Job title: Senior Project Controller (m/f/d)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Utilities
Expertise: Accounting / Finance / Tax
Location: Netherlands, Home-Office
Job published: 21-11-2021
Job ID: 32147

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, Greater China, the Middle East, and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Sydney, and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.

Our client is a company responsible for the planning and development of a large coke, power, and desalination plant in the United Arab Emirates. The Senior Project Controller will execute all project commercial / financial related matters, including but not limited to handling Accounting, Legal, Tax, and Export Compliance and Control topics. The Senior Project Controller supports the large-scale project by using applicable Financial Reporting Guidelines (FRG) to ensure the compliance of applicable regulations during each project phase to guarantee the overall project success. The Senior Project Controller becomes part of an international, fast-growing team, supporting the team remotely and reporting back to Stakeholders, located in Europe.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the project team to control all aspects of the project including schedule, budget, documentation, contracts, and account receivables
  • Set up, operate and manage the financial accounts for the project assigned, to provide the Project Manager with adequate accounting information and support
  • Assist in the development of project cost estimates
  • Monitor and analyse the financial project performance, including budget, actuals and forecasts, at regular intervals
  • Assist in ensuring project procedure compliance and document control
  • Prepare, send and process invoices and keep the invoice accounts updated, per financial guidelines and contractual agreements
  • Consult with and advise the project team regarding e.g. allocating expenses on the projects correctly, financial forecasts, project progress and completion, and more
  • Manage tax, legal and statutory matters required for the country involved under internal guidelines and relevant laws and regulations in the country concerned
  • Oversee and monitor local financial business and contacts to ensure projects can progress as smoothly as possible
  • Follow and apply company values and compliance to guarantee successful project handling
  • Prepare regular reports on the project in consultation with the Project Team providing insight into the financially realised and forecasted project KPI’s

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance or similar
  • At least seven years of working experience as a Controller in an international environment
  • Excellent English language skills, German would be an added value
  • Relevant experience in Project budget planning and reporting, actual vs forecast and schedule management, management reviews, financial reporting, risk management and cash flow management
  • Knowledge of interpreting contracts, and FRG Guidelines for Projects and revenue management
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines is required
  • Strong organization skills including the ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Capability to effectively interact with a high degree of professionalism
  • Independent working attitude
  • Flexible and communicative
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