Senior Financial Controller

Senior Financial Controllers for Group Finance 

Better Energy was founded with the purpose of accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources with better solutions and mass quantities of affordable clean energy. We are a Danish based, international renewable energy company specialising in creating new green energy. We are determined to drive change and help companies, cities and countries choose green energy in a way that brings new renewables online in an efficient and safe manner.  We design, develop, engineer, finance, build, operate, and own renewable power plants in Denmark and abroad.

We are currently looking for one or two skilled Senior Financial Controllers with relevant experience, to join our growing team in the Finance department.

Your team and the organisation 

You will join four dedicated controllers in the Controlling team and report to Group Finance Director, Martin Lykke. The team is responsible for controlling, consolidation and reporting for the group which consist of +200 legal entities. We are facing tremendous growth over the coming years so our main focus areas are standardisation, automation, and process optimisation. In addition, we have initiated an IFRS first-time adoption project for the consolidated accounts.

The Controlling team is part of the larger Finance department, which is a large team of more than 20 employees, and we deliver crucial work in all aspects of finance in Better Energy. From financing the construction of solar parks, to securing timely and accurate information that supports the financial decision making in Better Energy. The Finance department navigates a business of increasing complexity and changing environments, so it is a challenging, but exciting place to be.

The Finance department is generally defined by a continuous focus on delivering the best results while we make sure to nourish an engaging culture and laugh together as we work to meet our deadlines. We have a dynamic working culture, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a varied set of tasks and projects.

As a company, Better Energy is in continuous development and faces great prospects. You will be part of an organisation that is working towards common goals with a unique spirit and informal culture, where we pull together to deliver results and meet our deadlines. We operate with autonomy and responsibility, giving you the flexibility and liberty to perform in your role.

Your role

As our Senior Financial Controller you will play an essential role in continuously strengthening our team while working with a wide range of tasks and processes mainly within financial controlling. You will use your proactive and positive approach to define, implement, and contribute to the optimisation of our workflows and processes. The responsibilities and tasks fulfilled by the position will evolve continuously and you will have a great impact in affecting and shaping your role.

Our culture is dynamic, and our organisation is characterised by easy and quick ways of communication, giving you the base for influencing how you solve your tasks.

Some of your main tasks will include:

  • Participating in the preparation of consolidated financial statements
  • Preparation of year end accounts
  • Supporting the development of tools, reporting, etc. for controlling
  • Financial reporting according to relevant GAAP
  • Support our culture of continuous improvement of effectiveness, efficiency and services provided by the Controlling team.

Depending on your specific profile and experience, the role might also include:

  • IFRS first-time-adoption including updating our Finance Manual
  • Development and maintenance of our consolidation system

We are open to different profiles in this recruitment process. If you have a lot of experience that matches this role, then you might be our new Senior Financial controller. We could also see two candidates that perfectly compliment each others’ strengths join our team. Most importantly, we want to build the strongest team and however you would fit that, is something we would love to hear from you. Where are your strengths and what can you bring to the table? A great fit and passion, along with great talent, is most important to us.

About you

When joining Better Energy, you must be ready to drive change and make an impact that matters. You share our drive and commitment, and you are enthusiastic about joining a company with a broad professional foundation where we collaborate across departments and professional backgrounds. Like us, you are passionate about your work and you share our vision of engineering a sustainable future. You are ambitious and motivated by working with other talented and dedicated colleagues.

To be successful in this position, you must bring a solid background from a similar position where you have gained experience from a complex company structure. You are able to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. You are detail-oriented and can work independently and in a structured manner. Like your colleagues, you are comfortable with precision work and have great analytical and problem-solving skills. It is important to us that you are a positive and outgoing person, with a can-do attitude, who works for the success of the team. Your cooperation skills will benefit you while you work closely with your colleagues and you have a hands-on approach to your work.

To be successful in this role, we also expect you to have the following qualifications:  

  • A relevant academic background (MSc in Finance, cand.merc.aud or similar).
  • Working experience with Danish Financial Statement Act and/or IFRS
  • Hands-on experience in working with consolidation of entities
  • Knowledge within IT systems, especially consolidation systems and Excel
  • Fluency in English, verbally as well as in writing.
  • Experience with strengthening internal controls is an advantage

Our new colleague should also:

  • Have a high level of accountability
  • Be willing to learn and grow together with Better Energy. We are developing all the time and we need people to evolve with us as well
  • Be self-driven in their work, whilst also enjoying a team-player spirit

So, what about the perks?

Well, aside from a nice lunch buffet, health insurance and an IT scheme, you will experience a workplace with laughter and social gatherings.

Additionally, you will have a varied job with a lot of responsibility and plenty of room for personal development. You will experience the satisfaction and pride of working for something as important as the green transition, while having fun with your work.

How we recruit

We know that it is our people who make the difference. Having the right skills is only part of the picture. We look for cultural fit, too. This means that we are very thorough when we try to find the best match for both you and Better Energy. If you are interested in applying your skills and talents to truly make a difference, send us your CV and your application through the link below.

Since finding the right candidate means so much to us, recruitment will be an ongoing process. We will be reviewing applicants continuously and close the application process when the right candidate has been found.

If you have any questions about the position, you are more than welcome to contact Group Finance Finance Director, Martin Lykke at or by phone at +45 29 35 04 24. 


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