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Senior Business Controller

You will be the Financial Business Partner for several Expertise Centers in the R&D organization and monitor the financial health and efficiency of our operations.


Nederlands - English


Finance & Investment

What you will do

As Senior Business Controller, you will play a crucial role in the financial management of our operations. With your expertise in both business and financial processes, you will act as a bridge between the R&D units and the corporate organization. You will report directly to the Group Controller.

You will:

  • Prepare and closely monitor budgets and forecasts.
  • Analyse financial data to provide actionable insights and support decision-making.
  • Make relevant and accurate analyses and formulate proposals for efficient cost control.
  • Implement and monitor KPIs to ensure the efficient use of project resources.
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction and process optimization while maintaining our commitment to high quality research.
  • Prepare and present management dashboards to support and guide business unit managers.
  • Provide financial advice to line management in making tactical and strategic decisions.
  • Create business models and business cases and provide input for cost rate and margin calculations.
  • Actively contribute to projects on financial systems and improvement processes (ERP, ...).

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You hold a Master's degree in an economic field.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in Business Controlling (or equivalent relevant experience). Experience in a service or project organization and/or in an international context is a plus.
  • You succeed in presenting complex financial figures concisely and you know how to convince based on facts and analysis.
  • With your interpersonal skills you are a business partner who creates impact and dares to challenge results. You mainly have contacts with business unit and department heads.
  • You are fascinated by a rapidly changing business environment and have a healthy curiosity to better understand products and production processes.
  • You have impeccable Excel skills and manage to translate numbers into meaningful insights.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English (and Dutch).

How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.