Controller - GranEnergia
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Ever wondered how people who work offshore can still sleep in a hotel and watch a movie in a cinema? GranEnergia is a Brazilian company that provides offshore accommodation for up to 500 workers per vessel. Moreover, the GranEnergia group of companies has an extended Oil & Gas services portfolio to support its client Offshore and Onshore operations. With approximately 5,800 staff, well-equipped support bases and significant fabrication and storage capacity, the GranEnergia Group delivers innovative and integrated life cycle solutions in the fields of offshore maintenance and repair, logistical services and infrastructure facilities to both local and international clients in the offshore energy sector. To further support the Rotterdam team, GranEnergia is looking for an ambitious Controller.

As the Controller you report directly to and are a sparring partner for the Finance Director. In this role, the Business analyst reports directly to you. During the closing, you will be responsible for the (financial) reporting processes. You will play a vital role in setting up and maintaining accounting systems that adhere to IFRS and the requirements from Netherlands Civil code book 2 title 9. Accuracy, timeliness, and relevance are paramount in the financial reporting processes. You will be responsible for ensuring that the group financial reports meet the highest standards and provide crucial insights for strategic decision-making.

Your expertise will ensure accurate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, enabling GranEnergia to make well-informed decisions.  As a forward-thinking organization, GranEnergia values the integration of technology in their financial operations. Your expertise in providing stable and cost-effective IT systems and infrastructure will further enhance the reporting processes as well as business control.

Your expertise in Management Accounting will be put to good use as you prepare insightful reports on the performance of projects and vessels. You will analyze the overall performance of the holding company and its subsidiaries (SPEs), providing valuable financial information that empowers management to make well-informed decisions for the future stability, profitability, and growth of the organization. As the Controller, you will be responsible for overseeing external audit process, ensuring early detection of potential issues and taking proactive measures to address them.

Good to know

Next to the recurring cycle you will experience that a big part of your role will be supporting the business with ad hoc analyses and projects. As an example, due to a recent relevant acquisition the Group organogram is being reviewed and a restructure is planned to happen shortly. You are expected to take the lead in getting the finance processes and management reporting to the next level, spot improvement opportunities and act on them.

Who are you?

You are a motivated self-starter with a strong sense of initiative and a hands-on approach. We are looking for a proactive, energetic and independent financial who loves to work in a dynamic, changing environment. You have a can do attitude and are not deterred by obstacles in your way or unfamiliar paths. You have the flexibility to work in a multicultural environment and have a strong link with Brazil. In this role, you will not only be responsible for handling finance-related tasks but also have the opportunity to utilize your coaching skills to train and empower the finance staff. Your efforts will play a key role in raising awareness and enhancing the team's knowledge of financial management.

“GranEnergia aims to be its Client's preferred partner by adding value through delivering Sustainable Integrated Solutions to the Offshore Energy Market. Acting pragmatically and adding relevant innovation to a constantly changing energy industry ensuring the supply of energy to the world’s population. At GranEnergia, we hold our values high. These values are the beacons that guide us in how we interact with our clients, partners, colleagues and the environment during our daily routines. We are 100% focused on Safe Operations, Quality, the Environment and true Pragmatic Partnership ... Always!“

  • Bachelor and/or Master degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics;
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a (Financial) Controller, or audit background in Big 4;
  • Proficiency in financial systems and tools, SAP knowledge is desirable;
  • Fluency in English is required, Dutch and Portuguese are a strong plus;
  • Able to work in fast paced, dynamic setting with tight deadlines and ad hoc requests;
  • Proven ability to be the commercial agitator and challenge current ideas & processes;
  • Strong analytical skills, proactive, independent and a good sense of humor.


The organisation

GranEnergia is a family-owned company, founded in 2011 in Brazil. GranEnergia is headquartered in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and has its operational base in Macae. The Brazilian offices consist of approximately 25 colleagues, responsible for amongst other, project management, ship management, procurement, finance, logistics, legal and HR. 

In The Netherlands GranEnergia is based in the beating heart of the Rotterdam business center, next to Central Station. The Rotterdam team currently consists of 5 colleagues from Senior Management, Finance, and Commercial functions. Their Rotterdam office is the holding company of the Marine Operations of the GranEnergia Group and of GranServices. They are responsible for the holding company and perform the annual audit.

They manage 2 accommodation vessels, the Olympia and the Venus, able to host up to 500 people each. The vessels have a crew of 30-35 people each, so in total we have almost 150 colleagues working offshore. Together they can deliver the quality to their clients that we find so important. Both vessels currently operate in Brazil.

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