Business Controller in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 6/24/2018

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Job ID: ADV000888

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Position Summary and Overview

The Business Controller is responsible for all aspects of the preparation of forecasting & management reporting for the Leica Biosystems Amsterdam entity.  They will have responsibility for all financial records and associated internal control environments.

Working closely with the Snr Finance Director of Advance Staining and as a business partner to the site stakeholders & management team they will drive organisational and operational improvements.

Major Responsibilities

* Direct ownership of preparation of forecasts and monthly financial reporting tools, with thoughtful analysis of trends.

* Coordination and preparation of financial processes including Budget and standard within the frame of issued financial targets.

* Continuously develop appropriate key performance indicators to drive growth, improve profitability, and enhance productivity.

* Deliver high value-added financial insight to the management team to support operational and strategic decision making.

* Oversee and manage general accounting responsibilities including treasury and payroll

* Partner with and actively involve stakeholders throughout the business to ensure financial management responsibilities are understood and financial goals are exceeded.

* Deploy targets and proactively work with stakeholders across the business to ensure risks are identified and properly counter measured.

* Ensure high quality of and accountability for data within SAP, including accuracy and completeness of standard costs and work alongside the manufacturing manager to identify process savings and stock optimization levels

* Partner with the manufacturing and facilities manager and EMEA procurement team to drive VAVE & PPV opportunities as well as improved contractual supplier terms.

* Develop, modify and execute department and corporate policies and procedures

* Ensure compliance with statutory and ethical standards

* Provide leadership, guidance and development to the Finance team

* Partner with the Product Management team to provide input and business analysis relating to financial management and commercial decision making for new and existing products

* Anticipate and identify business issues and emerging needs for senior management and utilize appropriate action plans to maximize business

* Initiate projects as required to advance LBS commercial and business interests

Additional Health and Safety Responsibilities

* Provide so far as is reasonably practicable a healthy and safe workplace for employees, contractors and visitors

* Be actively involved in Workplace Inspections and Near Miss and Incident reporting

* Ensure safety performance is included in annual staff reviews

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience

* Manufacturing experience preferable with exposure to ERP systems

* An ability to operate in commercial and technical aspects of finance, drive and sustain change and skilled at operating within a fast-paced, high growth organization

* Strong written and verbal English presentation skills

* Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Excel

Education List of Education, Certifications, Training

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant or hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in accounting with experience of working within a commercial business as a Business/Finance Controller or be looking to take the next step in their career.

To Apply:

Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 

If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.

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