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Finance Controller/Accountant (m/f/d)

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Accounting & Finance
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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OUR CULTURE AND VALUES
We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.
We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
The Finance Controller Netherlands will be a member of the EMEA Finance team and the Business Unit Benelux and will report directly to the EMEA Controller.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive controller who will be responsible for leading all day-to-day accounting activities for our operations in the Benelux. In addition, the role will lead the month end close process from start to finish and ensure proper financial reporting for our Benelux business. You will proactively lead the discussions on contract reviews, financial analysis, control performances and work together in a seamless and professional manner.
As the Finance Controller Netherlands, you will:
· lead the day to day work of external & internal parties supporting on the accounting as well as being responsible for the complete accounting process for the Netherlands
· develop the financial administration for the Benelux business unit
· support the greater EMEA finance team in completing the closing procedures
· lead the local financial statement close process (US GAAP and Dutch GAAP) and be responsible for reporting monthly results and analysis
· develop long standing trusted relationships with various internal and external parties and collaborate seamlessly in a professional manner to ensure financial compliance in the Netherlands
· develop, lead and implement process improvement intiatives for the Netherlands
· lead statutory and group audit procedures and perform efficient audit management
· develop efficient and effective internal control structure for the Benelux business unit
· lead SOX compliance and reporting for the Benelux business unit
· consider and balance technical accounting requirements and operational business needs
REQUIRED SKILLS
The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in accounting or business administration and at least 8 years of progressive accounting experience, having started her/his career at a large international accounting advisory firm, followed by in-house experience. You will need to be hands-on and a pro-active self-starter with a proven track record of grit and determination to drive process improvements.
You will have:
• in-depth knowledge of US and Dutch regulations
• experience in creating financial statements for Dutch purposes
• attention for detail and can connect financial and operational compliance requirements
• strong analytical skills
•Register Accountant (RA) license is considered a strong plus
• experience with ASC-606 and percentage of completion construction agreements
• good communicator, good stakeholder management skills and a proactive personality
• ability to work in a dynamic organization, embracing change and working independently
• fluent English and Dutch verbal and written language skills are required
• SAP experience is a plus
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
· Ideally high energy, proactive, hands-on, solutions-oriented contributor, possessing an intellectual curiosity and eager to strive for constant improvements
· Energy or energy storage business knowledge is an advantage
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.