Naver Energy – Financial Controller

  • Dublin, Ireland, Ireland
  • Full time

About Naver Energy & the Venterra Group

Naver Energy is a start-up PMC business recently established by the Venterra Group to offer project management services to the Offshore Wind and Renewable Energy sectors. Naver Energy is a Danish business with a highly qualified technical team working remotely from multiple locations around Denmark. Venterra Group is a pure play offshore wind business that was established in 2021 to support and facilitate the energy transition by acting as a supplychain services champion for the offshore wind sector. Over the past 12 months, Venterra Group has acquired 7 established businesses. Naver Energy is the first organic initiative for the Venterra Group, leveraging the experience of a close team of offshore wind experts who are driving forward the business from a technical and commercial perspective. Naver is essentially a professional service business, reliant on selling people time/services. Venterra Group is exceptionally well financed and will continue an aggressive acquisition and growth agenda for the next 12 to 18 months, before targeting a public listing in 2023. The IPO will serve as a fund-raising initiative to support the next wave of company investment and will allow the growth strategy to continue to match the scale of the market growth (where offshore wind is projecting circa 40% market growth year on year for the next decade). Naver Energy has a robust business case mapped out to 2025 and is aligned with the group objective of growing the capabilities for offshore wind.

Role Description:

We are presently looking for a Financial Controller to provide support to Naver Energy and the wider Venterra Group. Recognising that this is a start-up environment, a dynamic individual is required to meet the wide range of capabilities that will be needed as Naver expands to several hundred staff over the next couple of years. The Financial Controller will need to have a hands-on in approach, willing to roll sleeves up whilst working collaboratively with businesses to make improvements required and deliver monthly and year-end external reporting. The FC must be able to set up new systems, establish controls, and implement those systems and controls to ensure a robust financial process underpins the business. The role will involve frequent travel to Denmark on at least a monthly basis during the first year as the company gets established.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Establish accounting systems and the associated control environment;
  • Set up and manage day to day accounting functions including invoicing, cash, AR, supplier payments, tax, treasury, payroll, pensions, etc…
  • Set up and manage banking relationships and associated cash flow requirements/ reporting ;
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Manage the period-end close process, preparation of month end management accounts and management reporting. Provide internal management & Parent group with accurate financial Information within pre-defined timelines, in order to support strategic planning and decision making.
  • Ensure robust financial management of all income, expenditure, assets and liabilities across all the group entities.
  • Fee income projections, quarterly budget forecasting, audit and statutory reporting processes.
  • Project financial management, including reporting key project metrics for project profitability, project financial risk, budget deviations, etc.
  • Candidate will need to provide cohesive link between the group finance function and the Naver Energy business ;
  • Work with managers across the business in maintaining and continuously developing a structure of daily, weekly & monthly KPIs.
  • Manage and comply with local and government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Undertake ad-hoc work for EVP Engineering and Group CFO as appropriate

Expertise Required:

  • At least 5 years’ post qualified experience in a finance role and preferably within the consulting sector. The candidate must be a qualified accountant with strong technical accounting skills and experience working to tight reporting deadlines.
  • Conscientious and detailed oriented. Strong people & project management skills. Willingness to join, bolster and enhance further the existing finance team.
  • Experience in developing strong financial controls, reporting and previous system implementation expertise would be preferable.
  • Self-Starter, possess energy and positive attitude with a desire to drive constant improvement and change.
  • Deadline / results orientated. Well organised with excellent attention to detail and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and advanced Excel.
  • Be fluent in English both written and verbal.
  • Preferable (but not essential) for experience working in Scandinavia or for a Danish company

More about the Position

An attractive salary and bonus package is available with genuine career growth opportunities. A list of tangible employee benefits are on offer which include participation in a company pension scheme.

The deadline for applications is close of business Friday, 22nd July 2022

Please send your resume to dogrady@gdgeo.com

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.