Financial Controller (freelance)

Financial Controller (freelance); 32-40h @Hengelo Ov

For our client, Thales, we are looking for a Financial Controller on freelance basis.


About the team:

The finance department of Thales Nederland consists of ~50 team members organized in 2 different competence centers (clusters):

• Shared Services Accounting, Reporting & Controlling;

• Bid & Project, Industrial and Procurement Control

Shared Services Accounting, Reporting & Controlling is responsible for accounting, reporting and controlling of departments and entities of Thales Netherlands. The cluster is also responsible for internal control, subsidy control and treasury activities. For the Shared Services Accounting, Reporting & Controlling team, we are looking for a: Financial Controller.


About the job:

As Financial Controller you will be responsible for financial and budgetary controlling activities in the team budgetary & subsidy control. Key tasks will be:

  • Responsible for budgetary control of several departments of Thales NL
  • Responsible for financial control activities (monthly reporting, forecasting and budgeting) of 2 entities of Thales NL
  • Responsible for several Thales NL reports
  • Responsible for periodic reports regarding Thales NL function costs
  • Participate in improvement projects (including new IT tooling)
  • Sparring partner for department managers


Why you'd be a good match:

  • We are looking for a pro-active & hands-on candidate with passion for Finance who likes to work in an informal and international environment.
  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Finance, several years of work experience and good English and (preferably) Dutch communication skills.
  • Financial knowledge regarding reporting, controlling and accounting is required. You are curious by nature and question current processes.
  • The ability to work independently and proactively is a well-developed skill you have.
  • You can tackle subjects on your own but you are also a team player and like to participate in improvement projects.
  • Good communication skills are critical to your success in this role. Furthermore, you have good knowledge of MS Office and affinity with IT/ERP systems (preferably Oracle).


What's in it for you:

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative working environment. Includes the freedom for initiatives and good ideas.
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organization, for example with regards to technical, commercial or international skills.
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.
  • You can usually work where and whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60/40 balance, where you work from home approximate two days a week, when your role allows this.