Vacancies at FOSS

We are looking for an experienced business controller

Published: 2018-12-19

Ketil Sverdrup
+45 4820 8130
+45 2761 6964


For our Headquarter in Hillerød, we are looking for an experienced Business Controller to join our Finance team. You will help us to both develop and continue our strong financial and Business controlling of operations in FOSS.

The team of Controllers performs reporting, analysis, Internal Audits and are involved in process optimization within the FOSS group. The team is also involved in projects like new operations facilities as well as optimizing existing operations. The Controller team plays an important role in the FOSS group’s growth in the coming years. 

The job

As a Business Controller, you will be part of the Finance Operations and Support team in FOSS, which has responsibility for all financial operations (shared Financial service center), Business Support/Controlling tasks and Indirect Procurement department in the FOSS group. The job as Business Controller will be part of the Business Support team where the main partner is Production & Supply Chain (P&SC) and R&D. The FOSS group has two modern production sites in Hillerød (DK) and Suzhou (CHN) which produces all instruments and spareparts for the FOSS group worldwide. In addition, FOSS is in the process of extending its capacity by building a new R&D and Production site in Pécs, Hungary. P&SC includes also Global Logistics and Global Sourcing in the FOSS group – which is also part of the Business Support scope.

The primary location will be at the FOSS Innovation Centre in Hillerød, but the job requires app. 10-15 days a year of travelling. The position will report to Senior Manager Finance. 

Primary tasks

  • You will work with Month end, year end and budget processes including controlling and reporting of P&L and Balance sheet data, deviations explanations and KPI reports.
  • Internal Audit of our production sites where processes are in focus
  • Support Transfer Price documentation and Policy
  • Analysis of P&SC processes as well challenging existing procedures will be very important among the tasks within this position. Examples of such analysis would be related to efficiency, obsolescence, scrap, purchasing, freight and price deviations.
  • One of the main tasks for the new Business Controller will be managing the costing process in the FOSS group, both bi-annually costing and costing simulation performed on a monthly basis. Various financial Ad-hoc propositions and analysis work following the development of the group. 


You have a Master’s degree in Economics or similar, and minimum 5 years of experience from preferably a manufacturing company. You have a strong business acumen and interest in understanding the drivers behind processes and procedures in a company. We expect you to have an excellent toolbox of analytical and communication skills. You are expected to be fluent in English.

Personal skills

The ability to build positive relations and communicate clearly to stakeholders throughout the organization is very important to succeed in the job. You are able to take the lead, voice your opinion and challenge in constructive ways.

You must be confident in your own ability to move projects and tasks forward and deal with hurdles along the way. You thrive with responsibility and have a talent for collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. You work systematically and structured, and are able to deliver on time with multiple task/projects. 

We offer

We offer a challenging job in an international and innovative company that is a world leader in its field. You will get the opportunity to work in a dedicated team spanning over all task and responsibility in a modern Finance department where you will be a very important player both internally in Finance but also towards our key internal customers in operations (like P&SC and R&D).

At FOSS, we develop and manufacture analytical solutions for the food and agricultural industries. Our solutions help to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food production chain and optimize the use of limited natural resources. FOSS is the established market leader and a company in strong and healthy growth based on exports. Consolidated turnover in 2017 amounted to 300 MEUR. 


If you want to seize this exciting opportunity and become part of the Finance Business Support team, please send your application using the link below. Please note that we only accept applications sent via the linke. We conduct interviews on an ongoing basis so please apply as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Senior Manager Finance, Ketil Sverdrup on +45 2761 6964 or

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, family status, age, or religion.


FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments that monitor and control food quality. We provide solutions that improve customers’ business by running a sustainable and profitable operation while helping deliver high quality products for consumers.

We live in a world with a fast growing population and to meet the growing demand for food, the global food production will have to increase by 60 per cent by 2050. The world’s population is becoming wealthier and the global middle class is growing, which create new food demands. This means the food producers need to find smarter ways to make the best use of our valuable resources and to eliminate food waste. At FOSS, we have the know-how to help companies address these global trends and turn them into opportunities – in a way where sustainability and good business go hand in hand.

The family-owned FOSS Company was founded in 1956. FOSS headquarters are based in Hillerød, Denmark and development and production takes place in Denmark and China. FOSS products are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 30 countries. FOSS employs around 1,500 highly qualified employees worldwide. 


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