Business Controller Europe

PAQUES with offices in the Netherlands, China, Latin America, North America, India and Southeast Asia is worldwide a leading player in the development, production and sale of high-quality biological purification systems for (waste) water and gas. Paques solutions are used in a variety of industries and offer enormous added value such as reuse and saving of water, generation of green energy and the recovery of valuable raw materials. Paques helps its customers to contribute to the most important challenges of our time. With its mission 'revitalizing resources' Paques offers quality and the company strives for the right balance between People, Planet and Profit. Currently, we have a vacancy for an enthusiastic 

                                                              Business Controller Europe

A qualified, highly motivated, experienced professional who likes to work in a dynamic and challenging international environment. As a member of the Paques Europe Management Team you will play a key role in the realizing the Paques Europe strategy. To succeed, you will need to be a great leader, maintain a deep financial management toolkit and exercise excellent communications skills. Going the extra mile is your second nature. Sounds like you? Apply now

Roles and Responsibilities

- Implement, maintain and operate the Group project control framework within Paques Europe region and its direct affiliated companies / subsidiaries;

-Identify key turning-points to increase EBIT, such as order intake, GM, OpEx and project result;

-Monitor closely with the Manager Project Management the variations occurring in the project execution and enforce solving thereof in the MT meetings;

-Incentive and enforce the MT Europe to sign contracts that benefit payables and minimize risks;

-Deliver a risk control policy for Paques Europe to be enforced in contract review;

-Prepare and deliver monthly analysis to the MD on key parameters of the balance sheet, a.o. revenue rate, GM changes, inventory (raw material) levels changes, work in progress;

-Deliver a monthly cash cycle analysis for Europe and manage cash cycle with the Manager Project Management;

-Pro-active involvement in regional strategy in order to advice regional management on financial policy and financial risks at short and mid-long term;

-Manage the Paques Europe planning & control process, including budget, reporting and forecasting;

-Manage and cooperate with external auditors, brokers, insurance companies and bankers;

-Handle project accounting & controlling, including contract reviews on financial risks and project cash flow management.


- University level of education in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration;
- At least 5 years’ experience in a complex, rapidly developing multinational organization, preferably in capital goods with project control exposure;
- Thorough knowledge of financial drivers and the Percentage of Completion method for accounting revenues and expenses of long-term contracts;
- Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities. Strong attention to details, math proficiency;
- Capable of executing high profile risk management;
- Expert in accounting & financial analysis software (including database interfaces) and Excel;
- Pro-active, structured working style and the ability to remain focused on goals in a complex environment combined with a ‘getting-things-done’ mentality;
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence, lead, coach and develop others;
- Fluent in English and in Dutch (verbally and in writing).


Your application with motivation needs to be addressed to . Further information about this position can be obtained from Paula González Contreras, Managing Director Paques Europe (+31 (0)514-608500)