Financial Controller in Delft, Netherlands at OTT Hydromet

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: OTT000083

About Us


OTT HydroMet delivers valuable insights for experts in water and weather applications. Proudly formed from seven strong brands: OTT, Lufft, Kipp & Zonen, SUTRON, ADCON, HYDROLAB® and MeteoStar, OTT HydroMet offers the combined strength and expertise of leaders in the water quality, quantity, surface weather, solar radiation measurement and telemetry fields with over 500 years of combined experience.

OTT HydroMet, as part of the Environmental and Applied Sciences segment, is a proud Danaher company.

OTT HydroMet is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



We are seeking a Financial Controller with demonstrated problem solving and process improvement abilities and an open and collaborative work style. The candidate will have complete responsibility for all financial aspects of the business and will be an important member of our global Finance and Accounting team. The role will be focused on ensuring the compliance with the Danaher accounting policies and will be responsible for internal and external audits. In this job you will play an active part in the migration to a new ERP-System. This position will report directly to the Business Controller of our Meteorological division.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, world-class organization with significant opportunity for personal growth. Join a close-knit team where personal development is encouraged and supported. We offer endless opportunities to learn from your peers and stretch your Finance and Accounting abilities.

  • Preparation of Monthly Consolidated P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Timely production of statutory and internal financial reports
  • Analysis of results and discuss with leadership team and give support to identify Margin and Opex improvement opportunities
  • Be responsible for the preparation of the monthly forecasts and annual budget
  • Be part in annual process for setting standard costing of labor, materials and overhead
  • Working capital management for AR, AP, inventory and deferred revenue 
  • Provide support to leadership team on management of AP and inventory
  • Responsible for driving improvements to DSO, DPO, inventory and working capital turns
  • Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes
  • Ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls and implemented and maintained
  • Ensure compliance with Danaher accounting policies and procedures.
  • Participate in financial audit processes, including balance sheet reviews, and internal and external audits as required.
  • Identify, develop, and implement standard work and efficiency improvements.
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Ad hoc global projects as needed
  • Thinks through and analyzes complex problems, challenges and drives to root cause
  • Prioritizes effectively, acts with speed and agility
  • Demonstrates deep understanding of customer expectations and end user needs
  • Actively participates in cross functional brainstorming sessions
  • Consistently drives high quality, on-time results
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships with peers and supervisors; works collaboratively
  • Behaves in ways that are aligned with the Danaher Standards of Conduct. (Acts with Integrity)

Job Requirements


  • Educational requirements: Master degree in Accounting and/or Finance/bachelor degree with additional post bachelor training or equivalent
  • Number of years of prior related experience: minimum of 5 years work experience in an international commercial company, at least 2 years in similar role
  • Special requirements:
    • experienced as project team member in ERP-implementation is a pré
    • strong team player with a positive can-do attitude 
    • experience in a manufacturing environment is desirable
  • Advanced level of verbal and written communications skills in Dutch and English
  • Type of software / operating system experience: Deep knowledge of ERP-Systems and Microsoft office with advanced Excel skills required, knowledge of Microsoft BI is an Advantage
  • % travel required: occasional international travel opportunities
  • Ability to thrive in global cross-functional work environment

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.