Business Controller

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

Job description

Help Recruitee to be scalable & in control throughout 2021 and beyond

Your Mission

As a Business Controller, your main mission is to improve processes, the planning & control cycle and reporting. And by doing so helping Recruitee to become more scalable for growth. You’ll be reporting to the Finance Director and work closely with the other Finance members and the heads of departments. You are all about numbers, analysis, curiosity, efficiency, and getting things done. Taking ownership of projects, working with people from different disciplines, and using your advanced Excel and modelling skills are things that you are comfortable with.

About the team

As a Business Controller, you’ll be part of the Finance team. Our mission is to implement scalable processes to help Recruitee grow while having efficient and effective controls in place. The Finance team is currently focusing on accounting and various projects to scale processes. And we love to welcome a Business Controller who is dedicated to projects, who can support in achieving our goals quicker and making our processes scalable and efficient, who can support in business cases within the organization and set up and improve our Financial Planning & Control cycle. As a Business Controller, you’ll have a lot of freedom to come up with and prioritize your projects.

Your 12-month Journey

The first 3 months you will spend focusing on learning everything about Recruitee: understand the product and the organization. You will be working closely with the Finance Director from day one and given the opportunity to take on the first projects to optimize processes. Examples of projects are improving the process around purchases done via credit cards or improve revenue and cash flow processes/forecasting using our new to implement subscription management system.

After 3 months you will have taken responsibility and ownership of certain projects and start building a bottom-up budget (so far only top-down), and reporting per department that you can discuss with each department head.

After 1 year you will own the planning & control cycle, will understand the Recruitee business completely, challenge the head of departments in their cost efficiency and initiate new ideas for efficiency or strategic projects. You will continue in improving processes, making everything as efficient and effective as possible and set up controls to be ready for an external audit.

What you’ll do:
  • Improve processes such as credit card purchases, implementation of subscription management system, check month-end procedures, reporting analysis

  • Build processes for scalable and auditable future

  • Improve monthly reporting by integrating consolidated numbers

  • Implement and manage the planning & control cycle

  • Build bottom-up budget for each department and create reports for department heads

  • Challenge heads of departments in their cost efficiency and support in building business cases

  • Create forecasting flow during the year

  • Create cash flow forecasts

  • Deliver ad hoc analysis and reports from scratch

  • Collaborate with the Finance Manager during month-end close

Job requirements

What you’ll bring to Recruitee:

  • a Master degree in Accounting, Control or Business Administration

  • 3-4 years of experience in a Business Controller role

  • Excellent Excel skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong communication skills: you dare to challenge the business and know how to convince others

  • Eager to learn and curious about business and processes and love changes

  • Easy understanding of complex processes (connect dots easily) and always looking for ways to make them more efficient and effective

  • Can see the greater picture without losing eye for detail

  • Knowledge of reporting Guidelines

  • Experience with external audits from the audited company perspective

  • KPI driven and very analytic

  • Experience in managing the Planning & Control cycle (e.g., creating budgets, forecasts, analysis)

  • You are tech-savvy and love finding your way around new tools

Nice to have:

  • Understanding of SaaS companies

  • Experience with Sales Tax in US

Why Recruitee 💙

  • Flexibility to work from home and from our beautiful canal-side office in Amsterdam.

  • A chance to be part of and to shape one of the hottest, most ambitious start-ups in Europe + work in a company that knows the value of recruitment.

  • €1,500 annual training budget plus internal training.

  • Pension Plan, Travel reimbursement, and Wellness perks.

  • 25 paid holiday days.

  • An inclusive and international work environment with a whole lot of fun thrown in!

  • Annual bonus based on company performance.

  • Apple MacBook alongside a Home Office budget.

  • Impactful role at one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe.

  • We’ll save you the startup pitch of Friday beers and ping-pong visit our Instagram to check us out:

About Recruitee

Recruitee develops innovative SaaS Recruitment Software to help companies hire better and we are on a mission to make great hiring accessible to all. 🤲 We’re headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in Poznan, Wroclaw, and most recently New York! Our international team just crossed 130 happy employees of 15 nationalities. We are proud of our humble beginnings that has now transformed into rocketing growth with over 3,500 much-loved customers worldwide, and we are not stopping here.

Have we caught your attention? ⚡️

If you’d like to part of this amazing journey, please apply now or reach out to for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Recruitee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community to apply. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).