EIT InnoEnergy is the number one innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Creating energy that is sustainable in every sense
For us, true sustainability also means an industry that is commercially viable, endlessly innovative, and highly competitive. We make this possible by supporting the market adoption of pioneering new innovations, without risk or complexity. From mobility to construction - from renewable energy sources to smarter storage - our commercially attractive innovations are nurtured in EIT InnoEnergy's trusted ecosystem. Since when we were founded in 2010, we have judged over 4500 investment proposals, invested in nearly 450 assets, which have a forecasted revenue of €16 billion. In addition, 1,400 alumni have graduated from our Master and PhD School programmes, many of whom work for prestigious companies such as Tesla, Siemens, Total and own investments like Northvolt. We also bring together 500+ key players from across the energy value chain, from 18 different countries, who have indirect access to 150 million energy consumers. The activities of EIT InnoEnergy are managed through our regional offices located in Benelux, Central Europe, France, Germany, Iberia, Scandinavia and the USA.
The Group Finance team is responsible for all financial operations of the Company in close cooperation with the local finance teams. To support the Group Finance Team, we have a job opening for an:
Today EIT InnoEnergy has one of the largest climate tech investment portfolios worldwide with more than 180 investee companies. We are looking for an energetic and strong Investment Controller who wants to join EIT InnoEnergy in their exciting, challenging journey to become the leading engine for innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy. EIT InnoEnergy will offer you a thriving environment with a very diverse set of challenges and opportunities. Because of the high growth of the Company, there is a strong focus of this role on enhanced collaboration and improvement.
The main responsibility of the Investment Controller is to support and manage the valuation and reporting process of our investment portfolio. In this role, the Investment Controller needs to interact with multiple stakeholders including the local Finance teams, the local Investment and Innovation Management teams and the company Portfolio Management team. In addition, the Investment Controller assists in periodic close and reporting processes.
As the Investment Controller you will report to the Financial Controller and liaise with other finance colleagues in 7 regions.
Cooperate with local Finance and Innovation teams to ensure accurate and complete monthly reporting
Assist in the periodical review of our investment portfolio to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reporting information
Assist the quarterly investment valuation process, which includes preparation of internal valuations and supporting valuation processes performed by third parties
Preparation of the monthly cash flow forecast
Monthly review and reconciliation of the grant cycle and assess impact on our investment portfolio
Assist in the monthly financial closing process and preparation of quarterly and year-end financial statements
Assist with annual statutory audit and other audits
Support the ongoing improvement of information flow, system functionality, and reporting capabilities
General admin and other ad hoc tasks belonging in a finance department
You are an eager, accurate and hands-on finance professional with a solid technical accounting background. You enjoy working in an international and diverse setting and drive continuous improvement. You are self-starting and can organize your workload independently. You have a stable person, critical mindset and a go to person within the company for investment related topics and questions.
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Finance or Business Administration.
Chartered Financial Analyst, certified accountant, or similar qualification (or in course) is a plus
3-6 years of relevant experience in financial accounting / controlling, preferably in an investment setting
Good understanding of IFRS and Dutch GAAP. Relevant technical knowledge of and experience with financial instrument valuations is a plus
Good understanding of the energy and climate tech markets
High attention to detail and a critical mindset
A self-starter who is persistent and can solve issues with minimal guidance
Good knowledge of the English language, both verbally and written
Being able to communicate with employees of all levels within the organization in an international environment
Being able to handle periods of high volume and short deadlines
Eager to learn and to grow within the organization
This position is based in EIT Innoenergy’s office in Eindhoven. An EU work permit is required. Within Innoenergy we have embraced hybrid working (50-50)
Working at the forefront of changing our world into a sustainable world
An exciting and energizing environment
A competitive remuneration package Salary/ Bonus/ Pension & leave scheme/ flexible work environment
Room for personal development
For more information about this exciting opportunity, you can contact Mike Ruigrok (Human Resources) via firstname.lastname@example.org, or Piet Boersma (Group Financial Controller)
At EIT Innoenergy we are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our dedicated talents, start-ups, scale ups, external stakeholders and shareholders contribute to an unique ecosystem and different perspectives because of these diverse attributes.
To build a sustainable, long-lasting operational framework amongst the three actors of the knowledge triangle in the energy sector: industry, research and higher education, while ensuring that the integration of the three is more efficient and has a higher impact on innovation (talent, technology, companies) than the three standing alone.
To become the leading engine for innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy.
Pan-European: We cover and capitalise the fascinating diversity of Europe.
Integrative: We ceaselessly co-operate, integrate, synthesise, melt, and merge.
Entrepreneurial: It’s in EIT InnoEnergy’s DNA to be entrepreneurs for sustainability.
Impact-oriented: Everything we do is directed to create the maximum impact.
Excellence-driven: We thrive to be the best, work with and create the best impact.
Visionary: We dare to be visionary, to think beyond boundaries, to scrutinise rules.
Passionate: We are bursting to develop cutting-edge-solutions & optimum results.
Sustainable: We are here to stay. We care and work for the energy-future of Europe.