Controllers on the Belgian job market

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The demand for Financial Controllers and Business Controllers has consistently shown an upward trend over the last years. 

What are the latest trends on the labour market for Controllers, and what are the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic for these finance professionals?

Which skills are essential for controllers and how do you demonstrate these in a job interview? Find out more in our series of articles about the job market for controlling professionals.




Recruitment and career advice for Controllers


What does the future of the Business Controller hold?

The Business Controller of the future is a generalist with an advanced knowledge of IT, as systems and related information flows become increasingly complex. Marie explains.


Here is why you should consider a job as Project Cost Controller

Many projects were put on hold in recent months, but luckily the market is picking up again. Find out why a career in project cost controlling is a great step for ambitious finance professionals.


Financial Controller: a great next step for Big 4 professionals

If you are a natural number cruncher and have the desire to identify, prioritise and maintain standards, the role of Financial Controller is the right choice for you.


Ambition to become CFO? 6 steps to take before you turn 30

It is the dream of many Controllers to become CFO. The sooner the better. It is therefore important to make the right choices. These 6 steps will help you.


Business Controllers: true business partners

If you are looking to interact with different departments and levels of the business and want to have a greater impact on key decisions, the role of Business Controller is a great job to consider. 


The future of the finance function: download our e-guide

We surveyed over 5,500 professionals and 2,200 global companies to find out what factors will continue to drive change within the finance function in the new few years.


How do you avoid a career choice you'll regret?

You would like to take a next step in your career, but how do you make sure you won't regret? Here's what you need to consider before you decide to leave.


Working as an interim manager?

Senior Controllers often have the wrong idea about working as an interim manager. Feeling stuck in your permanent role? Here's why switching to an interim management position can be a great next step for you.


Belgian Big 4 lose talent to supermarket chains

Just like in The Netherlands, the number of finance professionals leaving the Big 4 continues to rise. Marie explains.


Salary trends for Controllers

Do you work as a controller and are you curious whether your salary is in line with current market rates?
Read more about current trends in controller salaries or request free access to the Robert Walters Salary Survey tool today. This salary survey provides an overview of the latest salary trends for controllers and other finance roles, the skills in-demand and the latest market trends for finance professionals.

Life after Big 4: a role as Financial Controller or Business Controller?

Working at a Big 4 firm is the goal for a lot of finance graduates. While some aspire to one day become partner, it is common for graduates to join a Big 4 firm to kick-off their career and – after a few intense years of training – transition to a long term position in industry.  

The most natural transition from a Big 4 into industry includes roles as Financial Controller, Business Controller and FP&A Analyst. Which function should you go for? How do they differ? What are the skills needed to succeed? 

For finance professionals considering leaving the Big 4, Robert Walters has developed a guide that will help them to make the right longer-term career choice. We hope you find this guide useful and invite you to get in touch if you would like to discuss your next career move. 

Jobs for Controllers

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Robert Walters has a wide range of jobs for Financial Controllers, Business Controllers, Cost Controllers and Project Controllers.  Are you looking for a career move from financial control to business control, or a transition from Big4 or from an SME organisation to a multinational?

Our specialised recruitment consultants from our offices in Antwerp and Brussels recruit for all kinds of controlling positions in Belgium. Have a look at our latest jobs in controlling today.

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