(Senior) Business Controller / FP&A Manager - E-Commerce (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Corporate Functions
Job Area:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Jun 16, 2024


HRS, a pioneer in business travel, aims to elevate every stay through innovative technology. With over 50 years of experience, their digital platform, driven by ProcureTech, TravelTech, and FinTech, transforms how companies and travelers Stay, Work, and Pay. 

ProcureTech digitally revolutionizes lodging procurement, connecting corporations and suppliers in a cutting-edge ecosystem. This enables seamless efficiency and automation, surpassing travelers' expectations. 

TravelTech redefines the online lodging experience, offering personalized content from selection to check-in, ensuring an unparalleled journey for corporate travelers. 

In FinTech, HRS introduces advancements like mobile banking and digital payments, turning corporate back offices into touchless lodging enablers, eliminating legacy cost barriers. The innovative 2-click book-to-pay feature streamlines interactions for travelers and hoteliers. 

Combining these technology propositions, HRS unlocks exponential catalyst effects. Their data-driven focus delivers value-added services and high-return network effects, creating substantial customer value. 

HRS's exponential growth since 1972 serves over 35% of the global Fortune 500 and leading hotel chains. 

Join HRS to shape the future of business travel, empowered by a culture of growth and setting new industry standards worldwide.


At HRS we understand Finance as a value-enabling function as it is an essential ingredient to our business success. 
In order to ensure the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support all business activities, it comprises all major related responsibilities: from Financial and Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Advising and longer-term financing, Tax Management, Investment Management, to Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting and Forecasting as well as Financial Reporting and Analysis to assisting and challenging the CEO, Business Unit Leaders and Managers in making key strategic decisions.
The department is set up as a shared service for the HRS Group with a cross-location team of around 50 experts, headed by the CFO and his Management Team, working on standardized workflows to increase efficiency on the one hand and apply state of the art decision-making tools and principle-based recommendations to foster organizational resilience in times of rapid change.


We are looking for an experienced, engaged and ambitious (Senior) Business Controller / FP&A Manager - E-Commerce (all genders) to join a fast growing organization with a dynamic, fastmoving management team.


•    Take ownership of the financial controlling and financial steering of a business unit 
•    Challenge the status quo, drive performance and insight 
•    Improve and monitor KPI’s (E-Commerce) for steering the business
•    Modeling of scenarios and long-term planning; budgeting together with BU 
•    Control and continuous improvement of the monthly closing, the forecast and the yearly budget planning process
•    Deviation Analysis and commenting as well as deriving recommendations for action
•    Present and challenge in BU Management meetings
•    Consulting of internal stakeholders
•    Be part in cross-departmental projects and initiatives


  • Successfully completed studies in business administration with a focus on finance and controlling or comparable qualification
  • Several years of experience in Business Controlling of an E-Commerce company highly appreciated
  • Advanced skills in transforming excel models to the next level e.g., bring them to the BI/Data Warehouse Layer
  • Growth mindset, experience in hyper scaling, hands-on mentality, attention to detail, strong analytical skills, problem-solving ability 
  • Ability to quickly build credibility and trust with all levels in an organization
  • Good presentation skills und ability to create spot-on / actionable presentations
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge with ERP systems would be appreciated (SAP, Navision)
  • Fluent in German and English, spoken and written


Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.


The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  17293

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