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Vattenfall is one of Europe`s largest electricity generators and producers of heat. We operate in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Our strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with a road map to achieving fossil free living within one generation.

Vattenfall is looking for a Financial Controller with the aim of securing correct Actuals in reporting for a number of business units located in Denmark. You will be part of the Record to Report (R2R) organisation within Vattenfall’s Shared Service organisation for Finance, reporting to the Head of Accounting R2R Other Countries in Vattenfall Group, who is based in Denmark.

Accounting R2R is the function in Finance Business Support which provides the accounting expertise to the units in Vattenfall with a strong focus on quality and compliance. Accounting R2R is the accounting expert for IFRS and the local GAAPs, preparing postings, managing the closings, external audit, providing financial statements and acting as an interface to the external auditors. The function is organised in country specific teams for the General Accounting area and one Fixed Assets team across all countries.

You will become part of a team closely connected to our fast growing renewable energy business, where the Wind-business is growing strongly with the Kriegers Flak Offshore windfarm under construction and 2 Project companies on the way on top of running windfarms both Offshore and Onshore. The team will within a few years’ service 6 Class C companies. This exciting growth will have to be serviced by you and your colleagues.

Outsourcing of accounting processes to the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider Capgemini is a framework condition which has and will continue to trigger further process development in addition to securing the delivery.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:
You will act as Subject area specialists, assists all/selected companies within the Vattenfall group in Denmark with complex accounting matters related to the specific subject area. Moreover your duties will include –
  • Working hands-on in delivering Actual figures right and on time
  • Act as accounting expert for IFRS and local GAAP, in this:
– Take your role in securing the reporting of relevant and correct data
– Cooperate with Group Accounting to implement new accounting rules (IFRS) and across Accounting R2R teams for harmonised IFRS application
– Observe and implement local GAAP changes (§ÅRL)
– Support business at an early stage to clarify accounting effects in case of intended new contracts / business models / restructuring projects etc.
– Daily support of business in accounting matters
  • Contribute to good relationships and good service towards internal customers
  • Close co-operation with outsourcing partner Cap Gemini and other external service providers
  • Legal entity responsibility for selected companies including balance sheet reviews
  • Co-ordinating audit process for legal entities and implementing agreed upon recommendations in Finance area in co-operation with business divisions. Execute services with high quality and timeliness of the delivery following common processes, policies and guidelines
  • Provide improvement ideas to process experts / process specialists
  • Develop, maintain and operate certain internal controls
  • Participate in development projects
Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Relevant University degree (e.g. Business / Accounting) or comparable other training and in-depth specialisation within relevant subject area
  • Alternatively audit background with some seniority
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience from working with relevant subject area within Finance operations
  • Deep understanding of accounting rules (IFRS and Danish accounting rules (§ÅRL))
  • Good knowledge of Finance processes and systems
  • Knowledge and experience is SAP, strong Excel-skills
  • Danish speaking and professional proficiency in English

Personal skills
  • High sense of responsibility and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Open attitude towards change
  • Ability to work proactively and solution oriented
  • Good communication skills, intercultural experience is an advantage
  • Ability to work in large and complex organisations and to handle internal and external interfaces effectively
Location: Kolding (DK)

Our offer:
Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.

More information:
For more information about the recruitment process contact Senior Recruiter Jette Ingeberg on + 45 22 57 07 51.

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page,no later than the 9th of May, but we conduct interviews on an ongoing basis therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Our organization:
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.

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 sustainable society – people like you.

BA Wind is responsible for the development, construction and operation of wind power. We manage the maintenance, operation and continuous improvement of wind generation assets, safely and with the highest levels of availability and profitability.

We carry out the sourcing and development of wind projects as well as having the full responsibility for wind project execution. We also perform the structuring and execution of project partnerships in accordance with overall wind strategy.

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 in advance.

We look forward receiving your application!

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