100k - 150k per annum
Rotterdam Area
Blooming Hill


Hertel is a global industrial services company with European roots covering a proud history of over 115 years, setting the standard for industrial construction and maintenance services, worldwide. By offering a complete package of services – from access, insulation, painting and mechanical, to other specialisms including E&I, tracing, and civil works amongst others – customers benefit from the cost and time savings generated by working with a single source partner.

Strategic locations around the world including the Middle East, North West Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia. With over 13,000 people employees worldwide their headquarter is based in Rotterdam, with regional offices in among others, Abu Dhabi, Recklinghausen, Middlesbrough and Singapore.

Business Control Department

Hertel has experienced a period of strong growth through acquisitions, doubling its revenues and number of employees since 2005 and is now looking to properly consolidate and integrate its current businesses. In 2011 a new Executive Board has been appointed and they have developed a project plan to achieve this. One of the key levers in this so called HEART project is to further professionalize and strengthen the Finance function both on central and regional level within the Group. The creation of a small team of experienced business controllers at headquarters, the Business Control Department, is part of this plan.

Finance organization

At Group level, the finance organization will consist of the following departments

  • Consolidation, Reporting & Analysis
  • Tax
  • Treasury
  • Internal Audit
  • Business Control (new)

The tasks and responsibilities of Business Control Department will be those as stated below as part of the profile of the position of Business Controller.

At the regional level the finance organization typically consists of a regional Finance Director with several FTE supporting staff, depending on the size of the regional organization.


The Business Controller deals with opco’s worldwide and is responsible for providing consistent and reliable management information to Hertel Group. He/she reports to the Group Controller and works closely with the finance departments of the opco’s (worldwide). You will be able to develop this position to the required ‘maturity’ level as a true business partner and to actively support the ‘local’ finance teams in their development.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Advising the CFO and Group Controller and act as a business partner
  • Ensuring proper processes for budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting are in place in the opco’s.
  • Proposing scenario’s and actions to optimize and improve Hertels’ business performance in general , and on financial KPI’s specifically.
  • Collect and optimize management information to ensure cash will be an enabler to the business
  • Responsible for project control and implementing project management
  • Ensuring current best practices are exchanged within the Opco’s (worldwide)
  • Engaging with Regional and local management and finance to ensure they are aligned to the Group policies
  • Operating in close contact with Group Control and finance of the entities worldwide
  • Make sure the accounting manual and group procedures (Business Control Framework) a properly followed and assist in the continuous improvement in this area.

Education and personal skills

  • Relevant finance experience, preferably in a ‘project’ environment
  • HBO/University degree
  • finance experience within an industrial international organization
  • International/ multinational experience
  • Being able to ensure positive change in a decentralized organization: can deal with
  • resistance
  • Financial management/controlling of projects is a must
  • Ability for process design, excellent system knowledge, preferably SAP
  • Willing to travel (10-20%)
  • Fluent in English and Dutch both oral and written
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and self motivated
  • Being able to design this new role
  • Ambitious and drive (grow potential for finance positions within Hertel, international)
  • Strong knowledge of various cultures and international ways of working


€100K OTE + company car.


You can apply to this position by using the form below.

This search procedure has been closed (01-06-2012).

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