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Date posted:  Jun 11, 2021

Terneuzen, NL

Job Function:  Finance
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  7850

Business Controller (Financial Analyst)

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

As Business Controller you will be working in close cooperation with the respective production departments, the maintenance organization and administrative functions  -  and you are seen as a true business partner in the areas of finance, who is interested in the story behind the numbers. You will have a key role in analyzing performance, providing business support and driving the capital value process. You will report to – and work closely together with –  the Finance Manager, and be a key member of a competent and experienced finance team. Upon request, you will also contribute to corporate initiatives, outside the Sluiskil plant.


  • Pro-actively analyze sites’ (financial) performance and ensure relevant management information to support decision making and performance management; make optimal use of available IT tools.
  • Prepare and challenge business cases to support investment decisions, whilst ensuring compliance with Yara’s capital value process.
  • Key player in the sites’ project portfolio management process.
  • Key player to establish business plan targets and action plans.
  • Responsible for month-end closing procedures to ensure timely and accurate financial accounting and reporting (IFRS and ICFR compliance)
  • Pro-actively support and drive improvements in close cooperation with the Finance Manager


The ideal candidate has a:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Controlling or comparable education and between 2 and 5 years of experience. Experience from an industrial/production environment is an asset.
  • Pro-active and pragmatic approach; takes ownership and responsibility.
  • Continuous improvement attitude.
  • Sense for business acumen and a genuine interest in the sites’ operations and industry major challenges (e.g. carbon footprint, hydrogen economy, Dutch Climate regulation).  
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently
  • High proficiency of Microsoft Excel and affinity with IT tools. Experience with SAP and Business Objects is an advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch

Additional Information

An external assessment is part of the application procedure.

Contact details

For more information about the position, please contact Mr. Arjan Quaak, Finance Manager (tel: +31 6 297 043 10 ; e-mail: arjan.quaak@yara.com)

Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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