Senior Financial Controller – International Focus

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Senior Financial Controller – International Focus

Katoen Natie, a leading global player in logistics and supply chain management, is seeking a motivated Senior Financial Controller with a passion for both policy development and hands-on execution for its General Cargo & Commodities business unit. In this dynamic role, you will be responsible for internal reporting, ensuring financial stability, compliance, and internal control in emerging markets, with a specific focus on Commodity countries such as Ghana, Vietnam, and Ivory Coast. This challenging position also involves regular travel to the respective countries, ideally twice a year.

As Senior Financial Controller, you will be the driving force behind Katoen Natie’s financial success in the assigned regions. You play a crucial role in the financial monitoring process, while you will also perform daily financial tasks; collaborating closely with local teams and reporting to the Business Unit Controller. Your key responsibilities include:


  • Develop and implement financial policies and follow-up with a focus on compliance, balance control, consolidation, and translation to IFRS;
  • Provide regular, accurate financial reporting to the management team and headquarters;
  • Exercise control over daily accounting activities and act as a bridge between accounting and controlling;
  • Carefully monitor financial processes and ensure they comply with local and international standards;
  • Coordinate internal control procedures and proactively identify opportunities for process optimization;
  • Lead financial analyses and provide insights to senior management;
  • Consolidate financial data from the assigned regions and translate them into IFRS standards;
  • Collaborate with local teams to streamline financial processes and promote efficiency;
  • Regularly travel to Ghana, Vietnam, and Ivory Coast, approximately 2 times per year, to assess on-site financial activities and support local teams;
  • Support and follow up on local projects.
  • Minimum of a completed master's degree in business administration, finance, or a related field;
  • Demonstrable experience (minimum 5 years) in financial control, accounting, and internal control, preferably with international exposure in the logistics sector;
  • Basic knowledge of IFRS and interest in local accounting standards;
  • Hands-on experience with accounting processes and systems;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to think critically;
  • Excellent communication skills and motivation to work effectively in a multicultural environment;
  • Willingness to travel approximately 2 times per year to the mentioned countries;
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of French is a plus.
5 years
  • We offer a stimulating work environment, a competitive salary and fringe benefits. If you are the suitable candidate ready for this challenging and versatile role
Tom De Schutter
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