DFDS Land-Based

Finance Business Partner

The DFDS Group offers European Ferry and Logistics solutions since 1866. The group operates in two divisions: the Ferry Division (Operating ferry routes for Passengers & Freight and Terminals) and one for Logistics (Door to door transport solutions and other logistics solutions). DFDS has 11000 employees in 20+ countries. The company is headquartered in Copenhagen and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

Finance Business Partner / Business Controller

Do you want to be in the centre of a changing and growing European Logistics company? Where you will be the sparring partner of the management and can use your financial and analytical skills to maintain and improve the business every day? Then we are looking for you.

The finance department of DFDS in Vlaardingen is looking for a Finance Business Partner for its Logistics container business located in Vlaardingen. The ideal candidate is analytical, financially strong, but also wants to understand the business and can communicate and achieve results on all levels. You will be the sparring partner for the business management from operational to financial items.

Your roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible, perform and improve the internal reporting, both historical (monthly, quarterly, yearly results) and budgets/forecasts. Updated processes when business is changing so the business is always accurately measured.
  • Driving performance management by identifying, preparing, combining and interpretation of relevant operational and financial parameters and KPIs on ongoing basis.
  • Variance analysis reporting including ad-hoc reporting and future predictions
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects related to new initiatives/business as well as existing ones.
  • Business development activities including tracking, support and follow up to local strategies, investment cases and M&A
  • Proactively driving and improving the business, as part of the local management team
  • Liaise, control and support our finance shared service centre in DFDS Polska for the transactional (business) accounting (AP, AR, CMRs, GL etc). On ongoing basis review and improve processes between business and the shared service centre.



  • You have a strong analytical background
  • You have at least 4 years of experience in a previous financial position as (business) controller or comparable with preferably a background in auditing.
    • You are critical minded and you have a logical way of reasoning,
    • You can combine financial and operational data and communicate on both levels
    • You are IT-minded and excel has no secrets for you,
  • You have good communication skills in English and can work in a team across cultural and national differences,
    • You are proactive and can work independently
  • You are outgoing, friendly and have a personal drive. Moreover, you are responsible, understand the importance of keeping deadlines and have a good sense of humour.

We offer you an interesting workplace, working in a financially strong company with growth ambition and focus on social responsibility. You will get to work with many different professional groups and colleagues.



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Bernadette Weevers Stous