Financial Controller - Investment Holding

5 - 7 years of experience

One of our client is a private investment holding dedicated to long term entrepreneurial growth. The holding is active in over 30 countries through 44 subsidiaries, and has a turnover of €860m (consolidated, 2018) and an EBITDA 58m euros. The group management has decided to diversify their portfolio of investments and to reinforce its presence in Europe.

In this growth context, it has been decided to recruit a Financial Controller who will support the Investment Director.

His/her responsibilities will be:

  • Collecting financial reports from the subsidiaries and structure the information for consolidated reporting;
  • Analyzing financial data & challenge of subsidiaries based on reporting;
  • Participating in budgeting and forecasting processes; 
  • Providing financial insights that help the decision-making process;
  • Consolidation of subsidiaries for statutory reporting purposes;
  • Making sure that all entities within the group are following the correct accounting standards;
  • Managing financial transactions and invoices of the holding;
  • Streamlining accounting operations;
  • Evaluating and managing risk;
  • Supporting the M&A activity.

The Profile

Academic background

  • Master's Degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or equivalent.

Professional experience

  • 5-7 years of total experience combining financial, auditor, controlling skills gained in environment as : 
    • One of the leading management consulting companies;
    • Distribution, logistics, automotive sectors.

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills, combined with strong communication skills;
  • Flexible, resourceful, open to travel;
  • Able to work with autonomy, hands-on;
  • Enthusiastic attitude, entrepreneurial mindset, proactive;
  • Stress resistant, ability to deal with pressure and to prioritize;
  • Able to work in a small and family environment.


  • Fluency in French and English, fluent knowledge of other languages such as Dutch would be a strong plus.
Publication date: 
4 December 2019