Business Controller – Amsterdam

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For our client Gisou, a luxury haircare brand by famous Dutch & Persian fashion influencer Negin Mirsalehi, we are looking for a Business Controller. Would you like to work at a fast-growing scaleup and in one of the most beautiful offices in Amsterdam? Then read on.


Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi is a luxury haircare brand by famous Dutch & Persian fashion influencer, Negin Mirsalehi. Founded in 2015, the brand has deep roots and a wonderful story of the coming together of family traditions. The signature ingredients within these staple products are honey and propolis, derived from the Mirsalehi Bee Garden where Negin and her father continue the 6-generation family tradition of beekeeping. Using nature’s gifts Negin’s mother created a formula to transform hair which is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

The mission of Gisou is to inspire people to appreciate and take care of their hair using nature-based products, and to feel beautiful while doing so. With their story they want to raise awareness about the importance of bees for the overall ecosystem, and shine a light on the incredible benefits of what they produce.

Gisou is currently available in over 40 countries, through its own direct to consumer channel as well as through the world’s big beauty retailers such as Sephora. The brand continues to expand rapidly internationally. To continue on this growth trajectory, the team is on the lookout for a Business Controller to help take this brand to the next level.


As Gisou is experiencing rapid international growth, its finance function plays a crucial role in supporting the company’s increasing success. As our new colleague and Business Controller, you will be part of the finance department and responsible for driving the financial and performance agenda across all departments and business channels. Within the field of controlling, you will support various stakeholders with both the business and financial perspective. In this role, you will be reporting to the Senior Finance Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drive financial performance of the company by budget control and business analysis.
  • Support strategic decision making and work closely with the leadership team (including founders and CEO).
  • Drive and lead business / finance (improvement) projects.
  • Support the forecast and budget process, overall cost allocations, financial results and price settings. Working closely with all parts of the organisation. 
  • Secure that correct financial information is available when needed.
  • Co-ordinate the performance and financial updates sent out to the organization. 
  • Secure that analytical tools are available for producing reports and analysis.
  • Improve reporting within the company and to stakeholders (e.g. investors).
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines.
  • Quantify business opportunities.
  • Translating strategic management objectives into measurable KPIs.


  • At minimum Bachelor’s Degree / level thinking.
  • 5 years of experience in finance / controlling functions.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in BI tools.
  • Your strong communication skills enable you to engage people, both inside and outside the function, by creating a passion for objectives, plans and processes.
  • When facing challenges, you take them on with a positive and solution-oriented approach.
  • You have the ability to see the big picture and able to identify the details crucial for the big picture.
  • Understanding or willingness on how to work effectively in a scale-up environment.
  • Ability to work in an organized and methodical manner to meet timescales and deadlines is essential.
  • Self-starter, assertive, good communication skills and telephone manner.
  • Team player with flexibility.
  • Must be able to adopt a very “hand on” approach.
  • Experience with ERP systems. Netsuite is a plus.


  • Competitve salary;
  • Work in a beautiful renovated office in Amsterdam;
  • Grow with the company.


Does your profile fit? Then apply directly via the button below or contact Darryl Kaliey for more information via or 0619585097.

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