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Controller Staff Functions

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Controller Staff Functions

About the job

As Controller we find our main challenge today in transforming the way we and the business think and act. Where we usually tend to classify costs as objects, now we are initiating to transform the mindset towards added value. In this way we empower our higher goal of fossil free life within one generation. What drivers and KPI’s would you define if you look at cost levels from this perspective? 

If this innovative vision is interesting for you we have a great opportunity for you in the team of Jimmy Bouterse where you have the possibility to individually and with our strong team to improve business decisions and performance by providing fact-based and timely financial insights and work on end to end digitalization & enhancing the effectiveness of our finance processes. 

 What will you do? 

“For every Controller I think it is crucial to build awareness on a deeper level about the complexity of the business. In a way you really understand where different costs come from and what is the purpose of them. Only then you will sustainably succeed in making relevant proposals to reduce or maintain added value". – Jimmy Bouterse - Head of Staff function Controlling 

As a Staff Function Controller, you will become a member of the Staff Function Controlling unit within Finance Business Support. We support the planning and forecasting activities as well as the creation of reports in cooperation with the finance business partners within SF Controlling. In cooperation with your colleagues from R2R, you ensure quality and relevance in reporting and ensure that the organizational structure is mapped in the financial systems and models. You also work closely with the CoE Charge out supporting them with relevant information about the development on the cost base of the Staff function 

In your role you are a pioneer in the use of digital reporting solutions. In close cooperation with CoE Data & Visuals, you actively promote further use in the finance area and the staff functions. You use the “Leaner Planning” approach in the Staff Function areas successfully to contribute to a future-oriented controlling process. 

Your tasks and responsibilities:  

  • Create and deliver Staff function reports including giving actionable and relevant insights and draw management attention to relevant decision topics. Operate and maintain SF specific reports/KPI’s. Execute services with high quality and timeliness of the delivery following common processes, policies and guidelines.   

  • Use analytical techniques to interpret results, give insights about problems, solutions or assumptions; 

  • Responsible for monitoring data quality, reporting to SF and signaling issues to the CoE Data & Visuals. Support root cause analysis, action planning and implementation of solutions; 

  • Further develop and implement Financial model: advice on improvements / changes in financial model. Request changes towards P&S or BPO provider; 

  • Change from current static reporting style to dynamic visualization of SF performance and with that drive adoption and implementation of digital reporting solutions such as Self Service and other leading practices such as leaner planning. 


Flexible, but the team is mainly located in Sweden, but also in Berlin, Germany and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  

Your profile

Who are you? 
“The world changes every day. When you are not open to change, you will fall behind times. It brings me to the edge when people say that what we've been doing this for years we will continue doing. In these cases I tend to ask why they feel like that and what the underlying facts are and that every specific situation preferably asks for a customizable approach.” – Jimmy Bouterse - Head of Staff function Controlling   

As our Staff function Controller you will be comfortable in your role when you bring: 

  • Relevant University degree (e.g. Business / Controlling) or comparable other education 

  • Experience in leading projects and change management; 

  • Good understanding of internal and external developments and trends in controlling and the digital transformation of finance; 

  • Very good skills and experience in the relevant financial systems (e.g. PowerBi, Cognos Controller, Integrated Planner, SAP ERP), Office 365 particularly Sharepoint, MS applications, strong Excel knowledge e.g. pivot tables, ability to create clear and presentable material in MS Power point; 

  • Experience/knowledge of complex system landscapes and different data sources and the ability to create intelligent queries in different tools as well as working with multidimensional structures in different data sources; 

  • Enhanced business analysis skills & can connect business structures and flows to financial reporting requirements and systems; 

  • Fluent in Business English, both in written and spoken is a must.

To be a perfect match for this specific role you bring besides above mentioned hard skills the following:  

  • Oversee key processes and understand how business activities impact the financial performance and vice versa to identify performance issues 

  • Deep understanding of Vattenfall’s financial steering model, governance structure and  accounting rules 

  • Open attitude / interest into Business Intelligence tools and Self Service Reporting, with the ability to create visualisations with relevant and actionable insights in conjunction with storyline about business performance 

  • Ability to set clear priorities, be decisive and persistent but also flexible when required 

  • Ability to deliver during stress and time pressure without losing focus and quality 

  • Ability to work in an international virtual, multi-cultural environment and ability to work independently is essential.

Additional information

What we offer

Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.  
More Information  

We welcome your application in English, and applications are welcome when you find this vacancy published on our careersite. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website.  

For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our recruiter Jurriaan.Rang via email: jurriaan.rang@vattenfall.com.  

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.  
We look forward to receiving your application!  

About the company

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20 000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal we are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission. 

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