Do you want to be part of accelerating the journey towards a fossil free society? Do you want to play a role in Vattenfall making this possible in one generation? If yes, we have a great opportunity for you!
 
Our organization
Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 20,000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you.
 
Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like solar PV and batteries. Today we develop, construct and operate wind generation in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In addition, we have a clear strategy to develop our solar PV and battery operations further.
 
Central Controlling
The purpose of the Central Controlling department is to provide the Vice President of Business Control and the BA Wind MT insight in BA Wind’s performance to drive excellent business decisions for BA Wind’s product lines and Legal Entities. Additionally Central Controlling has to ensure proper and consistent controlling processes across the Business Units and governance for BA Wind’s Legal Entities.
 
(Associate) Business Controller at BA Wind
Vattenfall is now looking for the right person to fill the position as (Associate) Business Controller with strong focus on Data Engineering, as part of the Controlling team in BA Wind. As Business Controller you will be responsible for maintaining and developing the performance management system within Wind and providing the business and controlling community with insights to drive their decision making. In your role you will liaise with a with a wide variety of stakeholders; from business controllers to IT, but also business managers to ensure that decision relevant information is available in a timely, accurate and transparent way.
 
At the moment BA Wind operates over 3 GW of Renewable capacity in five countries, has over 1 GW of projects in construction and the business plan shows an exponential ambition. In your role you will play an important contribution to further mature our controlling organization by maturing our controlling digitalization efforts and actively taking part in improvement initiatives to bring our processes & systems to the next level.
 
What are you going to do?
In your role as Business Controller you develop and maintain the digital performance management system for BA Wind (PowerBI as frontend). This you do in close cooperation with BA Wind Business Control, Finance Business Services and IT. Key activities will relate to defining and further developing the digital reporting concept, which means:

 

  • Take responsibility to maintain and develop the Wind Performace Cockpit by ensuring integrity & correctness of data (transfers) into the BA Wind performance management system. Performing data analysis against large and varying data sets and performing plausibility checks. Be bridge function between business controlling and IT to continuously develop reporting solution(s) and to keep data catalogue up-to-date with BA Wind relevant data/KPIs
  • To provide automated reporting services and data expertise for complex portfolios within the Business Area, execute reporting including analysis and draw management attention to relevant decision topics and support forecasting and planning processes.
  • To be responsible for creating a well-functioning collaboration between BU Controlling and other Finance departments as well as the Business on operational level in your role as SPOC (Single Point Of Contact) for the BU’s / Support Functions.
  • To initiate and lead development projects within the Finance organization or Vattenfall-wide/ interdisciplinary projects.
 
Who are you?
Our successful candidate has a relevant degree (i.e. Business Administration/Controlling), with a minimum of three years relevant work experience in a similar position. We are looking for an IT savvy team player (accounting systems, PowerBI, Azure DevOps) with a strong controlling and accounting background who is able to engage with finance, IT and business. You are an ambitious and pro-active person with the ability to work in international and virtual teams. Working in large and complex organizations is not new for you and you can handle internal and external interfaces effectively. You have a high sense of responsibility and ability to work independently. Furthermore, you are strong at managing and challenging stakeholder expectations in a respectful and clear way. You have the ability to set clear priorities, decisive, persistent but also flexible when required. Furthermore you recognize yourself in the following profile:
 
  • Relevant University degree (e.g. Business Administration / Controlling) or comparable other training.
  • Experience in leading projects and change management.
  • Technology savvy: Keeps up-to-date on Finance IT knowledge and emerging technologies.
  • Experience/knowledge of complex system landscapes and different data sources and the ability to create intelligent queries in different tools as well as working with multidimensional structures in different data sources
  • Good skills in the relevant financial systems (e.g. SAP ERP, Cognos Controller, Power BI) as well as Office 365.
  • Cooperative with solid team building and interpersonal skills
  • Transparent way of working and communicating
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken.
 
What do we offer?
A challenging and independent job in an informal, dynamic working environment. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company where the only constant is change. Besides being a challenging and inspiring place to work, we value a great work atmosphere! Everyone is really committed and we want to be the best in what we do. We offer good remuneration, attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional growth. You get the opportunity to create your own career within the company. At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity helps building a more profitable efficient and attractive company. Therefore we seek a harmonious balance of employees in terms of gender, age, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
 
Location
The location of this position is flexible (Amsterdam, Solna or Hamburg). Regular business trips are required.
 
More information
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply September 30th.
 
For more information about the position you are welcome to contact Director of Central Controlling in BA Wind Ruben van Bavel, +31 6501 26 296. For more information about the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact our Recruiter Anica Zerfuss +49 40 79022 2141.
 
At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.
 

Due to COVID-19 we adapted our application process to the current conditions. Interviews regarding this position will be conducted via video conference. Do you have any questions about the application process or how we deal with COVID-19? Please visit our FAQ list
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We look forward to receiving your application!