Job Req ID:  19747
Date:  19-Jul-2021

Antwerp, VAN, BE

Functional area:  Finance
Contract type:  1 | Permanent job
Business area:  Fashion




Fashion Controller - Dries Van Noten



Location: ANTWERP


After more than 30 years in the fashion industry, Dries Van Noten stands out as a cult, singular, and highly successful fashion house celebrated for its luxury ready-to-wear collections, and known for doing the unexpected while remaining true to its Flemish heritage. The brand is about to embark on an ambitious digital acceleration to further support the next chapters of its growth. 


We are looking for a strong controller to support DVN Fashion business. This position will depend directly of the DVN Fashion Finance Director in Antwerp and work very closely with the team of the Carolina Herrera/DVN/Nina Ricci Beauty & Fashion Finance Director in Barcelona. His objective is to provide accurate financial information in timely manner to enable and monitor operational decisions to develop DVN Fashion House and achieve net revenues and profit objectives budgeted. 


Functions and Responsibilities:

A)  Business Partner - Controlling


  • Lead annual budgeting preparation and oversee planning process.
  • Administer and review all financial plans and budgets.
  • Monitor progress and changes and develop contingency plans to achieve objectives

Month End Closing

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Communicate on monthly and annual financial statements clearly.
  • Analyze monthly P&L variances vs. Budget and vs.previous year and propose corrective actions.
  • Highlight to the management the opportunities and challenges against Full Year Target.

Reporting (Standard and Ad Hoc)

  • Complete periodic reporting to local management and HQ accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Provide management trend and variance analysis report.
  • Provide ad-hoc reports requested by local management or HQ.

Business Reviews

  • Prepare and present the monthly management business review to various stakeholders.
  • Assist Business Managers with business presentation updates.
  • Partner cross-functionally with Business Managers to identify opportunities to maximize P&L.


  • Participate in cross-functional projects, when required.
  • Build and review financial models of new investments in partnership with Business Managers
  • Conduct finance and administration onboarding for new hires and P&L training for Business Managers.

Financial & Statutory Matters

  • Lead the accurate and timely preparation, analysis and presentation of monthly and annual financial reports for all relevant stakeholders, including local management and HQ.
  • Coordinate with HQ accounting team to ensure the right presentation of the financial reports.
  • Help to liaise with external auditors and the finance team in HQ
  • Help with the taxation filing process.
  • Develop and maintain a system of internal controls.
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS.
  • Plan cash flow together with team in HQ.



  • Experience: At least 3 years of experience in financial position, experience in Fashion industry is highly preferred
  • Education: Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Languages: Dutch and English
  • Skills and Knowledge:
  • Strong Energy and Business Curiosity
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Effective communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to build rapport with all levels



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