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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Financial Controller in Hengelo, Netherlands

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An international position for an ambitious financial with excellent career perspective. We are looking for a Financial Controller for the main UK-activities of Sensata Technologies. He/She will manage and deliver all accounting, internal control, statutory and tax disclosure requirements for these main UK operations.

Together with your colleagues from other accounting teams, the financial shared service center, and other financial disciplines, you ensure internal and external financial reporting compliance. The accounting organization is in transition from traditional bookkeeping to state-of-the-art financial controlling. This means that in addition to compliance you are responsible for managing risks & opportunities and drive process improvement.

As the Financial Controller you will report in to EMEA Assistant Controller, who is also based in Hengelo.


General Responsibilities:

  • Financial accounting of main UK operations together with various accounting teams, including the mentoring and development of the accounting staff

  • Ensure the monthly financial close of these main UK entities in accordance with US, UK GAAP and Sox compliance

  • Work collaboratively in business partnering with the wider UK and European finance organization (operations finance, business finance, shared service center) and other key stakeholders across the business

  • Assist with the financial integration of acquired entities

  • Collaborate with Corporate and Europe Accounting to develop and maintain accounting policies and internal control procedures to ensure proper accounting and identification of financial risks

  • Develop and improve balance sheet information and related metrics

  • Manage external financial audits and tax audits

  • Manage statutory reporting and tax reporting (US GAAP, UK GAAP, IFRS)

  • Maintain proper VAT accounting records & ensure the production of all VAT returns

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Relevant professional qualification (AA, RA), with experience at Big 4 strongly preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience, ideally in a large, multinational, manufacturing company

  • Capability to translate complex accounting rules to day-to-day working practice

  • Knowledge and experience with US GAAP, UK GAAP and IFRS

  • Knowledge and experience with Hyperion and Oracle are an advantage

  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast paced, high energy environment

  • Holds self and others accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers

  • Language skills: Near-native English

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)


  • Working hours, full time

  • Based in Hengelo, Netherlands


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  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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