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Financial Controller

Hydro Energy has more than 100 years of experience in production of renewable energy. Today, we are one of the three largest operators of hydropower production in Norway and a large power market player in the Nordic region and Brazil. We are responsible for developing new business opportunities for Hydro within both renewable energy, hydrogen and batteries, and we provide support to the rest of Hydro’s business areas on contracts, security of supply and energy framework conditions.


The Financial Reporting and Tax team is part of Energy Finance and responsible for supporting the Energy Business area with e.g. day-to-day operations and project management, subject matter expertise on Finance topics and preparation of financial, management & tax reporting. We use SAP as our ERP system and a range of other tools to help drive digitization. We work closely with other Hydro units within and outside of Energy.


We are looking for a competent Financial Controller to join the Financial Reporting and Tax team with responsibility for follow-up of selected geographical areas in our Power Operations Business Units. 


We offer you a great work environment in a solid company and the chance to play an important role in the financial follow-up of our hydropower operations. You will be able to engage with a highly dedicated organization. You will gain broad experience, be exposed to and collaborate with other parts of Energy and Hydro. In addition, you will be part of a high-spirited and competent finance organization that focuses on collaboration and knowledge sharing and as such will provide you with ample opportunities for professional development

Areas of responsibility
As our Financial Controller, your role will be to oversee the financial reporting, support cost control and perform budget management for the relevant Business units. Main tasks are:

  • Follow-up and support day-to-day operations and project management. 
  • Be a Key contact point in the dialogue with our Finance Shared Service centres, controllers and management.
  • Be one of our system experts on SAP and other relevant applications and execute, support and improve financial and operational processes.
  • Participate in the general accounting process and procedures related to accruals and monthly closing, and the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting process.
  • Maintain and update Energy’s master data in the SAP ERP system, handle fixed assets accounting and relevant balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Help to ensure compliance to relevant legislation and internal requirements in Hydro, including our internal control system for financial reporting.
  • Be a key contributor to process simplification and improvement 


  • University degree within Finance / Business Administration or authorization as external accountant. Relevant experience may compensate for formal education.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the SAP ERP system and skilled in Excel
  • Solid accounting knowledge and experience
  • Fluent in Norwegian and fair English skills
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Self-driven and responsible with an ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Personally, you are flexible, service minded and have high integrity
  • Prefer a hands-on approach with attention to detail. In addition, you are able and willing to learn, and adaptive to change

Additional information
The position will report to Head of Financial Reporting and Tax in Energy and is located in Rjukan or Oslo. 

Some travel to the power plants should be expected.

Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. 


As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check. 


Apply before: 31.10.2021

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Hiring manager
Vebjoern Foss
Email: Vebjorn.Foss@hydro.com
Phone: (Norway +47) 91698455 

Birgitta Sanden
Phone:(Norway +47) 97031556

Posted on:  Oct 14, 2021

Rjukan, NO, 3660 Oslo, NO, 0283

Department:  Financial Reporting & Tax
Business Area:  Hydro Energy(ENER)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Energi AS
Job Type:  Permanent

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