What do you do as a Project Controller?
"Mainly processes, financial schedules and budgets for investment projects. Everything happens at FrieslandCampina, from small projects from € 1.5 million to large projects of more than € 50 million. We are currently also in the starting blocks for a migration: we will soon be switching from Excel reports to BI (Business Intelligence). This tool extracts data from systems online. That will save me a lot of work on the printing of financial statements. In addition, Project Managers with BI, for example, have direct access to and insight into the finances of the project."
How does that differ from your current working method?
"I have now created a fairly clear working method for myself in Excel. I had to come a long way with that. When I started at FrieslandCampina and project transfer in March 2019, I received various types of reports, even manual variants. I tackled that immediately: I took one report as the basis and started to automate and fine-tune it. Then I applied this standard format for all projects. With the arrival of BI, I will no longer use these reports at all."