Heerema Marine Contractors

Jr. Business Controller

Do you have in depth financial knowledge needed for managing the operating financials of Heerema's Fleet and Equipment? Join our team in Leiden as Jr. Business Controller.

Jr. Business Controller






A unique maritime adventure

At Heerema Marine Contractors, we do something new every day. We operate the world’s largest crane vessels and with them we transport, install and remove offshore structures for the offshore energy markets. Our projects range from installing wind turbines, removing retired offshore oil and gas platforms, and installing platforms up to 50,000 metric tons. By joining us, you will play an important part in our unique maritime adventure.

Your role in the story

As Business Controller, you are one of the key figures within the Operations and Equipment department and you perform internal financial analysis and monitor budget and forecast. You prepare yearly forecasts, you take ownership for correct cost allocation to projects and you perform analysis on all operating OPEX and CAPEX (Operations, Crewing, Departmental, Maintenance, Replacements). You are responsible for monthly financial management information, in which you need to gather, combine and interpret information from different disciplines.

Who will you work with?

Your team will consist of Jeroen, Thijs and many others. You will work closely with the Operations & Equipment department and it will be your job to:

  • Complete the monthly financial close process including analytical review of the variances;
  • Prepare yearly budgets and related financial reporting and provide management with periodic accurate information to reach their targets as set in yearly budgets;
  • Review, update and develop forecasting methods for various cost types to improve and maintain high quality forecasts. Ensuring jointly with Budget Holders, optimum administration and insight in costs per cost type and assets;
  • Provide ad hoc reporting as required by the Operations & Equipment department / Lead Asset Control;
  • Prepare the annual close-out and related statutory and consolidated balance statements for Fixed Assets and Inventory;
Is this the job for you?
  • A Bachelor’s degree preferably in Finance or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 0-2 years relevant working in financial control;
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Suite in particular Excel, SAP and Sharepoint; 
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English both written and spoken.

Here is what it takes to be a real Heerema colleague

  • Learning mindset, which means being open to feedback, curious, and eager to learn;
  • Personal leadership which means you are an entrepreneur at heart, have the mindset of a founder and take control of your own work and development.

Working at Heerema Marine Contractors

Making the impossible possible offshore, this is what drives us at Heerema! To execute our offshore projects we must innovate, engineer and develop to find solutions for our clients’ challenges. We are passionate about sustainability and are guided by our Sustainability Roadmap to reduce our impact on the planet. Working with Heerema means working in an international, informal, and friendly environment where you will meet likeminded and passionate colleagues.

Here's why people love working with us
  • Working on challenging projects.
  • Extensive onboarding process and opportunities to develop.
  • A development program to allow your talents to flourish.
  • Fun Friday-afternoon get together with colleagues;
  • Excellent perks and benefits, including a personal performance bonus, travel allowance, and contributions to your pension and insurance;
  • Free exercise facilities;
  • A social safety net with committed colleagues around you;
  • Plenty of digital and real-world activities to get to know colleagues outside your team;
  • 30 days off to fully recharge.
  • A modern and easily accessible office in Leiden.

Is this your dream job? Put in your application now!

We are looking forward to hearing from you. We are interested in your CV, but we mainly want to find out more about your ambitions, your personality, and what is your motivation to succeed. So be sure to include a brief cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this position.


So hit the button, apply and make the impossible possible with Heerema. We’d love to meet you!

The application process

The application process will consist of an online assessment, two interviews and contract negotiations. At the end of the process, we will cordially welcome you aboard.

Ready to join our team?

Charlotte Pasma
Charlotte Pasma


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