Operational Controller

Applications until July 13

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a private institution whose main purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through art, benevolence, science, and education. The Foundation carries out its activities from its headquarters in Lisbon, and from its offices in Paris and London.

We are seeking to reinforce our Central Department team with an Operational Controller, who will be responsible for ensuring direct support to the Management Division in managing and monitoring the budget and activity plan, as well as for ensuring the development of proposals for corrective measures when deviations are identified, plus reviewing and preparing all relevant information for decision-making.

Contractual conditions: Permanent Employment Contract

Main responsibilities

Budget and Activity Plan

Participate in preparing the activity plans for the Central Department, within the stipulated deadlines.

Data Structure

Develop and prepare the work bases, ensuring an efficient collection and processing of information, its consolidation, and preparation of reports.

Ensure the creation of a consistent, well aligned data structure to support the management decision process.

Trend Analysis

Support the Board in reviewing the main management indicators and in identifying main trends, namely in medium-term planning, with a view to providing inputs/benchmarks for action plans or, when required, for implementing corrective measures (monitoring of expenses and consumables).

Optimization and Continuous Improvement

Promote and drive the continuous improvement process, regularly reassessing work processes and methods.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in similar positions
  • Pre-Bologna Graduate Degree or Integrated Master’s Degree in Economics or Business Management
  • Good command of both written and spoken Portuguese and English languages
  • Knowledge of SAP, Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Statistics
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills

We welcome applications from the widest possible range of people, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or incapacity, especially those which identify with under-represented groups at the Foundation.


Updated on 29 june 2023

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