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Senior Business Controller

  • Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
  • Bærum
  • Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
  • Bærum

We are looking for a highly motivated new team member to our Business Controller team within Financial Control. In this position you will join a highly qualified team within that work across all business functions.

The Business Controller team aim to support the business on behalf of Financial Control. The team will work closely with Commercial to develop and maintain a process and understanding of the need from the business. As a Business Controller you will drive financial insights and support the business in preparing business cases to justify strategic decisions.

Business control will continuously review and challenge our financial performance, being able to tell the story behind the numbers to various stakeholders, including the senior management team. An important objective for Business Control is to provide transparent information to enable and drive effective decision making in achieving our strategic objectives. The role will require an understanding of the Risk Management Process and work with the business to identify and mitigate long and short-term risks and opportunities.

Business control will also work closely with Management control providing support in the budget and forecasting process, profitability reviews and pricing, validations etc.

Main activities

  • Analyze, identify, understand, and comment on the main business drivers impacting performance vs. Budgets and Forecasts.
  • Present financials in monthly and ad hoc meetings. Providing insight to financials where needed.
  • Support commercial teams to understand the key drivers impacting their product P&Ls.
  • Be in the loop on local market developments and local business drivers, understanding the execution of strategy in the unit.
  • Identify (business and financial) risks and opportunities.
  • Perform business deep dives (review profitability of products, markets etc.) with main purpose to improve strategy execution and decision making.
  • Drive financial insights and support the business in preparing business cases to justify strategic decisions.
  • Participate in business improvement projects and validate the business cases
  • Take initiative to start, lead and execute improvement projects which will assist the business in making better decisions.

Skills & Requirements

Personal characteristics

  • Strategic thinker and commercial mindset, curious and proactive identifying opportunities to leverage data.
  • Thrives in a dynamic and changing environment and performs well under pressure.
  • Team player with very good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Some travelling will be required.

Competencies and skills

  • Commercial acumen and strong business partnering focus.
  • Power user of Microsoft office, with specific focus on excel modeling and analysis. (Power BI, SAS, other data programs a strong advantage).
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, calculus, budgeting and analysis/data/BI and capability to stay updated.
  • Solid business/finance understanding with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to connect and align with many stakeholders.
  • Combination of technical and business skills, and an analytical mindset.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.


  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Track record in financial and business control (within banking will be an advantage).
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and across countries.
  • Project management experience an advantage.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or similar level of education

We offer

  • An opportunity to work in a large, high-performing international company, in a Nordic unit with a high speed.
  • A corporate culture that is professional and dynamic, yet informal. Bureaucracy is kept to a minimum, as we expect our skilled employees make long lasting and impactful decisions to shape our future.
  • An excellent working environment with highly competent, dedicated and friendly co-workers.

If you have the right profile, please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact hiring manager.

Great Place to Work

  • We invest in you

  • Innovative and looking to the future

  • BeHealthy | Your health is important to us

  • Social events for all employees

  • Engaged colleagues

  • Dynamic work environment

  • Employee benefits and discounts

  • We give back to society

  • Competitive insurance and pension plans

  • Gode pensions- og forsikringsforhold

  • Vi investerer i din udvikling

  • Vi giver tilbage til samfundet

  • Medarbejderfordele og rabatter

  • Dedikeret kollegaer

  • Globale muligheder

  • Sociale arrangementer for alle medarbejdere

  • Innovativ og fremadtænkende virksomhed

  • Gode forsikrings- og pensjonsordninger

  • Engasjerte kolleger

  • Sosiale arrangement for alle ansatte

  • BeHealthy | Din helse er viktig for oss

  • Innovativt og fremtidsrettet selskap

  • Vi investerer i deg

  • Vi gir tilbake til samfunnet

  • Personalgoder og rabatter

  • Dynamisk arbeidsmiljø

  • Sociala evenemang för alla anställda

  • Dynamisk arbetsmiljö

  • Vi ger tillbaka till samhället

  • Konkurrenskraftiga pensioner & försäkringar

  • Innovation, förbättring och utveckling

  • Globala möjligheter

  • Friskvård - din hälsa är viktig för oss

  • Engagerade kollegor

  • Personalförmåner via Benify

About the company

We are a Nordic bank with more than 1,400 colleagues in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, and proud to be part of Banco Santander, one of the largest banks in the world with a solid history going back more than 160 years.

Our purpose is to help people and businesses prosper and we aim to be the best retail and commercial bank, earning the lasting loyalty of our people, customers, shareholders and communities - through simple, personal and fair banking.

In our organization we foster and value an engaged, challenging and passionate environment that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. We operate in an ever changing environment, and believe the key to success is innovative involvement, a playful approach to active learning and continuous improvement in our daily work.

We are firmly committed to being a responsible bank in the way we operate, our culture, caring for our environment and giving back to society. Banco Santander is recognized as the most sustainable bank in the world following the publication of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 2019.

Read more about responsible banking on our global webpages.

Santander Consumer Bank is one of the largest Nordic banks providing loans and credits, credit cards, deposits and insurance to private customers.

To learn more about Santander in the Nordics, please visit our local webpages


TA Nordic Bank with global strength

TPart of Banco Santander – one of the world’s largest financial institutions

TBanco Santander’s history goes back more than 160 years

TWorld’s Most Sustainable Bank 2019 (Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2019)

TOver 1400 employees across the Nordics

TWe serve over 1.6 million customers

TStrategic partnerships with over 10 000 car dealers, merchants and brokers

TInnovation is key to our future success

TBanco Santanders historie går mere end 160 år tilbage

TVerdens mest bæredygtige bank 2019 (Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2019)

T1.400 ansatte på tværs af Norden

TOver 1.6 mio kunder

TStrategiske partnerskaber med mere end 10.000 bilforhandlere, indkøbere og brokere

TInnovation er nøglen til vores fremtidige succes

TVi leverer digitale kundeoplevelser

TEn Nordisk bank med global styrke

TEn del af Banco Santander – en af verdens største finansielle institutioner

THistorien vår går tilbake til 1963 i Norge

TOver 600 000 kunder og 3500 partnere i Norge

T50/50 fordeling menn og kvinner

TOver 600 000 kunder og 3500 partnere i Norge

TStørst på billån i Norge

TFremtidsrettede | Først ute i Norge med ApplePay

TVi er dedikert til å være en ansvarlig långiver!

TInnovative | Vår siste nyvinning SHFT – en abonnementsløsning for bil

TEn nordisk bank med global styrka

TDel av Banco Santander - en av världens största finansiella institutioner

TBanco Santanders historia går tillbaka mer än 160 år

TVärldens mest hållbara bank 2019 (Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2019)

T1400 anställda i Norden

TVi servar över 1,6 miljoner kunder

TInnovation är nyckeln till vår framgång

TVi levererar digitala kundupplevelser i framkant

Rudi Jansen van Vuuren | Contact Person

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