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Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management. In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 52 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxemburg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of the Canadian movie theatre group 'Landmark Cinemas' in December 2017, Kinepolis also operates 45 cinemas in Canada. Worldwide, Kinepolis Group currently operates 97 cinemas with more than 180,000 seats. Including the acquired Canadian organization, Kinepolis now employs 3,750 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience.

For our HQ in Ghent (Belgium) we are looking for a dynamic Business Controller Cinema Operations Luxembourg and Corporate.


Your goal

The Business Controller is responsible for a complete and qualitative delivery in time of the management reporting. He/she is the sparring partner and financial partner of the Business Unit Manager regarding interpretation and analysis of the figures and decision making. He/she is the coordinator and support of the business/corporate department for all planning activities.


Your performance areas

Business Controller Cinema Operations Luxembourg

1. Business Reporting

Contains all tasks & activities that generate accurate, timely and complete management information to create speed for the Business Unit Manager to take the right decisions & actions.

  • is responsible for the management reporting within the scope (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow en Capex);
  • works together and gives feedback to accounting department on quality of reported figures;
  • guarantees that important business decisions, changes, events etc. are reflected in the management reporting;
  • guarantees that het management reporting complies with the group strategy and organization, the statutory and consolidated reportingImplements and monitors controls concerning procedures, closing and management reporting;
  • takes ownership of the figures;
  • realizes ad hoc analysis for the business;
  • ...

2. Business Controlling

Contains all activities & actions to support, to advice and to follow-up the business in the interpretation of figures in order to be a financial partner and sparring partner of the business and in decision making.

  • takes the alert function for identification of abnormalities and business risks;
  • challenges the Business Unit Manager in looking at the numbers;
  • pinpoints possible risks and makes the Business Unit Manager reflect on them;
  • explains differences in results and proposes actions to the business domain owners;
  • cost Accounting and profitability analysis, advise on optimization of profitability;
  • evaluation of profitability new opportunities and projects within Luxembourg (e.g. M&A);
  • puts the Plan – Do –Check –Act principles (PDCA) in practice according to the delivered management information (reporting’s and analysis on capex, …);
  • detects insufficiencies in processes within their working area;
  • takes actions to realize a continuous improvement of controlling process (e.g. installation of performance management cycle, defining forward looking KPI’s);
  • gives comments on results, evolution of financial KPI’s and important business drivers;
  • makes Variance analysis vs Profit Plan, Forecast, Previous Period and Last Year;
  • advises the Business Unit Manager on assumptions of business planning.

3. Budgeting and Forecasting

Contains all activities & actions in order to support and coordinate the planning process within the scope.

  • coordinates and supports the business unit management team: yearly budget, periodical financial forecasts and capex plan;
  • complies the yearly budget with the guidelines formulated by senior management;
  • does the monitoring of process/quality and analysis/review of above mentioned plans;


Periodical Capex Reporting

Responsible for capex reporting for the following purposes and within the following domains:

  • Board;
  • Greenfield projects;
  • Real Estate;
  • ICT;
  • Projection & Sound;
  • Consolidation Department;
  • ICT;
  • Treasury.


M&A and greenfields support

  • support Country Controllers in evaluation of profitability new Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and greenfield projects in existing countries in concertation with country management;
  • support in analysis M&A files new territories in cooperation with Business Controller M&A and Special Projects @ corporate level.


Quarterly reporting on country & consolidated level for Group Controller

Support Group Controller with quarterly reporting on country and consolidated level.


Management reporting projects

  • participate in management reporting projects on international/corporate level.


Your strengths

  • you have an experience of at least 5 years in a business controlling role;
  • you have a thorough knowledge of management reporting and performance management;
  • you have a healthy dose of interest in financial and management reporting tools and are eager to participate in the further development of those tools;
  • you have experience in planning processes;
  • you have a thorough knowledge in Excel and Powerpoint;
  • you have a basic knowledge of local GAAP and IFRS;
  • you are fluent in Dutch, English and French;
  • you are efficient and very accurate.


Our offer

We offer you a working experience with an expanding market leader in the entertainment world. A polyvalent job with lots of responsabilities and challenges in a financially healthy company. A working environment inviting you to give the best of yourself and to learn each day.



Interested to reinforce the team of Kinepolis stars? Apply online and include your motivation letter and CV.


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