Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa have recently merged to create a leader in the renewable energy industry, to provide cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy to society, and to create lasting value for all stakeholders. With a worldwide installed capacity of 75 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a presence in more than 90 countries and a team of 27,000 employees worldwide. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses onshore and offshores wind turbines design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. The global headquarters and legal domicile of the company is located in Zamudio, Spain. The company is listed on the Spanish stock exchange.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy now has an exciting opportunity for a Project Controller to join a dynamic and busy team due to growth in the business. Project Controllers are the financial partner to the Commercial Project Manager as well as the wider project team. Aspects of Cost Controlling, Forecasting, Accounting and Reporting fall within the scope of the Project Controlling Team.
We are looking for a motivated and communicative accounting professional, to become part of our enthusiastic Project Controller Team, supporting execution of the Offshore Wind Farm projects on a fixed term contract basis. You will be part of the project team and work closely with the Commercial Project Manager. You will also have interaction with internal departments within the UK, Denmark and Germany to obtain an in-depth understanding of the project financials.
In this role you will be responsible for providing clear, accurate and insightful analysis and commentary on the financial aspects of your project. The role includes undertaking detailed financial analysis, management reporting, cost controlling and forecasting.
About the role
What are my responsibilities?
The Project Controller will be responsible for Financial Control and Reporting of Offshore Wind farms. You will set up new projects in SAP, undertake cost control and related administration, create sales orders and project invoicing including issue of PO's. You will also be a part of budget and forecasting preparation and create long term forecasts as a basis for revenue recognition and control month end process.
This role will ensure compliance of projects in line with the finance objectives and provide regular reporting to the Project Management team. Lastly, some of your duties will also involve Vendor Management and administration of Project guarantees.
What do I need to qualify for this job?
This role is a perfect opportunity for a qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) to join a busy team and undertake a defined and well thought out career path. You will have experience of working in a similar role, ideally in a large and complex organisation. You will have a good understanding and practical experience of accounting principles including currency management, month end processes, project finance and periodic financial work. You will have excellent IT skills, be an advanced user of Excel and ideally have some experience of working with SAP.
The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment with stakeholder interaction across multiple remote sites.
What’s in it for you?
We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an innovative, global company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and international, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development. A varied and challenging role that can really impact successful project completion and career progression and training in a dynamic business.
If you would like to apply for this vacancy and are an internal candidate, please ensure that you discuss this application with your current line manager as per the Siemens Recruitment Policy