you!

Your key responsibilities


  • You combine financial knowledge with solid advisory skills. On the one hand, you liaise with Business leadership about the planning and forecast, as well as the analysis of the weekly / monthly results compared to budget and sales pipeline. On the other hand, you verify write-ups/write-offs and evaluate billing discipline by monitoring high and low (un)billed inventory, estimated realization percentage, margin, productivity and composition of client-serving teams;
  • You present your findings to Business leadership, including exception reporting on remarkable trends and deviations. You create and implement leading and best practices;
  • You are the key person partners rely on concerning the analysis of financial figures in relation to the business.

To qualify for the role you must have


  • You hold at minimum a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance/Economics;
  • You have at least 5 years of working experience, experience in Accountancy is an asset;
  • You are fluent in French/Dutch + English;
  • You are analytical, accurate and have strong data-gathering skills;
  • You possess strong interpersonal skills, which makes you an excellent communicator;
  • You are able to adapt quickly to changes and can handle multiple priorities concurrently;
  • You have a professional approach, remain poised in every situation, and are oriented to quality improvement;
  • Throughout your career you already gained experience in working with financial software and Excel.


Our offer


  • The Finance team works mainly out of the EY office in Diegem. However, depending on your situation, there is an opportunity to work partly from home or out of one of our other offices;
  • You will work in an international organization, whose core business is permanent innovation and digitalization, therefore our communication lines are short so we remain agile;
  • We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. This way, we will support you to build a successful career without you having to sacrifice your personal priorities;
  • We offer you an attractive remuneration package (competitive salary, net allowances and extensive fringe benefits: car and fuel card, smart phone, health insurance, pension plan, company restaurant etc.);
  • At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.

At EY, the spotlight is on our people. You are empowered to build your expertise and explore the world so that you can innovate and challenge the status quo. 
Because Building a better working world begins here.
This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience.
We are one international, connected team, with one purpose. We are EY.
Your dream career begins here.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
It’s yours to build. Apply now.

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