Controlling Officer

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Corporate and Legal Affairs

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE

Job Requisition ID:  1341

Daikin Europe NV (DENV) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a Japanese outstanding company and worldwide the biggest developer, producer and supplier of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) solutions, including heating pumps and cooling technology.

DENV is Daikin’s sales, R&D, and production headquarters for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The headquarter has Belgian offices in Brussels, Ghent and Ostend, as well as 8 production plants, 24 sales subsidiaries and offices and a whole network of independent distributors and dealers across the EMEA region.


The Corporate Planning department consists of several sections: Group Controlling, Business Analytics, Daikin Europe Planning, Corporate Communication as well as Internal Control and SAP authorization office. These teams together coordinate the budget-making and execution for Daikin in the entire EMEA region (turnover of more than 4 billion EUR).
The department is responsible for drilling down the strategy into annual budgets and realizing the group targets. This is done in cooperation with all sales and manufacturing entities, as well as with other departments. As a backbone for group-wide reporting, the department takes care of the management of the sales-, margin-, and pricing data, as well as collecting and reporting market intelligence.
Our mission is to safeguard and manage profitability, via periodic reporting to top management, close follow-up and by proposing countermeasure actions.
Furthermore, the department is responsible for the development and implementation of corporate governance and internal controls in the group.

The vacancy is in the Planning section of the department.


Your Role:

  • You will be located in Brussels (Anderlecht) and will be actively involved in the budgeting and result follow-up of the Daikin Europe Headquarter entity (Corporate Planning section).
  • You will be a Financial Controller of Daikin Europe P&L (Sales, Margin, SGA, etc.).
  • You will be working together with sales affiliates, factories, and HQ departments (eg Sales Business Units, Supply, R&D planning, HR planning).
  • You will be following up the Sales offices In Ireland, Finland and Hamburg.
  • You will be responsible for CAPEX follow up of the headquarter.
  • You will be involved in the monthly management closing process and ensure data quality of our reports and systems.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses. 
  • Furthermore, you will be involved in projects of different nature that are inherent to a diverse multinational company.  


Your profile:

  • You have a Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or other relevant studies.
  • You are a recent graduate or have a first experience in financial controlling.
  • You are an analytical, detail-oriented person.
  • Your work is accurate, you have the ability to dig into the details, without losing the helicopter view. 
  • You are result driven with a strong focus on improvements. 
  • You have an excellent command of English, Dutch is an advantage. 
  • You are an familiar with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of SAP FICO is an asset.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 


Good climate starts with people 
Our employees are the beating heart of our company. At Daikin, you get to work in a positive environment backed by trust, creativity and continuous improvement. Together, we create our top-quality solutions by empowering talented teams. You will get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve. Good climate starts with people.