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Job ID:  53086
Date:  Jan 14, 2022
Job function:  Finance
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  Group Finance

Legal Entity Controller, Parsippany, NJ

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.

We are #Hiring
Legal Entity Controller

Location: Parsippany, NJ


We are seeking a Legal Entity Controller to ensure the integrity of financial Statements and management reports in accordance with DSM Accounting Rules and local, statutory Accounting standards. In this position, you will report to the DSM Sr. Financial Controller. 


Some of your responsibilities will be:


  • Responsible to execute the financial control for the region
  • Manage quality and efficiency towards top quartile


Quality, Environment, Safety, and Health

  • ImplemenQESH structures and systems, iline with DSM anBG guidelines and systems in order to meelegal obligations, guarantee thquality of processes anensure a safe and healthy workinplace for employees


Organization Structure and Development

  • Closely interact with the Financial Shared Services and Global Service Center
  • Closely interact with other financial control teams 


Finance, Administration, and Reporting:

  • Assist in budget preparation
  • Process final budget in SAP
  • Support in FOOP, CAPEX, OPEX and Management reporting & consolidation
  • Monitor accounting processing of GSC/FSS in line with DAR
  • Ensure adherence to IFRS
  • Support Senior Financial Controller in the contact with the Auditor for financial audit and as contact for 3rd part and non-financial audit


Legal Entity Support and Ownership

  • Become the single point of contact for legal entity for financial control related questions 
  • Serve as the go-to person to help resolve/remediate issues that have an accounting impact for assigned legal entity(ies)


Regional Process Team Participation

  • Participate in assigned Regional Process team and help drive the following (with direction from the global team):
    • Process monitoring & optimization
    • Defining and monitoring of KPI's and PPI's 
    • Maintenance and Management of ARIS/Process flows
    • Setting up training programs as applicable to ensure adherence to defined processes
    • Coordination of securing related tooling (e.g. closing cockpit/robotizing)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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.  

At DSM, we Do Something Meaningful.  



What we look for in you

Knowledge & Education and Experience

  • Minimum relevant working experience 6-10 years (with Bachelor's degree) or 10-14 years of experience (without Bachelor's degree)
  • Finance expert with knowledge of Finance and Control processes
  • IFRS Knowledge
  • ​​​​​​​Drive for continuous improvement

Technicacapabilities (expertise)

  • Accounting knowledge
  • Financial AnalysisBudgeting & Forecasting
  • Technology expertise
  • Process expertise
  • Strong Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)


Non-technical capabilities (behaviors)

  • CommunicationPersuasionNegotiation

  • Collaboration

  • Business awareness


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 NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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