HSO is hiring a

HSO - Group Controller

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Role: Group Controller

Location: Netherlands, Amsterdam

Language Prerequisites: Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking)

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CET, with remote working options and flexible working hours

As Group Controller at HSO, you are essential to the company's success. You will be part of the Group Planning and Controlling team, together with various other Group Controllers in the team. The overall Group finance team consists of 7 team members. You will be responsible for specific countries/units, liaising with local finance teams, analysing (monthly) results, discussing variance versus business plan and deep-diving into drivers behind trends, developments and conflicts from the business plan. This is to ensure that HSO Group management stays in control at all times.


As a Group Controller, you will

Daily be analysing and overseeing performance and results of various countries/units, creating insights into underlying drivers of variances versus business plans and forecasts, and further coordination and communication to stakeholders.

Be involved in the business planning and forecasting process of your countries/units continuously.

Cooperate, liaise, and discuss developments, performance, results and processes with the local Head of Finance and finance team of countries/units.

Perform process reviews, and provide training and coaching to finance team members in specific areas and for particular tooling.

Participate in quarterly business reviews and assist/support preparing and verifying information reviewed.

Channel information and materials on Group initiatives, tooling and process improvement to the country/unit Finance and Operations team.

Perform ad hoc analyses of progress, results, cost development, margins and headcount versus business plan and benchmarks.

Provide hands-on support for less mature countries or in case of the need to strengthen and support local Finance teams.

Active collaboration and building of relationships with various countries/units and, to an extent, the 'eyes and ears' of Group management concerning certain countries/regions.

When things in the realisation do not go as expected, investigate and analyse further where necessary and actively communicate or escalate.

Collaborate with the other Group Finance and Operations team members to get the information and insights you need on current developments and initiatives.

Supporting role as expert/champion towards the local finance teams concerning strategic Finance and Operations improvement projects; new tooling, new processes, change management and regular liaising and coordination with HSO Group stakeholders.

You have:

  • College or University Degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Minimum of 4-7 years of demonstrated accounting, controlling, auditing, and reporting experience at a reputable (international) company.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated finance competencies in the area of:
    • GL accounting and month-end close procedures (the basics)
    • Budgeting, forecasting and management reporting
    • Project administration and project control
    • Management reporting and data analytics
    • Project management
    • IT implementation projects and change management
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work objectives.
  • Experience working in an (international) consulting environment is an asset.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 would be an asset.

You are:

  • Available for full-time work.
  • Flexible and hands-on, you like to do a variety of things.
  • A team player with good communication skills.
  • Eager and proactive by nature.
  • Detail-oriented, you want to understand things thoroughly.
  • Focused on results, you have the drive to improve constantly.
  • Able to cut down to the chase.
  • Enthusiastic about being part of a fast-growing company.


Why choose HSO?

Freedom and flexibility

An organisation with a lot of professional freedom and flexibility where we make the best choices together to optimise your development process during your career.


An open and accessible work environment full of colleagues who are always there for each other. We are one big HSO Team. Because without cooperation and fun, there is no success!

Development and growth

A job with plenty of growth opportunities in an organisation with an eye for your talents, ambitions and the things that drive you.

A good remuneration package

An excellent salary and fringe benefits include a laptop, mobile phone, flexible incentive plan, large office offering a collaborative environment with a modern design and free parking in Amsterdam.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company and work with many international colleagues? Then you can apply immediately!

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