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Michiel Wiersema

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Business Controller

As business controller you are responsible for the analysis of financial and operational information from project level to consolidated group level. You consolidate this information in monthly management reports and give clear insights into the realization of targets and the root causes for deviation from the forecast or budget. You collaborate effectively with colleagues from different departments (e.g. line and project managers) and lead the implementation of financial and operational reports and KPI’s. 


You will act within a small and growing Finance team (currently 3 FTE) which reports to the CFO. 

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About five°degrees

what we do.

five°degrees is a financial technology provider delivering next generation banking software to retail and private banks. Our clients are retail banks, asset managers, online savings banks and greenfield operations in the financial services industry. 

Our industry-proven and award-winning Matrix digital banking platform offers fully automated banking services supporting any segment, product or channel through a rich mid-office environment, and connecting to any (legacy) back-office system. Our products operate in a fully automated model with an unparalleled level of self service at every touch point giving both customers and banks real-time insight and control in the process. The cutting-edge web-based Mid office portal offers benefits in terms of efficiency in adapting new business processes on the go. The open API services platform integrates with any external system or service e.g. checks, passport validations, personal finance modules, AML, risk, or any external banking service that is required. Our clients run the technology in pre-defined flavors: full retail and SME banking, savings bank, private banking or micro finance.

and we do it with high quality.

five°degrees is a 3-time consecutive member of the FinTech50 and a Dutch FinTech Awards winner in the Banking IT category. Our product and setup have won multiple awards globally.

how we do it.

Colleagues at five°degrees are very proud of the company and are extremely happy with their job, as shown in the Staff Involvement Survey. Last year we were in the top 10 best employers for companies in the category of up to 100 staff members, according to Effectory and Intermediair.

The culture in our company is characterized as open, transparent and collaborative.

We believe that having fun in your work gives better and greater results! We have monthly activities with our teams in all locations and, of course, there's the daily group lunch we have in our office.

your role.

  • Prepare reports for the Management Teamthe supervisory board and shareholders to provide clear insights into the realization of targets and budgets and the root causes for deviation. 
  • Prepare reports and monitor performance on project level.
  • Prepare business cases, perform ad hoc analysis and support improvement projects. 
  • Improve reporting formats; develop and optimize analytical tools and dashboards for monitoring business performance and KPI’s (such as billable time, cost, quality aspects, margins, percentage of completion, etc.). 
  • Lead the implementation and monitoring of business KPI’s. 
  • Check the completeness and quality of time registrations per project and department. 
  • Support the planning and control cycle with monthly financial reports (consolidation), annual budgeting and long-term forecasting. 
  • Update the forecast model and prepare the short and long term cash flow projections. 

desired skills.

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Business administration, Economics, Management Accounting or comparable
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience (like business controller, analyst, or consultant in a project driven environment)
  • Excellent communication skills; able to communicate with stakeholders at different levels within the organization
  • Strong analytical skills with a well-developed business sense; able to crunch data and look for the business explanation behind the numbers
  • Ability to collect and extract the right information from a variety of sources
  • Comfortable with Excel
  • Fluent in Dutch and English;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, international and flexible environment

five°degrees provides excellent company benefits.

  • Competitive salary.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Professional workspace with a laptop.
  • Opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Working closely in a team of highly skilled professionals.
  • Lots of fun and plenty of space for personal development.
  • The office is located close to public transport so it is easily accessible.
  • Free healthy lunch which is made with fresh ingredients every day by our lovely chef. Drinks, snacks and fruit are also available.
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