Cost Controller

This is not a traditional young & no-budget job post

In fact, you might have come across so many amazing, outstanding, dynamic companies that want to change the world. But have you ever wondered at the end of your reading, what makes them so unique and different?

Let me first enlighten you on who we are and what we do at Working in Brussels

We build a bridge between companies offering benefits and modern workers' expectations.

We challenge the status quo and propose a salary package that includes high-end coliving accommodation. Just like a company car, but here it’s a cool accommodation and a real-life enriching experience that we offer! Bye to the rent and charges, and hello to sunset gin tonics, and a happy savings account that grows every month!

A package that incorporates talents’ whole life into account, this is the raison d'être of Working in Brussels!

You got it? We are the unique “Job + Co-living” Belgian player!

And what about our client? Who are they? What do they do?

The seeds were sown more than 100 years ago by two visionary brothers who saw the potential for prestigious construction projects in Belgium and set their sights on making it a reality. Their years of hard work have paid off, taking their company from local success to a global force with a presence in Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia and beyond.

Today, they are about 11.000 talented professionals from 80 different nationalities all focused on creating a real impact for people, raising multiple residential buildings, offices, hotels, bridges, stadiums, theme parks and many other exciting projects that delight millions of humans beings. This young sprout has blossomed into a magnificent, diverse forest and is now one of Belgium’s biggest success stories.

To set a clear course for success, they set up an integrated approach that enables them to create value for the customer that goes beyond just building. Indeed, they do more than just put bricks on top of each other, this is a full-service enterprise that handles every aspect of a project, from financing and design to construction, operation and maintenance. This way, the Belgian company stands out with its own engineering department, with expertise in geotechnical engineering, concrete technology, methods and planning tools such as BIM and System Engineering. Constantly looking for innovation, they invest in new building methods and technologies, bringing the construction sector to a whole new level!

Would you like to have an impact and join them in co-creating sustainable solutions for a better world?

We are looking for a Cost Controller to join the team at their headquarters in Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Brussels. As the financial right-hand of the Project Manager, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the success and profitability of their construction projects. With the ability to both support and challenge the PM, you'll help maintain the budget and avoid costly delays. One day of delay could mean over €100K in fees per day, making this role critical to the company's continued growth and success.

What you’ll do, more concretely:

Manage multiple projects, split time between HQ and on-site locations or be completely dedicated to one larger project on-site (40% of the time at the office in Brussels and 60% of the time on site across Brussels and Flanders)

Monthly cost control reporting & analysis

Streamline administrative processes

Review project cost control under the supervision of project managers

Provide accurate and coherent financial reporting

Collaborate with technical teams to gather necessary information for cost control and reporting

Ensure necessary accounting data is transferred to project managers

Report results and analysis to Cost Control Manager

Follow the Project Manager and the works on site

Here’s the experience and the “Nice to have”

You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Economics or Finance

You have a first experience in the field of cost control or financial audit

You’re a quick learner with the ability to work independently

You are fluent in Dutch and have a basic understanding of French

Your analytical and reporting abilities are sharp as a knife

You’re a pro with MS Office

You're a collaborative force with brilliant communication skills!

The Recruitment Process

Let’s meet one of our team members and explore opportunities

Mindset Meeting with HR

Technical interview with the Head of Finance & Operations

Apply now! We can't wait to meet you :)