Business Controller

  • Operations
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Business Controller

Job description

Our Finance department consists of a team of multi-skilled and multi-cultural team members who run and support the daily operations of the business. Because of rapid growth of the company, we are now looking to expand this team by adding a new business controller.

The business controller is responsible for preparation and presentation of financial and other decision oriented information to assist our management in performance management-, value creation and the planning and control of the business operations.



As a business controller you are part of the finance department and responsible for the following tasks:

  • Business partner for all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Execute the periodic budgeting, forecasting and reporting cycle (P&L, Balance and cash flow);
  • Prepare business cases
  • Reporting to the Board (CFRO)
  • Prepare Key Performance Indicator standards and performance reports;
  • Prepare operational and financial decks to discuss performance with MT members.
  • Initiate and develop cost efficiency & working capital improvement programs.
  • Pro-active role in the development of the management and financial reporting structure.




Our ideal new team member is capable and motivated to thrive in a fast-paced agile start-up environment. This means you work in a pro-active and result-driven way without losing your eye for detail and accuracy. On top of that, this is what we find to be most important to do a great job when it comes to this role:

  • 5-7 years working experience (in an operations or finance position) within a Finance institution.
  • Master degree or equivalent in business, finance or other related field, complemented by an RA or RC study/title (must)
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to bring complex issue back to their essence.
  • Your analytical skills make it easy for your to constantly prioritize, notice potential obstacles to be taken care of and the value of when and how to do something.
  • Your stakeholder management is clear and on a high and professional level, making you the ideal person to work with for everybody within the company.
  • You have a strong intrinsic motivation to get the best out of yourself and your time. Which means we wouldn’t have to bother to tell you what to do and when to do it.
  • You want to be a part of an organization where your growth and ours, develop equally.
  • Your organizational and communication skills are excellent. But really.
  • Language skills: English and Dutch (must).


  • A chance to work at a fast-growing Fintech startup.
  • A crucial role in a highly motivated, international and talented team.
  • Flat structures and open communication.
  • High degree of collaboration and autonomy.
  • Newly designed office along the Amsterdam canals.
  • 25 days of vacation to recharge your batteries.
  • Opportunity to further develop yourself as a professional


Safened is a fast-growing tech-driven startup company, driven by a vision to turn financial risk and regulatory challenges into simple and secure solutions. Simple as we reduce complexity and offer easy to integrate solutions to financial institutions and platform businesses. Secure by enabling companies and individuals by using the world's most stable asset classes while protecting our partners against fraud, risk and identity theft. Technology empowers everything we do. Our core products focus on deposit and customer onboarding solutions, serviced via our proprietary technology platform.

We offer deposit solutions through wealth managers and broker-dealers to cash-rich clients. Onboarding services for the verification of companies and individuals, through direct channels and our platform partners (e.g., travel companies, online marketplaces, etc.

Safened offers its products globally, and we service our customers from 4 offices in London, New York Amsterdam and Barcelona. Our internal culture is characterized by our flat structure and direct communication with the emphasis on results and collaboration.