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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.

Business Controller

Reference ID:  223

Within the Corporate Finance Division, Controlling serves as a business partner and helps departments achieve their objectives in line with the set budget and applicable regulatory framework.  

As a Business Controller (Assets), you will support the Assets team, which is responsible for maintaining Belgium's high-voltage grid. Your main tasks will involve: 

  • working with the business to draw up budgets;
  • performing the year-long monitoring of those budgets falling within your remit and advising the business on achieving its financial goals;  
  • regularly disseminating management reports to managers and directors; 
  • identifying and analysing the causes of any discrepancies between the actual situation and the budget, and suggesting corrective measures; 
  • preparing and drafting reports for the regulator in order to fulfil regulatory requirements; 
  • analysing the economic and organisational aspects of Elia's activities in a bid to improve procedures, working methods and tools, especially in the procurement cycle and in service optimisation; 
  • advising managers and members of the Management Committee on economic and organisational matters with a view to issuing recommendations (on how to interpret legislation, decisions taken by the regulator and economic simulations, etc.);
  • conducting or contributing to cross-cutting projects. 
Your Profile
  • You hold a Master's degree in management, civil or industrial engineering.
  • You have at least three years' professional experience as a management controller (or in a similar role) and/or have worked in a technical environment and have an interest in economic and accounting matters.
  • You are fluent in English, French and Dutch.  
  • You are thorough and have a critical, analytical mind.
  • You are assertive, diplomatic and focused on results when communicating with others, including with management.
  • You have the empathy and maturity needed to forge links with your internal customers and management. 
  • You have no difficulties thinking outside the box and questioning needs or the current situation.
  • You are a competent user of MS Office tools. Familiarity with SAP would be an asset.

Boulevard de L'Empereur , 20 - 1000 Bruxelles

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!