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Finance Business Advisor – COO

  • ING Group
Brussels, Belgium
  • ING Group
Brussels, Belgium

Role & work environment

Within ‘Finance’, the team is part of the CoE Cost Management and Advice, which is managing the end-to-end cost chain of the bank (from Request to pay to forecasting).

The team is the cornerstone for financial insights and gives advice to the COO (Chief Operations Office) organization with a specific focus on cost control, actuals reporting and forecasting/budgeting.

You will join a dynamic team that:

  • Is in the driving seat for the actuals and forecasting process for expenses and FTE for COO;

  • Provides regular reporting and strategic advice to the COO and COO senior management;

  • Maintains a strong relationship with various other internal stakeholders (sourcing team, other Finance teams…).


This job covers Finance Advice activities and you will be at the center of the activities for part of the cost base of COO Belgium, for both local expenses and for services purchased from other ING locations (ING Hubs). Domains to be covered include various subdepartments.

This role requires good process management skills, acquiring confidence in dealing with various finance systems and coordination with other departments within Finance and COO, as well as good stakeholder management when dealing with COO Management Team.

As as Finance Business Advisor for the COO domain you will:

  • Interact with the COO department and COO senior management on a regular basis;

  • Follow the actuals of some COO departments and prepare their costs and FTE Forecasts and Budget;

  • Analyze the trends and bringing advice to management;

  • Be involved in other important processes like the cost allocation to products and segments, sourcing initiatives and new projects;

  • Be eager to look for possible efficiencies in our processes and to improve them.


We hire smart people like you for your potential. Our biggest expectation is that you’ll stay curious. Keep learning. Take on responsibility. In return, we’ll back you to develop into an even more awesome version of yourself.

You are a colleague who will bring fresh ideas to the table, has a strong strategic compass and is able to embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems, and you are able to cope with tight deadlines.

You are a self-starting and critical individual. You have an eye for details without losing the ‘big picture’, which enables you to present a convincing storyline. Furthermore you have :

  • A degree in economics, finance or equivalent;

  • An analytical mind and intellectual curiosity that you combine with a sincere interest in banking and market development;

  • A proactive and autonomous attitude that translates into flexibility when deadlines are due;

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a (business) control or management accounting position is a plus;

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English;

  • Advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills;

  • Experience in translating data analysis into sound advice that you’ll be able to combine with providing independent strategic advice to senior management.


  • Personal growth & challenging work with endless opportunities to realise your ambitions;

  • An informal, dynamic environment with innovative colleagues supporting your endeavours;

  • A progressive way of working, where new ideas are valued ahead of convention;

  • A hybrid way of working, which allows you to work 50% from home;

  • The possibility to participate in multiple courses and trainings focused on both hard and soft skills;

  • Possibility to work on complex projects & tasks with a steep learning curve.

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