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Business Controller

  • Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

What will you get:

  • A salary between €4,500 to €6,500, depending on your work experience
  • An annual budget of €1,500 for personal development
  • 25 vacation days per year and the option to buy more
  • Learning and personal growth opportunities
  • A job at a cool company that’s growing quickly


  • Have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Have experience with financial software and systems, such as Exact, Power BI (or similar)
  • Have knowledge of financial reporting standards and practices
  • Possess excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

What you will do:

As a Business Controller, you'll play a crucial role in our company's financial management. You'll be responsible for analyzing financial data, preparing reports, and advising the management team on strategic decisions. You'll work closely with various departments within the organization to gain insight into operational performance and achieve financial objectives. Additionally, you'll be involved in budgeting, forecasting, and identifying opportunities for process improvement.

This includes:

  • Analyzing financial data and trends to assess company performance
  • Preparing periodic reports and presentations for the management team
  • Assisting with budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning
  • Supporting the CFO regarding subsidies (tracking time registration, preparing new projects)
  • Identifying risks and opportunities for the company and making recommendations for improvement
  • Collaborating with different departments to achieve financial goals and improve operational efficiency
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of financial strategies and policies
  • Coordinating with administrative offices abroad
  • Being audit-ready (setting up AO/IB mapping, ensuring procedures are in place, processing annual financial statements)
  • Being the back-up of the financial controller

Job requirements

Our introduction (not boring, we’re cool)

In 2011, the first In Ovo pipettes hit the lab. The goal was clear: to stop the unnecessary killing of day old male chicks.

The first samples were carefully taken by hand. It took some years to get there, but in 2016, it worked: a single drop of the egg’s fluid was enough to see whether it holds a boy or a girl. One done, only 13 billion to go.

As you can imagine, we needed a machine.

The first steps into industrialization were taken and a huge impact on animal welfare was lurking. In 2020, our first machine was up and running. We named her Ella. What a beauty.

Taking a huge leap to today’s In Ovo: we’re a team of over 60 people, 3 Ellas and millions of saved chicks. We are engineers, operators, scientists, office people and everything in between. The go-getters of the poultry industry who roll up their sleeves to improve animal welfare. And Ella is just the beginning.

We believe that animals deserve a dignified place in a sustainable food industry. And we need way more people to fulfil our mission of improving the lives of 5 billions animals by 2030.

Are you with us?

Interested but still in doubt?

If you find the position interesting but have a few doubts, that is completely understandable.

Candidates who think they do not fully meet all the requirements tend to refrain from applying for certain positions. Unfortunately, this is more prevalent among women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

So, we welcome applicants even if they have some doubts. We’d be happy to have a chat.

Please apply by sending your CV and tell us something about yourself. If you have any questions, get in touch with Marjolein van Vliet, Recruiter, at +31 642489853 or via

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