As a GL Controller you are part of the Financial Shared Service Center, and you report to the Team Led General Ledger. You are responsible for producing reports and based on this, you analyze the financial processes. You evaluate the (potential) bottlenecks, advise on improving certain processes and procedures, and you supervise the implementation of improvements
On a daily basis, you are working on the reconciliation of ledger accounts and the preparation of balance sheet specifications. During the periodic close, you prepare accruals, you do the first analysis of the result, and the final result will be determined in consultation with the country controllers. You take care of the preparation of PBC lists, and you check the delivery of documents in preparation for the annual audits. You also participate in-department projects, you support within the FSSC, and you share your knowledge. In addition to payroll reconciliation, you also do VAT reconciliation and perform internal audit checks.
In your work you have a lot of internal contact with colleagues from the tax department, the financial controllers at the head office as well as the different countries. This implies that you will be visiting foreign head offices as well. Externally, you maintain contact with auditors and regulatory authorities.