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Business Controller


CLdN is a leading provider of integrated quay-to-quay and door-to-door logistics solutions. Founded in 1928, CLdN ensures reliable, cost-effective transport that links the major economic areas of Europe. With 30 ships and more than 200 sailings a week, CLdN provides shortsea roll-on / roll-off (ro-ro) connections between the European continent, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iberia and Scandinavia and offers the lowest CO2 footprint of all Western European RoRo operators. CLdN’s cargo and multimodal services have a Europe-wide reach using CLdN’s extensive network of ships, terminals and equipment. CLdN’s 3,000 employees ensure that it fulfills its mission: to excel as an integrated provider of maritime links.  

In order to ensure our ambitious expansion plan, CLdN Ports is looking for a Business Controller for our office in Zeebrugge. 

Within this challenging role, you will review and analyse periodic financial and operational reports. In addition, you will provide business support and guidance to all levels of the organization, from dock labourers to management, in effort to optimize the business performance.

Your role

After going through an on-site training program in our terminals/ports, you will achieve a perfect understanding of the operations. Reporting to the Head of Business Controlling and working in close collaboration with the controlling team, your responsibilities will include;

  • Provide periodic and ad hoc financial and operational reports for our management 

  • Analysing the operational processes;

  • Respond to process- and data-related subjects;

  • Design and run daily (BI-)reporting on our activities;

  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decisions


Your profile                                                                          

As a business controller we expect you to have strong numerical and reporting skills and a solid understanding of financial accountancy. Preferably, you have well developed IT skills, in Excel, PowerBI, Python & SQL.          

  • You hold a Bachelors’ or Masters’ Degree in Business Economics, Controlling, Finance or Accountancy;

  • You have a relevant first experience.

  • You have strong analytical skills and the ability to formulate and understand business issues and problems;

  • You are fluent in English and Dutch;

  • You are willing to occasionally travel across Europe, for which a driving license category B is needed.


Our offer 

We are active within the maritime industry and are a solid and fast-growing environment with exciting opportunities in our head office and abroad. We take our investment in you seriously as you will contribute to our future success. We offer a challenging opportunity that will stretch your skills and help you reach maximum potential. In close collaboration with our team of experts, we invest time and resources in your development. Furthermore, we offer:

  • An attractive salary package including all the tools you need to do your job;

  • A workplace in our Zeebrugge office;

  • Option to work from home.



Are you interested in learning more about this position or do you want to apply? 

Do not hesitate to send your CV with a cover letter to with reference “BUSINESS CONTROLLER”.