Lead Business Controller

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Lead Business Controller

We are looking for a Lead Business Controller for Vopak's Europe & Africa Division. This division consists of 16 terminals in 4 countries spanning two continents, has an asset base of over 2 billion and revenues over 0.5 billion per year. 

What will be your role?

As Lead Business Controller, you are going to be a member of the Finance & Control team. You act as business partner towards the organization and will contribute to finance activities including reporting, governance & control and advising on financial matters. You support the realization of business objectives in the short and long term. You are involved in various projects, from early development up to final investment decision. Your reporting line is to the Finance & Control Director Vopak Europe & Africa.

Other key tasks are:

  • Continuously improving processes and (financial) performance. Act as change ambassador, fully embracing the Ascend transformation objectives;

  • Managing the budgeting and forecasting process of the division;

  • Involvement in project control and updates;

  • Involvement in business development and M&A projects;

  • Creating insight in processes by executing planned internal controls that are focused on detecting and advising improvement opportunities besides reducing risks;

  • Managing the planning and reporting cycle of Finance and Control aspects and making sure we are compliant with the IFRS- and Vopak guidelines (including tax, treasury, insurances, sustainability and audit);

  • Liaise with internal and external (financial) stakeholders and advice on queries;

  • Lead the division business control team and develop employees so that they are capable of realizing the department's objectives.


  • Academic level with a background in finance / business economics

  • At least 7 years relevant work experience, including business development and/or M&A exposure

  • Strong analytical skills and conceptual capabilities

  • Advanced Excel/Google Sheets skills

  • Proactive attitude, great analytical skills and willingness to improve planning, processes and reporting 

  • Analytical and conceptual thinking, adaptable to change and develop new situations (i.e. not keeping to the ‘as-is'), strong communication skills

  • Strong team player, good problem solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English 

  • Experience with working in an international environment

  • Self-starting

  • Eager to take ownership and learn more

  • Fluent in English and good writing skills


What we can offer: 

  • A challenging position with a high degree of responsibility. 

  • Exposure to a professional, dynamic and diverse environment.

  • Good career opportunities through various opportunities.

  • A competitive salary depending on your experience and knowledge.

  • An attractive bonus payment.

  • A collective health insurance policy whereby Vopak pays 50% of the nominal costs.

  • A good pension plan through our own pension fund.

Are you the Lead Business Controller we are looking for?

Then apply via the ‘Apply' button. For more information about the vacancy and/or the recruitment process, please contact the recruiter.

Vopak is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is different, and the differences in people allow us to match our ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. That's why we are curious about who you are!

Sollicitatie procedure

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1e interview
Stap 3
Online assessment
Stap 4
2e interview
Stap 5

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