Head of WB Global Cost Control in Amsterdam


Are you ready to use your strategic mindset to connect and support our teams to
meet their financial KPIs? If the answer is yes, this could be the role for you.

As the Head of Global Cost Control, you will be central to providing management
information, analyses and business advice on costs to the Wholesale Banking
management team members and their organisations. You will support them to meet
the financial KPIs and optimize their cost structure. Preparing the dynamic plan and
rolling forecast for costs will be something you will be great at, and you will enjoy
participating in strategic projects to make sure the business case financials are
validated and challenged.

Working in our CFO Wholesale Banking Finance department in Amsterdam, you will
operate in a dynamic global environment with many internal stakeholders and
participate in the Wholesale Banking Cost Board. You will set global guidelines for
cost charging and take ownership of the cost and FTE forecasting process. You will
strive for continuous improvement of processes within your domain, limiting manual
processes and maximising automation. Your leadership skills will ensure your team
understands and is focused on the right priorities and operate in line with the
compliance policies.

With excellent interpersonal skills, you will maintain relationships and connect with
regional and local CFOs and Finance Teams, continually challenging them on their
cost forecast and supporting them on implementation of new policies.

How to be successful

  • the ability to combine in-depth knowledge of the business and cost drivers with financial information

  • demonstrate ING Orange Code behaviors by participating in and supporting

  • team involvement in multiple cross-functional projects and virtual teams

  • manage and develop a high performing finance culture by increasing skills and capabilities of the team to add value to the business

  • ensure effective processes, drive automation and improve data quality to become data led

  • ensure effective interaction with many stakeholders internally

  • strong focus on interaction, connecting people with clear communication

  • ability to simplify complexity and drive and execute operational excellence

  • strong problem analysis and creative in your solutions

We are looking for

  • You will have a Master degree in Finance or Economics

  • 5-7 years proven track record at management level

  • good understanding of business processes and building business cases

  • strategic mindset

  • strong analytical skills with the ability to explain complex matters quickly and

  • clearly and translate analyses into advice

  • strong customer focus

  • fluent speaking and writing skills in English

  • strong communicator with a fact based approach

  • flexible and pragmatic and capable of delivering in a changing environment

  • excellent planning and organizing skills

  • ability to develop networks, building long-term relationships.

Rewards and benefits
We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment
conditions at

The benefits of working with us at ING include:
• A salary tailored to your qualities and experience
• 24-27 vacation days depending on contract
• Pension scheme
• 13th month salary
• Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary
• 8% Holiday payment
• Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities
• An informal working environment with innovative colleagues
• Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster


 Contact Anwar Smadi in our recruitment team () for more information about this role. Want to apply directly? Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the “Apply” button. 

About us

With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

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