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Business Controller

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries. 


Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.


Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.


Do you enjoy business controlling? Do you want to contribute to decarbonizing the world of industry? Then Hydro extruisions is right for you. We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Financial/Business Controller. In Hydro Extrusions you will be part of an international and dynamic organization and our ambitious journey to strengthen our competitive position as a supplier of low-carbon aluminium products and solutions. 


Business Controller

As Business Controller you are part of the financial reporting processes across HE and are responsible for steering and developing corresponding reports, processes, systems, controls, and policies in this area. The purpose of the position is to translate financial, operational and commercial information into business information with impact. Key levers are strong analytic skills and the ability to communicate clearly to key stakeholders.


In your position you will report to the Director Controlling & Reporting, and you will work in a team with highly competent and engaged reporting specialists/controllers. For the right candidate we offer an international and collaborative workplace that will enable you to shape the role and grow you career through professional and personal development. You will have a key seat in the finance team in HE and get the opportunity to build a strong network, both across HE and Hydro. 


Work location is Oslo or any of extrusion locations in Europe. 


Your main tasks and responsibilities will be:


  • Gathers and analyses important business data and creates reports 
  • Develop improvements in reporting process, policies and analytics (i.e. KPI’s, reports, etc.)
  • Act as a reliable and service-minded business partner for reporting
  • Coordinate and communicate reporting instructions, processes, and deadlines
  • Prepare HE consolidated reporting packages, including contributions to Hydro’s external quarterly and annual reporting
  • Contribute to forecasting, performance, and deviation analysis. This position will be instrumental in building up performance “league-tables” for value-drivers across all plants in HE
  • Improve process maturity (standardization, monitoring and optimization) of reporting
  • Contribute to standardization and automation of reports and processes
  • Support in quarterly Accounting Issue process (coordination, preparation and follow up of Accounting issues)


Desired competencies

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with accounting and/or controlling, financial reporting and the use of financial systems from an international/industrial company, preferably extrusion companies
  • Master’s degree, preferably in business administration, professional accounting or similar
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to sanity-check financials and explanations
  • Sound accounting competence, IFRS competence and experience is a plus
  • Advanced Excel and Power Point skills is a requirement, HFM, Prolytics  and consolidation system knowledge a strong advantage
  • Solid level of written and spoken English is required


Additional information 

Submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and achievements. Please enclose all relevant transcripts with your application (academic records/diplomas, certificates etc.). Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via email. As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check.   

Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way. Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability. Please apply online in ONE with your CV and optionally a cover letter until 04/21/2024

If you have any question, please contact:

Hiring manager: Steffen Schoeps-Engler
Phone: +49 - 1727614732


Recruiter: Magnus Hallerud Christensen 
Phone: +47 47849693


A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger.  Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

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Posted on:  Apr 3, 2024

Oslo, NO, 0283

Department:  Performance & Risk Management
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Holding Offenburg GmbH
Job Type:  Permanent

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