Finance Controller (w/m/d)

10 May 2022
14 Jun 2022
As the Finance Controller in Business Finance Organization, you are the main go-to-person for any finance-related topic of the assigned unit. You support the leadership team and cost center owners in the unit in steering the business from a financial standpoint. This includes Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) tasks as well as contributing to projects, investment and process improvements.
At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you’re great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

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Our employee resource groups:
  • Responsible for the budget planning and forecasting process of the function
  • Supporting cost center owners from a financial standpoint
  • Supporting the workforce planning for the function in collaboration with the dedicated teams
  • Responsible for monthly performance reviews with leadership and cost center owners
  • Responsible for capitalization costs planning and performance tracking
  • Managing the cost center structure, cost allocations and the accrual process of the function in alignment with cost center owners and accounting teams
  • Supporting the leadership team in identifying efficiency potential, running projects on operational excellence and managing investment cases
  • Demonstrate ability to execute on identified improvement opportunities and be responsible for their successful adaptation
  • Education in Economics, Finance, Business or MBA is preferred and +5 years of relevant finance controlling experience
  • You have strong collaboration and networking skills, as you will closely work with colleagues in different departments
  • You have strong analytical skills and you can clearly communicate your recommendations to non-finance colleagues
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills are required. Consult and challenge the planning and steering of the function, and can provide a unique perspective by deriving insights and recommendations from the data, bridging detailed data analysis and the business strategy
  • You can work independently, have strong organisational skills and a hands-on mentality
  • A professional fluency in English and demonstrate by communicating clearly both verbally as well as written; German is a plus
Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance available for internationals
  • Home office equipment available for hybrid working, to support you working from home
  • Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week
  • Opportunity to work from abroad for 30 (working) days per calendar year

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents’ forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute
It’s the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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