Controller (f/m/d)

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European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques.

For our Finance and Controlling Group we are looking for a controller.

The position

  • Advice and support to management and group leaders on budget related matters
  • Preparation of regular and ad-hoc reports for external and internal stake holders
  • Contribution to budgeting, forecast and year-end closure
  • Further development of the reporting system and BI
  • Further development of the cost accounting structure, cost distribution and pricing
  • Personnel cost and FTE controlling
  • Maintenance of controlling related data
  • Networking with other international scientific projects in controlling matters


  • Master or Bachelor degree in Economics, Business Administration or equivalent qualification
  • Several years of experience in controlling, experience with publicly funded institutions will be advantageous
  • Confident use of ERP systems, at best INFOR LN
  • Expertise with OLAP based BI tool (design of cubes and reports), at best dEPM
  • Experience in financial accounting would be an asset
  • Precise and systematic working method
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Fluency in English and German

For additional information, please contact Uta Sprenger ( .

Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found under

Our offer

Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress, participate in our international networks, and shape your life upon trust based flexible working times and telecommuting options. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme, broad relocation benefits, as well as subsidized job-tickets and meals at our company restaurant. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Company language is English, non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

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This appointment is permanent.


31 March 2023


Please apply online and provide a cover letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.

Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

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