Head of Control - Europe

The role is a new position within the European Finance leadership team reporting into Erik van Vliet as the CFO of Europe. You will be responsible for all financial control, price & credit control activities of the European markets as well as all financial control activities performed for the European supply chain factories. As such you will have a pivotal role in the regional finance organization as well as forward group control.  

You will lead the transformation of all control activities currently performed in sales and sourcing unit entities into a central lead team across Europe. This transformation entails to define the right structure, implementing right processes and managing the teams locally. Purpose is to standardize and harmonize all activities, leverage scale and expertise wherever possible, and ensure seamless integration of activities into finance shared service and/or 3rd party provider. 

Next, the Head of Control is accountable for operation of all financial & credit control activities, European bill to cash, purchase to pay, and record to report process. You are accountable for the quality of all accounts, data reported, and internal controls. You lead all statutory and vat/tax accounting, IFRS and local GAAP compliance, filing requirements, wages and returns, and cost control (overheads). Lead month-end and year-end closing activities in close cooperation with group control and be the lead contact for external audit for the respective entities.  

You will work together on day-to-day basis with all heads of finance and their teams, factory controllers, group control, finance shared service, 3rd Party Provider, finance leadership, and external stakeholders and advisors. 

Last, you will lead a large team for which strong people. Skills are required to lead, coach and develop its members with focus of continuous improvements and living upfield values of passion, care and performance. 


  • A minimum 15 years of experience in senior finance roles. 
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Excellent expertise in accounting and control.
  • Extensive experience in large and complex transformations.
  • Deep understanding of IT landscape/ SAP S4Hanna.
  • CMA/RA background pre. 

 You can submit your interest in the role by applying below. In case you have any additional questions or remarks, please do reach out to me on teams directly. I understand your resume might not be up to date, just send me what you have. 

Milou van Regteren & Andre Vleeming, Talent Acquisition Specialist 

 If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!