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Job ID:  36657
Job function:  Finance
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Innovation Center

Assistant Controller - Exton, PA

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.



The Challenge

Contribute to the definition of the financial policy, direction, and plan of the Business, support the execution of this policy and enable the realization of this plan by managing, monitoring and controlling the financial and accounting processes of the Business, in accordance with the strategy.  Financial Business Partner for the Innovation functional area, providing all managerial reporting, analyses and advise. Being the advocate for the corporate and DIC Finance & Accounting policies and the corporate requirements and guidelines.


The company’s strategy has an inherent challenge due to pressure on short-term performance versus objective of long-term strategic growth. The varieties of customers range from large customers to venture capitalists and are located all over the world.



The Position

  • Lead the process of business reporting and planning on short and long term for the Innovation functional area (e.g. budget process as well as quarterly and monthly reporting; developing of performance indicators and forecasting in order to improve business monitoring). Analyze variances versus budget/forecast.
  • Prepare and advise on financial forecasting of the Innovation functional area and continuously improve forecast accuracy.
  • Support pro-active portfolio management to trigger actions to enable the strategy and budget.
  • Frontline finance support in all innovation projects initiated (NPV calculations, Monte Carlo analysis, post mortem analysis).
  • Ensure finance and accounting support to enable the success of the Innovation functional area, in conjunction with the Finance Regions.
  • Maintaining and controlling an effective and efficient management reporting tool for the business including all relevant indicators (e.g. revenues, cost, profit, investments, working capital and cash flow).
  • Assist the Senior Finance Director DSM Biomedical with various exercises, such as coordinating the budget cycle, consolidating financial results and Gross Free Cash Flow analysis. 
  • Work closely together with other finance regions and coordinate the forecast and budgeting process.
  • Identify improvement opportunities, system or process related, propose solutions, collaborate with the relevant parties to implement.
  • Monitor the financial performance of the business and provide the management team correct and timely information required to make decisions.
  • Maintain and control an effective and efficient cost reporting in Innovation and R&D:
    • Reporting on Innovation project spend.
    • Assisting Project Managers with their project budgets and updates.


The Ideal

  • Bachelor and Master’s degree in Finance/Business economics or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate finance and/or public accounting.
  • Demonstrate history of escalating roles and responsibilities.
  • Finance & Accounting knowledge, reporting, understanding of global processes, strong analytical skills.
  • Project Management and problem solving, able to quickly grasp new ideas, adaptable and confident.


The Reward 

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance. 


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/).


Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process.  You will be contacted when further information is required. 


DSM Biomedical - Solving our world’s healthcare needs through sustainable science

We are the global leader in biomedical solutions, trusted by our partners to shape the future of biomedical materials and regenerative medical devices. Our innovative solutions are focused on enhancing patient outcomes. DSM has been building successful partnerships with medical device and pharmaceutical companies for more than 30 years, benefiting 3.5M+ patients annually. Our team of 400+ biomedical specialists is constantly turning ideas into innovative materials and devices of the highest quality that address the unmet healthcare needs of today and tomorrow.


Every day, we work to successfully address current issues and growing trends in healthcare to enhance the lives of patients worldwide by being our customers’ partner to reduce costs, improve long-term outcomes and meet the increased demand for medical services for our aging population who expect to live more active lifestyles. Within an increasingly complex healthcare landscape, we seek ways to develop products that contribute to accelerated healing with less trauma and faster recovery – helping our partners improve healing and enhance patient outcomes. DSM Biomedical is headquartered in Exton, PA (USA).


We strive to be unrivaled experts in biomaterials, committed partners driving sustainable innovation in healthcare.

More information can be found at www.dsm.com/biomedical/en_US

Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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