About me

About me

I'm the perfect fit in your VUCA company

15 years of Professional Experience

Caroline Steenssens

Caroline Steenssens

Senior Manager


Open for new things, communicative, positive, inspiring motivator with a

can-do attitude


Likes to make profound changes that causes great roots for future growth

That's me!


Head of Business Controlling Team 2015 - 2018

Niko Group NV: An international company, specialized in switches & sockets, home automation, dimming,.. Present in +10 countries

  • Build-up a business controlling team from scratch. Integrate concept of controlling as business partners in a family owned business.
  • Take the existing team on the change path towards more standardization.
  • Integrated a one view on reports with multiple ERP systems and no/limited BI tools
  • Budget process efficiencies and lead the process
  • Take up business partnering towards affiliates
  • Lead fundamental changes in Cost pricing
  • Review and standardize product hierarchy over all countries
  • Nominee Best Finance Team 2017
  • Created a Self-Managing team

Country & Sales Controller BeLux 2008 – 2015

Johnson & Johnson: An American multinational, specialized in pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer products

  • Member of Bellux Consumer board team
  • Ad-hoc projects : Integration of Vania brand, introduction SAP for Pharmacy business, Business plan process, Sox audit, divestment of J&J Brands
  • Head the sales expectations and forecasts
  • Business partnering Sales & Marketing, a critical view on the forecasted sales
  • Guard the trade and promo spending, reviews on customer and brand contribution, close cooperation with the Commercial Director
  • Communicate possible lacks and gaps in P&L – list action plans

Finance Manager 2003 - 2008

Keppel Seghers Belgium NV: An international player in designing, engineering, constructing Waste-to-Energy plants, Waste water treatment, renewable energy projects. Subsidiary of Singaporean K.I.E.

  • Responsible for finance end-to-end processes
  • Insurance in cooperation with legal manager. Hedging, Bank guarantees, Letter of Credit, controlling and follow-up of the monthly reporting, quarterly forecasts, yearly budget in cooperation with the project managers and sales team
  • Investment projects, business development. Develop and integrate new Business planning process, where all relevant parties are involved
  • Control and consolidation of the monthly reporting of the 7 foreign subsidiaries. Uniform way of reporting, local assistance in Spain, year-end preparations, audit…
  • Financial Manager of the subsidiary in Ruisbroek: P&L, discuss projects with management, reorganize project registration and integrate stock system …
  • Assistant Controller of the subsidiary in Zele: monthly reporting, P&L, Project Sales Recognition Report…

Education and courses


2005-2006  Postgraduate “Finance & Accounting”.

                 Modules: Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance & Business Game - Ehsal Management School

2001-2003  Degree in Applied Economics. Corporate economy, orientation Accounting - Universiteit Antwerpen, UFSIA

1999-2001  Candidate Commercial Engineer - Universiteit Antwerpen, UFSIA   

Trainings & skills

2017          Executive Coaching – Perspective Management

2017          Get Results Together – Zenit

2016/2017  Coaching in people management - GiTP

2016/2017  VOKA Plato coach – Workshops group

2015-2016  Stepping up for growth - VLERICK

2011          Marketing for non-specialists - VLERICK

2007          Management skills - Marc Vermeulen (Marc bvba)

2003-2007  Spanish - Syntra Sint-Niklaas

Change     Lean Management  - Prague - Kaizen trainee

Systems   Word, Excel, Power Pivot, SAP, JDE, Hyperion, AS/400,..

Languages Dutch (Mother tongue); English (Fluent); French (Good); German (Moderate); Spanish (Basic)

Personal profile and Free time

Personal profile  Open for new things, communicative, positive, inspiring motivator, can-do attitude

Free time             Jogging, Yoga, Learning to play the piano, Reading

Professional references upon request


I have seen many examples of your talent and have always been impressed by your diligence and work ethic. You are an asset for every business you work for.



Connecting dots is my specialty, call me for more information on how I can help you