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The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Financial Controller

Reference ID:  251
Function

The Financial Controller will be part of the Group Controlling and Investor Relations team, responsible for delivering internal and external financial information regarding the performance of Group. The role of the financial controller is to challenge the financials, identifying area’s that require improvement and implementing the necessary changes with the business in achieving profitability targets.  The controller supports management regarding the business plan, strategy & performance of the Group.
The role will mainly involve:

  • Assume responsibility for the quarterly financial reporting and mid-term financial plan of the Group, with special focus on the Belgian activities
  • Provide solid financial reporting and forecast accuracy with focus on the key value drivers for the Group while strengthening processes and procedures throughout the financing department (accounting & local controlling)    
  • Ensure the quarterly rolling forecast, highlighting risks and opportunities, and suggest corrective actions in close collaboration with the group entities’ controlling
  • Evolve financial reporting in the context of digital transformation – make suggestions for improving and/or automating internal financial processes, work & document flows and reporting
  • Acting as a  financial business partner on strategic projects of the Group

As a Financial Controller, you will be based in Brussels and be part of the team Group Controlling and Investor Relations which consists of colleagues based in Brussels and Berlin. You will report to the Head of Financial Controlling & Investor Relations.
 

Your Profile
  • Master’s degree in economics, business administration or equivalent
  • At least 4 years of experience in a controlling, finance or audit function
  • Good knowledge of BEGAAP and IFRS
  • Strong analytical skills and a proactive attitude
  • Comfortable with figures, accuracy and clarity
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and affinity for innovative reporting tools.  Experience on SAP is a plus
  • Fluent in English + Dutch and/or French, German is a plus
  • Having the capacity to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Open to some travel (mainly Germany)
Location

Boulevard de l'Empereur 20- 1000 Brussels

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!