Finance Specialist

Published on 17.10.2019

Flexens, with its first pilot project Smart Energy Åland, is a public – private – people partnership. The company aims to become a world-leading project development company that implements cutting edge sustainable and flexible energy systems. The imminent energy transition requires a suitable place to pilot and demonstrate a fully renewable energy source (RES) system, which is sustainable both technically and economically.

Flexens has identified the opportunity to develop and build a full society scale RES system based on Åland – a Nordic island autonomy with ideal wind and solar conditions, an ambitious climate- and energy strategy as well as a population dedicated to sustainability. The island will act as a world unique testbed and growth engine for companies to test and combine innovative energy solutions, acting as a reference area of RES deployment. In addition, it will provide a unique piloting platform attracting international investments, operators and technology providers.

Creating the smart, flexible and renewable energy system of the future is a process of innovating, learning and adapting for all stakeholders. The benefit of demonstrating the system on a full society scale is that the results are directly scalable to other societies.

As Flexens’ business is growing and expanding, we’re looking for a systematic and thorough Finance Specialist to join its international team in Mariehamn or Helsinki. As  Finance Specialist, you will be mainly responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day relationship with our accounting and payroll service provider, as well as for supporting our internal and external reporting, such as preparing EU-reports and other financial reports for Business Finland. Moreover, you will also assist the Project Managers with project specific financial modelling.  As your expertise increases, you will be given more responsibility over other project finance operations, such as  drafting effective project funding proposals and mobilizing finance from different financial mechanisms and instruments, including those associated with the public sector, donors and private sector partners. You will have an important role in supporting the project organization and growing the business.

The position requires you to have entrepreneurial spirit, eagerness and curiosity– not to mention being thorough and responsible. In this position, you will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, and so, we also expect you to be a communicative team player. In addition, we expect you to be a motivated self-starter with an opportunistic take on things. Even though you mostly work at your local office in either Helsinki or Mariehamn, you should also be open to travelling between the local offices. 

Flexens offers a unique opportunity for personal and skill development whilst simultaneously contributing to a meaningful project organization.  Whether you have years of relevant experience, or you are freshly graduated as well as sharp, eager and quick to learn – we’d like to learn more about you!

We require you to have:

  • Relevant educational background, e.g. finance
  • Some previous work experience within finance
  • A genuine interest in finance
  • Good command of Excel as well as other Microsoft Office tools
  • Readiness to travel
  • Fluency in English

 We consider as an asset:

  • Firsthand knowledge of various funding procedures 
  • Fluency in Finnish and/or Swedish

Flexens offers you:

  • A genuinely meaningful job taking part in the energy technology revolution and fighting climate change
  • A unique opportunity to grow together with Flexens –  a young startup company
  • A possibility to travel and work abroad  in selected target markets
  • Flexible working hours and good remote work opportunities

In this position, you will be employed directly to Flexens.

Does this feel like your next opportunity? Please submit your motivation letter and CV in PDF-format by the latest 17.11.2019 here: https://apply.atalent.fi/flexens-finance-specialist-10-2019. Please mention your salary request and possible starting date in your application documents.

You can familiarize yourself with Flexens here as well as with the first official demo here. For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Mikaela Johansson (+358503512400, mikaela.johansson[at]atalent.fi).

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