Senior Controller

Organization

2Connect is a fast-growing designer, developer and assembler of innovative, customized interconnection solutions. Over the last few years 2Connect tripled in size. Driven by continued secured positions at high-growth customers, an enhanced commercial organization and the acquisitions of Wtec (2020) and Büschel Connecting Systems (2021). After the successful integration of the two add-ons, IK Partners sold 2Connect to Rivean Capital in 2022 to support the management team in its new international growth phase. They have the joint ambition to double to triple in size in the coming years, both through organic growth as well as through a strategic international buy & build, having acquired 2E Interconnection (NL), 2E Cable Assembly (NL) and Components Express inc. (US) in 2023 already. To support this ambition, they are looking for an ambitious, confident and communicative Senior Controller who wants support this strong growth in an internationally operating PE-backed organization.
 

The job profile

In this position you report directly to the CFO and will act as his right hand and sparring partner. You will work closely together with the other Senior Controller, the Accounting Manager and the country finance teams who you support, steer and coach. You will have high exposure to other Board members, the Shareholder and will be the financial business partner for the international business.

Core focus:

  • Contribute to strategic plan, manage (group) budget & forecast cycle and involved in business reviews (Board, Countries, Shareholder);
  • Manage and further develop management reporting, internal control processes and data analytics function;
  • Adhoc analyses and projects e.g. M&A, integration of new add-ons, margin optimalisation projects, pricing, investment cases.

“2Connect is a very dynamic mid-market company with a horizontal organizational structure and short lines of contact. We are all team players, we coach each other on the job and drive continuous improvement. We are getting things done! With this positive mindset, we already established impressive growth over the last few years and with welcoming you to the team, we are assured that we will achieve even more success in the future. You will get to know every part of our business and have exposure to a broad spectrum of finance topics. From Sales and Operations to M&A and major investment decisions. With the growth continuing at an astonishing pace there Is a lot of room to grow with the company and develop yourself as a well-rounded C-level financial.”

The ideal candidate

We are looking for a proactive, strong financial who is used to working in a fast growing, international and equity backed business. You have a strong finance background, an entrepreneurial mindset, a business minded approach and you drive continuous improvement.

  • Master degree in Finance, Economics or Accountancy, Controlling, post-Master (RA, RC, ACCA, CMA) is considered a plus;
  • 8-15 years' of progressive experience in Audit, Advisory and/or Controlling; preferably in a PE owned international matrix organization and/or within the BIG4;
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, affinity with ERP systems (Exact Globe) and reporting systems (Lucanet, PowerBI);
  • Solid technical finance background; able to understand the core financial processes and do the financial sanity check;  
  • High energy level, a strong analytical skillset combined with a hands-on mentality: pragmatic and action-oriented;
  • Ability to influence at all levels (fluent in English and preferably Dutch), build bridges and valuable relationships;
  • Experience working in a multinational environment, interacting with geographically dispersed and culturally diverse stakeholders;
  • Structured way of working; plan, do, act, check. Able to handle conflicting priorities, manage projects from A to Z and able to set clear expectations and follow through;
  • Eligible to work in the Netherlands without (knowledge migrant) work permit.

Are you interested?

If you would like to know more about the position or receive the extended job profile, please contact Claudia.

Referentie: LIIC06375