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.

Important: :We do not collaborate with recruitment agencies or staffing firms for this position. Applications submitted via such agencies will not be considered. Only direct applications from candidates themselves will be accepted.


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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