IT Controller at Eurofins Scientific

Expires in 13 days

Company Description

You may not know our name but we can guarantee you know our work – all we do has a positive impact on life, health and the environment.
Eurofins is by your side every day, from the food you eat to the medicines you rely on. We work with the biggest companies in the world, making sure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.
We are looking for natural born leaders that inspire passion in unique individuals. Life at Eurofins is a meritocracy, where people are empowered to make decisions and are rewarded for their success. We encourage independent thinkers who challenge the status quo and never accept the market’s or the company’s “usual way of doing things”.

Job Description

The IT Controller will support the Director IT Services, and all Zone Business/IT leaders with accounting practices as it relates to IT costs: budgeting, (re)billing, controlling and reporting.
As part of the Regional IT Governance Team, the main responsibility of the IT Controller will be to aggregate (from Group, Region, Zone/ELEs) and rebill IT costs (to the respective consuming entity). The IT Controller will be responsible for managing (budgeting, controlling) the IT TCO for each of the Regional Business Lines, and assisting in IT projects around cost analyses (build/buy) as needed.
You will interact with Group Finance / IT Controlling and cooperatively develop, document, enforce, audit IT cost controlling, budgeting and reporting processes and templates
Ideally you are a quick learner able to adapt to amorphous and dynamic environment and you are already knowledgeable of laboratory (or similar regulated/controlled environment) operations and processes.


  • Support the Director IT Services, and all Zone Business/IT leaders with accounting practices as it relates to IT costs: budgeting, (re)billing (from Lead Contractor), controlling and reporting
  • Drive the IT budgeting lifecycle with all involved stakeholders (Zone Business/IT leaders and IT Service Providers), spanning personnel cost, capex/opex, and its allocation to the consuming ELEs.
  • Be responsible for the coordination of the IT budget process as well as subsequent forecasting exercises and be accountable for quality and validity of the data.
  • Manage (budgeting, controlling) the IT TCO for each of the Regional Business Lines, and to assist in IT project cost analyses (build / buy) as needed
  • Consolidate for the region
  • Partner with IT Service Owners as well as IT Service Consumers to optimize IT resources/spend.
  • Analyse variances between actuals and budgets, flag risks, challenge the budget owners and monitor corrective actions.
  • Report to management (by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data).
  • Work with the regional Licensing/Purchasing manager and oversee payments of all accounts (regional IT purchases).
  • Develop a well-structured, transparent IT Cost Billing Model (aggregate IT costs from Group, Region, Zone/ELEs and rebill subscribed IT Services to the respective consuming entity)
  • Define SMART metrics and facilitate benchmarking of IT spend across IT Zones.
  • Implement best practices
  • Interact with Group Finance / IT Controlling and cooperatively develop / document / audit IT cost controlling, budgeting and reporting processes and templates
  • Support the implementation of Group’s Finance policies & procedures, as well as of the Finance IT systems supporting the Group’s controlling activities
  • Additional controller duties as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in accounting, or a related field.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting/controlling/reporting (as a controller or financial analyst).
  • Experience working at enterprise (headquarter) level, working with multiple legal entities.
  • Experience working for the IT department or for an IT company is a plus.
  • Experience in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, etc.).
  • Proven track record of handling confidential and sensitive information.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

The ideal candidate combines a strong expertise in accounting, audit, budgeting and financial and genuine interest for IT.
We are looking for a self-motivated candidate, with keen attention to detail and excellent analytical and judgment skills.
Ideally you have experience in auditing, compliance and financial reporting.
  • Sound knowledge in accounting fundamentals (developing budgets and tracking expenses) and solid financial skills (including financial reporting).
  • A flair for numbers and exceptional numerical skills (preferred).
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (fluent spoken and written English).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at different levels in the organization (Group Finance, Business and IT leadership, etc.)
  • Proven track record of handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to develop budgets and financial reporting.
  • Ability to track expenses.
  • Ability to prioritise, drive results and provide clear and documented updates to management.
  • Ability to work with little to no supervision, with an aptitude for independent judgment.
  • Experience in accounting software and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, …)
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements (GDPR, etc.) is a plus.

Additional Information

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.
Group's key figures are approx. 3 billion Euros turnover, more than 800 laboratories across 45 countries and over than 45.000 staff.

What we offer:

  • A permanent position in a dynamic working environment with a good team spirit where personal development and growth are encouraged.
  • The ability to progress and gain increased areas of responsibility (within the Program and the Eurofins Group).
  • An attractive salary package with extra-legal benefits.

Additional Information
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