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​Max, Financial Controller



Why did I join Smurfit Kappa?

The two main reasons I joined Smurfit Kappa was firstly its international environment and secondly the sustainability of its products. Smurfit Kappa was able to offer me a wide range of challenging and varied tasks in different countries in combination with an entrepreneurial management approach and a decentralized structure. My motto in life is to never stop learning, so for me Smurfit Kappa was the perfect employer to provide a broad range of development opportunities.

My career path with the company

I started my career with Smurfit Kappa on their graduate trainee programme in area of controlling and finance. The 2 year programme gave me the opportunity to work in different departments at different Smurfit Kappa locations which gave me a valuable insight into the structure of the Company. After two interesting and challenging years on my graduate trainee program, I was then appointed financial controller at one of our locations, responsible for the controlling and accounting departments and leading a team of 5 people.

What does one working week look like?

Every week is different which presents the opportunity to challenge oneself. This means there is no typical working week and that is what makes working at Smurfit Kappa so unique. You will never get bored and it is always interesting to work on new solutions and think about new strategies.   

What does the future hold?

My goal is to remain in the field of controlling & finance, while participating in interesting projects across the group. A finance position in another country would be an interesting challenge!