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Business Controller

(Fulltime, 38hrs per week)
Do you want to work in an international organization with lots of growth opportunities and further develop yourself as a business controller? Or maybe you want to make the switch from accountancy to business control? In this role you specifically focus on group control.

This is your daily action

The Business Controller Group Control reports directly to the Manager Group Business Control. Business Controlling supports and challenges the business by providing financial advice across various domains such as HR, Finance, Communication and Procurement. 

In this role you will be focusing on overhead costs for different departments at the IHQ. You contribute to the preparation and development of budgets, forecasts and strategic plans. Throughout the year you oversee and manage the monthly reporting, budgeting, forecasting, variance analyses and reporting to senior management. Naturally you challenge the business to ensure tight cost control in line with budget or forecast. 

In addition, you have an important, independent and visible position in the organization, being a critical and proactive sparring partner within the Finance Department. Due to the rapid and continuous growth and transition of Action the role offers excellent career opportunities. We are looking for a junior candidate who can support the team and is eager and ambitious.

Meet your team

More than 70 specialists work in various roles in the Finance department. The Financial Shared Service Center takes care of the complete administration of our international organization. Treasury manages all cash flows and our Tax team handles all tax matters. Business Controlling provides financial advice to among others Store Operations, Commercial Control, Supply Chain and Financial Control. We not only provide important management information, but our analysis also ensures important process optimization. Do you want to work within the dynamics of the retail sector, in a young department with international growth opportunities? Then come and join our team!

This is you

We are looking for someone who is highly driven, energetic and ambitious. Someone who pays meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product. In this position it is necessary to have strong (interpersonal) communication skills and a pragmatic approach to problem solving. As a Junior Business Controller you must be able to thrive in a fast-paces international environment and you are able to meet and establish deadlines. Next to this you are a real team player! 

Professional profile:

  • Bachelor+ or master degree in (Business) Economics/Accounting 
  • 3-5 years of finance experience;
  • Preferable with knowledge of accounting systems (such as SAP and HFM) 
  • Highly analytical thinker;

What we offer

  • Annual bonus based on personal and business goals
  • 24 vacation days with the option of purchasing 5 extra days (based on 38 hours per week).
  • Travel allowance
  • Company laptop and smartphone
  • Extensive range of courses and training at our own Action Academy
  • Flexible working hours
  • A job at a dynamic, international organization with plenty of room to grow

How we contribute to society

As a retailer serving millions of customers in more than 1,800 stores in 9 countries, we are well aware of our impact on society and the environment. That's why we invest in solutions to reduce environmental impact, ensure sustainable production conditions and ways to support people in the countries where we have stores and produce products. Click here for more information.


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Curious what’s next?

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and will get back to you asap. 
  2. We’ll invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We’d like to get to know you better. That’s why we will ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We’ll invite you for a second interview to discuss your assessment.
  5. Are we still a great match? Then we will become new colleagues!

At Action we think integrity is of the utmost importance. A pre-employment screening is therefore part of the application process for this vacancy. Contact your Recruiter for more details.


Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. That's why, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we're asking you to mainly work from home right now. For now we are returning to our international headquarters in Zwaagdijk 1 day per week, where you will have the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with your colleagues.

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