Business Controller Retail Banking

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Posting Date: 01-Oct-2021

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL

Company: ABN AMRO International Services B.V.

At a glance

Do you want to be actively involved in the future of ABN AMRO Retail Banking? Are you the hands-on business controller who knows how to convert vision into clear strategies, concrete actions and financial outcomes? Do you like to work on complex issues to bring Retail Banking to a higher level?

By connecting strategy, goals, actions and results within Retail Banking you make a visible & important contribution to its (financial) performance. What are your thoughts as a next step? Achieve your goals and develop yourself both professionally and personally. Tell us your story. We are curious!

Your job

As Business Controller Retail you work very closely with your business partners, and by using your knowledge and creativity you give senior management more & better insight in their (financial) performance. You combine financial expertise & banking knowledge to challenge and advise on senior management level. You are in a continuous dialogue with the business and you make the difference by generating new ideas, evaluating them properly, and translating them in well underpinned improvement plans. But that is just the start, since executing those ideas & plans is the real work!

The strategic topics are diverse: How do we allocate the scare capacity in the most optimal way? How can we improve our commercial performance? In which segments, markets & products do we want to be active? How can we further improve the future fitness & sustainability of the Retail Banking business? What are the right KPIs to measure progress? How do we move forward in the dynamic field of internal and external stakeholders? For this you use various sources of expertise within and outside your team.

As Business Controller Retail you work closely with senior management of Retail Banking to formulate strategic & operational goals, and to translate them into execution. You connect between strategic goals and financial performance. You also work very closely with the Financial Control department to jointly support & challenge the Retail Banking business. You maintain a constructive work relation with business management to ensure proper financial planning, analysis & reporting, and to obtain relevant business input. As sparring partner you provide the business with relevant insights, advice and guidance, where relevant & needed.

Working environment

You are part of the Business Control team for Retail Banking, which is part of Finance Controlling. The team consists of ambitious professionals with a diverse set of experiences & personalities. We have an open & transparent atmosphere with ample room for fun and team work in order to deliver high quality insight & challenge to senior management. It is all about team members using their talent for the purpose of achieving a common goal, and learning from each other.

You work in a small, professional & informal team where new ideas & initiatives are welcomed. In addition to your daily work we also very much value personal development, vitality, inspiration, fun & engagement. Flexibel / hybrid working is implemented in ABN AMRO, which means you can work at different locations & timeslots, obviously in alignment with your team members.

Your profile

In our continuously changing environment we are looking for someone with passion for the combination of thinking & doing, for an enthusiastic colleague who is not afraid to ask questions and who is proactive within the organization. You are curious, have a getting things done mentality, are critical and you do not just let yourself get discouraged. You have an independent mindset and can act at different levels within Finance and the Business. At least as important to us is that you can work well together, and that you have excellent interpersonal skills. What counts is that your entrepreneurship wins from the resistance you may encounter along the way. You are a driven and enthusiastic team player who strives to deliver high quality work and has a strong sense of responsibility & humor.

Check your profile:
•    (post) WO work and thinking level (preferably related to Economics, Business Administration or similar)
•    3-6 years relevant working experience
•    Intrinsic interest and knowledge of Retail Banking
•    Experience in preparing business cases and management information such as KPIs, projections, forecasts, and budgets
•    You are able to build trust in a senior management environment being perceived as a constructive & engaged business partner
•    You are able to tell the story behind the figures and advise accordingly drawing and communicating concise conclusions promptly
•    You are able to make the connection between developments in the business and the financial performance
•    Strong communication skills (Dutch and English), both verbally and in writing to share your vision and to convince stakeholders
•    You know how to deal effectively with resistance and questions from stakeholders
•    Finally: Excel and Powerpoint have virtually no secrets for you

We are offering

A challenging position in a professional working environment that is constantly in motion. A good working atmosphere and personal development are very important to us. We offer the opportunity to invest in the development of your talents and to participate in the innovations within our organization.

We offer
• Salary in accordance with job experience
• We offer you the freedom to get the best out of yourself, to work flexibly and a lot of room to grow
• We help you to stay fit & vital
• An additional benefit budget of 11%, with which you can buy flexible employment conditions
• A personal development budget of €1,000 per year
• An annual public transport subscription or transport budget, depending on the position
• A good pension scheme


Are you interested? Then do not wait; respond now. Do you want to know more? You are most welcome to contact Remco Maat, e-mail: remco.maat@nl.abnamro.com.  We look forward to meet you.