Group Controller

EWT is a Dutch headquartered designer, manufacturer and constructor of high performance 250kW-1MW wind turbines. EWT operates at the heart of the global energy transition towards lower carbon and more sustainable forms of power generation, helping individuals, businesses and communities of all sizes to become distributed energy champions

Our award-winning sub-MW wind turbines have been unlocking new DER (Distributed Energy Resources) and repowering existing sites for customers on three continents for over fifteen years. Since 2004, EWT has been creating distributed energy champions by supplying the most economical and reliable direct drive wind turbines for decentralized energy generation. Over the years, we have continuously improved our products to lower our customers cost of energy. Today, with over 600 turbines installed across North America, Europe, and Asia, EWT has a top notch reputation and is the industry benchmark when it comes to availability and performance in the decentralized wind sector. EWT increasingly also designs and delivers energy solutions integrating wind with PV and battery technologies.

Due to our ambitious international expansion strategy and globally accelerating energy transition we have several excellent career opportunities for professionals whose sense of commitment, motivation and innovation, as well as technical excellence equals our own. We strongly believe that our success in the world market for wind energy is powered by the talent and motivation of our most valued employees.

We are currently looking for a  Group Controller (full-time) to lead our international Finance team, based in our Amersfoort headquarters.

Main responsibilities:

As Group Controller you are responsible for the financial processes and activities within the EWT Group, including accounting, controlling, treasury and risk management.

The finance function of EWT’s activities in North America and North Europe is managed out of our HQ in Amersfoort. The finance functions in South Europe and Asia are locally organised. The Group Controller manages a team that includes a Business and Project Controller, Financial Controller as well as finance managers and their teams in Amersfoort and in the regions The Group Controller reports to the CEO  of EWT is part of the EWT Management Team and has a functional relationship to the audit committee.

The Group Controller is responsible for Group external and internal financial reporting, accounting and tax compliance as well as internal controls and management reporting.

In addition, the Group Controller pro-actively advises senior management on business development, M&A transactions, project and other risk management.

Your main focus will be on:

  •  Periodic forecasting and budgeting
  • Monthly consolidation of approximately 15 legal entities
  • Issuing and preparing monthly management accounts for shareholders, board and management, project reporting, controls and accounting
  • Treasury and cash management
  • Issuing and preparing financial statements (IFRS compliant)
  • Tax compliance and transfer pricing
  • Liaising with external auditors, accounting firms and tax advisors

Qualifications:

  • MSc degree in accounting plus post-graduate degree (e.g., RA, CPA, CIMA, ACCA, or ACA)
  • 8+ years’ post qualification experience in a senior accounting role, preferably with an industrial controlling background and international experience
  • Strong financial, accounting and managerial skills
  • Strong ability to implement and monitor internal controls
  • Team manager and team player
  • Preferably Dutch & English speaking, living close to the Amersfoort HQ
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Good communicator, planner and organizer

If you feel you are up for the challenge, look forward to the responsibility and have a matching profile, please send  your motivation letter and cv  to s.vandeningh@ewtdirectwind.com

* we do not appreciate acquisition from recruitment agencies on this role*