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Senior Commercial Financial Controller - Solar PV Developer

Senior Commercial Financial Controller - Solar PV Developer

THE OPPORTUNITY: 

 

Excellent opportunity for a commercially-minded Financial Controller to join a Solar PV start-up that develops, operates and finances solar PV projects across Europe. 

 

You will play a crucial role guiding the future direction of the company - identifying risks and qualifying them for senior management to inform future-decision making in a flat working structure. 

 

THE ROLE: 

 
  • Improve and implement robust financial controls for projects as well as subsidiaries
  • Manage local accounting and tax advisors 
  • Develop and implement forecasting, planning and budgeting processes 
  • Month-end consolidation and preparation of monthly management reports with insightful commentary 
  • Support to the Management team - key areas of operational improvement such as the reduction in working capital balances, improvement in operating cashflow, management of chargeability and monitoring of profitability of projects/investments
  • Create maximum value for the business through effective processes and being an aligned business partner and advisor 
  • Financial modelling of projects
  • Supporting in project finance activities 
 

THE INDIVIDUAL: 

 
  • Master’s degree in business administration with major in finance, accounting or controlling
  • More than 5 years of working experience preferably within the (renewable) energy industry
  • Ideally ACA OR ACCA qualified or comparable
  • Excellent understanding of HGB/IFRS
  • Excellent skills in MS Office in particular Excel
  • Good financial modelling skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good level of English and German. Other languages like Italian, Spanish are definitely a plus 
  • Available for international travel if and when required (10 - 20% max.)