We are looking for an ambitious, confident and communicative Business Controller who wants to continue their steep learning curve in an internationally operating PE-backed organization. In this position, which is newly created to support further professionalization and growth, you are the sparring partner for the CFO and other Board members of 2Connect.
2Connect designs, develops and produces tailored interconnection solutions for OEM and ODM customers worldwide. The product portfolio includes specialized designed cables, molded connectors, electronic packaging and interconnection modules. Founded in 2000, the company prides itself on setting new standards for interconnection solutions by designing high quality and cost-effective units in close cooperation with its long-term client base.
With over 450 employees, two production plants in Romania (and the third to follow shortly), a hub in Hong Kong and the TechCenter in Waalwijk (and future add-ons on internationally locations), they offer a challenging and inspiring work environment. They truly believe that people perform best in a flat organizational culture, where the lines are short. The door of every office is open, encouraging everybody to discuss matters, take initiative and ask questions.
Being backed by IK Investments since 2018, 2Connect has been showing impressive growth (tripled in size in the last six years), both by organic growth as well through strategic acquisitions. They aim for sustainable growth, meaning they take a critical look at growth opportunities and focus on new business initiatives and companies which will have high added (technical) value and/or can expand their international footprint.
What do you do:
As the Business Controller, you will have a dual focus. On one hand, you are responsible for managing the consolidated management reporting on Group level, including the entities in Romania, Hong Kong and new add-ons. To get to valuable insights on the global performance, you will first need to improve the existing global reporting structure to uniform
and in depth structures and dashboards. While the local finance teams are responsible for their finance / business controlling activities, you steer them in the right direction and challenge them on several business related topics, such as financial, commercial and operational KPI’s. In the end you will consolidate the management reporting on Group level,
including analytics and commentary, and discuss your findings with the Board.
On the other hand, you are part of the Operational MT for the NL Business, next to the Sales Director, Sales Director New Business and Manager Engineering & Development and cooperate a lot with the Head of Procurement and Head of Operations. As the Business Controller, you are responsible for the periodic management reporting yourself, including the
planning and control cycle, variance analyses and periodic business reviews. You deep dive into the numbers to really understand why there are variances (for example on client / product level), what this means for the business and which actions should be taken.
Furthermore, you have a coordinating and reviewing role towards the Head of Accounting, who takes care of the financial administration. Together, you are jointly responsible for the internal control processes for the group
With IK Investments as majority shareholder, 2Connect has a clear growth strategy focusing on organic growth as well as expanding by acquiring new businesses. For you, this means you will work closely together with the shareholder peers and work on several strategic projects related to 2Connect’s long term strategy. You will be actively involved in projects such as new acquisitions and add-ons, from doing market analyses to the (financial) integration and synergy projects.
Who are you:
We are looking for a proactive, analytical and ambitious financial who loves to work 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 Degree in Accounting or Controlling (RA or RC) is preferred
• Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Audit, Advisory and/or Controlling; preferably in a mid-size international matrix organization, or in an Accountancy firm
• Strong knowledge of Excel, affinity with ERP systems (Exact)
• Solid technical finance background; able to understand the core financial processes and do the financial sanity check
• A strong analytical skillset combined with a hands-on mentality: pragmatic and action-oriented
• Ability to influence at all levels (fluent in Dutch and English), build bridges and valuable relationships
• Experience working in a multinational environment, interacting with geographically dispersed and culturally diverse stakeholders
What has 2Connect to offer:
- Market+ renumeration.
- Steep learning curve.
For more information or your application, please contact Frans Verheijen, CFO 2Connect:
Telephone: +31 (0) 041 667 17 80