Senior Controller

Date:  28 May 2024
Department:  Finance
Team:  Accounting/Finance & Control
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Contract Type:  Permanent

Amsterdam or Brussels, NL

Chiesi is seeking for a Senior Controller to join the Benelux Finance department. This role offers a great opportunity for a strong financial who wants to grow as a business partner. Do you want to work for an Italian family owned company in a role with (international) exposure? Do you want to work in a Great Place to Work certified organization? Then we are looking for you. 

What you will be doing


As a Senior Controller you connect the numbers and the strategy by shaping and executing the planning & control cycle (Short Range Plan / Long Range Plan).  You perform reliable and truthful financial reporting, in conformity with the internal guidelines and legal requirements. You support the organization and act as a business partner with a commercial mind, advisor, and specialist for the assigned departments.

Your key tasks and activities will be:


  • Producing and analyzing management information (periodic financial reports, economic calculations and analyses);
  • Support the Controlling Manager on the translation of the organization’s strategic financial policies into financial targets and on the formulation of general planning and control principles, guidelines, and procedures;
  • Deliver input on for the preparation and adjustment of new business plans;
  • Prepare business cases to support decision-making, clarifies information and insights and monitors and assesses the business cases;
  • Support to set out the outlines for the new budget at the start of the new budget year, with a proposed division of the investments and provide information to Management and Global Finance;
  • Prepare timelines to organize the whole planning process and monitor the budgeting process for all the departments;
  • Ensure that the budget information is made available and analysed on a continuous basis. (Be the reference point for SmartFinance & SAP trainings);
  • Monitor developments and expectations, make forecasts for the future and translate them into potential consequences;
  • Challenge and discuss with departments the OPEX and analyze the differences between ACT and Planning;
  • Support the Controlling team of the periodic accounting, forecasting, and reporting, such as quarterly reports, balance sheet and result accounts and the profit and loss account;
  • Deliver input for analyzing and commenting on the OPEX;
  • Play an active role in improvements and optimalizations of procedures and working methods.

We offer


  • An attractive salary in line with your experience
  • Bonus structure based on performance and company results
  • Unique opportunity to work for an Italian family-owned company with a strong emphasis on our values and behaviour
  • Work for the largest pharmaceutical group in the world which is Certified B Corporations®
  • Opportunity to work (partly) from home 
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Chiesi will take care of 50% of the costs of your (and your family’s) health insurance
  • Business and fun combined; for example a 3-day trip with the complete Benelux team

Who are we looking for?


An eager financial with strong communication skills. As a Senior Controller you have an innovative mindset and you are able to work independently. You are reliable, structured and proactive. Stakeholder management and analytical skills are key for this role.  


  • Your working and thinking level is bachelors degree; 
  • You have approximately 6 years experience in a similar role (financial planning & analysis and business controlling);
  • You have experience with working with SAP;
  • You have knowledge and experience with controlling (including IFRS);
  • You have experience with working with digital tools (SAP FICO and other reporting tools);
  • You have knowledge of complex structures and processes relating to Allocations, Expenses controls, and business cases;
  • You have excellent knowledge of excel tool and modeling;
  • You have excellent oral and written communicative skills in English.


Chiesi uses diversity and inclusion as a source of innovation and creativity. Therefore, we welcome all applications regardless of ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual identity, ideology or religion.



Nice! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Click on the button ‘Apply now’ and upload your CV and motivation letter and we will contact you. Questions? Then contact Femke Roze at +316 83623681. 

About Chiesi


The Chiesi Benelux affiliate is part of Chiesi Group, an international group based in Parma. Chiesi is research-oriented, with over 85 years of experience, present in 31 countries. The Chiesi Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in three specific areas: AIR (products and services in the respiratory field, from infants to adults), RARE (innovative solutions and personalized services to improve the quality of life of patients with rare and ultra-rare diseases) and CARE (products and services to support specialist care, personal care and well-being).

Since 2019 we are a certified B Corp, while, in 2018, we changed our legal status to a Benefit Company, realizing the desire to measure our impact on society and the environment, combining the need to generate value for the business to acting as a positive force for the community in which we live.