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AFC Ajax

AFC Ajax

Senior Business Controller


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Feb 20, 2024


Score as a Senior Business Controller at the most successful football club in the Netherlands, AFC Ajax! Use your financial tactics for profit and be the strategic player behind the scenes. With your sharp analyzes and passion for numbers, we will take the game to a higher level together. Ready for the kick-off in a team that always goes for the win? Join Ajax and play in the Champions League of finance!

Job description
As a Senior Business Controller you are primarily responsible for the management information for the board, (senior) management and internal business partners. You provide solicited and unsolicited advice and initiate improvement processes. This role mainly concerns commercial matters (including partnerships & sponsors, receipts, marketing, merchandise, events).

Business Control Team:
The Business Control team consists of 3 FTE, each with their own expertise. Your colleague Senior Business Controller focuses on Football matters and coordinates the team, you are the specialist for all Commercial matters and a Junior Controller completes the team.

Tasks & responsibilities:
Translating strategic objectives and decisions into clear KPIs;
Sparring partner for (senior) management and internal business partners;
Drawing up, monitoring and discussing dashboards and KPIs with various stakeholders;
Helping to draw up multi-year plans, budgets and forecasts and monitoring the associated processes;
Preparing and ensuring the accuracy of management reports, including monthly reports, business cases, reports regarding investments, etc.;
Reviewing and analyzing the financial data and explaining fluctuations;
Developing and implementing new processes and/or tools to support business controlling activities;
Close collaboration with other Finance teams;
Participation in cross-departmental project groups, including the construction of The New Future.
Job requirements
Minimum Master's degree in Accounting & Control, Finance or Business Economics;
Preferably supplemented with postdoctoral training to become, for example, a Registered Controller (RC);
At least 5 years of experience as a Business Controller within a commercial organization;
Affinity/experience with Accounting is an advantage;
Experience with drawing up management information and KPIs;
Experience in preparing and defending Business Cases;
Very proficient in Excel. PowerBI and Afas is an advantage.

Personal characteristics:
You are decisive, inventive and show initiative;
You have an entrepreneurial spirit, act proactively and independently;
You have very strong analytical and numerical skills;
You have excellent communication skills (Dutch and English) and persuasive skills;
You stand firm on your feet and show yourself to be flexible;
You can switch effortlessly between different stakeholders.
Company Profile
AFC Ajax is the most successful football club in the Netherlands and has the ambition to belong to the top of professional football in both the Netherlands and Europe. Where we inspire, train and develop talent to become the legends of the future. Working at Ajax means working in a dynamic that comes with an organization that is always in the spotlight and where the match is experienced every week. As the largest club in the Netherlands, we always aim for the best.

Conditions of employment
Salary: Competitive based on experience;
Profit sharing: < 8%
25 vacation days;
Hybrid working;
Space for personal and professional development;
Online training platform;
Discount on collective health insurance;
Laptop and Phone;
Working for and at the best football club in the Netherlands!

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