Fachbereich Finance Keyvisual

For our Headquarter in Düsseldorf we are looking for you as a

Group Controller (f/m/x)

working type

full time

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Fachbereich Finance Keyvisual


As part of the Finance department, you will play a crucial role in providing insightful analysis of the business and financial performance of the Douglas Group. You will also be responsible for forecasting, budget planning, and driving continuous improvement in financial processes.

  • Conduct regular evaluations and commentaries on the business and financial performance of the Douglas Group on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Manage and analyze regular forecasts and annual budget planning, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and financial targets.
  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the group-wide processes for forecasting and budget planning.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on financial and non-financial steering key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide meaningful insights to stakeholders.
  • Provide financial expertise and commercial sparring to the German and international entities.
  • Involvement in operational and group-wide finance projects, leveraging your expertise to contribute to the success of key initiatives.


  • Successfully completed business studies with a focus on controlling, finance, or a related field.
  • Several years of professional experience in a controlling environment or in an accounting firm, preferably within the retail or FMCG industry.
  • Strong financial modeling skills and proficiency in Excel. Ability to create financial models and perform advanced data analysis.
  • Confident use of BI tools and multidimensional reporting tools. Ability to utilize these tools to extract and present meaningful insights, and prepare decision templates such as dashboards.
  • Proactive mindset with the ability to independently organize and adapt to change in a dynamic environment. Willingness to take initiative and drive improvements in financial processes and controls.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex financial information in a clear and convincing manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Very good written and spoken English skills, enabling effective communication with stakeholders at all levels.


  • Your personal development: We want you to grow with us. Become part of our mentoring programme, use our e-learning platforms and benefit from many other individual development opportunities. 
  • Open feedback culture: Half-year reviews & performance reviews (#DOUGLASDialogue) 
  • 30 days holiday per year 
  • You want a hybrid working model? We offer a balance between mobile working and office days in a collaborative environment. (approx. 8 days/month) 
  • Cherry on top: You get our employee discount both online and in shop. On top of that you get further discount opportunities thanks to our corporate benefits. 
  • You like fitness? Then our running group and Gympass are just right for you. 
  • In-house canteen & bistro, plus free drinks  
  • A positive and motivating environment & celebrating successes at regular company events such as DOClub, summer party, Women's Day, etc.


Then become part of our international company and send your application including your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.

As an international employer, we stand for equal opportunities and diversity. Therefore, we welcome applications from mothers, fathers, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. Please let us know if, for example, we should use a gender-neutral pronoun, if you need barrier-free access to our offices or if you want us to allow more time for the application process.

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