Are you a professional in the field of finance? Do you have experience with SAP?

We are looking for a Business Controller who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

  • Support to the processes related to the main resources of the organizational entity (i.e. budgets, manpower, staffing), including planning, execution and follow-up of the activities and resources (budgets, manpower, missions, recharges) of the Business Unit.
  • Support to the planning, preparation, execution and follow-up of activities and related procurement actions as relevant managed by the Business Unit and of associated progress in terms of output/schedule/resources.
  • Assessment and monitoring of the status of the procurement actions (using ESA Corporate and local IT Tools) including activity progress, maintenance of payment plans, the correctness of financial charging, invoicing and payment.
  • Implementing all administrative actions related to procurement and contractual matters, including data entry in ESA Corporate (e.g. SAP) and local application as appropriate and monitoring of financial commitments and payment milestones, invoicing, etc.
  • Maintaining up to date the related data, performing data analysis, identifying deviations w.r.t. plans/targets and production of associated reports to the responsible management and to the concerned customers.
  • Assisting in the definition, preparation, implementation and maintenance of management support tools to ensure efficient execution of the related tasks.
  • Liaison with Contract, Budget and Payment Officers to ensure the coherence of the internal and external administrative data.
  • Contribution to the definition of new and improvement of existing related processes and tools and production of related documents.
  • Coordinate the work of the cost controller team in the Business Development and Management Support Office and liaise with administrators in the department to ensure the coherence of the internal and external administrative data;
  • Coordinate implementation and operation of uniform procedures for the management and control of the Directorate’s budgets, ensuring proper coherence and quality of data;
  • Support the coordination and consolidation of Business Planning and Reporting Activities in the department, for Investment Projects;
  • Provide expertise on Management Support Tools and continuous support to team training;
  • Provide support to other activities within the Office to ensure consistency and continuity, and to internal and external interfaces as required.

Requirements:

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent advanced University degree.
  • Relevant experience in SAP is essential.
  • Experience in Facilities Management is desirable.
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

Octagon Professionals International is a full-service recruitment and HR services firm with 30 years of experience in the European and international market. Our large network of professionals across multiple functional areas and multi-national team provide flexible solutions customized to individual client needs.

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Consultant: Sara Cruz
sara.cruz@octagon.nl
+31(0)630099185
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